And the Best (least expensive) DQ in the Twin Cities is...
Blaine (Hwy 65, north of Hwy 10)
Total cost for a sm+med+large cone + Peanut Buster Parfait= $8.06
Average price after reviewing 27 Dairy Queens is $9.48. ($1.42 cheaper than average)
--Runners up: Rice at Arlington ($8.26), 37th St and 13th Ave S in Mpls ($8.36)
Cheapest Small Cone...
White Bear Lake (Hwy 61 north of 694)
Average cost: $1.52 ($.43 cheaper than average)
--Runners up: Blaine ($1.19), 37th St and 13th Ave S ($1.29), Rice at Arlington, Rice at Phalen, New Brighton, Hwy 88 in New Brighton, W. 7th St in St. Paul (all at $1.39)
--Most Expensive: Robbinsdale ($1.89), Edina/Hwy 100 Grill and Chill ($1.79)
Cheapest Medium Cone...
Average cost: $1.90 (About $.51 cheaper than average)
--Runners up: White Bear Lake ($1.59), Rice St at Arlington ($1.59),New Brighton ($1.69)
--Most Expensive: Robbinsdale ($2.29), Crystal Grill and Chill , Edina Grill and Chill, EP by Dunn Bros, Highland Park(all $2.19) , Snelling, Lakeville, Lake Josephine (all $2,09)
Cheapest Large Cone...
Lake Street and 44th Ave (Close to the St. Paul border)
7th St and 13th Ave S (South Minneapolis)
Average cost: $2.24 (About $.35 cheaper than average)
--Runners up: All at $1.99-- W 7th St in St. Paul, Blaine, White Bear Lake, Rice at Artlington, Rice at Phalen, New Brighton, Lowry Ave in NE Mpls.
--Most Expensive: Crystal Grill and Chill and Edina/Hwy100 ($2.69), Highland Park, EP by Dunn Bros ($2.59)
Cheapest Peanut Buster Parfait...
Rice Street at Arlington
Lake Street at 44th Ave
Average cost: $3.80 (about $.50 less expensive than average)
--Runners up: Blaine ($3.39), 37th Ave and 13th St ($3.49), Minnehaha ($3.59)
--Most Expensive: Crystal Grill and Chill, EP by Dunn Bros, Highland Park ($4.19), Robbinsdale, Lake Josephine ($4.09)
Most Expensive Dairy Queen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Robbinsdale-- &-- Crystal Grill and Chill
$10.76 for a sm+med+large cone+PBP
Average cost: $9.48 ($1.28 over average)
--Runners up: Eden Prairie by the Dunn Bros ($10.66), Edina Hwy 100 Grill and Chill ($10.46), Lake Josephine ($10.36), Snelling ($10.16)