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Abbotts Frozen Custard

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934 Great Plain Avenue, Needham, MA 02492
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
Dining options: Takeout

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great stop on a summer or fall night

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).

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 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).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Always good for a nice dessert. A lot of yummy flavors. I can't really tell the difference between frozen custard and ice cream, but either way it's delicious!

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Needham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Better than ice cream, and I LOVE ice cream! Great treat, especially on a warm summer evening. A summer tradition, but good any time of the year.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

WOW, if you're looking for ice cream go somewhere else. This Custard is really something special. Very tasty and the price is good. You get the best for your money.

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Boston MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I love, love, love the frozen custard they serve. My favorite is the chocolate almond. It is so creamy, smooth and almost buttery. Addictive!

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Thank sagvig
Pennsylvania, US
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

After dinner at Sweet Basil, a kiddie sized custard was the perfect finish to the evening. We sat in the outside chairs and enjoyed the peaceful street scene. Abbots had many enticing favors and friendly service.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This was my first visit to Abbott's. I chose the butterscotch flavor. Absolutely delicious, and didn't dissolve into a milky pool as regular ice cream tends to.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Delicious custards (tell the kids it's ice cream, they won't know the difference!) plus chocolate covered bananas. All at very reasonable prices!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Not Japanese as Trip advisor states unless you eat dessert before your dinner. Great frozen custard and lots of choices. A little pricey for this Ohioan but after looking at the real estate shop next door with homes 800k-1M+, I get it! Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.

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Thank TwinsburgJim
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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