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Jack Frost Dairy Bar

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2449 Sugar Hill Rd, Marion, NC 28752-5094
+1 828-652-1178
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Wed - Sat 12:30 - 20:30
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You have to try Jack Frost. They have the best ice cream. A family owned business and very friendly.

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Thank Kim C
Arlington, VA
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662 reviews
378 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed ice cream at Jack Frost on a hot day. They have very nice flavors, nothing intense or exotic but very satisfying. They scoop out big servings for a reasonable price. I enjoyed my chocolate chocolate chip. They also have soft serve and frozen yogurt. Something for everyone. I wouldn't make a long special trip to get here, but... More 

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Thank X-NYr
Morganton, North Carolina
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No need to write a big review on this place.I gladly drive 50 mile round trip to go here if I want ice cream. They are open Wed-Sat 12:30pm-8:30pm. This place has been open since 1954,so that should tell you something.If you're in the area,do yourself a favor and stop by. They are always busy,so plan ahead in you are... More 

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Thank Kevin7274
Nebo, North Carolina
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the spot to go to in Marion for ice cream. They have a huge variety of ice cream and yogurt plus sundaes and milk shakes. There is something for everyone. The walk-up store is only open Wed thru Saturday and closes promptly at 8:30 pm. I have been there twice. The chocolate marshmallow was very good. I was... More 

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Thank jleonjr
Ocean Springs
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 April 2017

This place has been in business for decades and has a remarkable following from locals. Worth a visit.

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Thank KEMOSMS
Marion, North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Jack Frost has the absolute best ice cream. My warily has waited all winter for it to open back up. I've tried multiple flavors and all are great.. If you are ever in the area you should stop by. You won't regret it.

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Thank Paul R
Marion, North Carolina
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Jack Frost is only open Spring, Summer, Fall and all the locals plus I-40 traffic take advantage of this awesome place. Homemade ice cream in many, many flavors. I've never had anything I didn't like. My favorite is Hot Fudge cake with Peanut Butter Ice Cream on top, and nuts and peanut butter topping. My husband likes the Old Fashioned... More 

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Thank 219anitaw
Marion, North Carolina
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Homemade ice cream, toppings, and fantastic service. In the mood for a milkshake, homemade ice cream spun into amazing milkshakes.

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Thank dgardner2014
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

They are polite; and the ice cream is worth the wait in line. They are very good about quality over quantity and you can taste it. Many businesses could learn a thing or two from them. I always get the peanut Butter and cookie dough ice creams and my roommate loves The strawberry banana waffle cone. Never had a bad... More 

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Thank Christina R
Virginia
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Loved the ice cream but there were too many choices! So many flavors!!! There is only outdoor, picnic bench seating so be aware of that and wear your bug spray :)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$2 - US$5
Cuisine
American
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Wednesday
12:30 - 20:30
Thursday
12:30 - 20:30
Friday
12:30 - 20:30
Saturday
12:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2449 Sugar Hill Rd, Marion, NC 28752-5094
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Marion
  • Phone Number: +1 828-652-1178
Description
Home-made ice cream made a unique way with the ingredients hand-stirred in. A third-generation business started in 1954. Soft and scooped ice cream with over 40 flavors as well as milk shakes, sundaes, banana splits, parfaits, hot fudge cakes, hot fudge brownies and more! Ice cream but also sugar-free ice cream, frozen yogurt, and sorbet. Open spring and summer and part of fall; closed during winter months.

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