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Dog Days is Chesterton's local ice cream parlor and soda fountain. We serve gelato, sorbetto, super-premium ice cream, shakes, floats, coffee, tea, and seasonal drinks.

Dog Days opened in the autumn of 2011 in an effort to bring the highest quality hand-dipped frozen confections to our Chesterton community. What we don't make in house, we source from our Great Lakes neighbors from Madison, WI, to Chicago and SW Michigan.  We are a local family owned and operated business and hope to provide a special place for your family to enjoy high quality frozen treats and make lasting memories!

What are dog days?

dog days | noun plural: the hottest time of the year
1:  the period between early July and early September when the hot sultry weather of summer usually occurs in the northern hemisphere
2:  a period of stagnation or inactivity

Dog Days is a favorite neighborhood spot to enjoy a sweet and well-deserved "period of inactivity" any time of year!  We hope to see you soon!