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Sherman's Dairy Bar

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1601 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-7156
+1 269-637-8251
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12:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hand dipped specialty ice cream that makes you say yummm. Hasn't changed much over the years but why should it? Great ice cream and great combinations from sundaes to cones. Always a stop for us in this area.

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Thank TominTroy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love to visit this place. They have dozens of flavors of hard homemade ice cream, you can mix it up a bit and make a sundae, or try something large. They offer complimentary coffee and cold water in the dinning area.

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Thank Sunrise B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Locally owned and operated for many years. If you ask anyone who is from the area where to go for ice cream, Sherman's is always the answer. Great ice cream, line is quick. The only downside is if you're in downtown S.H. you will need to drive or ride a bike out there. They have bike rentals in town. What... More 

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Thank Tom A
South Haven, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

A visit to Sherman Dairy in the summer time is the "ultimate South Haven experience". Be prepared to stand in line, but it is well worth the wait! A unique family owned business that has been one of this small community's highlights for 100 years!

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Thank ilovebranson
Traverse City,
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Fantastic ice cream. Large portions. Kids love it. Order at the window or go inside. Look for the building with the blue cow on the roof!

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Thank T5946KIjuliew
South Haven, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

If you're in South Haven or passing the Phoenix Rd exit off I-196, take a half hour to treat your family to the generous scoops of and a plethora of flavors of ice cream at Sherman's. You'll come back!!

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Thank clgkf
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Mile high scoops of great ice cream! Great place to score after a day at the beach. Variety of flavors and speedy counter service.

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Thank shapiro2015
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Our friends took us to this place which is an institution in Michigan. This place did not disappoint! Huge line, but worth the wait. Portions are out of this world.

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Thank Wesley Y
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

I've been coming here with my family since I was a kid, and nothing says "Summer" like Sherman's Ice Cream. The Mackinac Island fudge is my favorite, though another family staple is Sherman tracks. In the summer people pack this place, and surprisingly the lines always go pretty fast....or you just forget the line as you are gorging yourself in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Always searching for local ice cream, but this one snuck up on me. Noticed the guiding and blue cows on the roof while driving by. Asked hubby to stop all three nights that we were in town. Huge portions of great ice cream. Lots of history in pictures on the wall. Obviously a local favorite for good reason.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$8
Cuisine
American
Meals
After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1601 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-7156
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Van Buren County  >  South Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 269-637-8251
Description
A traditional counter service ice cream shop serving all the ice cream delights from cones to sundaes, shakes, and our famous Pig's Dinner. In the peak season we serve over 50 different flavors. Our shop is open March through October. If you are in the South Haven, MI area please stop by and try our delicious ice cream.

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