Frisko Freeze

Review by: Roadfood Team

Just past one of Tacoma’s hospitals on Division Avenue sits a squat little red and white drive up called Frisko Freeze. It is one of Tacoma’s most famous burger joints, having served burgers and shakes since 1950.  It has an old school vibe and is good for an easy meal.

If you’re in the mood for low cost, finger-licking fast food, you have the option to drive up to the order window, then park and wait for your food.  Or you can park and walk up to the order window. The parking lot always is packed with cars. The customers wait on the sidewalk for burgers. The services is by local high school kids who banter non-stop in the kitchen and call out order numbers on a loudspeaker.

What should I eat at Frisko Freeze?

The food comes in waxy bags, messy and hot. Burgers come with mayonnaise-based secret sauce, pickles, onions, ketchup, and lettuce. We sampled both a burger and cheeseburger and can confidently recommend that everyone should get cheese on their burgers.  The cheese melts with the other condiments into a tasty slippery sauce. The fries are unremarkable.  The milkshakes taste homemade with vanilla ice cream blended with Hershey’s original chocolate sauce. Simple, but enjoyable.

There is no designated eating space at Frisko Freeze other than a few benches that sit next to the order window. This means you have to scarf down your greasy, aromatic meal in the car. My advice: grab a handful of napkins and drive around with your windows open for the rest of the day.

Directions & Hours

  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM

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