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Abbott's Frozen Custard INC

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4791 Lake Ave, Rochester, NY 14612-2154
+1 585-865-7400
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Heard it was a NY staple and rightfully so. Good ice cream. Made right there. Very creamy. Nice seating. Near University of Rochester.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Tatiania R
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Vienna, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Heard it was a NY staple and rightfully so. Good ice cream. Made right there. Very creamy. Nice seating. Near University of Rochester.

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Golden, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

In Rochester, New York then take a short drive to the original Abbott's Frozen Custard location on Lake Avenue. Superior custard bar none. Over looks Lake Ontario near the original Dentzel Carousel built in 1905 and now restored. Grab a custard and enjoy the carousel ride; fabulous!

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North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

Yum a Rochester staple for decades how can you go wrong........... Frozen custard outstanding, delicious, good value good service. nothing beats Abbott's in the summertime at the lake. It's worth standing in line every word is so good. I'm a big fan of the chocolate Allmond outstanding

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Orlando
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I'm originally from the Rochester area and live in Florida. Whenever I visit, a stop at Abbott's is a must. On this last visit I had the butterscotch custard and it was amazing.

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Rochester, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Chocolate almond is THE best. They have outside tables for seating and the price is right. We attended the Concert in the Park and Abbots is conveniently located across the street from the park.

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Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I did not know the difference between ice cream and custard because they seemed the same to me. I quickly found out. Custard is softer than soft serve ice cream so it melts very, very fast. If you like to savor and enjoy your dessert, I suggest getting a bowl vs. a cone otherwise you're going to have a sticky... More 

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Rochester, New York, USA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Go to any Abbotts and have a great ice cream/frozen custard experience. Their product is on the expensive side but worth it.

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Halstead, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

We learned about Abbot'S from a tour guide at a museum. It seems to be a place you have to go, in Rochester. It was good, but had a very long line.

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Rochester, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Can't go wrong with an Abbott's at the lake! Establishment knows how to cater to the public! Well worth the wait.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The almond chocolate custard is ny favorite. I know people that love their turtles. Awesome good stuff.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4791 Lake Ave, Rochester, NY 14612-2154
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-865-7400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Fast Food, Ice Cream

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