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The Union Dairy

126 E Douglas St, Freeport, IL 61032-4116
+1 815-232-7099
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“ice cream” (92 reviews)
“sundae” (12 reviews)
“banana split” (5 reviews)
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126 E Douglas St, Freeport, IL 61032-4116
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went their with my wife and granddaughter. Ice cream was very good, large serving and very reasonable prices. Didn't get any food here but will next time thru town.

Thank John726
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went for lunch and to enjoy Hot dogs and shakes, and we DID ! We had the famous Chicago Hotdogs and Chilidogs. An appetizer which had French fries, onion rings, fried cheese curds, Fried dill pickle slices. Very good. The shakes were big enough...More

Thank PattyC54
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Lincoln-Douglas debate square, and Union Dairy is right next door. 1950's diner decor, meant as a compliment not a critique. Hand dipped ice cream, soda fountain, milkshakes made right in front of you. They serve food, but we were only there for the...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old-fashioned ice cream parlor with a very wide selection of flavors. Sit at counter, booth, table or outside. This is a family favorite in Freeport.

Thank Roberta M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful experience and great ice cream. All the staff are friendly and courtious to their customers.

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good, old-fashioned ice cream parlor. There were probably 40 different flavors of hand-dipped ice cream available. But much to my dismay my 1st two choices were sold out by the time I navigated the counter. BTW, just crowd in and get someone's attention behind the...More

Thank Lisa915
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our friend grew up in the area and has told us about Union Dairy. We were in the area with them and we stopped on a Sun afternoon. What a treat it was. We walked in to an old fashioned soda shop. The young man...More

Thank Mary K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was visiting relatives and had lunch here after seeing Debate Square. It is a good little place. Ate a Chicago hot dog which was yummy. Had ice cream for dessert. Very good. Their portions sizes are huge; I went with the child size and it...More

Thank Elizabeth P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Union Dairy is like stepping into the 1950's with terrific ice cream offerings. With so many flavors and choices, it was hard to pick! They have indoor seating and outdoor seating areas as well. The homemade German Chocolate Cake was delicous too! Extremely busy, but...More

Thank CD D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed this place when I was littte, 50 years ago, & still stop in when visiting. Nothing like homemade ice cream. This place has many memories. Always a favorite, in the summertime, always a line for service.

Thank Deb M
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 E Douglas St, Freeport, IL 61032-4116
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Freeport
  • Phone Number: +1 815-232-7099
Also know as Alber Ice Cream Parlor
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