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Sherman's Dairy Bar

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1601 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-7156
+1 269-637-8251
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Mile high scoops of great ice cream! Great place to score after a day at the beach. Variety of flavors and speedy counter service.

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Thank shapiro2015
Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our friends took us to this place which is an institution in Michigan. This place did not disappoint! Huge line, but worth the wait. Portions are out of this world.

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Thank Wesley Y
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been coming here with my family since I was a kid, and nothing says "Summer" like Sherman's Ice Cream. The Mackinac Island fudge is my favorite, though another family staple is Sherman tracks. In the summer people pack this place, and surprisingly the lines always go pretty fast....or you just forget the line as you are gorging yourself in... More 

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Thank Smcmahon303
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always searching for local ice cream, but this one snuck up on me. Noticed the guiding and blue cows on the roof while driving by. Asked hubby to stop all three nights that we were in town. Huge portions of great ice cream. Lots of history in pictures on the wall. Obviously a local favorite for good reason.

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Thank Kathy L
South Haven, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Sherman's has great ice cream! Lots of flavor choices and options on how you want your icecream. This is full service icecream shop!

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I have driven 45 minutes out of the way to have Sherman's ice cream! Be warned. You will have a difficult time deciding which wonderful flavor to chose, but you must pick just one. We couldn't decide once so we got two scoops....and for the 1st time EVER I couldn't finish my ice cream. :)

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Thank karen d
Sagamore Hills, Ohio
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97 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Great ice cream. But watch the amounts they serve. One scoop is large and the cost is comparable. We ordered too much.

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Thank SagamoreMan
Chicago
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My family (6 of us) enjoyed this place. Here's a bit of history! Sherman’s ice cream tastes terrific and is very affordable. History shows that Port Sherman found the niche by creating an ice cream richer and heavier than most standard ice creams, but not too much like the expensive heavy bodied super premiums. Sherman’s is made the old fashioned... More 

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Thank Debra R
Wheaton, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Stopped by in South Haven on the way to Mackinac Island for quick bite to eat and take in quick sites. Heard we HAD to stop and have ice-cream at Sherman's Dairy Bar. So glad we did! Ice-cream was absolutely delicious! It is a must when in South Haven.

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Thank Leslie T
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Right down the street from our hotel. Nice staff and very generous servings! I can't eat a whole lot of ice cream, and was glad they had a "baby size" but r was like a really full scoop, perfect!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$8
Cuisine
American
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After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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
Description
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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