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Abbotts Frozen Custard

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934 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492-3030
781-444-9908
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Homemade Custard? What's not to love?

Rich, creamy, perfect custard. Especially love the chocolate almond and butterscotch flavors. A great treat!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Debbie M
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Rich, creamy, perfect custard. Especially love the chocolate almond and butterscotch flavors. A great treat!

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Needham, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The frozen custard here is better than the ice cream anywhere else in town. It's freshly made custard is much tastier than its prepackaged custard.

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Needham, Massachusetts
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72 reviews 72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The custard is very fresh and smooth.Even in a storm it is great to take some home.I love the vanilla.Abbotts has been my favorite place to pick up something special with the grandchildren.It is worth a visit.

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Needham, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great little frozen custard spot in Needham. Imported from Rochester NY - so glad they picked our town years ago. Butter-based frozen custard is a smooth and creamy as you could hope. Flavor choices are fairly basic, but never once been disappointed.

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Boston, MA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Smooth and creamy and full of flavor, this treat is imported from upstate New York and is just wonderful. Great flavors, great add-ins and they make cakes and flying saucers as well...

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Boston, Massachusetts
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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Never had frozen custard until a co-worker introduced me. TO DIE FOR. That's all that need to be said.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

amazing flavors and that small town charm - what a great place for kids of all ages...and their ice cream cakes are a must for the holidays.

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Fayence, France
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75 reviews 75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We live in France and when we come to Needham to visit our son and his family one of our rituals is to pop into Abbott's. Ice cream or frozen custard, try some of each because you won't be disappointed. The portions are large, good value for money, and the products are brilliant. None of the trendy squirt and swirl... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

My boyfriend and I tried the frozen custard here after a lunch at Sweet Basil. Neither of us had tried frozen custard, and we were both very pleased. I got the almond/chocolate and my boyfriend got the butterscotch--both were equally delicious! Our flavors were very rich and I thought a small was plenty--if not too big! Be careful not to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

If you haven't tried frozen custard you do not know what you are missing. And this place makes the best. Simple, creamy and delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 934 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492-3030
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Needham
  • Phone Number: 781-444-9908

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dessert
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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