Sunday, November 18, 2012

A visit to Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers

Tucson is going through a little phase where one of the trendy things to do is open chain hamburger restaurants that are a little fancier than the legacy restaurants like McDonald's, Burger King and Wendy's.  In-N-Out, Culver's, Five Guys, and now Freddy's all have locations in the Tucson area.

I ate at Freddy's for the first time yesterday because they now have an east side location at Broadway and Kolb (in the old Long John Silvers building there).

I had an original double cheeseburger, fries and a soda.  Anthony had a Chicago dog, fries and a soda.  The total of our order came to just over thirteen dollars.

Their burgers comes with pickles, onions and mustard.  I dumped the vegetables and substituted ketchup for the mustard.

The burger is salty and tasted okay.  Its cooked with a crispy outside which I didn't care for that much.  The bun was fluffy which I liked.

Freddy's fries are the shoestring type.  They tasted good and were crispy.

Anthony had the Chicago dog which he said was spicy but delicious.

They offer Pepsi products.  I don't have a problem with Pepsi, except I like diet soda and Diet Pepsi tastes like cough medicine so I'm always a bit disappointed when that ends up being what is offered.

Overall the service was pretty fast (and the restaurant was busy) and the food was decent.

I have now eaten at all four and these are the order I rank them in according to a combination of service, taste, overall experience, and bang for your buck:

1.) In-N-Out
2.) Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers
3.) Culver's
4.) Five Guys Burgers and Fries

The reason In-N-Out is ranked number one on my list is because they have the best burgers of the four hands down.

(Note: I did my little review for your information and my own amusement, I was not paid for it nor did I receive free food).

A few photos from my visit to Freddy's:

The sign in front of Freddy's at Broadway and Kolb in Tucson

The counter where ordering takes place.
The menu is not too difficult to order from.

The Freddy's dining room.
The guy in the booth right in front of where I took the photo was also taking a photo.

Anthony's Chicago dog and fries

My Original Cheeseburger minus the pickle, onion and mustard and added cheese and ketchup... and fries.