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The Best Things To Eat At Dairy Queen, Ranked  

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177 votes 23 voters 28 items

List Rules No desserts or drinks.

Known for its cool treats and hot eats, there’s more to try at Dairy Queen than just the Blizzards (though they are pretty rad). From burgers to hot dogs and more, we’re ranking the best things to order at DQ, with the calories listed for each (ya know, because health is wealth, even when you're eating fast food).

Founded way back in 1940, Dairy Queen has more than 4,500 locations around the country. Chances are, there’s a Dairy Queen near you. From fan-favorite classic DQ menu options like the Honey BBQ Glazed Chicken Strip Basket and the zesty Pretzel Sticks, to lighter options like the Chicken BLT Salad and Turkey BLT, you’re sure to find something you love. Dairy Queen also has its own breakfast and lunch menus, so make sure you plan accordingly.

Vote up your favorite Dairy Queen menu items at, and vote down all the ones you’ve tried and didn’t like. And if your favorite DQ menu item is missing, add it to the list -- that way other readers can see how popular it is. And if you didn't know, Dairy Queen's secret menu also goes hard.

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1
Chicken Strip Basket is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Things To Eat At Dairy Queen, Ranked
Chicken Strip Basket

940 cal. (4 pc.)

2
Cheese Curds is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Things To Eat At Dairy Queen, Ranked
Cheese Curds

500 cal. 

3
Cheese GrillBurger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Things To Eat At Dairy Queen, Ranked
Cheese GrillBurger

540 cal. (1/4)/720 cal. combo

4
Hamburger is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Things To Eat At Dairy Queen, Ranked
Hamburger

350 cal. 

5
Crispy Chicken Salad Lunch is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Things To Eat At Dairy Queen, Ranked
Crispy Chicken Salad Lunch

610 cal. 

6
1/3 lb. Double with Cheese Lun... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Things To Eat At Dairy Queen, Ranked
1/3 lb. Double with Cheese Lunch
7
Crispy Chicken Sandwich Lunch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Things To Eat At Dairy Queen, Ranked
Crispy Chicken Sandwich Lunch

1150 cal.

8
1/3 lb. Double with Cheese Bur... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Things To Eat At Dairy Queen, Ranked
1/3 lb. Double with Cheese Burger

560 cal. 

9
Cheeseburger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Things To Eat At Dairy Queen, Ranked
Cheeseburger

400 cal. 

10
Side Salad is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Things To Eat At Dairy Queen, Ranked
Side Salad

25 cal. 

11
3-Pc. Chicken Strip Lunch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Things To Eat At Dairy Queen, Ranked
3-Pc. Chicken Strip Lunch

1020 cal. 

12
KC BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Lunc... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Things To Eat At Dairy Queen, Ranked
KC BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Lunch

1050 cal. 

13
Pretzel Sticks with Zesty Ques... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Things To Eat At Dairy Queen, Ranked
Pretzel Sticks with Zesty Queso

330 cal. 

14
Chicken Bacon BBQ Snack Melt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Things To Eat At Dairy Queen, Ranked
Chicken Bacon BBQ Snack Melt

280 cal. 

15
FlameThrower GrillBurger is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Things To Eat At Dairy Queen, Ranked
FlameThrower GrillBurger

720 cal. (1/4), 900 cal. combo

16
Onion Rings is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Things To Eat At Dairy Queen, Ranked
Onion Rings

360 cal. 

17
Grilled Chicken Sandwich is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Things To Eat At Dairy Queen, Ranked
Grilled Chicken Sandwich

390 cal. 

18
Chili Cheese Dog is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Things To Eat At Dairy Queen, Ranked
Chili Cheese Dog

420 cal. 

19
Deluxe Cheeseburger Lunch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Things To Eat At Dairy Queen, Ranked
Deluxe Cheeseburger Lunch

1070 cal. 

20
Buffalo Chicken Snack Melt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Things To Eat At Dairy Queen, Ranked
Buffalo Chicken Snack Melt

280 cal. 

21
Chicken Bacon Ranch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Things To Eat At Dairy Queen, Ranked
Chicken Bacon Ranch

500 cal./680 cal. combo

22
Turkey BLT is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Things To Eat At Dairy Queen, Ranked
Turkey BLT

580 cal./760 cal. combo

23
Crispy Chicken Sandwich is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Things To Eat At Dairy Queen, Ranked
Crispy Chicken Sandwich

550 cal. 

24
Bacon Cheese GrillBurger  is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Things To Eat At Dairy Queen, Ranked
Bacon Cheese GrillBurger 

610 cal. 

25
Hot Dog is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Things To Eat At Dairy Queen, Ranked
Hot Dog

340 cal.