GWINN — A 50s-style ice cream parlor recently opened its doors in Gwinn.
Daisy Jo’s Ice Cream Parlor and Diner offers a variety of frozen treats and meals for all ages in a fun atmosphere. Owner Danielle Hammond says Daisy Jo’s fills a special need in the community’s dining options.
“We have a lot of great restaurants in Gwinn,” said Hammond. “We have some fine dining, family cooking, pizza and bar settings, but there’s not really the family, kid-friendly, bring everybody out together setting that we’re trying to fill.”
Another thing that makes this diner special is that many of its menu items are locally sourced. They offer hotdogs from Vollwerth’s out of Hancock, and burgers are brought in from Brown’s Store in Little Lake and hand-pressed daily.
Hammond says she’s received a great response from the community in the two weeks since opening. She and her staff are also taking necessary precautions to ensure the health of their customers.
“The community’s been awesome; everyone’s been great,” Hammond said. “We have a lot of takeout orders, you can call in your order and we’ll deliver it right out to your car if you’d like, we can take payments over the phone, we have outdoor seating, and our seating inside is all spread out. We’re at half capacity in here, so we keep our line outside when the ice cream gets really busy. So if you drive by and it looks like we have a line out to the road, it’s because we only let in so many people at a time. But I think it’s been going really well and everyone’s been really great to us.”
Daisy Jo’s is currently open Tuesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. The ice cream parlor and diner is located at 97 M–35 in Gwinn. You can find more information on the official Facebook page.