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508 S Illinois Ave, Carbondale, IL 62901-2815
+1 618-457-5346
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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83 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We had to stop at DQ for my husband to get in touch with his youth. There are not many walk up DQ's left so this was fun.

Thank Juliann M
Murphysboro, Illinois
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

This is the place to be on a summer evening. You walk up to the old fashioned stand and order your ice cream to eat on the street. All the DQ favorites with a vintage sign and an old-fashioned feel. This is my preferred Dairy Queen in the region.

Thank Johanna H
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

So 40 years after bringing my kids to this Dairy Queen after ball games and for summer time treats, I'm still bringing them and their kids. I love that this Dairy Queen has withstood time and advertising pressure and still gives its customers old-fashioned friendly service and ice cream. I love that this icon of downtown Carbondale is in the... More 

Thank L_N_Mac
Carbondale, Illinois
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

This is an old-fashioned Dairy Queen with a walk-up window. There's just nothing better on a summer evening than sitting on the curb eating ice cream.

Thank Love2TravelFromIL
Prairie Village, Kansas
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2015

This is an old-fashioned, eat on the street, have an ice cream Dairy Queen. Although most of the frozen treats are available, this is definitely NOT a grill. Park in the surrounding area, march up to the outside window, place your order, then eat on the street --- it's just like the old days! Folks come from dinner across the... More 

Thank m b
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175 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2015

DQ has held its ground and still offers the walk up window, no interior dining and no drive up. The Neon sign is the best though and creates an iconic feel for those passing.

Thank Jeremy C
Royalton, Illinois
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2015

This little DQ is a must on a hot summer day. It is a "walk-up" stand type DQ and you just sit outside on the curb to eat.

Thank pamelaj67
Bloomington, Illinois
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2015

This place is an original Dairy Queen. The stand with no seating, and order outdoors. Even the sign is retro. I liked the feel of going back in time and getting the Dairy Queen of yesteryear. A fun place to visit.

Thank RbnH00d
Galveston, Texas
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2014

I went to college in Carbondale about 40 years ago. Wow, this place is pretty much unchanged. I got a dip and regular cone. Really wanted a twisty, not today though. I think it may be offered at other times (Dang). It is like a time warp.

Thank drcscruggs

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 508 S Illinois Ave, Carbondale, IL 62901-2815
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Carbondale
  • Phone Number: +1 618-457-5346

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