Since 1953

Hudson “Hut” Avant opened The Dairylane as a summer-only business in 1953, after twice being turned down for a Dairy Queen franchise in Sandersville. It became a year-round business in 1957 and hasn’t slowed down a bit ever since. In 1995, The Dairylane was purchased by Ben Walters, and it has been in the Walters family ever since. Today it is co-owned by B.T. Walters and Trey Britt. After 67 years The Dairylane opened our first drive-thru in Sandersville, Georgia. Though it has changed hands over the years, we have never lost site of our mission to be a gathering place for the community. We serve the regular favorites: hamburgers, hot dogs, shakes, barbeque and fountain drinks! After All, The Dairylane is “Just A Little Bit Better”.

After 67 years The Dairylane got a drive-thru




Since 2018, The Dairylane has been selling t-shirts in the colors of local teams, for special holidays and occassions, and in many other color combinations. Our shirts have traveled far and wide from across the state of Georgia, across the USA, and even globally. Come grab your own Dairylane t-shirt and be sure to take us with you on your next trip. 



Been eating here for the past 50 years or so best cheese burger in the world live in another state but when I get back here I have to stop and get my cheese burger and a shake.
– Benton Lindsay
Best cheeseburgers in the world! Been coming here for 40 years. Family tradition to stop and eat going to and coming from vacation.
– Jay Bowman

Family owned business that really cares about their customers, that’s the reason they’ve been in business since the 1950’s . I love this restaurant so much for it great food and simplistic family atmosphere.
-Mike Jackson