Anderson’s Frozen Custard

Ice Cream Parlor
One of the best

Much of New York State’s frozen custard–soft-serve ice cream made distinctively rich and creamy by its higher egg content–is concentrated in the upper northwest of the state. One of the finest samplings you can try is from Anderson’s Frozen Custard on Sheridan Drive, Buffalo.

The classic servings are vanilla, chocolate or swirl, but they also have other wonderful custards. A “Flavor of the Day” calendar is available on the Anderson’s website and for even more adventurous tasters there are seasonal specialties like “eggnog and rum” and “peppermint stick fudge.” All of their custards have a soft and creamy texture that must be consumed quickly on a hot summer day.

There is no indoor seating so during the summer most people eat the custard in the parking lot or on one of the few picnic benches. If you happen to arrive in Buffalo during one of the notorious blizzards then it is best to visit one of the other locations where they have indoor seating.

What to Eat
Anderson’s Frozen Custard, Frozen Custard
Frozen Custard
It only took a minute for the sun to start showing its melting power on this custard tower!
Beef on Weck
Anderson’s Frozen Custard, Sundae
Anderson's excellent vanilla custard is perfect for sundaes, like this Reese's Pieces sundae.
Anderson’s Frozen Custard, Ice Cream
Ice Cream
Rum and egg nog ice cream is a Christmas time favorite.
Directions and Hours
open now
Sunday11 am - 9 pm
Monday11 am - 9 pm
Tuesday11 am - 9 pm
Wednesday11 am - 9 pm
Thursday11 am - 9 pm
Friday11 am - 10 pm
Saturday11 am - 10 pm
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
9 stops | 148 MILES | 3 hr 28 min

Of the many eating tours has sponsored to delicious destinations around the U.S., one of the happiest was a restaurant crawl through Rochester and Buffalo, New York. Here are edible treasures found nowhere else and, of course, wings galore. This eating tour stays close to that tour's itinerary of favorite upstate Roadfood sources.

11 stops | 279 MILES | 5 hr 30 min

Watertown to Niagara Falls

This tour will take you on a five and a half hour drive along America’s Great Lakes Seaway Trail. Beginning in Watertown, you will end your tour by Niagara Falls. Along the way, we have picked 11 excellent restaurants and candy shops to fill your journey and your stomachs.


Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dessert
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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