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Abbott's Frozen Custard INC

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4791 Lake Ave, Rochester, NY 14612-2154
+1 585-865-7400
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hilton, New York
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Abbott's Frozen Custard is the perfect way to end a day at the beach. It is right across the street from the park, They also have frozen yogurt. Custard is absolutely delicious, price is reasonable, hot summertime days usually draw a line but it moves quickly. Personnel is very friendly. Well worth a visit, all sizes of cones, etc.

Thank Sharon P
Wiggins, Colorado
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

I moved away from Rochester 30 years ago and every time I visit my family, Abbott's is almost the first stop from the airport. Worth every last lick!!

Thank Trackerhun
Peabody, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

I grew up in Rochester and along with garbage plates, white hots, and Genesee Beer, this place has always defined home to me. It is not summertime in Rochester without going to Ontario Beach and visiting this location. You will never experience anything like frozen custard until you have tried Abbott's. Grant it, the lines may be substantial at times,... More 

Thank Charles E
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

It seems this long standing business has let things go astray. Price vs quality has gone down and cleanliness of the establishment is poor.

Thank carolp157
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

Get your custard, walk to the shore of Lake Ontario and thank your lucky stars you have made life choices that have led you here. It's an experience. Notice: I was born here and returned many times with my family to have Abbott's and go to the lake. So I have nostalgia and great memories here. But really, it's great... More 

Thank Meredith4077
Largo, Florida
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Abbott's is located on Lake Street across from Ontario Beach Park. Can't think of a more perfect addition to a park visit on a warm summer night than Abbott's yummy frozen custard - any flavor. All are delicious and generous in size. Fast, friendly service from smiling young people. A must!

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Naples, Florida
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197 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

This place has been here over 70 years and apparently is the place to go when in Rochester. This was different from what I am used to. They specialize in custard and I'm used to ice cream. I we had chocolate almond custard and a coffee fat free yogurt. Both were very good, but to me different. Service was very... More 

Thank Barbara S
Spring Hill, Florida, Usa
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120 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

A great place to go and get a custard and walk the Charlotte beach and pier. I think the city needs to help out with maintaining the flower beds and cleaning the sidewalk.

Thank Carol B
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

Abbots Chocolate Almond ice cream is about the best we've had anywhere in the country. They have multiple locations but the original one on Lake Avenue over looking Lake Ontario is a must visit. After you purchase your ice cream you can relax overlooking the lake or take a walk on the Pier.

Thank Annabella44
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

Whenever I visit Rochester, there is one thing I will do regardless of what is on the schedule. Going to Abbott's Custard stand by the pier down by the lake is one of my favorite all time things to do. There is no other custard or soft ice cream that tastes as good as Abbott's that I have ever found.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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

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