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“Don't eat the food”

Ruthie's Chicken & Dairy Twist
Ranked #1 of 1 Dessert in Bellaire
Cuisines: American
Description: 231-533-8538 Ruthie's is a special destination in the town of Bellaire. Must visit! We always go for ice cream creations, but the food is good too. The ceiling and walls are decorated with vintage kitchen stuff. It is open It is open seasonally, but in season, the people are lined up out the door. It is small, with seating for perhaps 30 people or so. It is just down the street from the Grand Victorian Inn, where we always stay.
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Description: 231-533-8538 Ruthie's is a special destination in the town of Bellaire. Must visit! We always go for ice cream creations, but the food is good too. The ceiling and walls are decorated with vintage kitchen stuff. It is open It is open seasonally, but in season, the people are lined up out the door. It is small, with seating for perhaps 30 people or so. It is just down the street from the Grand Victorian Inn, where we always stay.
Reviewed 9 August 2013

Stick with the ice cream. My husband and each had a sandwich they were fair at best. The expensive for the quality of food provided.

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Reviewed 6 August 2013

this is the best place on earth to have soft ice cream dipped in chocolate .just a great old fashioned ice cream store

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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Ruthie's Dairy Twist is the best ice cream shop in the state. You can't beat the quality, prices or the size of the servings. I wish they were open all year round, so I could get my medium twist during the winter too.

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Reviewed 8 July 2013

Ruthie's has been a family favorite for icecream every summer. Large selection and generous portions.

Thank Jon A
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

I can't believe this place only has three other reviews (so far)! It's awesome! My family and I travel to Northwest Michigan every summer for vacation, and no trip there would be complete without several trips to Ruthie's Dairy Twist! In fact, we go just about every night, along with friends and extended family. The entire town of Bellaire is quaint, and Ruthie's adds to the charm. There is almost always a line out the door, mainly for ice cream (although they have a surprisingly extensive menu. I hear their fried/broasted chicken is great, but haven't tried it). All of us enjoy the ice cream. The kids love that theirs comes with two candy eyes pressed onto the ice cream. Ruthie's decor is kitschy and fun, with a lot of interesting collectibles. It's a family-run business, and service is always fast and friendly. We like to sit outside on the benches to enjoy the atmosphere and yummy ice cream. Ruthie's Dairy Twist is definitely worth trying. Good ice cream, charming/quaint atmosphere, nostalgia...what more could you ask for?

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