The Dairy Freeze on Rockingham Road in Davenport is one of the areas most favorite places to gather with family.

Originally a Tastee Freez, the drive-in style restaurant looks almost exactly as it did the day it opened in 1964.

While it has, of course, changed owners and management a few times over the nearly 60 years it's been open, it has remained the crown jewel of Davenport's West End.

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Dairy Freez Facebook


Jeff and Shonnie Holmes are the new owners of Dairy Freez, with their first date opening being October 2nd.

The new hours for the business will be open 7 days a week, opening at 11am.

Be sure to get out and support the new ownership in their first days of operating.

If you haven't been to Dairy Freez, know that the experience is as good as the food. You'll be transported straight back to the days of standing in line at a drive-in to get your burger, shake and soda.

For the full experience, crank some John Mellencamp as you sit under the shady tree, eating one of their awesome chili dogs.

Dairy Freez is known for their soft-serve ice cream, shakes, burgers, and assorted fried appetizers. The new owners are serving a limited menu, with a full menu coming this spring.

If it's not on your list of places to go when things warm up, you're not doing yourself any favors.

I'll be there plenty of times the rest of this season, and I hope you are too.

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