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“finest trees & custard in St. Louis”
Ted Drewes has been selling frozen custard and Christmas trees for decades, with an attention to quality that has made his trees and custard the finest in St. Louis. It all started when Ted Sr. opened his first ice cream store in Florida in 1929, followed the next year by an other store on Natural Bridge in St. Louis and the South Grand store in 1931. In 1941 the family opened a second south side stand which is the current Chippewa location, old route 66. By 1958, the south side stands were all that remained. According to Ted Jr., the success of the operation has brought it nationwide attention in the form of offers to franchise the stands. He said such offers pour in quite frequently. However he has never agreed to franchise and he says that he never will. Featured on Season 4 of Man vs. Food!
I had high hopes and expectations for this place after reading all of the glowing reviews. However, I think a good portion of the reviewers who gave 4-5 stars are doing so because this place is... Read more
I remember the first time I saw Ted Drewes many years ago. We were driving along Chippewa and saw a huge number of people outside this ramshackle building, and we assumed that there was some... Read more
A St. Louis staple since before I was eating it. (I'm 63 if that tells you how long this place has been rocking it). Each time I go home to visit family in the summer a brick from Ted's is a must! Read more
Ted Drewes Frozen Custard
- Sun - Sat: 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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