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Whippy Dip

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591 N 18th Ave, Mears, MI 49436-9666
+1 231-873-4715
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Great variety of ice cream delights. All of it is good and the place is usually busy. It is a seasonal operation. If the lines are long, it is still worth the wait!

Thank David V
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Icecream, always good, nothing bad to mention. Whippy Dip is unaffordable if you have 3 grand kids a wife and your self. This visit cost a bit more then $32.00 for 5 cones. Don't understand the long lines at these prices. Plenty of parking though.

Thank viper6446
Lake Orion, Michigan
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Menu was bigger than some restaurants in town. Place was almost always busy and ice cream was amazing.

Thank hammers1856
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Soooo many treats to eat!!!!! The ice cream was great as well as the Blizzard type treats!!! many different and unique flavors to choose from. A must on a hot summer day. If you are waiting for your dune ride at Mac Woods I would definately walk over to Whippy Dips for a quick treat!! You will not regret it.... More 

Thank rad one
Mansfield, Ohio
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is nice a mom & pops version of a Dairy Queen. A nice place to get a basic meal and has very good ice cream desserts! We eat at this place a few times during our week stays!

Thank jaytelcom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Visited Whippy Dip late afternoon on a Sunday. The lines were semi long and we waited about 15 mins to place and pick up the order. I ordered a mint shake but it barely tasted like mint and was overly sweet. Another person in our party ordered the cappuccino shake and she said it tasted like weak chocolate. The prices... More 

Thank nortbort
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The Whippy Dip is great. It's right next to Mac Woods Dune rides and has a beautiful view of silver lake and the dunes. The pizza is good (used to be better) BUT the service is so slow. If you see a line (and you usually always do), it's not because it's so crowed. It's because the people who work... More 

Thank Jetsettercp
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped by at this place several times while in the area. It's always pretty popular, with an outdoor seating area for enjoying your purchases. Flurries, Malts, sundaes and soft serve ice creams are all great.

Thank Vicky H
Charleston, South Carolina
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I've been to whippy dip several times over the past few years when visiting the area. They have a classic selection of ice cream and flurries plus fast food like hamburgers, hot dogs and sandwiches. Be prepared for a nap after even the small flurries! Great for kids as they have a play area to help run off some of... More 

Thank SamAtTheWater
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Classic ice cream and food place with two window and nearly always a line of people in the summer. Nothing particularly special about it - other than the location and easy parking. Yet we go back over and over!

Thank jsmalnor

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Restaurant Details

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American, Fast food
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 591 N 18th Ave, Mears, MI 49436-9666
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Oceana County  >  Mears
  • Phone Number: +1 231-873-4715

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?