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Abbotts Frozen Custard

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934 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492-3030
+1 781-444-9908
12:00 - 22:00
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Needham, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Some people like the creamier, denser consistency of frozen custard (due to the eggs in the recipe), but I prefer ice cream because the flavors seems to shine through more. When I treat myself I want what I want, so this isn't for me - although it is quite good. It's also a little pricey for the serving size.

Thank 8585rachel
Needham, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

The rich and creamy frozen custards are a special treat, especially after eating at one of Needham's restaurants. It's a short walk and gives you time to digest a little.

Thank NYW W
Needham, Massachusetts
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115 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

A nice addition to Needham Center. Very delicious ice cream with a nice variety of flavors. It is a bit pricey though.

Thank Diane S
Needham, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

The portions are just right and the frozen custard is yummy. We love stopping in after a meal at Sweet Basil

Thank Nancy B
Boston MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Only eight flavor choices - black raspberry and chocolate almond yummy. Prices reasonable. Only serve cake cones. A few benches, or sit outside.

Thank mpd
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

If you've never had frozen custard (more eggs than ice cream), run to Abbott's! So smooth and creamy. We tried the coffee, fresh strawberry and vanilla and we'll be back! The single scoop was a generous portion. They also offer a kiddie size and double scoops along with sundaes, milkshakes, floats, flurries, novelties, cakes, pies and pints to take home.

Thank PreppySue
Boston, MA
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110 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

Stopped in after dinner next door, great little spot and I do mean little, this place must get packed on a beautiful day. Great choices of custard in various cones, sundaes and shakes as well as ice cream pies. Went for the peanut butter sundae and it was an excellent choice for my wife and I to split

Thank nichan
Dover, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Good but expensive!!! This hole in the wall in Needham is friendly but has no or little eating space.

Thank pondflower
Medfield, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

In the spring and summer months, I travel 20 min in each direction for a taste of Abbotts Frozen Custard. It's the BEST around!!!

Thank Allyb7090
new england
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

This is one of the three "soft serve" frozen dessert places I go out of my way to visit in Greater Boston. (The other two are the HarvardSquare and PorterSquare "Berryline" Frozen Yogurt stores in Cambridge).

Thank gams1000

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Restaurant Details

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    5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 934 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492-3030
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Needham
  • Phone Number: +1 781-444-9908

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