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Frisko Freeze

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1201 Division Ave, Tacoma, WA 98403-1317
+1 253-272-6843
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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Munich, Germany
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

For everyone who enjoys junk food: go get a burger at Frisko Freeze. It is a very nice old school takeaway burger joint. The burgers aren't fancy or gourmet burgers but solid fast food. I would always prefer coming here before going to MacDonald's or Burger King.

Thank P M
Henderson, United States
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

I always try to get to Frisco Freeze on my trips to Tacoma. Although their service time takes a bit longer, it is worth the wait. It did bother me to see men with beards (at least 4-5 inches long) with no hair/beard nets over them leaning over and cooking the food. I thought that was a standard health Department... More 

Thank Pamela L
Lakewood, Washington
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

This iconic burger joint has been a Tacoma favorite for more than 60 years! The hamburgers & fry's are great and it's close to Wrights Park so your can take your burgers over to the park and enjoy the area while you eat. I highly recommend this little hamburger shack for good food!

Thank Don E
Halifax, Canada
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97 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

A good old-fashioned ice cream stand. Brings you back to a simpler time. Service is usually pretty good, There tends to be more interesting crowds around the place as the evening progresses. You have to check it out. Its very close to downtown Tacoma and is a short drive from most spots.

Thank philmccracken2015
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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105 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

I've been going here for about fifty years. It has never changed and won;t because of registration on the historic register. The burgers still come in translucent envelopes and are about as greasy as they can get, chock full of chopped onions. It's a classic drive-in with a separate ordering window for walk-ups. About three cars can fit in the... More 

Thank Michael S
Frankfurt, Germany
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199 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Came with my friend for a drive thru burger snack after a really disappointing hot dog elsewhere. The burgers are the best I had whilst staying in the USA, though very greasy. The chips were great too but the portion size was big. Was a great little place but we sat in the car eating as there isn't anywhere to... More 

Thank HSed22
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Best blackberry milkshakes. Great fries. Greasy burgers. Good pickles. If it's busy, be prepared for a wait. Sometimes a really long one--like 10+ minutes. Which is interminable if you're starving. But the burgers are consistently good, if a but expensive. And don't ever use the drive-thru. Just don't. It will take you forever and everyone lolling around eating or waiting... More 

Thank Marissa B
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467 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

We stopped off here before a Tacoma Rainiers game . We were in a hurry . Frisko Freeze cooks their burger patties as ordered , not mass grilling . It was very good , but I couldn't enjoy it as I had to eat while stopped at red lights going to the game . As we sat at the game... More 

Thank Skwiki
Huntington Beach, California
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

I've basically been coming here since I was born. Every time I come home I go to Frisko Freeze. Try the double Cheeseburger. The fries and Onion rings are good. But, the Banana Chocolate Shake is the best.

Thank fishnrules
Bellevue, Washington
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638 reviews
359 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Old time Seattle folks have allegiance to Dicks or Kidd Valley, but when in Tacoma, a stop at Frisco Freeze is almost a pilgrimage experience. Burgers, fries and shakes like they used to be and like they will always be, as long as places like this continue to thrive.

Thank Steve F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 Division Ave, Tacoma, WA 98403-1317
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-272-6843

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?