Dairy queen ice cream sign, Des Moines, Iowa; ca. 1980. (Photo by: HUM Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
What Time Does Dairy Queen Start Serving Lunch?
By Arianna Endicott
It can be frustrating showing up to a restaurant too early for lunch food to be served, especially if you don't have the luxury of sitting and waiting for the menu changeover. According to Open Hours, Dairy Queen's breakfast begins at 7:00 a.m., and its locations serve biscuit sandwiches and pancakes until 10:30 a.m., after which customers can begin to order lunchtime food.
Dairy Queen's lunch hours vary by location, but at most, lunch begins being served as early as 10:30 a.m. during the week, and 11:00 a.m. on the weekends. If you find yourself craving a bacon cheeseburger or chicken strips before that time, the site notes that some participating locations outside of Texas will serve up the Meal Deals during all business hours.
Though Dairy Queen became famous for its ice cream creations, the chain has an extensive lunchtime menu with burgers, chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, and salads, as well as snacks like french fries, cheese curds, onion rings, and pretzel sticks. Some of these foods can even be enjoyed as part of their Meal Deals, which include a sundae on the side to finish the meal.