What Time Does Dairy Queen Close? Wouldn’t it be great if Dairy Queen opened around the clock so you could stop by and satisfy your ice cream craving at any hour of the day or night?
Well, we can dream, can’t we? But in the real world, Dairy Queen outlets operate on a set schedule of opening and closing times. None of them are open 24/7.
To make sure that you don’t waste your time driving to a Dairy Queen only to find that they’re closing up or already dark and shuttered, it’s handy to know what time they close.
So what time does DQ Close? That’s not a straightforward question to answer. Let’s find out why.
What Time Does Dairy Queen Close On Weekdays?
Many Dairy Queen locations will be open from 10 AM to 10 PM. However, because the vast majority of Dairy Queen are independently owned franchises, there’s quite a bit of variation in opening hours depending on the type of Dairy Queen and its location. Some Dairy Queens close a little earlier than others at 6:30 PM, 8 PM, or 9:30 PM, and some close later at 11 PM.
As you can see, there’s a big variation in closing time at Dairy Queen, but don’t worry, scroll down the page and we’ll show you how to check the closing time at Dairy Queen in your area.
When Does Dairy Queen Close On Weekends?
Again, closing time is variable depending on the location. At the weekend, your local Dairy Queen may close at the same time as on weekdays, a little later, or a little earlier. It all depends on the particular location.
If your closest Dairy Queen closes early at 8 PM and you’re craving an after-dinner treat, all is not lost, you could still have time to get to a store, or place an order for pickup or delivery because another Dairy Queen nearby probably stays open until 10 or 11 PM.
What Time Does Dairy Queen Drive-Thru Close?
At Dairy Queens with a drive-thru, the drive-thru will almost certainly be open at least as late as the store, and at some restaurants, the drive-thru stays open for an extra half an hour. You’ll need to check the exact hours for the Dairy Queen you plan to visit to be sure.
What Time Does Dairy Queen Curbside Pickup Close?
If you want to place an order for curbside pickup at a participating Dairy Queen the service usually operates during store hours. Some restaurants close their curbside service earlier though.
What Time Does Dairy Queen Stop Serving Breakfast?
Breakfasts at participating Dairy Queen Grill & Chill restaurants are available until 10:30 AM or 11 AM depending on the location. Dairy Queen Breakfast hours are variable and can start as early as 6 AM, but most locations open for breakfast at 7 AM.
How To Find Out What Time Dairy Queen Closes
With so much variation in Dairy Queen hours, the only way to know for sure what time the Dairy Queens in your area close is by checking out their business hours. You can find the hours using the Dairy Queen store locator tool, or using Google Maps or Apple Maps.
Check Dairy Queen’s Closing Time With The Store Locator Tool
To use the Dairy Queen store locator go to https://www.dairyqueen.com/en-us/locations/
Then enter the city, town, state, or Zip Code you want to get the details for in the search box.
Hit the search button and you’ll get a list of locations alongside a map with markers for each location.
On the location list you’ll see the address of the restaurant, and the time it closes. Then you can scroll through the list to compare closing times.
When you click or tap a listing to get more details, you’ll be able to see the opening and closing times for each day of the week.
If a location offers drive-thru or curbside service and the hours are different from the store hours, those should be listed too. You’ll also see amenities at that location, delivery options like Uber Eats, Grubhub, or DoorDash, and payment methods.
The search tool also has a filter button that lets you choose the type of Dairy Queen you’re looking for.
- Delivery available
- Mobile ordering
- Gift cards
- Outdoor seating
- Credit cards accepted
- Restrooms available
- Wheelchair access
- Wifi available
Check Dairy Queen’s Closing Time With Google Maps Or Apple Maps
Both of these map services show you business hours for almost every business out there, and you can easily find Dairy Queen closing times by opening your preferred app and searching for Dairy Queen using one of the following formats.
- Dairy Queen plus your city or town (for example Dairy Queen Atlanta)
- Dairy Queen plus your Zip Code (for example Dairy Queen 30058)
- Dairy Queen near me
When the map populates with the results, you’ll see markers for each Dairy Queen location and a list showing each Dairy Queen in your search area.
Choose a marker, then click through to see the closing time each day of the week, or select a listing to get more details.
Is Dairy Queen Open On Holidays?
Dairy Queen opens on some holidays but not all, and outlets may have shorter opening hours.
Dairy Queen closes for the Thanksgiving holiday and on Christmas Day. Some locations may be open on New Year’s Day, and some may also open on Easter Sunday.
You can drop in for your favorite Dairy Queen indulgence on any of these holidays:
- New Year’s Day (some locations)
- Martin Luther King Day
- Presidents’ Day
- Good Friday
- Easter Sunday (some locations)
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Columbus Day
- Veterans Day
- Christmas Eve
- New Year’s Eve
Watch Out For Seasonal Variations At Dairy Queen
Just when you think you’ve got Dairy Queen’s closing times all figured out, everything changes because your local DQ has closed for the winter or cut their opening hours as seasonal demand drops.
Location and map pages may or may not show the updated hours, but Google Maps or Apple Maps will both show if a location is temporarily closed for the winter season.
Treat-only locations are the most likely outlets to shutter over the winter months, while Food and Treat Dairy Queens usually remain open.
What’s On The Late Night Menu At Dairy Queen?
Dairy Queen serves a full menu right up to the last orders. That means you can enjoy a fast food feast or indulge in a creamy treat as late as 11 PM, but you’ll usually need to order half an hour before closing time.
Dairy Queen’s fast food menu includes:
- Cheese Grillburger
- Chili Cheese Dog
- Chicken Sandwich
- Chicken Bacon Ranch
- Chicken Mozzarella
- Turkey BLT
- Snack Melts
- Chicken Strips
- Onion Rings
- Breaded Mushrooms
- Side Salad
- Chicken Wrap
- Cheese Curds
Dairy Queen’s Treats menu Includes:
- Banana Split
- Soft Serve Cone
- Dipped Cone
- Waffle Cone
- Apple Tart
- Triple Chocolate Brownie
Dairy Queen closing times vary. Some locations stay open until 11 PM, while some close as early as 6:30 PM. But the vast majority close at 10 PM.
You’ll also find variability in store hours, versus drive-thru hours, and curbside hours.
Use the Dairy Queen store locator tool, or Google or Apple maps to find the closing time for the Dairy Queen you want to visit or order from.
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I am Alexi Brains, and I am the head writer, editor, and co-founder of FoodItems.org