Dairy Bar

  • Exterior of Dairy Bar
  • Picture of the track side of the UNH Dairy Bar with Amtrak approaching
  • Picture of our delicious salad
  • Our Wildcat ladies enjoying a little ice cream at the historic Dairy Bar

Here at the UNH Dairy Bar, we are focused on healthy foods and sustainability. We select wholesome, local products. We use compostable containers and cutlery for takeaway orders. We use EnergyStar rated equipment in our kitchen. We're doing all that we can to be sustainable while offering some of the tastiest food and , of course - ice cream, in town!



  • Giffords famous ice cream
  • Wholesome breakfasts
  • Upscale sandwiches
  • Local greens

Meet the Manager


Jane Calef, Supervisor



Customers eating inside the Dairy Bar
Side view of the Dairy Bar
Sundae with whipped cream, nuts and a cherry
President Obama enjoying his ice cream
Nice Dairy Bar Salad picture
Picture of the train station lobby
Jane and Diane working the counter at the UNH Dairy Bar
Picture of the front of the Dairy Bar with old antique car in front.
Chicken wrap picture

Call Ahead Service/Online Ordering

Call ahead service 862-1006

Tapingo Online Ordering is available.

Order ahead AND pay using Cat's Cache, Dining Dollars or a credit card and eliminate the need to wait to pay upon pickup! Order online or download apps for iPhone or Android. Learn more...

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Local & Sustainable

We practice energy conservation and efficiency as well to enhance our environment and community. We use a variety of fresh local products from suppliers using sustainable methods that result in great quality foods.

See more information on our local vendors.

The UNH Dairy Bar restaurant uses compostable packaging and unique recycling sorting bins for guests to contribute in our efforts for a more sustainable UNH.

Dairy Bar History

Old picture of the original Dairy Bar

The station was originally built in 1896 in Lynn, Massachusetts and was moved to the present site in Durham when the Boston and Maine Railroad moved its tracks further from the center of campus.

2001 and 2008 historic renovations and expansion resulted in a new Dairy Bar restaurant; expanded transit facilities including a climate controlled lobby for intercity bus and rail passengers. The ATM equipped lobby is open from 5:30am-10pm and also houses the Amtrak Quik-Trak machine for reservations and printing boarding tickets. Wildcat Transit and UNH Campus Connector service is available on Main Street approximately 1000' away.

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Picture of the Amtrak stopping at the Dairy Bar

Durham Transportation



3 Depot Road
Durham, NH 03824


Sun: Closed
Mon - Fri: 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Sat: 11:00 am-4:00 pm


(603) 862-1006

Payment Options

Cat's Cache
Dining Dollars
MasterCard/Visa ($5 Minimum)
American Express