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Ted Drewes

6726 Chippewa, St. Louis, MO - (314) 481-2652
Ted Drewes’ frozen custard is fresh, pure, and tons of fun. the best-known dish in the house is called a concrete, which is a milk shake so thick that the server hands it out the order window upside down with a spoon and a straw planted in it, demonstrating that not a drop will drip out!
100% Approval Rating (55 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Custard
concrete

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (2)
Roadfood.com Editor
"For anyone in search of America’s most delicious ice cream (and who is not?), here’s a name to put on the short list of candidates for greatness: Ted Drewes. Drewes’ frozen custard is fresh, pure, and tons of fun, manufactured only as vanilla, but mixable with your ..."   [Read More]
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Akavar Dylutra - Photos (3)
July 30, 2006
"Within an hour of arriving in St. Louis for my first overnight stay in 35 years I was standing in line at Ted Drewes for a concrete. I had heard of this famous ice cream dessert for many years and I'd just driven over 900 miles from New Jersey, and I had to have one. ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

6726 Chippewa, St. Louis, MO
(314) 481-2652

http://teddrewes.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Summer, Spring
Meals Served:Dessert
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Ask them to turn your concrete upside down and they will.  This young woman was very pleased to pose so that I could take a picture.
"Ask them to turn your concrete upside down and they will. This young woman was very pleased to pose so that I could take a picture."
Akavar Dylutra





The smores concrete includes generous portions of chocolate marshmallows and graham crackers.
"The smores concrete includes generous portions of chocolate marshmallows and graham crackers."
Cliff Strutz


The Cindermint concrete puts crushed peppermint candies in smooth vanilla custard.
"The Cindermint concrete puts crushed peppermint candies in smooth vanilla custard."
Cliff Strutz


The good news is that those without big appetites, such as my girlfriend, can order their concretes in a mini size, such as this pineapple.  The bad news is that the custard here is so good, she decided I needed help with my large.
"The good news is that those without big appetites, such as my girlfriend, can order their concretes in a mini size, such as this pineapple. The bad news is that the custard here is so good, she decided I needed help with my large."
Cliff Strutz


The correct way to eat a concrete is with both a spoon and a straw.  You eat with the spoon until it has melted enough for you to use the straw.
"The correct way to eat a concrete is with both a spoon and a straw. You eat with the spoon until it has melted enough for you to use the straw."
Akavar Dylutra


Ted Drewes is a beautiful sight as the lights come on at sunset.  It seems like this place is always busy - even on a cool evening in early May.
"Ted Drewes is a beautiful sight as the lights come on at sunset. It seems like this place is always busy - even on a cool evening in early May."
Akavar Dylutra


Ted Drewes originally opened in Florida, but it's the St. Louis location, on old Route 66, that has become a Roadfood landmark.
"Ted Drewes originally opened in Florida, but it's the St. Louis location, on old Route 66, that has become a Roadfood landmark."
Michael Stern


Ted Drewes' order windows are crowded all summer long.
"Ted Drewes' order windows are crowded all summer long."
Michael Stern


Almost dripped due to 95 degree heat
"Almost dripped due to 95 degree heat"
Tom Fitzsimmons


Traveled from VA-CO-VA June 2014.  Ted Drewes was a necessary stop - fantastic!
"Traveled from VA-CO-VA June 2014. Ted Drewes was a necessary stop - fantastic!"
Deb Kozel



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