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The Best Things To Eat At Dairy Queen, Ranked

List RulesNo 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
    276
    61

    Chicken Strip Basket

    940 cal. (4 pc.)

  • 2
    154
    44

    3-Pc. Chicken Strip Lunch

    1020 cal. 

  • 3
    97
    30

    Crispy Chicken Sandwich

    550 cal. 

  • 4
    115
    48

    1/3 lb. Double with Cheese Lunch

  • 5
    119
    60

    Cheese Curds

    500 cal. 

  • 6
    101
    49

    Onion Rings

    360 cal. 

  • 7
    98
    48

    Pretzel Sticks with Zesty Queso

    330 cal. 

  • 8
    72
    31

    Crispy Chicken Sandwich Lunch

    1150 cal.

  • 9
    77
    37

    Honey BBQ Glazed Chicken Strip Basket

    1050 cal. 

  • 10
    81
    47

    FlameThrower GrillBurger

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

  • 11
    82
    49

    Chili Cheese Dog

    420 cal. 

  • 12
    66
    40

    1/3 lb. Double with Cheese Burger

    560 cal. 

  • 13
    62
    40

    Deluxe Cheeseburger Lunch

    1070 cal. 

  • 14
    59
    37

    Cheeseburger

    400 cal. 

  • 15
    54
    42

    Cheese GrillBurger

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

  • 16
    40
    32

    Bacon Cheese GrillBurger 

    610 cal. 

  • 17
    41
    37

    Grilled Chicken Sandwich

    390 cal. 

  • 18
    39
    36

    Crispy Chicken Salad Lunch

    610 cal. 

  • 19
    40
    38

    Chicken Bacon BBQ Snack Melt

    280 cal. 

  • 20
    33
    33

    Buffalo Chicken Snack Melt

    280 cal. 

  • 21
    32
    31

    Ultimate Hashbrown

    1030 cal.

  • 22
    39
    40

    Hamburger

    350 cal. 

  • 23
    31
    32

    KC BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Lunch

    1050 cal. 

  • 24
    27
    37

    Turkey BLT

    580 cal./760 cal. combo

  • 25
    22
    30

    Chicken Bacon Ranch

    500 cal./680 cal. combo