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2 Jay Dr, Route 141 Basin Road, New Castle, DE 19720-1718
+1 302-328-9740
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Middletown, Delaware, United States
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132 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Throwback to the 50s. This place offers free soft serve ice cream but it is a bit bit pricey. Ice cream is creamy and amply in quantity. People still hang out in the parking lot and the stand is straight out of the 50s movie. Fonzy would be right at home here.

Thank Herbert F
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for delicious old-fashioned soft serve ice cream, you've come to the right place. My family loves soft serve ice cream, but I have never been able to find one that tastes as good the kind I had from the mom-and-pop places dad took us when I was little. The big chain soft serve places all pretty... More 

Thank skipperdog-7
New Castle, Delaware
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017

You can enjoy the best creamiest ice cream in the area. They have a let of variety. Sundaes, milk shakes, soft serve are great. They have great variety and quick and friendly service. Great prices too.

Thank DTHeld
New Castle
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Best ice cream place in New Castle. Been going there for many years. Local favorite for ice cream and milkshakes.

Thank Heather S
Bear, DE
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Great place to get together couples, friends or church group to eat some ice cream and chat. Can't wait until they reopen next season.

Thank Biglint
Dover, Delaware
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214 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Another one of those places I keep in the back of my mind and try to stop by when in the area. A small cone is pretty good size, and makes for a good snack for after dinner. These small stand alone ice cream stands are few and far between, I am happy to see this place open up every... More 

Thank Philosophyguru
New Castle, Delaware
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Each spring we wait in anticipation of Dairy Palace to show signs of opening up. The soft serve is creamy and always top quality. The staff are very courteous and quick in delivering your order. Add this on your list of places to go if you are in the area!

Thank rmpde789
New Castle, Delaware
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent ice cream. Recommend this to every one!! You can't go wrong with ice cream place that's been around for as long as it has!! It's A new castle tradition

Thank Robert C
New Castle, Delaware
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437 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stop at the Dairy Palace every once in a while. We both get the soft serve in cones. The ice cream is very good and the price is reasonable.

Thank Curt K
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1,102 reviews
642 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,745 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We try to stop here at least once each summer. Ice cream is good old fashioned soft serve with lots of sundae toppings available. Shakes are great, as are the sundaes. Love that they offer a kids cone. Prices are reasonable. In addition to ice cream they offer hot dogs, sloppy joes, chips and crackers, but I've only gone for... More 

Thank daisyferret1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Jay Dr, Route 141 Basin Road, New Castle, DE 19720-1718
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  New Castle
  • Phone Number: +1 302-328-9740

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?