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496 E Main Rd, Rt 138, Middletown, RI 02842-7227
+1 401-846-1697
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children
Description: Frosty Freez serves only the BEST soft-serve real ice cream from Garelick...
Frosty Freez serves only the BEST soft-serve real ice cream from Garelick Farms, and we offer 18 flavors of awesome hard ice cream from different vendors (Hershey's, Gifford's and Bliss Dairy, we picked our favorites!) We serve Only8 Frozen Yogurt, which is a non-fat, low-sugar treat that is safe for most diabetics and people with lactose intolerance, and we also carry sugar-free and dairy-free options. We're known for our fast, friendly service and reasonable prices, we keep the place clean as a whistle, and we care about our community. We work hard to make our shop a great place to take the whole family, or a date, or your friends, or just treat yourself!
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  • 37
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A summer must

Everyone who is anyone is seen here opening day and thereafter until it closes for the season. Friendly staff with delicious ice cream and treats for the family.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
steve f
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Newport, Rhode Island
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Newport, Rhode Island
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147 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone who is anyone is seen here opening day and thereafter until it closes for the season. Friendly staff with delicious ice cream and treats for the family.

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Thank steve f
Middletown, Rhode Island
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This is a totally seasonal (from April 1 to Sept 30) roadside business. I've been going to Frosty's for as long as I have been here, over 20 years! People of all ages enjoy all the many selections of ice cream flavors and variations ot treats! I myself enjoy the kiddie soft serve cone, the perfect size and price for... More 

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Thank Pat R
New England
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

This local favorite ice cream place is known for such friendly service. Their opening and closing days draw huge crowds! And they have special treats,for dogs and adorable T shirts and baby clothes. A must-do when in Newport area in Summer!

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Thank JollyKO
Middletown, Rhode Island
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85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We only get drinks and ice cream from Frosty Freez. The only negative is that it is so popular that sometimes the lines are long. The ice cream is GREAT. Super place to visit on a hot day.

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Thank heidi F
Narragansett, Rhode Island
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

I have been going there for the entire summer of 2015 season and it'll be sad to see this roadside ice cream stand close for the season on 9/30/15. Always got either the vanilla "Only 8" or the coffee soft serve, which is hard to find anywhere else. Looking forward to seeing them again in 2016!

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Thank Russell M
Leicester, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Went for Ice cream last weekend at frosty freeze. I had the maple walnut hard ice cream which was awesome. It was loaded with walnuts and well blended. I definitely would go back again. The only negative was the only seating outside was tables which appeared to be covered over at the base with asphalt making it seem as if... More 

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Thank Therealdeal_999
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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162 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

We are not locals and I was somewhat skeptical about the rave reviews we'd heard. My kids ad I stopped by on our way back from an appt. They have something for everyone! Their low cal frozen yoghurt shake is very good. The dip cones were really excellent too with an amazing array of flavors. Can't wait to go back.

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Thank RamponaO
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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207 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Do not miss getting their coffee soft serve, so good! My granddaughter tried their nor eastern made with cherries and said it was very good. However it was smaller than I would expect for $4. The sundaes look delicious but I can never vary from the coffee ice cream!

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Thank maevans70
Brookeville, Maryland
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Soft serve choices were all so good. You can even get sprinkles, which was great. Plenty of choices of sizes, small was more than enough to satisfy the sweet tooth.

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Thank Bowlinglady23
Walnut Creek, California
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Coffee soft-serve with chocolate dip! What more do you need? Oh, wait, you can get chocolate or vanilla soft serve too, with chocolate dip, or sprinkles, or that weird "cherry" dip. Or you can get regular hard ice cream. I recently ordered coconut chocolate almond that was delicious - coconut-y with yummy chunks of chocolate and almonds. Had it in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 496 E Main Rd, Rt 138, Middletown, RI 02842-7227
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Middletown
  • Phone Number: +1 401-846-1697

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Frosty Freez serves only the BEST soft-serve real ice cream from Garelick Farms, and we offer 18 flavors of awesome hard ice cream from different vendors (Hershey's, Gifford's and Bliss Dairy, we picked our favorites!) We serve Only8 Frozen Yogurt, which is a non-fat, low-sugar treat that is safe for most diabetics and people with lactose intolerance, and we also carry sugar-free and dairy-free options. We're known for our fast, friendly service and reasonable prices, we keep the place clean as a whistle, and we care about our community. We work hard to make our shop a great place to take the whole family, or a date, or your friends, or just treat yourself!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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