I was also at Northside Dairy Haven in Edwardsville last night where I snapped some blog pictures and planned to post them today.
Kristina beat me to the punch with her excellent review below.
Some people think that robins are a sign of spring. For me, it's the opening of Northside Dairy Haven.
Nothing says summer like outdoor dining in a park like setting at the Northside Dairy Haven.
This place is a summer favorite of folks all over central Madison County. It's only open during the spring, summer and early fall. You know spring is just around the corner when Northside Dairy Haven opens it's doors and the smell of BBQ and charcoal broiled burgers are in the air.
So what's so special about it? Glad you asked.
Not only does the Dairy Haven have ice cream as the name suggests, but they are a veritable smorgasbord of culinary delights. I highly recommend the 1/4 charo-cheeseburger with everything. Don't bother with the plain burger - make sure to get a charco-burger. Why? A charco-burger is a juicy burger with the taste of char-broiled goodness. It sits on top of a soft bun covered with cheese, ripe tomato, lettuce, ketchup, tangy mustard, onions and pickles. On the side I usually opt for fried mushrooms with ranch dipping sauce (it's a Midwest thing) and a large Pepsi.
My husband loves the pork steak platter. A juicy yet crisp BBQ pork-steak served with coleslaw and baked beans. To top it off for dessert his favorite shake flavor is blueberry. Other menu items of note are the delicious chili, pulled pork sandwich, various sundaes and my favorite - the crazy monkey. A frozen banana dipped in chocolate and covered with nuts. It's awesome.
Did I mention that we can eat there for under $13 total? It's cheap and good. Now that's a combination you don't find often enough.
Northside Dairy Haven
1902 N Main St, Edwardsville, IL 62025
About the Author: Kristina Pratt is a Realtor with the Just Ducky Homes team at Coldwell Banker Brown Realtors in Edwardsville, Illinois. She and Nancy Milton help their customers buy and sell homes and investment properties in St. Louis' Illinois suburbs of Madison and St. Clair counties with special emphasis on the communities of Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Maryville, Collinsville and Troy. For more information, visit their web site at http://www.JustDuckyHomes.com or e-mail Kristina@JustDuckyHomes.com
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