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Sherman's Dairy Bar

1601 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-7156
+1 269-637-8251
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (297 reviews)
“waffle cone” (40 reviews)
“yellow cake” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
1601 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-7156
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you only go once, you aren't human. This isn't ice cream. It's perfection in a cup. In fact, they actually sell 3 gallon containers for the true over achievers! They have more flavors than my ex-girlfriend's mood swings. So what's the best one? Salted...More

Thank jertownsley
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Not many changes over the last 50+ years, but that is ok. It finally did a very small decor change. Terrific ice cream. You get a great value.

Thank mr1015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful place to grab a quick bite to eat or a snack, very popular place with the towns people and tourists

Thank ttkura
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend spent multiple summers here with his grandma when he was a kid and loved going to Sherman's. When we visited a few weeks ago we had to make a stop! I had the yellow cake batter (which was to die for!) and he...More

Thank Julianne S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can you say. Even on a Thursday night at 7 o'clock there was a line to get waited on. I over ate, and it seemed like everyone was looking at the double waffle cone. Thank goodness we a cup to but it in as...More

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ice cream is unbeatable, as it is from a local dairy bar that has been there for decades. Definitely give it a late night snack run!

Thank brettploss
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful ice cream. We had to go back! The lines were long, but moved quickly. Good sized portions.

Thank ksmbkm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at Sherman's for a afternoon ice cream cool off snack. The ice cream was awesome!! The portions are huge! We have compared every other ice cream place we have eaten at since to Sherman's and none compare. Wish we had one close to...More

Thank Sara H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's usually very busy, but don't let that scare you. The ice cream is worth the wait. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Misty H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible ice cream! Try chocomania, mint chip, yellow cake batter, or rainbow sherbet. DELICIOUS! Huge portions, quick service (even if the lines are long), and the best ice cream ever.

Thank gohawks2003
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Bob K
When do they open up in spring?
10 April 2016|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from Fearless42 | Reviewed this property |
March 1st. They are open now!
Sherry Denise W
Hi, I lived in South Haven on North Shore Dr (1957-1965). We use to come to Sherman's LOTS! Do you still have the in ground trampoline's? Everyone that use to visit us loved them and the ICE CREAM! Glad you are still open. Will come to see you next time we are in Michigan! Denise
19 January 2016|
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Response from ShermanDairyBar | Property representative |
Thank you for the inquiry about the trampolines but we no longer have them. We took them out in the early 70's. It was partly because of insurance liability reasons but also to expand and improve our parking lot.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$8
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1601 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-7156
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Van Buren County  >  South Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 269-637-8251
  • E-mail
A traditional counter service ice cream shop serving all the ice cream delights from cones to sundaes, shakes, and our famous Pig's Dinner. In the peak season we serve over 50 different flavors. Our shop is open March through October. If you are in the South Haven, MI area please stop by and try our delicious ice cream.
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