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Dairy Phil

1131 N McEwan St, Clare, MI 48617-1107
+1 989-386-2647
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good23%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (14 reviews)
“sundae” (2 reviews)
“pulled pork” (3 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
1131 N McEwan St, Clare, MI 48617-1107
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were greeted quickly and the young ladies were very friendly but it was all downhill from there. We only ordered a few coneys, a burger and the fish basket and that took just a few minutes shy of 30 minutes to get. My fish...More

Thank SpeedDiva
Reviewed 1 week ago

Over the years this place has gone down hill. Portions keep shrinking & prices rising. Last time we stopped & got ice cream cones, the ice cream was sour! I won't be back!!

Thank monicak202
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it is a bit off the highway, it is worth the trip to Dairy Phil's. We have only got ice cream but you can get food there as well.

Thank 311kathrynb
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped in Clare and ate at dairy Phil and where blown away. Service was nice and they gave free sundaes for moms on Mother's Day. We all had the pulled pork sandwiches, I had the sweet BBQ and the others had Carolina mustard and...More

Thank MNTravels2008
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Step back in time at this fun, little ice cream place.The ice cream is delicious, bur they also offer great food. A few if my favorites are their bbq sandwiches and cole slaw.

Thank Brenda E
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

They have good food here and great cold treats. They have lower prices than the other ice cream places and a full menu.

Thank Amber B
Reviewed 24 June 2016

It was similar to most Dairy Queens, but they did have a counter with ten flavors of hard ice cream. I got a malt which was good.

Thank Retired_Boater
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Great food, my favorite are the pulled pork "egg rolls " and the smoked potato salad! Also the dole whip, good to the last bite! Cool decor with music piping out from the 50/60's

Thank dmjenks
Reviewed 26 May 2016

My double serving was like a single. Then my husband's was even smaller. He watched a woman get a soft serve and she complained about the small serving too. What gives? Was it just this one server? Does the place have new ownership? The ice...More

Thank WCMJerseyGirl
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Nothing special, but does the trick. The hand dipped ice cream was a bunch of different flavors. Different kinds that you don't normally see at places. The soft serve was alright, nothing special, and I'm a freak about great Icecream! :) love Icecream!

Thank Ashley E
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1131 N McEwan St, Clare, MI 48617-1107
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Clare County  >  Clare
  • Phone Number: +1 989-386-2647
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