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Anderson's Frozen Custard

2235 Sheridan Drive, Kenmore, NY - (716) 875-5952
Posted By Rob Early on 5/19/2008 6:35:00 PM
You can find roast beef on weck in many restaurants in the Buffalo area, just as you can find chicken wings at multiple places. Some are better than others, so where do you start? While Anderson's is rightly known for its ice cream, don't pass up the chance to enjoy a full meal at one of the locations from Tonawanda to Lockport and locations in between. (No chicken wings, however.)

The roast beef at Anderson's is more thinly sliced than that at Schwabl's, another purveyor of excellent beef. Doneness tends toward medium rare. If you like your roast beef well-done, as I do, you can make that request and receive a sandwich that is still flavorful and juicy. For stronger flavor, order the sandich on a salty kimmelweck roll with horseradish. Be aware that too much horseradish can lead to tears, but you won't shed them in vain. If the salt content is too high, you can order the sandwich on a hard roll.

Along with the sandwich, crispy, thin fries are a good addition. The curly ones have a better texture than the straight fries, and don't neglect the chance to enhance the flavor with a side of cheese.

On Fridays Anderson's offers a more-than-adequate fish fry with a large piece of breaded haddock, fries, coleslaw, and tartar sauce. For a roast beef restaurant the fish is very good. The breading is light, not the overwhelming casing you have to battle through in other establishments.

You can also find hot dogs on the menu, but the quality is quite ordinary and not on a par with that of hot dog specialty places such as Ted's. You cannot find the array of toppings available at those other restaurants. If you have someone who does not care for the other food choices and insists on a dog, he may be satisfied but has missed the chance for a distinctive meal. (Perhaps you should send across the street to Ted's if you are at the original Tonawanda location.)

The ordering process is simple: go to the line marked "sandwiches," place your order, take a number, and wait to be called (never more than five minutes on the busiest days). Someone working the ice cream line might call you over if that line is empty, so be sure to keep your eyes open.

What to do after all these choices? Finish up with an ice cream cone, and you have completed a very satisfying meal.

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Anderson's excellent vanilla custard is perfect for sundaes, like this Reese's Pieces sundae.
"Anderson's excellent vanilla custard is perfect for sundaes, like this Reese's Pieces sundae."
Cliff Strutz





It only took a minute for the sun to start showing its melting power on this custard tower!
"It only took a minute for the sun to start showing its melting power on this custard tower!"
Stephen Rushmore


On a hot summer evening this parking lot will be filled with families looking to cool down with some frozen custard.
"On a hot summer evening this parking lot will be filled with families looking to cool down with some frozen custard."
Stephen Rushmore


This is an indication that you are at the original Anderson's.
"This is an indication that you are at the original Anderson's."
Stephen Rushmore



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