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The Union Dairy

126 E Douglas St, Freeport, IL 61032-4116
+1 815-232-7099
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (106 reviews)
“sundae” (12 reviews)
“burger” (27 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
126 E Douglas St, Freeport, IL 61032-4116
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A true old style ice cream parlor with a great verity of ice-creams. The ice cream milk shakes were heavenly. Not as keen on the burgers. The children’s meals were good value. Well worth a visit if passing through Freeport.

Thank Helena L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you have been here you will probably understand. The icectram is great but I walked in on a Friday night and there were two people being served. We picked which ice cream we wanted and waited for someone to help us and waited.. people...More

1  Thank TheRiddleBox
Reviewed 3 March 2018

GREAT Ice cream! Great atmosphere (50s decor), easy to find location. Also next to historical Lincoln Douglas debate square. Jodi does a great job. Thank You !

Thank kenbob13
Reviewed 22 January 2018

very fun-place has awesome ice cream and will remind you of days gone by of small ice cream shops !!

Thank windygroves
Reviewed 22 December 2017

If you like ice cream you have to try Union Dairy. You can get a burger or a hot dog or just eat the wide variety of ice cream they have.

Thank margiek673
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

This ice cream shoppe has been a family favorite for years. I grew up spending time there with my grandparents. The ice cream is delicious and they have a lot of flavors to choose from. If you’re a little more hungry you can order from...More

Thank wonderlustxo_xx
Reviewed 9 November 2017

One of THE best ICE CREAM parlors in the area. Complete with 51 flavors of ice cream, burgers, hot dogs, custom cakes WONDERFUL family environment featuring a nice selection of ice cream. The Burgers are 1/3 lb., hand-formed, ground fresh every day. The Cheese is...More

Thank 206estrella
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Go for the ice cream, stay for the food. Delicious. A little pricey but worth it. Very popular with locals but friends from out of town love to stop when they visit. We love to check out all the signs on the walls-old timey.Hand dipped...More

Thank cherylcS1593KV
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Love the German chocolate cake and the ice cream is to die for and it's just even better now that they serve food the only thing I can say is the prices are a little high

Thank Lindsey S
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Really wonderful ice cream shop, lots of flavors to choose from in a fun atmosphere. Love to take the grandkids.

Thank Wkmwms1
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 E Douglas St, Freeport, IL 61032-4116
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Freeport
  • Phone Number: +1 815-232-7099
Also know as Alber Ice Cream Parlor
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