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The Best Things To Eat At Dairy Queen, Ranked 

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Updated September 11, 2019 714 votes 92 voters 2.1k views 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
3-Pc. Chicken Strip Lunc... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Things To Eat At Dairy Queen, Ranked
3-Pc. Chicken Strip Lunch

1020 cal. 

3
1/3 lb. Double with Chee... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Things To Eat At Dairy Queen, Ranked
1/3 lb. Double with Cheese Lunch
4
Cheese Curds is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Things To Eat At Dairy Queen, Ranked
Cheese Curds

500 cal. 

5
Onion Rings is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Things To Eat At Dairy Queen, Ranked
Onion Rings

360 cal. 

6
Cheese GrillBurger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Things To Eat At Dairy Queen, Ranked
Cheese GrillBurger

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

7
Crispy Chicken Sandwich ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Things To Eat At Dairy Queen, Ranked
Crispy Chicken Sandwich

550 cal. 

8
Chili Cheese Dog is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Things To Eat At Dairy Queen, Ranked
Chili Cheese Dog

420 cal. 

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

400 cal. 

10
Deluxe Cheeseburger Lunc... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Things To Eat At Dairy Queen, Ranked
Deluxe Cheeseburger Lunch

1070 cal. 

11
Crispy Chicken Sandwich ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Things To Eat At Dairy Queen, Ranked
Crispy Chicken Sandwich Lunch

1150 cal.

12
Honey BBQ Glazed Chicken... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Things To Eat At Dairy Queen, Ranked
Honey BBQ Glazed Chicken Strip Basket

1050 cal. 

13
1/3 lb. Double with Chee... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Things To Eat At Dairy Queen, Ranked
1/3 lb. Double with Cheese Burger

560 cal. 

14
FlameThrower GrillBurger... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Things To Eat At Dairy Queen, Ranked
FlameThrower GrillBurger

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

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

350 cal. 

16
Pretzel Sticks with Zest... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Things To Eat At Dairy Queen, Ranked
Pretzel Sticks with Zesty Queso

330 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
Crispy Chicken Salad Lun... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Things To Eat At Dairy Queen, Ranked
Crispy Chicken Salad Lunch

610 cal. 

19
Chicken Bacon BBQ Snack ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Things To Eat At Dairy Queen, Ranked
Chicken Bacon BBQ Snack Melt

280 cal. 

20
Turkey BLT is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Things To Eat At Dairy Queen, Ranked
Turkey BLT

580 cal./760 cal. combo

21
Buffalo Chicken Snack Me... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Things To Eat At Dairy Queen, Ranked
Buffalo Chicken Snack Melt

280 cal. 

22
KC BBQ Bacon Cheeseburge... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Things To Eat At Dairy Queen, Ranked
KC BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Lunch

1050 cal. 

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

500 cal./680 cal. combo

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

1030 cal.