We've Got The Answers To Your Questions


Are you open year round?

YES.  We have been open year-round for several years now!

We’re only closed on Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

If there’s a major snow or ice storm, check our Facebook Group for announcements about whether we’re opening late, closing, closing early, etc.

We also will email our list and post on social, but whenever you’re in doubt, please call us at 845-221-0488.

what are your hours of operation?

Before Memorial Day Weekend, we are open seven days a week, from 11:30 AM to 9 PM.

From Memorial Day Weeknd through the end of Labor Day Weekend/Labor Day, we are open seven days a week, from 11:30 AM to 10 PM.

If you’re ordering hot food, no matter how your order is placed (in person, online, via the Joe’s Dairy Bar app, via telephone, etc.) PLEASE NOTE you may place your hot food order up until 30 minutes before closing on any given night.  

When in doubt, call us at 845-221-0488.

Wait. when does your grill close?

Don’t worry about double-checking!  Our grill closes approximately thirty (30) minutes before closing time.

When in doubt, call us at 845-221-0488.

Can I Order Food Online?

Sure!  Just go here to place an online order.

We also have our own app!  (“Joe’s Dairy Bar”)  Click here for the Apple iOS version.  Or:  Click here for the Android version.

When in doubt, call us at 845-221-0488.

Is There a Hot Food menu?

We used to have a paper menu, but nowadays we just refer people to our online menu because it’s the best way to keep up to date.  


You can get all sorts of discounts and sales for our email list subscribers, so join them by clicking here.

what methods of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, all credit cards and debit cards.  

We also take “contactless forms of payment” such as Apple Pay and Google Wallet, etc. 

(We do NOT accept this form of payment yet, BUT we’ll update the FAQ as soon as all of the programming is done in our computer system.)

We do NOT accept checks.  Not for anything.  That includes cake orders or “big orders” of any kind.  #OnceBittenTwiceShy (IYKYK)

When in doubt, call us at 845-221-0488.


You can, but…brace yourself.  We have numerous pages of ice cream cake models to choose from, broken down alphabetically by holiday/event! 

The main Cakes Page is where you’ll start your journey.

There’s also the Custom Page where you can get more information, however…

Your order is NOT considered placed until you call us at 845-221-0488 and set up arrangements for payment and schedule your cake’s pickup.



Good question!  We have both standard (available year round, since we’re open year round) and seasonal flavors.

Your best bet is to visit our Ice Cream Flavors Page for more information.

That information will often include ingredients, etc.  (Nice, right?)

When in doubt, call us at 845-221-0488.


Oh, we’ve won Best Ice Cream awards on multiple fronts in regional contests for multiple years, so YUP, we’ve got a ton of toppings.

Your best bet is to visit our Toppings Page for more information.  

When in doubt, call us at 845-221-0488.


We do have a lot of sundaes!

We have evergreen offerings, since we’re open year round, and limited time specials and seasonable offerings, too.

You’ll want to visit our Sundaes Page for all the delicious details.

When in doubt, call us at 845-221-0488.


Our JDB Originals are designer desserts that we handcraft, often completely from scratch, entirely on our premises. 

That means if there’s brownies in the JDB Original in question, we bake the brownies.

That means if there’s chocolate chip cookies in the JDB Original in question, we make and bake the chocolate chip cookies.

We really make a lot of our goodies from scratch (or pretty darn close).

Some JDB Originals are evergreen (especially because we’re open year round) and some are seasonal only.

If you want more information about our drool-worthy goodies, check out the JDB Originals Page.

When in doubt, call us at 845-221-0488.


Lucky us–we were one of the first to the table to create Freak Shakes in the United States and the public (as well as the media) adored them!

The Freak Shakes are designer milkshakes that are piled high with layers of decadent toppings or desserts (think donuts, slices of cake, candy, etc.).

You will not complain that you’re still hungry or not full after eating one of these desserts, we promise you.

They are designer desserts that beg for food selfies/photo ops.  (Your social media feeds will love you for it).

These things are gargantuan and do NOT travel well, though, so get ready to consume them on premises.

You just have to try one; after all, The Poughkeepsie Journal went so far as to put the JDB Freak Shake on their Bucket List.

Plus, 101.5 WPDH has had Steve and Stacey Storino on their morning show not once, but twice, to discuss the Freak Shake (and other things, too).  

Be warned:  These are addictive.  Visit our Freak Shakes Page for more information.

When in doubt, call us at 845-221-0488.


We have all sorts of ways to assist you, including a cool map!  Our address is 550 Route 82, Hopewell Junction, New York 12533.

Head on over to the Find Joe’s portion of our website so we can hook you up even better!

When in doubt, call us at 845-221-0488.


Oh, yes!  We’re nearly a macro-influencer (800K+ followers) on TikTok alone! 🎉

For easy ways to catch us on social media, visit our Connect Page and…um…connect with us!


The origin story of Joe’s Dairy Bar, tracking things from decades ago until now, can be found on our About Page.

It’s a good story, filled with food, friends (i.e., our customers) and fun!

Do you sell gift cards?

We do!  They make great stocking stuffers, teacher’s gifts, party favors, holiday gifts for teachers, school bus drivers, etc.

So, if you want to pick some Joe’s Dairy Bar and Grill gift cards up, visit the Gift Cards Page.

When in doubt, call us at 845-221-0488.


You know, it never hurts to ask.  Most of our employees remain with us for anywhere from 6 to 10 years (true story).

We are a very fun place to work, but keep in mind, it’s a very physical job and super fast-paced.  

Also, typically, if you don’t have night and weekend availability, we might not be a match.

You do need to be 16 years of age for us to consider you as a candidate and you must (no exceptions) have your own transportation.

And, no matter what the position you’d work in:  this is manual labor, it’s often very messy, you’ll be on your feet for hours at a time.

Please don’t ask us to pay you off the books.  We do NOT do that.  

You will have to fill out paperwork and provide all the data and forms of identification that both federal and New York State law requires.  (No exceptions).

You can’t be shy, you must be willing to get dirty and work hard and you absolutely, positively must provide service with a smile for our customers who are “ohana” or family for us here at Joe’s Dairy Bar.  We do have a great corporate culture, but you must be a team player.

If you’re up for joining our team, Contact Us here.

Certainly you can call us at 845-221-0488 for more information.