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The Original Frozen Custard

2319 Wallace Ave.
Lafayette, IN 47905

Phone Number: 765-447-2492

The Lodde family still makes sure the premium frozen custard perfected by their grandfather, Charles Kirkhoff, is the dense, carefully caramelized 10% butterfat product that made its debut at this original location in 1932. The next-generation 1949 blue neon drive-in igloo is the oldest family-owned and operated drive-in restaurant in town, across the street from Columbian Park, Columbian Park Zoo, Tropicanoe Cove and Loeb Stadium. An old-fashioned soda fountain menu features favorite drive-in foods: delicious shakes, sundaes and 12 different flavors of custards, Spanish dogs, giant fish sandwiches and onion rings. Popo's punch, Wabash Wassail and the Banana-whama are a few of the specialties, along with the famous Dirt Sundae, invented here in 1987. A recent best-seller is a large diet vanilla coke made with Virginia Dare. You can get it at the new (2001) drive through!

Hours of Operation
February-November Monday-Saturday 11am-10pm, Sunday Noon-10pm

General Dining
Credit Cards: Visa/MasterCard/American Express/Discover
Meals Served: Lunch / Dinner
Dining Classification: Casual / Family
Cost: $ = Sandwiches under $5, Entrees under $10
Menu Style: American / Other
Alcohol Served: No Alcohol Served
Separate Bar Area: No
Largest Group Served: Not Specified
Meeting Room Capacity: Not Specified
Discounts: Daily Specials
Entertainment: No Entertainment
Local / Organic: No
Diet Specific: No

Parking: Large Parking Lot / On Street Parking / Handle Buses
Visible Signage: From Road / Sign on Building / From City Street
Handicapped Accessible: Yes

Seating: Outside
Hostess on Duty: Never
Gift Shop: Products for Sale
Smoking: No
Bathrooms: Not Specified
Recommended Dishes: Vanilla Custard, Twist Custard, Fruit Drink, Dirt Sundae, Any Soda Fountain Drink


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