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Abbotts Frozen Custard

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934 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492-3030
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Needham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rich and creamy frozen custards are a special treat, especially after eating at one of Needham's restaurants. It's a short walk and gives you time to digest a little.

Thank NYW W
Needham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

A nice addition to Needham Center. Very delicious ice cream with a nice variety of flavors. It is a bit pricey though.

Thank Diane S
Needham, Massachusetts
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

The portions are just right and the frozen custard is yummy. We love stopping in after a meal at Sweet Basil

Thank Nancy B
Boston MA
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271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

Only eight flavor choices - black raspberry and chocolate almond yummy. Prices reasonable. Only serve cake cones. A few benches, or sit outside.

Thank mpd
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

If you've never had frozen custard (more eggs than ice cream), run to Abbott's! So smooth and creamy. We tried the coffee, fresh strawberry and vanilla and we'll be back! The single scoop was a generous portion. They also offer a kiddie size and double scoops along with sundaes, milkshakes, floats, flurries, novelties, cakes, pies and pints to take home.

Thank PreppySue
Boston, MA
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110 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016

Stopped in after dinner next door, great little spot and I do mean little, this place must get packed on a beautiful day. Great choices of custard in various cones, sundaes and shakes as well as ice cream pies. Went for the peanut butter sundae and it was an excellent choice for my wife and I to split

Thank nichan
Dover, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016

Good but expensive!!! This hole in the wall in Needham is friendly but has no or little eating space.

Thank pondflower
Medfield, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2016

In the spring and summer months, I travel 20 min in each direction for a taste of Abbotts Frozen Custard. It's the BEST around!!!

Thank Allyb7090
new england
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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).

Thank gams1000
Boston, Massachusetts
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407 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank Adam R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 934 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492-3030
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Needham
  • Phone Number: 781-444-9908

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?