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American, Fast food
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Lunch, Dinner
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating
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Reviewed 6 January 2023

So fun to stop here!! Jolly Cone has been a local staple for decades and that alone was what made us stop. They only accept cash but they do have an ATM so one does not have to go far to get some!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 28 June 2022 via mobile

On our way back home from a trip to Nashville and needed a sweet treat. Found good reviews on Trip Advisor. Already several people waiting at 4:00 pm which is a good sign. We each had a cope. One chocolate (me), one twist and two...dip cones. AMAZING!!!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 16 June 2022 via mobile

Delicious soft serve ice cream, some of our family got a shake. There is a covered area fans to relax on a hot day. It’s a walk up window where you order at one window and pick up at the next window.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 31 May 2022 via mobile

Always a joy to swing by (1 hour drive from our campground in Lesterville) for some great food and ice cream! Reasonable wait time and they replaced my daughter’s hot dog because their default had “the works.” Everything was delicious and can’t wait to visit...again!!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 20 April 2022

This place has good food ice cream fast friendly service at good prices. Personally it has become a family tradition with my self then my kids and now my grand kids nothing is better to come off the river five hours on a beautiful current...river float to a fast hot meal topped off with ice cream made your way this place is so much more then just a fast bite to eat it truly has become a family tradition.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 4 April 2022 via mobile

Great service and nice atmosphere. I just Had a simple cheeseburger & malted shake. Cheeseburger was fine except the hamburger patty seemed like it was taken out of the freezer cooked and served. I expected fresh hamburger smashed and grilled. The chocolate malted was tasty...and reminded me of the days in my youth when I’d go there.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 7 April 2021 via mobile

Looking for great place for ice cream? This is a must stop in Van Buren. This is a popular spot for the locals.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 6 June 2020

Our whole family ate here. Very good food!! Good prices!! Staff was friendly and they got our order right!

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 11 August 2019 via mobile

After our first float as a family, we were told not to miss a trip to Jolly Cone. We ate on the float, so it was ice cream only. That sucked because I would have loved a pizza burger! My wife and son got shakes...while my youngest and I got a large cone. Ice cream was really good, but we were told it was gonna be real soft. My cone came in a bowl, with a cone on top. Made it hard when i was going to be driving (Way crowded with no open seats). My wife and son ate most of their shakes with a straw (more melted than soft). I figure this was because of how busy they were. It was $13 for the four of us. Not much different than places back home (around Dexter). Don't get me wrong, we will never go back around Van Buren without stopping at Jolly Cone. Major nostalgia flashbacks!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 22 July 2019 via mobile

Great ice cream and burgers, soft serve cones are pretty big. Prices aren’t bad compared to fast food restaurants. But check your order! Ours had one item missing and one item made incorrectly, when we took it back it was made incorrectly again.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 29 June 2019

First let me say bring cash. They don't take any other form of payment. They do offer an ATM that charges you $2.50 to get your money. Food was good. Order was correct, didn't have to wait long, and they had a large selection of...snack/dessert type food. All seating is outside so if its super hot you might want to visit in the evening. Would visit again for more ice cream!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 24 April 2019 via mobile

As a kid, we loved visiting Jolly Cone with the grandparents and 25 years later it’s not quite the same. The food was all good. The fries were hot and fresh as well as the burgers. The ice cream was tasty too. We were a...little shocked at the prices for the ice cream considering we didn’t get a whole lot. We’ve visited many a roadside ice cream stand and got a lot more for less $$. But, it is what it is. I recommend it for a nice nostalgic place to stop at while checking out the Current River.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 23 January 2019 via mobile

I found this place on TA, thought I would stop by for some dinner. There’s not anything really around this place so I was glad to find it! I pulled up and they were closed!! I was so disappointed. Not sure if they are closed...for good or what?More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Good old fashioned ice cream joint in the middle of town. You don't see many places like this anymore. Trip down memory lane

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

A tradition for ice cream but there is so much more on their menu! Great service, quick & friendly. So glad they rebuilt (and at great expense) since a trip to Current River just wouldn't be the same without at least one stop here.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Jolly Cone Drive-In is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4