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Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers

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917 Charleston Ave E, Mattoon, IL 61938-4600
+1 217-235-3820
10:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 23:00
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Pekin, Illinois
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125 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

This is better than "Steak n Shake"! I had a single steakburger & fresh hot french fries. Freddy's has 2 special sauces (that you can pump) to add to your burger or to dip your fries into. I chose the jalapeño dip. I also had their Signature Turtle Concrete (frozen custard). I would go back again!!

Thank Rita R
Central Illinois
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71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Burgers are cooked fresh. Every sandwich they offer is delicious! They pile on the French fries which are tasty too. A favorite for a quick bite to eat.

Thank Jakesmom414
Villa Grove
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Great family friendly restaurant. Service was fast and friendly. Food was delicious. I met the owner of the franchise who was a genuinely friendly gentleman. I will definitely return.👍👍👍👍👍

Thank Tom P
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Best hamburger in town. Stay last night with my family and enjoyed so much. Very recommended for everyone.

Thank John S
Schaumburg, Illinios
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We used the drive-thru. I had trouble telling them my order because of some confusion between my wife and I BUT they got it right. I love a good burger and this one is good.

Thank SirJ2
Sullivan, Illinois
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We've frequented Freddy's numerous times and always love the food and beverages. Prior to Saturday evening it's always been at "off" times. We were there 7:30-8pm on this past Saturday evening; they were far more crowded and noisy than we like. We'll just assure we go at "off" times in the future.

Thank Purplepony0813
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240 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped here passing through from St. Louis to Indianapolis. Delicious! Like Steak n Shake only better. The food and Custard was excellent and much cheaper than Steak n Shake. Very affordable. Clean restaurant with cute decor. Loved the seasoning and bought a bottle to bring home. Recommended if in the area.

Thank Heather M
Big Bend
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133 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We came upon Freddy's while driving down from Wisconsin on our way to Bowlingreen KY. We had never seen or heard of a Freddy's before and read a review on line in the parking lot which said "better that Steak and Shake" The review was absolutey correct. The "burgers" were light yet tasty and juicy at the same time. The... More 

Thank Susan H
Charleston, Illinois
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142 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

A bit pricey for a burger in my opinion but the food is good and fast. Prepared when you order, not kept on a warming tray. Good fries and rings also.

Thank Robert D
Gays, Illinois
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Great frozen custard generously served. Everything else is average. It is very loud and noisy, with ceramic tile floors and metal chairs.

Thank pinrep

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 917 Charleston Ave E, Mattoon, IL 61938-4600
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Mattoon
  • Phone Number: +1 217-235-3820

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?