Opened in May 2011, the Sandusky Dairy Queen location was the largest DQ Grill & Chill franchise in the U.S. at the time of opening. This Dairy Queen location is owned and operated by Cedar Point, and is situated off the Cedar Point causeway and on the mainland. The Cedar Point Dairy Queen is the only DQ with the rights to use Cedar Point images on in marketing material and on frozen cakes.
Prior to Dairy Queen, the building operated as:
East of Chicago Pizza (May 2001-December 2010)
Coasters Midway Grill (1997-May 2001)
Hardees (April 1993-1997). See below for additional Hardees information.
Service: Counter Service
Location: 2015 5th Street, Sandusky, OH. At the corner of Cedar Point Drive and Fifth Street near Breakers Express (outside the park).
Type of Food: Frozen treats, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken fingers
Combo meals include small coffee or soft drink, and hash browns.
Biscuits & Gravy (Solo $3.49; Combo $4.99)
Biscuit Sandwich; Choose sausage, bacon, or ham (Solo $2.99; Combo $4.99)
Sausage Biscuit Twin Pak (Solo $3.49; Combo $4.99)
Ultimate Breakfast Burrito (Solo $3.99; Combo $4.99)
Platters (include sausage, bacon, or ham)
Classic Country $4.99
Ultimate Hash Browns $4.99
Buttermilk Pancakes $4.99
Breaded Mushrooms $2.89
Iron Grilled Supreme BLT (Solo $4.99; $7.29 Combo)
Chili Cheese Fries $5.99
Cheese Curds $3.49
Pick 1 from each group $4.79
Entree: 2-piece Chicken Strips, Cheeseburger, Iron Grilled Cheese, Hot Dog
Side: Banana, Applesauce, Fries
Drink: Milk, Soft Drink, Arctic Rush
Treat: Cone, Dilly Bar, DQ Sandwich
Kids Live Well Meal $4.79 (Does not include separate treat.)
Turkey Wrap, Banana, and Kids’ Strawberry-Banana Smoothie
$5 Lunch Menu
(Includes fries, soft drink, and sundae)(Served 11-4 everyday)
Chili Cheese Dog Lunch
3-Piece Chicken Strip Lunch
1/4 lb GrillBurger with cheese Lunch
Salads come with choice of 7 Marzetti Dressings
Chicken BLT Salad (Choice of Crispy or Grilled Chicken) $5.99
Garden Greens (Choice of Crispy or Grilled Chicken) $5.59
Asian Peanut (Choice of Crispy or Grilled Chicken) $5.99
Side Salad $2.39
Chicken Wrap (Choice of Crispy or Grilled Chicken) $4.89
Onion Rings ($2.59/$2.99)
4-Piece Chicken Strip Basket ($6.59/$7.59 with drink)
6-Piece Chicken Strip Basket ($7.59/$8.59 with drink)
Popcorn Shrimp ($6.59/$7.59 with drink)
Quesadillas (Chicken or Veggie)($6.99/$7.99 with drink)
Includes Fries and Drink; Substitute side salad or rings for only $0.69
1/4 lb Bacon Cheese GrillBurger (Solo $4.59; Combo $6.99)
1/2 lb Flame Thrower GrillBurger (Solo $5.79; Combo $8.29)
1/4 lb Mushroom Swiss GrillBurger (Solo $4.59; Combo $6.99)
1/2 lb GrillBurger with Cheese (Solo $5.59; Combo $7.99)
1/4 lb GrillBurger with Cheese (Solo $3.79; Combo $6.29)
Original Cheeseburger (Solo $2.79; Combo $5.19)
Original Double Cheeseburger (Solo $3.79; Combo $6.19)
Iron Grilled Turkey (Solo $4.99; Combo $7.29)
Iron Grilled Classic Club (Solo $4.99; Combo $7.29)
All Beef Chili Cheese Dog (Solo $3.29; Combo $5.79)
Crispy or Grilled Chicken Sandwich (Solo $4.99; Combo $7.49)
Royal Shakes- Oreo, Mint Chip, Caramel Cheesecake ($2.99/$3.29/$3.59)
Shakes & Malts- Chocolate, Hot Fudge, Banana, Vanilla, Strawberry, Caramel, Peanut Butter, Cherry ($2.59/$2.99/$3.29/$3.59)
Moolatte (Frozen Blended Coffee)- Mocha, Caramel, Cappuccino, French Vanilla ($3.49/$3.79/$4.09)
Arctic Rush (Frozen Beverage)- Cherry/Grape, Lemon Lime, Blue Raspberry, Strawberry Kiwi ($2.09/$2.39/$2.69/$3.09)
Lemonade Chillers- Lemonade, Strawberry Lemonade ($2.39/$2.69/$3.29)
Soft Drinks (See below for flavors) ($1.89/$2.29/$2.59)
Peanut Buster Parfait $4.79
Banana Split $4.79
Oreo Brownie Earthquake $4.79
Peanut Buster Bash $4.79
Sundaes- Hot Fudge, Strawberry, Chocolate, Pineapple, Peanut Butter, Caramel, Banana, Marshmallow, Cherry ($2.79/$2.99/$3.29)
Dipped Cones ($2.49/$2.59/$2.99)
Waffle Bowl Sundaes- Turtle, Chocolate Covered Strawberry (Plain $3.99; Chocolate Coated $4.29)
Waffle Cones- (Plain $3.29; Chocolate Coated $3.59)
Cookie Lovers- Oreo, Cookie Dough, Mint Oreo, Double Fudge Cookie Dough, Oreo Cheesecake
Candy Cravers- Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Butterfinger, Snickers, Heath, M&Ms
Fruit Fans- Banana Cream Pie, Strawberry Cheesecake, Hawaiia, Banana Split, Choco Cherry Love
Chocoholics- Chocolate Xtreme, Midnight Truffle, Turtle Pecan Cluster, Georgia Mud Fudge, French Silk Pie
Mini $2.89, Small $3.89, Medium $4.29, Large $4.79, Extra Stuff $0.49
Premium Fruit Smoothies (Made with real fruit and low fat yogurt) ($3.59/$3.99/$4.69)
Light Smoothies ($3.59/$3.99/$4.69)(Contain 1/3 fewer calories than regular smoothies)
Julius Originals ($3.09/$3.39/$3.89)
Available with the following fruits: Strawberry Banana, Pina Colada, Berry Pomegranate, Mango Pineapple, OrangeBerry, Strawberry, Tripleberry, Orange
Add an additional boost of Protein or Banana for $0.99
Per 8 fluid ounces, Light Smoothies have 100 calories versus regular smoothies at 140 calories.
Important Info: Store opens at 11:00 AM everyday and closes at 7:00 PM Monday-Thursday; 9:00 Friday-Sunday. Location also features a drive-thru for your convenience.
Famous Dishes: Frozen DQ cakes with exclusive Cedar Point cake custom edibles.
CP Food Blog Posts Mentioning Dairy Queen:
Self-serve Coca-Cola vending machine featuring Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, Minute Maid Lemonade, Pibb Xtra, Barq’s Root Beer, Mello Yello, and Coca-Cola Zero.
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December 9, 1992: Cedar Point announces it will open a Hardees on the corner of the Causeway and Fifth Street in Sandusky. The fast food restaurant will have a Cedar Point theme and, at 4,500 square feet, will be the largest Hardees in the world.
Cedar Point owned and operated a Hardee’s restaurant along Causeway Drive near the entrance to the park. Hardee’s served a diversified menu that included hamburgers, roast beef, chicken, fish sandwiches and salads. Specialty items such as fresh-baked biscuits, freshly breaded chicken and Hardee’s Frisco sandwiches served on grilled sourdough bread were also offered. The dining room was open daily 6 a.m. to midnight and the drive-thru was open until 1 a.m. throughout Cedar Point’s operating season.
The agreement marked the first time the limited partnership chose to franchise a branded concept and allowed the amusement company to generate additional revenues by attracting customers who choose to eat outside the park.
Hardee’s Cedar Point opened its doors April 22, 1993.