Barnett’s Dairyette is Celebrating 62 Years of Operation and Recent ‘Mid-Size Business of the Quarter’ Win
Barnett’s Dairyette is celebrating 62 plus years of successful operation in the community and their recent recognition of ‘Mid-Size Business of the Quarter’ determined by the Siloam Springs Chamber of Commerce. The restaurant provides frozen favorites and other traditional diner favorites in a casual, nostalgic environment.
Businesses are selected for the distinction of ‘Business of the Quarter’ based on characteristics like community involvement, volunteering in the community and support for Siloam Springs community members, according to the Siloam Springs Chamber of Commerce.
Barnett’s Dairyette opened in June, 1957 by founder, Ervie Barnett. The Barnett family proudly operated the business across three generations until 2002. Jacob Frese, a longtime restaurateur and owner of several local restaurants, purchased Barnett’s Dairyette in 2017 and plans to lead the Barnett’s team with the goal of continuing the restaurant’s rich history in the community.
Barnett’s Dairyette is associated with ice cream cones, leisurely summer car rides and community spirit by many area residents and Frese intends to keep these memories alive by breathing fresh air into old traditions. One way the restaurant is achieving this is by hosting monthly cruise nights featuring motorcycles and antique cars. The next cruise night is scheduled for Sept. 7 and will feature Still Cruisin’, a local band which will provide classic 1960s tunes. One member of Still Cruisin’ is Ervie Barnett’s daughter and the Barnett’s team hopes that the event captures the essence of the restaurant’s long, storied history.
Barnett’s Dairyette offers frozen favorites like shakes, malts, sundaes, banana splits, ice cream cones and more in tasty flavors like banana, cherry, chocolate chip, hot fudge, butterscotch, hot caramel and more. The restaurant also offers savory options like burgers, chili burgers, chili cheese dogs, hot dogs, BLTs and more.
Barnett’s Dairyette is honored by the recognition of ‘Mid-Size Business of the Quarter’ and thanks the Siloam Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Siloam Springs community for making it possible. The Barnett’s team is thrilled to be celebrating 62 years of dedicated service to the community and looks forward to another 62 years as a Siloam Springs staple.
Visit Barnett’s Dairyette at 111 West Tulsa Street!
Barnett’s Dairyette has been providing the Siloam Springs and northwest Arkansas community with traditional favorites like shakes, malts, sundaes, banana splits, ice cream cones and more in tasty flavors like banana, cherry, chocolate chip, hot fudge, butterscotch, hot caramel and others for more than 62 years. The restaurant also offers savory options like burgers, chili burgers, chili cheese dogs, hot dogs, BLTs and other diner favorites. As well as providing tasty treats, Barnett’s Dairyette has been a place for community engagement and nostalgic experiences for generations. Visit the shop for a taste of Siloam Springs’ favorite ice cream or learn more at: www.barnetts.com.
SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) -- An original neon sign that stretches back five years before Sam Walton opened the first Walmart store is now back on.
People gathered at the Barnett's Dairyette for the official reintroduction of a beloved, original neon sign.
For the past 60 years, the old-school burger and shake joint has been a popular attraction in town.
The sign was turned on for the first time in nearly 20 years Tuesday (April 17). It didn't function during those years because of a hail storm.
Owner Jacob Frese recently restored the original menu sign from 1957 when the store opened.
View the Press Release: https://5newsonline.com/2018/04/17/60-year-old-beloved-sign-restored-in-siloam-springs/