Dairy Queen has been serving soft-serve ice cream to Americans since its first restaurant was opened back in 1940 in Joliette, Illinois. That store is still standing today and has been designated as a landmark by the city. Today there are over 4,400 Dairy Queen restaurants across America, in 49 states – that’s every state except Vermont! So, unless you are living in Vermont (sorry Vermont), there is likely to be a Dairy Queen somewhere near you. Keep reading to find out more about Dairy Queen’s locations, opening hours, menus, and jobs.
The easiest way to find your nearest Dairy Queen is to go to their website and enter your ZIP code into the search bar (at the top right-hand corner of the screen).
How Can I Find a Dairy Queen Grill and Chill Near Me?
If you’re specifically looking for a Dairy Queen Grill & Chill restaurant, then you can use the map below to search for one near you.
What are Dairy Queen’s Hours Near Me?
Opening hours for Dairy Queen vary between locations. Generally, they tend to open around 10/11am and close around 10/11pm. However, we’ve seen plenty of locations that open as late as noon and close as early as 8pm. The best way to find out the exact hours for the closest Dairy Queen near you is to use their store locator or click on any of the pins that display within our embedded search (at the top of this page).
What is Dairy Queen’s Menu Near Me?
Dairy Queen restaurants vary a bit in terms of the menu (some locations are ‘treat only’ while others offer both food and treats). When you put your ZIP code into Dairy Queen’s store locator, not only will you be able to see a list of your closest locations, but you’ll also see whether a site is ‘treat only’ or ‘food and treat.’
Dairy Queen specializes in soft-serve ice cream. Their ice cream can be served either as a sundae (with the toppings of your choice) or on a cone. With the cone option, the ice cream can be dipped in chocolate or cotton candy to give it a candy shell.
In addition to ice cream, Dairy Queen offers novelty treats in the form of ice cream bars, the ‘DQ Sandwich’, or ‘Royal Treats.’ DQ also bakes, which is on display with their ‘Triple Chocolate Brownie’ or ‘Fudge Stuffed Cookie’ (if you like your treats hot).
If all of that wasn’t enough, the real star of the show has to be the Blizzard treats. Blizzards are super thick Dairy Queen soft-serve ice cream blended with a wide variety of toppings. They often have different flavors on offer, so it’s worth checking out for yourself, here.
Dairy Queen offers a variety of burgers, sandwiches, chicken, and hotdogs, as well as a selection of salads, snacks, and sides. One of their fan favorites is the $6 meal deal, which includes either a double cheeseburger or 3 chicken strips with a side of fries, drink, and sundae. Considering the amount of research we do here on fast food, this is right up there at the top as far as value.
DQ also has a 2 for $4 mix and match super snack menu. Considering the available options include cheeseburgers, chili dogs, soft pretzels, and more… the combinations are extensive. And again, if that wasn’t enough, there are additional combo deals, chicken strip baskets, and kids meals all on offer. Full menu available here.
Dairy Queen’s Secret Menu!
Secret or not so secret… this information is worth knowing.
If there is a particular flavor combination you want for your Blizzard (which isn’t technically on the menu, but the separate ingredients are available in other Blizzards), many Dairy Queen restaurants will be happy to mix those flavors to create something unique.
For example, The ‘Choco Brownie Extreme Blizzard’ has cocoa fudge, and the ‘Raspberry Fudge Bliss Blizzard’ has real raspberries, so there’s no reason these two ingredients can’t be mixed!
As you can imagine, this opens up a world of possibilities if you’re feeling adventurous and are ready to put your palette to the test.
How Can I Get Dairy Queen Delivery Near Me?
If you enjoy soft-serve ice cream better at home (or anywhere that isn’t actually a Dairy Queen), then you can get Dairy Queen delivered to you through either Doordash or Grubhub. For added convenience, check out their mobile apps if you haven’t used them before.
Is Dairy Queen Hiring Near Me?
Dairy Queen typically recommends applying for work in one of their local restaurants rather than doing it online. Using the store locator at the top of this page, you can find your closest Dairy Queen. From there, you can either give them a call to check on job availability or just take your resume with you next time you head to the store to enjoy some ice cream. When ice cream is your #1 perk at work, you know you’ve made the right decision.