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Ted Drewes Frozen Custard

6726 Chippewa, St. Louis, MO 63109
Phone: 314-481-2652 link

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Ted Drews Frozen Custard is legendary in St. Louis and among Route 66 travelers. It is located on Chippewa St and Prather Ave. There's another shop on s, Grand in St. Louis, but the very first stand was in St. Petersburg Florida.


The original five service window stand was later expanded to twelve service windows. From the day after Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve you can buy a Christmas tree here. There is no inside seating here, just outdoor walk up order windows. There may be a few park benches alont the adjacent Prather Avenue otherwise be prepared to eat in your car or stand around on the sidewalk while enjoying your frozen custard.

Ted Sr. seems to have liked tennis as witnessed by his having won the Muny tennis championship annualy from 1926 to 1935.

Photo(s): 2012

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