Dairy Queen is not your typical burger joint, you can have your pick of a variety of tasty items such as their famous DQ Blizzards, birthday cakes, hot dogs, ice cream, and many more “hot eats and cool treats”. Dairy Queen was one of the earliest pioneers of food franchising, and has over 6,400 stores in 27 different countries such as Saudi Arabia, China, Thailand, Mexico, Poland, and Egypt just to name a few. The majority of locations serve both hot food year round so you can stop by DQ anytime and pick up some french fries, hamburgers, chicken, or salad if you’re looking for something healthy. Cold item availability may vary by location, but should be available at your local DQ during the spring and summer seasons at least. So whether you need a DQ Cake to bring to a birthday party or just want to have a seat and have your delicious meal served to you, Dairy Queen is happy to let you experience “Fan Food, Not Fast Food”.

Like any fast food restaurant or normal business, store hours may vary and DQ is no exception. We will give you a guide to find both store specific and general store hours of the Illinois based fast-food-favorite. For the majority of locations during the weekdays, Dairy Queen Hours of operation (as seen in table below) are 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM on Monday through Thursday. On the weekends, Dairy Queen is open on Saturday from 11:00 AM through 10:00 PM and Sunday from 12:00 to 10:00. A common trend among most locations is the fact Dairy Queen closes at 10:00, unlike some other fast food chains who remain open until the later hours. Check out the table below for an overview of the regular Dairy Queen Hours for every day of the week at a typical location.

Dairy Queen hours may vary by location*
Monday11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday12:00 PM - 10:00 PM



An accurate and reliable way to help you find Dairy Queen hours is clicking the following link to be taken directly to their official Find a DQ page. Once you reach this page, you will be asked permission to share your location with Dairy Queen: select yes to be taken directly to a list of stores at a convenient distance or select no to manually type in your state, city, and zip code for the same results. This is a very up-to-date tool directly from the company itself so you can rest assured you will find the most reliable Dairy Queen hours of operation.


Another great tool to help you find Dairy Queen hours is convenient and user-friendly Google Maps page which can be found by clicking here. Once you’re on Google Maps, simply search the term “Dairy Queen” to be given a list of Dairy Queen hours for all your local DQ locations, along with their addresses, phone numbers, ratings, and directions if you’re in the mood for some “Fan Food”. You can also click this link to skip the first step and directly view all of the Dairy Queen Store Hours and information for your desired location.


If you enjoy Fan Food and are always on the go, I’ve got some good news; Dairy Queen has an app “built for Fans like you”! The My DQ App is currently only available in certain locations, with more locations to accept the app coming in 2016. You still have the option to download the app on both IOS and Android smartphone devices, and will be rewarded a free small blizzard treat at select locations. Other great features available on the app are exclusive coupons, an option to pay for your Fan Food directly from the app, earn free DQ Food & Treat Rewards, and of course help you find Dairy Queen hours. Click on the link at the beginning of this paragraph to view all the details, rules, and regulations regarding the new app.


The holiday season has traditionally been a time to eat some home cooked food with family straight from Grandma’s kitchen. In recent years, more and more people may want to eat out for the holidays or want a tasty blizzard to wash that green casserole with. This brings us to the topic of standard Dairy Queen holiday hours of operation for most stores. Typically, Dairy Queen is open on Labor Day, Christmas Eve, Easter Monday, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day (MLK Day), and a number of other holidays which can be viewed in the table below. DQ may want their employees and Fans to spend certain holidays away from work and with family or friends. This is likely why Dairy Queen is closed on Easter Sunday, Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day, New Years Day, and Independence Day (4th of July) at most locations.



Black FridayMardi Gras
Christmas EveMemorial Day
Cinco de MayoMother's Day
Columbus DayNew Year's Day
Easter MondayPresident's Day
Good FridaySt. Patrick's Day
HalloweenTax Day
Labor DayValentines Day
Father’s DayVeteran's Day


Bad Weather DaysIndependence Day (4th of July)
Christmas DayThanksgiving Day
Easter SundayNew Years Day

Some holidays may hold more importance than others to both individuals in society and individual companies alike. Whether it be for religious values or maximizing store profit, most companies chose to close their doors during certain holidays while others may chose to remain open or customize their holiday hours. Either way, we should always strive to prepare for the holidays, especially when they require us to purchase gifts for our friends and family. Gift Cards are always a safe bet as a gift, and what’s better than the gift of Fan Food? The DQ Gift Card is like “Hot Eats, Cool Treats” in card form, and ensures the recipient can enjoy “Fan Food, Not Fast Food” with just the swipe of a card!

Some people may view their birthday as a holiday, and extra-special coupons and free blizzards are sure to make any birthday even better! Dairy Queen likes to reward its customers with nice gestures such anniversary suprises exclusive discounts by simply joining the Blizzard Fan Club. Click here to join over 4.3 million other members and receive awesome treats from “the sweetest club in the solar system”! So Dairy Queen not only provides its customers with an awesome variety of quality food, but also special gifts just for signing up to become a club member! And remember to use this guide to help you stop by during certain Dairy Queen store holiday hours and use your coupons or DQ Gift Card to enjoy the gift of good taste. These Dairy Queen holiday hours may vary by location and are subject to change, so be sure to use to tools provided above to find out directly if Dairy Queen is closed or open during a particular holiday.


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Since Dairy Queen store hours vary depending on their location, please use the references detailed earlier on this page to help find your local Dairy Queen store hours of operation.


Dairy Queen was founded on June 22, 1940 by John Fremont McCullough and Sheb Noble in the city of Edina, Minnesota. The first restaurant opened in Joliet, Illinois and has experienced tremendous growth since then. As of December 2014, DQ has over 4,800 locations, and over 6,000 locations globally when including Orange Julius and Karmelkorn locations as well. DQ is headed by company CEO John Gainor, CFO Mark Vinton, and COO Troy Bader. Dairy Queen headquarters is located in the Minneapolis suburb of Edina, at current address: 7505 Metro Blvd. Minneapolis, MN 55439. Below is a table with various options and tools to help you find Dairy Queen contact info through telephone, email, fax, social media (such as DQ’s Facebook and Twitter) and corporate. Dairy Queen corporate office headquarters info and contact is subject to change, but the wide range of methods to contact Dairy Queen will ensure you are able to reach out to someone regarding Dairy Queen hours or any other comments, questions, or concerns.

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