Reese's Dairy Bar

Who We Are


(Please note - we originally listed on our paper menus and website extended hours going into effect on May 22.  Due to the current environment surrounding our nations's health situation, our operating hours will remain 11:30 am until 8:00 pm until further notice.)

Reese’s Dairy Bar at 1422 Clark Street Road, Aurelius, is very excited to begin their 48th season serving the Auburn area.  For the first time in the nearly 5-decade existence, Reese’s is owned by somebody outside of the Reese family.

Season #1 began in spring 1973, after Bill Reese traded a four-bedroom Charles Street house for the dairy bar located at the intersection of Routes 5 & 20 West and Half Acre Road.  As the years have progressed, there have been gradual but continuous changes and improvements to Reese’s Dairy Bar. The business had remained family-run season after season [William Reese 1973-1976; Douglas Reese 1977-1981; William Reese 1982-2001; Thomas Reese Watkins 2002-2019] until now.

Penny and Jamison Mills completed the purchase of Reese’s in November 2019.  Lifelong residents of Central New York, they are very excited to take over starting with season 48. 


There is much that makes Reese’s Dairy Bar unique in Cayuga County, first and foremost being the HOMEMADE products.  Reese’s Hard Ice Creams, Hard & Soft Sherbets, Sorbets/Italian Ices, Ice Cream Cakes, Ice Cream Cupcakes, French Custard, Cremesicle Twist, Soft Black Raspberry, Very Berry Twist, Ice Cream Sandwiches, Chipwiches, Cremewiches, and Berrywiches are all made right at the 1422 Clark Street Road location, from family recipes that have been handed down, tinkered with, and perfected over the years.  Carryout half gallons are still 64 ounces (not like the supermarket ice cream containers that seem to be shrinking all the time).  Reese’s HOMEMADE products are carefully made so that customers can enjoy consistently crafted, quality products, year after year. Even though there are new owners, fans of Reese’s can expect the same HOMEMADE ice cream and freshly prepared foods they have come to love over the years. 

Customers at Reese’s Dairy Bar receive excellent service from an award-winning staff, enjoy meals from a versatile lunch, supper, and snack menu for dine-in or carryout, and relax in a facility that is meticulously cleaned.  

New this year to Reese's - gift cards available for sale in any denomination!  

They make great birthday, graduation, and Mother's or Father's Day gifts!

Reese's Dairy Bar is active in the community as well, promoting tourism as an original member of the Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail, sponsoring the Finger Lakes Musical Theater Festival/Merry-Go-Round Playhouse,  sponsoring Will Shields Racing, hosting the Rochester chapter of the MidState Mazda Miata Club, as well as hosting the Cayuga County Cruisers Car Cruise on Friday evenings during the summer. 

Reese’s Dairy Bar always opens on the second to last Friday of March, and it is heartwarming to see customers marking their calendars, entering the date into their smartphones, leaving messages on Reese’s voicemail and Facebook page, or otherwise making note of one of the sure signs that Spring has arrived in the Finger Lakes. 


Menu / Price List

8% sales tax will be added to above prices EXCEPT items in the Hard Ice Cream To-Go section. CALL AHEAD TO HAVE YOUR ORDER READY. We do not pre-cook items, therefore most orders will take 8 to 12 minutes. FOOD MENU IS SERVED DAILY, 11:30 am - 7:15 pm. (315) 252-7323

ALL Hard Ice Cream, Sherbets, Sorbets (Italian Ice), and Ice Cream Cakes and Cupcakes are HOMEMADE. Regular Ice Cream Cakes have a layer of HOMEMADE Hard Vanilla and a layer of HOMEMADE Hard Chocolate with our special vanilla & chocolate crunchies in the center. Cremesicle Cakes have 2 layers of HOMEMADE Cremesicle with vanilla crunchies in the center. Very Berry Cakes have 2 layers of HOMEMADE  Very Berry with chocolate crunchies and raspberry puree in the center. Special order flavors and/or centers must be ordered 7 days in advance, and may be subject to additional cost. Call (315) 252-7323 to order.

Contact Us

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We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Reeses Dairy Bar

1422 Clark Street Road, Auburn, New York 13021, United States (located 1 mile west of Finger Lakes Mall on Routes 5 & 20 West)

(315) 252-7323



11:30 am - 8:00 pm 

Kitchen closes at 7:15