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Dr. Doolittles Roadside Cafe

1290 Rich Hwy, DuBois, Pennsylvania 15801 USA

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“A true roadside attraction”

The Roadside Cafe & Creamery is owned by Dr. Jeffery Rice of Dubois, Pa. Dr. Rice is an Oral Maxillofacial & Aesthetic Facial Surgeon and Businessman from right here in Dubois. Dr. Rice is a man of vision and wants The Roadside Cafe to be the area's funnest and safest place for children and adults of all ages to come, have fun and eat at resonable prices. He is always looking for ways to add-on and is always looking for things to add to the complex for your enjoyment. The General Manager of The Roadside cafe is Donna Miller of Falls Creek. With 32 years of experience in the food and ice cream service you can rest assured that Donna will make your visit memorable here at The Roadside Cafe. Donna is the General Manager of the entire complex. The Promotions / Gaming Manager is Brian Miller of Falls Creek. With 13 years of management experience Brian is in charge of Laser Tag, Mini Glow Golf, Outdoor Mini Golf, The Animals & The Grounds. Brian promotes our business to the public and he will make sure your gaming experience is second to none.

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Reviewed by
McFamilyRoadtrip

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  • 17 Reviews
  • 21 Helpful
August 03, 2014

This place was great for us- cheap food that was actually pretty good to eat (hard to find anything on the menu over $5 and lots of options under $2!) plus they had lots for my toddler to see/do. The food was typical fare for diner style menu plus an extensive ice cream/shake menu too. Mmmmm!!

As per the other reviewer, it really is a crazy mash up of things... Dinos, trains, activities, animals etc, but the kids love it. Yes, it is clear that a lot is also under construction too.... they just bought a bunch of big train cars online that they are renovating to use (and in the distant future, may even offer chances to sleep in some train cars! Awesome!!!). It is clear they are presently working on these trains- an electrician/mechanic was there speaking with us while he worked.

If you are traveling with small kids, people who like trains or dinos, a large group (especially if you are tired of spending too much to feed said large group) or just need to get out of the car, stop here. Entertaining American roadside stop.

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Steph

  • 39 Reviews
  • 31 Helpful
July 01, 2014

It's ok, it's a crazy mash-up of different things, but it also felt like a TRUE roadside ice cream attraction, and I enjoyed it for that. The blueberry ice cream milkshake was pretty good and the goats were cute :-)

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
dorlage

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
November 29, 2016
Rated 5.0

Great prices and good food - but the best part was stretching our legs wandering around the trains and mini golf course with our toddlers.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
pattimark

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  • 3 Helpful
August 20, 2016
Rated 5.0

This place is so cool!! There is everything--real trains & train memorabilia, 50s dining car and fancy parlor car dining (real cars), rail station replica, Teddy Roosevelt's Parlor Car (real!) , petting zoo, laser tag, dinosaur mini golf...oh and ice cream. Could be the best place EVER!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Abbyroadies

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
June 22, 2014

We found this to be disappointing. It seemed unfinished. The food was just a takeout window with some tables indoors.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
ksemd

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
June 15, 2014

Cute little cafe/attraction on our road trip. Tons to see and do makes it a perfect stop. Don't expect this to be top of the line attraction, but it is sure top of the line interesting and fun. Super cheap food too!!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
mburgess91

  • 2 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
May 21, 2014

Awesome little cafe and attraction, great prices on food. Yummy ice cream!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
ben.whiting.16

  • 3 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
April 29, 2014

Very fun place to go with amazing prices! The place has a good old fashion America feel, rather than a corporate money maker.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Beth Cackowski

  • 6 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
October 09, 2021
Rated 5.0

A great stop in I-80 for ice cream. You can play mini golf behind the restaurant. If you go around the right side of the building and walk (or drive) up that road there are a lot more dinosaur statues, another sasquatch and one of the dragons from Game of Thrones. The geology museum was closed, presumably for COVID. There’s a brew pub back there, too, though we didn’t go in.

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Reviewed by
watergoblins

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  • 0 Helpful
July 26, 2020
Rated 5.0

It was a pretty fun stop, off the main highway. The kids enjoyed the animatronic Dino museum. We got some Ice Cream, perfect on a summer's day. And my husband grabbed a growler to go from the Brew works. The kids climbed on the trains. Well worth a stop, when driving across country, and there isn't much else to see.

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Dr. Doolittles Roadside Cafe

1290 Rich Hwy
DuBois, Pennsylvania
15801 USA

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Open now until 9:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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