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Roadside Ice Cream and Diner

Once known as the Menomonie Street Dairy Queen, the Roadside Ice Cream and Diner is one of Eau Claire's hidden gems. They offer their own spin on classic bar & grill style favorites featuring tacos, chicken strip baskets, burgers, and more. Don't forget the ice cream novelties.

Average Cost: Entrée: $3-$8

Average: 4.40
Out of 12 Reviews

Roadside Ice Cream and Diner
1160 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire, WI



Best Dairy Queen EVER. This is different than the rest - they make all of their treats on site and the portion size is gigantic! Really nice people too.


This is the best one in town.


I know there's a bunch of Dairy Queen's in Eau Claire but this one is honestly the best.


Yum! Love the location right near Carson Park and the bike trails.


I am a regular at this place, as it’s on my way home from work, and yes, my hips show it as I typically get a baby vanilla cone as an “appetizer” before dinner. (On my lips, to my hips.) This is THE only Dairy Queen in the Chippewa Valley that gets the curly Q on the top of the cone right. Plus, the service is excellent. No matter how long the lines are, the servers are always smiling and rushing around to get everyone what they want speedily and correctly. Now, I have to admit that I may be biased as I went to high school with the owner, and I know his entire family—his wife and all his kids work there. But I also feel good about supporting a family-owned business, too. The last one is now off to college, and right now they have four kids—yes four in college! WOW! That’s a LOT of dilly bars!