Opening Day 2020: Friday April 10th!


Covid-19 Information

We are hoping that we can bring you some good news during these uncertain times by letting everyone know we are opening on our normal scheduled date, Friday April 10th. With that being said, we will be operating a little differently in order to make sure that we take every precaution to keep our customers and employees safe from COVID-19. We will be only doing take out at this time as instructed by the state of Connecticut. We ask that our customers call in their orders and we strongly recommend that you pay over the phone, and enjoy your food at home.  We are adhering to all of the guidelines set by the CDC. We are following these guidelines to help keep everyone safe while continuing to serve great food, provide friendly service and uphold our family tradition of being the official stand of summer.
Per state mandate, we will be open 11-8 seven days a week.  Thanks in advance for your patience.(860)928-1191


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Deary Bros. Mike's Stand

12 Intervale Street, Putnam, CT, USA

(860) 928-1191


School Hours:

Sunday-Thurs. 11am-9:30 pm

Fri. & Sat. 11am-11pm

Summer Hours:

11am-11pm Daily

Fall hours -After Labor Day

Thurs.-Sun. 11am-10pm

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About Us

Our History

As we celebrate our 81st anniversary, we are honored to highlight the fine heritage of the Deary family and that of the outstanding employees who are the foundation of our success.

(Old) Tom and (Old) Jim Deary (of Dudley, MA.) founded Deary Bros. Inc. in 1913.  They processed milk and other dairy products and distributed their goods from house to house.  They expanded their business into other areas and eventually opened this ice cream stand in 1937.  They found a  perfect location, however the house that stood at the desired location had to be moved around the corner to make room for the new business.  The original house would eventually become the home of (Young) Tom and Teddy Deary and their thirteen children.  Each of the thirteen children worked countless hours at The Stand.

Mr. Jones and Bill Moyer initially ran the family owned business.  The Stand featured the best ice cream in the area.  Five and ten cent cones were served for hours at a time from each of the ten windows at The Stand.

Over the next fifteen years Eddie and Billy Deary, Mrs. Regas and Bob Weiss added many fine food selections to the menu.  Tommy, Dennis and Carol Deary continued this tradition leading to the next 51 years as Deary Bros.- Mike's Stand.

We would like to thank our family and our past and present employees for making Deary Bros. Stand the Putnam landmark that it is today.  We are also extremely grateful to you, our faithful customers.  Our business would not exist without your continued support.  We look forward to providing quality food and service to you for generations to come.

In loving memory of Teddy Deary 1925-1999 and Tom Deary 1925-2007