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Jack Frost Dairy Bar

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2449 Sugar Hill Rd, Marion, NC 28752-5094
+1 828-652-1178
12:30 - 20:30
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Marion, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank dgardner2014
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank Christina R
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 :)

Marion, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent home made ice cream. Love their chocolate chocolate chip ice cream. Can't go wrong with anything you order.

Thank jacquelined483
Shelby, North Carolina
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

I read about Jack Frost Dairy Bar on Tripadvisor and it was a wonderful find! Their ice cream is homemade and with varieties you won't find in the grocery store! We tried Chocolate Mint Chip, Cookie Dough, Strawberry Cheesecake, Cookies and Cream and Strawberry. All were delicious. Rich, creamy and at reasonable prices! This was so good we had to... More 

Thank oceangirl59
Asheville, North Carolina
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

What can I say? Homemade ice cream. Friendly service. Lots of customers. There are so many flavors to pick from, and something here for everyone. Hot fudge cakes, parfaits, banana splits. Jack Frost has been in business for 62 years, and they are still going strong!! I've never disliked anything I've had here. Give them a try on a hot... More 

Thank Matt28803
Marion, North Carolina
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

One of the greatest ice cream establishment to be found! One of the few parlors that makes all the different flavors by hand. No calculator for adding up the bill, all the young servers do the math! Has been in business since 1954!

Thank 1mmep
Nebo, North Carolina
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

I ordered a large hot fudge sundae. I got no more ice cream than McDonalds. They were training a new girl. I think the cup she grabbed was small. I've gotten large each visit and I think she was wrong. It was packed so I didn't bother asking if it was right. Next time I will check before I leave... More 

Thank Nscrgram
Black Mountain, North Carolina
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102 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

This is the old time ice cream stand of your youth if you are in you fifties or sixties. Eat outside on a few picnic tables. Eat from a vast menu of homemade ice creams, ice cream based desserts or machine-generated soft serve). Talk to the server through a little window. All that! Even the Missionary Corner bulletin board comes... More 

Thank Pomommie
Charlotte, North Carolina
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Ice cream is good Just nice to stop and eat outside Surprisingly the long lines move very quickly!! Cute little mountain place

Thank MechelleB252

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$5
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Cash Only, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
12:30 - 20:30
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?