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Original Frozen Custard

"Often Imitated Never Equalled"

About Us

We're Original Frozen Custard, and we've been a premier American restaurant in Lafayette, IN, since 1932. We're a true family tradition; after nearly 100 years, we're proud to still use the same delicious recipes developed by our family after the great depression. We specialize in fresh frozen custard and delicious sandwiches available by window service or drive-thru. Our menu features hamburgers, hot dogs, breaded tenderloins, old fashioned sodas, cones, dishes, quarts, pints, and much more. We're looking forward to partnering with Tippecanoe, Fountain, and Marion counties to continue to offer a classic American dining experience. We'd like to personally invite you to stop by to try our special recipe fruit drink, today!

Our Story

Original Frozen Custard is a beloved family-owned restaurant with a rich history dating back to 1932. The current owner's grandparents were the pioneers who started this business, and we take pride in continuing their legacy. Our commitment to service and traditions sets us apart. We are renowned for serving the finest quality frozen custard, along with our own special fruit drinks that are truly one-of-a-kind. Our recipes are unique and have been passed down through generations, developed by the current owner's grandparents themselves. When you visit Original Frozen Custard, we guarantee that your experience will be nothing short of awesome, as we strive to provide our customers with an unforgettable dining experience that captures the essence of our time-honored traditions.

The goal of our restaurant at Original Frozen Custard is to continue providing our customers with the same exceptional quality and taste that has made us a cherished establishment for over 80 years. We aim to preserve the time-honored traditions and recipes handed down through generations, while also delivering outstanding service and creating a welcoming atmosphere for our guests.

At our restaurant you will find a wide selection of your favorite All-American classic dishes that are sure to satisfy your cravings. From mouthwatering hamburgers cooked to perfection, to delicious hot dogs with all the fixings, to breaded tenderloins that are a local favorite, our menu is filled with timeless classics that are sure to please. In addition to our savory offerings, we also serve old fashioned sodas and other refreshing beverages to complement your meal. Whether you're in the mood for a nostalgic taste of the past or simply crave some delicious comfort food, you can find it all at our restaurant.

We offer a convenient drive-thru option for those who prefer to enjoy our delicious food on the go. Our drive-thru allows you to place your order, pay, and receive your food without ever leaving your vehicle, making it easy and efficient for busy days or when you're on the move. We strive to provide the best possible dining experience for our customers, and our drive-thru is just one of the ways we make it convenient for you to enjoy our All-American classics at your convenience.

We invite you to visit us today at Original Frozen Custard, conveniently located at 2319 Wallace Ave in Lafayette, IN. Our prime location is across from Loeb Stadium and Columbian Park, on the corner of Main St and Wallace Ave, making it easy to find and access. Whether you're enjoying a day at the park or simply in the mood for some delicious frozen custard and All-American classics, our restaurant is the perfect destination. Come experience our rich history, outstanding service, and mouthwatering menu. We look forward to serving you at Original Frozen Custard!

Areas Served

Tippecanoe County, IN | Fountain County, IN | Marion County, IN | White County, IN | Benton County, IN | Clinton County, IN | Montgomery County, IN | Monroe County, IN | Lafayette, IN

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On 5/19/2024 Bobbie Clower had this to say:
The line was very long and slow, BUT, everyone is understaffed right now and it was a hot day. Overall, the service was good, the portions were generous, and the ice cream was delicious. If we go visit again, we'll probably try some of their homemade specialties like the nut bar or the cookie ice cream sandwich. It's a nice, local joint.

On 5/13/2024 David Stair had this to say:
Definitely worth the stop, this afternoon. The tenderloin sandwich and fries were excellent and delicious. It's a combo, with a nice weather day, as well.

On 5/11/2024 Matthew Anspach had this to say:
Love this place.

On 5/1/2024 Keith R. had this to say:
WOW FACTOR? Yes, the frozen custard was particular delicious this visit. HAVE AGAIN: Chocolate/vanilla twist was wonderful, better than I remember.

On 1/28/2024 Kyle O'Leary had this to say:
Who doesn't like custard

Contact Us

Original Frozen Custard
2319 Wallace Ave Lafayette, IN 47904

Located across from Loeb Stadium and Columbian Park, on the corner of Main St and Wallace Ave.

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Our Hours

Holiday Hours May Vary. Please Call For Details.

Monday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM


On 2/1/2024 this was posted:
Happy New Season! We will be opening this weekend so be on the look-out!

We will start with a limited menu and Drive Thru only, so stay in your car when you come visit us. Because of the economy on prices and labor we have to add a 3% charge to all plastic payments. Our menu will show cash prices only.

We look forward to seeing you often this season!!! Eat more Custard!
Expires 2/1/2025


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