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The Union Dairy

126 E Douglas St, Freeport, IL 61032-4116
+1 815-232-7099
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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126 E Douglas St, Freeport, IL 61032-4116
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Glad I went. Lots of flavors and great atmosphere. Quite the gathering place. It's a must and I would definitely stop by again if I'm in the area.

Thank Debra M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to stop on a hot sunny day with the family. If you like ice cream as much as my family does, this is a must do. Downtown Freeport next to the iconic Lincoln-Douglas debate.

Thank pinter2329
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Went their with my wife and granddaughter. Ice cream was very good, large serving and very reasonable prices. Didn't get any food here but will next time thru town.

Thank John726
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We went for lunch and to enjoy Hot dogs and shakes, and we DID ! We had the famous Chicago Hotdogs and Chilidogs. An appetizer which had French fries, onion rings, fried cheese curds, Fried dill pickle slices. Very good. The shakes were big enough...More

Thank PattyC54
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Went to Lincoln-Douglas debate square, and Union Dairy is right next door. 1950's diner decor, meant as a compliment not a critique. Hand dipped ice cream, soda fountain, milkshakes made right in front of you. They serve food, but we were only there for the...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Old-fashioned ice cream parlor with a very wide selection of flavors. Sit at counter, booth, table or outside. This is a family favorite in Freeport.

Thank Roberta M
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful experience and great ice cream. All the staff are friendly and courtious to their customers.

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Good, old-fashioned ice cream parlor. There were probably 40 different flavors of hand-dipped ice cream available. But much to my dismay my 1st two choices were sold out by the time I navigated the counter. BTW, just crowd in and get someone's attention behind the...More

Thank Lisa915
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Our friend grew up in the area and has told us about Union Dairy. We were in the area with them and we stopped on a Sun afternoon. What a treat it was. We walked in to an old fashioned soda shop. The young man...More

Thank Mary K
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Was visiting relatives and had lunch here after seeing Debate Square. It is a good little place. Ate a Chicago hot dog which was yummy. Had ice cream for dessert. Very good. Their portions sizes are huge; I went with the child size and it...More

Thank Elizabeth P
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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