A Dilly Bar in Fargo-Moorhead? You Betcha!

Birthplace of the Dilly Bar

The other night I experienced my very first Dilly Bar.  Yeah, my very first…I was a dilly virgin.  I tried the cherry flavored one and I have to say it was pretty good.  As I ate the wonderful ice cream treat I thought to myself how amazing it was that I was experiencing my first Dilly Bar in Fargo-Moorhead.

Why you might ask?  Because the Dilly Bar was invented in Fargo-Moorhead in 1955 at the Dairy Queen in Moorhead, MN.  Don’t believe me?  Check out this article!

The DQ has been around since the late 1940’s and it is a unique experience.  It’s one of the originals.  Not your typical DQ.  Ours is special.  So next time your are in the F-M and want something special go check out the Dairy Queen at the intersection of 8th St and Main Ave in Moorhead.  It is almost like you are walking back in time!

This weekend would be a great time to visit too!  It is unbelievably, amazingly warm for this time of year.  We will be breaking into the 70’s…the snow is all gone…the sun is shining and it appears that spring has arrived early!

So go get yourself a Dilly Bar!  But don’t forget to snag the coupon from the visitors guide or from our site.  All those non-Dilly Bar lovers can at least save a buck or two!

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  1. Kristin (Woolums) Kolkowski November 6, 2013 at 2:29 AM #

    When my dad, Larry Woolums, was a senior in high school, he worked part time at the local DQ in Fairfield, IA. It’s my understanding from what I’ve read online that the DQ people asked their franchises to come up with new products because the public wanted more than soft-served cones and soda. It was then that that my dad and his co-worker invented the Dilly Bar. This was around 1953, two years before an article stated that two brothers from MN came to the Moorhead DQ “with a Dilly of an idea.” That “idea” came from my father and his co-worker 2 years earlier. If you think about it, a young employee still in school would not have the means to promote this product, so they had to turn the idea over to the DQ corp so they could promote it. After all, this is what DQ was asking from their franchises. As a young child I often walked to our local DQ with my classmates for a fieldtrip, and I remember my mother always telling everyone proudly how my dad invented the Dilly Bar. I was raised in a very Christian family and know my parents would not make this up? I just wanted to set the record straight and give credit where credit is due, that my father and his co-worker were the true inventors of the DQ Dilly Bar.

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