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“Top Quality Frozen Custard & Burgers in a Friendly Setting” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Van's Frozen Custard

Van's Frozen Custard
16 W Main St, Carpentersville, IL 60118
(847) 836-8267
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Elgin, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Top Quality Frozen Custard & Burgers in a Friendly Setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Fresh, quality ingredients result in excellent frozen custard (or what my kids call "really good ice cream"). They offer vanilla, chocolate, and a sorbet daily, plus a special flavor-of-the-day which is usually outstanding. When you see out-of-the-oven cake or brownies going into your dessert creation with real fresh fruit and premium nuts - you know it is going to be good. Old fashioned tavern-style burgers are cooked to order, and the sandwich specials, which appear on a little chalkboard, are gourmet quality. Don't miss the fresh-cut fries. Van's is located on busy Rte. 72 in East Dundee, so you will want to park on the side of the building or around back. This is not cheap fast food - you will probably pay a little more than you would at a chain, but it is well worth it. Places like Van's make me love small towns.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dundee, Illinois
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15 restaurant reviews
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“Delicious & non-chain charm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Besides delicious yogart, the hamburgers were great. Decorated with pictures of old Dundee & what previous businesses were in the building. There's games like checkers you can play at your table which the kids loved. Service is friendly & welcoming. Open year round & cozy in winter.

Visited January 2014
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