Handmade Ice Cream Since 1955

An Honest to Goodness Dairy Bar

Open for the 2017 season!

a little about..

Avondale Dairy Bar

Avondale Dairy Bar is one of those unique, must see places of any visit to Niagara. In operation since 1955 it is a destination for hundreds and thousands of happy ice cream lovers yearly!

4 generations of local residents have continued the tradition and the notice that not much has changed here in the last 61 years. We still look almost the same as we did in 1955!

Sit outside and relax in rural Niagara farm country and enjoy the regions finest ice cream made right here on premise while the kids play on the swings. You’ll love the background of a working dairy farm with about 90 Holstein cows (Stewart Haven Farms), cornfields, and vineyards.

Our Ice Cream is made by hand the old fashioned way fresh daily, right here on premise, it has won numerous awards! You will taste the difference!


We carry over 40 handmade ice cream flavours. From traditional flavours to our own unique creations not found anywhere else. 


Made by hand the old fashion way. Using fresh local ingredients and our quality ice cream that provides quality not found anywhere else.


We are  rich with history and experts in the craft of making ice cream. It’s what makes everyone come back every season year after year.

Our Mission Statement…

We are committed to keeping the Dairy Bar an institution that people love coming to – first because we serve only the finest ice cream. It will always be about quality. We are passionate about choosing the finest dairy products, flavourings, ingredients, toppings and preparing them with great care. We recognize that making the perfect hot fudge sundae is our reason for existence. 

But Avondale Dairy Bar is more than that. It ignites an emotional attachment based on our surroundings, tradition and nostalgic memories. It becomes a personal escape “out in the country.” 

We expect our staff to be fully engaged and be their best to connect with our customers. We coach and train them so that they will be.

We will preserve this tradition.