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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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Olympia, Washington
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't get me wrong, Frisko Freeze isn't bad. It's just not really good and the burger and fries are a mediocre value, at best. The place is a local institution and it's cool that it's open late and all. But the small double cheeseburger is $4.50. Fries are about $3. Get a drink and you're pushing $10 after tax. Go... More 

Thank Bill M
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good walk up diner food walkind distance from TG. Open Sunday - Thursday 10 - 10 Friday & Saturday 10 - 2 am.

Thank Paul G
Munich, Germany
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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
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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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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108 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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138 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
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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216 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
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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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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479 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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?