We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Union Dairy

126 E Douglas St, Freeport, IL 61032-4116
+1 815-232-7099
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (102 reviews)
“sundae” (12 reviews)
“burgers” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
126 E Douglas St, Freeport, IL 61032-4116
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (161)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 161 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

One of THE best ICE CREAM parlors in the area. Complete with 51 flavors of ice cream, burgers, hot dogs, custom cakes WONDERFUL family environment featuring a nice selection of ice cream. The Burgers are 1/3 lb., hand-formed, ground fresh every day. The Cheese is...More

Thank 206estrella
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Go for the ice cream, stay for the food. Delicious. A little pricey but worth it. Very popular with locals but friends from out of town love to stop when they visit. We love to check out all the signs on the walls-old timey.Hand dipped...More

Thank cherylcS1593KV
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Love the German chocolate cake and the ice cream is to die for and it's just even better now that they serve food the only thing I can say is the prices are a little high

Thank Lindsey S
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Really wonderful ice cream shop, lots of flavors to choose from in a fun atmosphere. Love to take the grandkids.

Thank Wkmwms1
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

A local popular stop and enjoy the great tastes of the great establishment!!! Located next to historical Lincoln/Douglas Debate monument for a bonus!

Thank ddwess
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Glad I went. Lots of flavors and great atmosphere. Quite the gathering place. It's a must and I would definitely stop by again if I'm in the area.

Thank Debra M
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

A great place to stop on a hot sunny day with the family. If you like ice cream as much as my family does, this is a must do. Downtown Freeport next to the iconic Lincoln-Douglas debate.

Thank pinter2329
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Went their with my wife and granddaughter. Ice cream was very good, large serving and very reasonable prices. Didn't get any food here but will next time thru town.

Thank John726
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We went for lunch and to enjoy Hot dogs and shakes, and we DID ! We had the famous Chicago Hotdogs and Chilidogs. An appetizer which had French fries, onion rings, fried cheese curds, Fried dill pickle slices. Very good. The shakes were big enough...More

Thank PattyC54
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Went to Lincoln-Douglas debate square, and Union Dairy is right next door. 1950's diner decor, meant as a compliment not a critique. Hand dipped ice cream, soda fountain, milkshakes made right in front of you. They serve food, but we were only there for the...More

Thank Michael R
Nearby Restaurants
This is it Eatery
157 reviews
.22 km away
Maria's Pizza
71 reviews
1.38 km away
9 East Coffee
34 reviews
.26 km away
Nearby Attractions
Krape City Park
114 reviews
3.41 km away
Lincoln Douglas Debate Square
47 reviews
.03 km away
Little Cubs Field
46 reviews
2.35 km away
Jane Addams Recreation Trail
22 reviews
5.12 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Union Dairy staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 E Douglas St, Freeport, IL 61032-4116
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Freeport
  • Phone Number: +1 815-232-7099
Also know as Alber Ice Cream Parlor
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing