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Van Dee's Ice Cream Shoppe

5915 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131-1220
+1 515-276-1040
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good16%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“ice cream” (17 reviews)
“eyes” (5 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
5915 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131-1220
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

We have gone to Van Dee's for years. Love supporting a local place and their ice cream is top notch. Unfortunately the last two times we have gone our service has been a bit of a struggle. This latest trip, the finished product was not...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We live near VanDee’s and can easily walk or bike to enjoy the ice cream shop! The flavor of the week is always fun and fresh soft serve... I have had the green apple, cheesecake, strawberry! The green apple was delicious in a cup with...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank JerriAL1
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Van Dee's is a local business that has a variety of cold selections that we have found delightful. The often have a special flavor of ice cream that you can try, are quick to serve, and have very good ice cream. Try a sugar cone....More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Don B
Reviewed 3 October 2017

My husband loves butterscotch shakes and very few places have them. Van Dee's does - and it's delicious! The choices you have is fantastic - and they always have a special!

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Lorna_DDP
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Lemon is our favorite but really any flavor of the week will work for us. I love the "eyes" on each cone! Worth the wait in line.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Iowastar
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Our family attended a state baseball game down in Des Moines and went to the Jordan creek mall and out to eat to Granite city. On our way home we looked up trip advisor to find and ice cream spot that was not named Dairy...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank X8827SVmiket
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Excellent find of an excellent ice cream shop. The chocolate malt was outstanding. Our group of 4 was very satisfied.

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank OleD670
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We stopped to have a treat after the I cubs game. Not too bad of a line as there usually is a long line. We had a small chocolate dipped cone, small twist cone and a big chipper. They are known for the chipper as...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank davidjensen399
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Our granddaughters enjoyed the bright colors and swivel stools. The ice cream is celebrated locally; but I find it nothing special.

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank IgorIowa
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The best ice cream and price. Such good flavors and great little spot to stop. Quick service and places to sit

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank WanderingWienerDog
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5915 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131-1220
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Johnston
  • Phone Number: +1 515-276-1040
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