The Oldest Operating Dairy Queen In Minnesota Has Been Serving Mouthwatering Hot Dogs And Ice Cream For More Than 75 Years
By Trent Jonas|Published October 19, 2022
Trent Jonas came to Minnesota to attend college - and never left. He's a Twin Cities-based writer with a BA in English and a MFA in creative writing, a Minnesota Master Naturalist, and the proud father of two adult children. With more than a decade of freelance writing experience under his belt, Trent is often out exploring his favorite topics: Minnesota's woods, lakes, and trails. Rhubarb pie is his weakness, so discovering new diners is also a passion.
Minnesota-based International Dairy Queen has been serving hot eats and cool treats to customers worldwide for decades. Two locations vie for the title of oldest operating Dairy Queen in Minnesota — and neither is about to concede. The oldest DQ franchises in the North Star state have satisfied their customers with delicious treats and snacks since 1947.
In Minnesota, we’re pretty lucky to have two oldest operating Dairy Queens. Folks in the southern part of the state will certainly want to visit the Rochester location; the Roseville store, of course, is closer for those who live in the Cities. Have you visited either of these DQs? What’s your favorite Dairy Queen or quick-serve ice cream shop?
Why not take a road trip and visit both of these Dairy Queen locations – and hit up a few of the state’s best ice cream shops on the way?
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