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Frisko Freeze

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American, Fast Food, Hamburgers, Diner
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1201 Division Ave, Tacoma, WA 98403-1317
253-272-6843
Today
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating

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Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Greatest slider ever

I grew up with Frisko Freeze. They have the greatest hamburger any where... It is built around Perry Smith's receipt developed sixty years ago. He is gone now but his daughter has carried on with this little gold mine.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
lcotto_rvm
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Janesville, Wisconsin
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  • Local cuisine
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Janesville, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

I grew up with Frisko Freeze. They have the greatest hamburger any where... It is built around Perry Smith's receipt developed sixty years ago. He is gone now but his daughter has carried on with this little gold mine.

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Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

went quick for dessert on sunday night; this busy stop is well liked by locals and others, if the old american dinner is your thing this is the spot you want to be seen, known for great classics as burgers and shakes, this is an original spot.

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Tacoma, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

You'll spend alot of money on your food, but it's greasy good..try banana shake also.burgers are small.

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Tacoma, Washington
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Old fashioned burgers; better than the chains but barely worth the wait to actually get food from when you placed your order. It's a fun treat if you're south of Seattle but no replacement for Seattle favorite Dicks. Prices: a bit much for what it is but worth a try at least once, if not just for comparison!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Frisko Freeze Hamburger Restaurant is just that ~ A hamburger joint that take's me back to the first time I split" Large Fry with Tartar" with my Girlfriend Susan...1978-79 ERA... Today, the Tartar sauce tastes the same. The hamburgers are 100% beef and well worth the wait. There is always a crowd so bring some patience and prepare your... More 

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Wirral
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I married a lass in Tacoma and whenever we cross the Atlantic to visit her folks this is always one of the first places I want to go to eat.

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Auburn, Washington
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154 reviews 154 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I last reviewed the Freeze in Sept. 2012. I've been back at least 10 times since then. The beefburger is simply the best drive-in burger anywhere. The cheeseburgers are also very popular, but I go simple. I've been to other iconic burger places in WA like Miner's in Yakima, Rusty's in Cashmere, or the Iceberg (I think that's right) in... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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108 reviews 108 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My gosh, this place has been here for as long as Washington has been a state. It's a local institution and not to be missed - an old time drive up hamburger spot where high school friends would meet up on Friday and Saturday nights. They probably still do. Service is at the window and is what you would expect,... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This has been a favorite place for my family for 2 generations. I'm working on passing the love of it on to my kids. The burgers are especially good. There's something about their sauce & the onions ...

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Tacoma, Washington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We stopped here while kids were at school. Burgers were hot, the shakes were creamy and yummy. We will be back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1201 Division Ave, Tacoma, WA 98403-1317
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: 253-272-6843

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Fast Food, Hamburgers, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 1:00 am

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