While we were staying in Daytona Beach my wife Marcela and I would cross a bridge to the mainland. On our third to last day there, I noticed a little shack out of the corner of my eye with the words Dairy Bar in red. It was right before getting on the bridge.
I looked up the Dairy Bar on google. It turns out that’s not even considered Daytona Beach but Port Orange. It mentioned the best soft-serve ice cream and chili dogs in the area. I was going there, no matter what.
We would eventually hit them up on the following day. I was at the Dairy Bar strictly to have a chili dog. Marcela was all about a vanilla & chocolate soft serve swirl.
We shared each other’s dishes…well kinda. If I bite and lick count, we’re talking hot dogs and ice cream here, by the way.
Well, that was a mean soft serve, and she loved it. I’m a giant fan of chili dogs but a bigger fan of chili dogs without beans.
The chili was Cincinnati-style, and the dog also had some yellow mustard and raw diced onions. I skipped out on adding the nacho cheese.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a better dog in the area, much less one with such an excellent dessert to accompany it.
The Dairy Bar
55 Dunlawton Avenue
Port Orange, Florida 32127