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Whippy Dip

121 College Dr, Decorah, IA 52101-1659
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“sundae” (7 reviews)
“chili dog” (2 reviews)
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American, Fast food
121 College Dr, Decorah, IA 52101-1659
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1 - 10 of 69 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old fashioned soft serve but with real flavor! Nice options for toppings, mix ins, cones, bowls, shakes, etc. And the prices aren't outrageous like DQ. Great blast from the past feel.

Thank Gina P
Reviewed 28 October 2016

This, with Mabe's Pizza, make up my family's "must stop at" eateries in Decorah anytime we go through. Every Luther College grad has memories of both! Their take on a Blizzard, called the Tornado, is the best! We ordered a cheesecake tornado, and to our...More

1  Thank Christian F
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Considered like a cult. Good ice cream but servings seem to be getting smaller. May be factor of the server versus new standard. Now closed for the season.

Thank Jeff6666
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great place for ice cream treats which is there main service.However, they do serve food. Whippy Dip is a walk up serve one through the window's & can enjoy outside at the tables. They have no inside dinning.

Thank Ty H
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This business has changed owners a few times through the years, yet has always attracted local families and college students - especially when returning to Decorah for a visit. Closed during winter months.

Thank Christopher B
Reviewed 10 September 2016

This Mom and Pop seasonal ice cream shop is a hit with the locals and the college students in the community. Has a huge menu of ice cream desserts and some quick grill hot items. I never had a bad experience here and the ice...More

Thank suzb75
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

The ice cream is so good here not sure what they put in it to taste so good but keep it up. Tons of different options probably over 100 items on the menu to choose from!

Thank Aaron S
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Stopped by and got two foot long chili dogs, Mine was good, my husbands dog was a little cold in the center, chili was good, but simple. Great for a quick stop and eat, wish I had time to have some ice cream.

Thank Sheri196748
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

From May to October you can always find a line at the Whippy Dip. Locals gather to visit. Bicyclists and walkers from the trail reward themselves for their exercise. And visitors passing by stop to see why everyone else is there. Don't leave Decorah without...More

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Gotta have at least one whippy dip. Oh go for a couple. It's a great treat after a great sunny day. Hungry for one right now.

Thank janet201413
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 College Dr, Decorah, IA 52101-1659
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Decorah
Decades old institution.