Hodgman’s Frozen Custard

Ice Cream Parlor | Roadside Stand
legendary
Worth driving from anywhere!
Save

Hodgman’s is the sort of place that calls out all summer to anyone with a sweet tooth and a love for old-fashioned Americana. It is a roadside custard shop where they make their own in only the basic flavors – vanilla and chocolate – plus one special each day. There are no mix-ins, swirls, chunks, chips, cookie dough, or candies polluting this dairy-pure manna. It’s just custard. But oh, what good custard it is: thick and creamy, totally unlike bland brands pumped full of air.

We like vanilla best, just plain. Nothing is more perfectly satisfying on a warm summer day, whether perched on a cone or served in a cup. Of course, you can go deluxe if you wish. Hodgman’s menu lists sundaes, frappes and floats, banana boats and thunderstorms, hot fudge royals, tin roofs, and tin lizzies. Whole custard pies are also available.

There is no indoor dining area, but facilities include a large covered picnic area to the side of the stand, where you can sit and lick in the shade. (Hodgman’s is closed Monday and Tuesday in the summer, and from Labor Day to Mother’s Day.)

What to Eat
Hodgman’s Frozen Custard, Custard Cone
Custard Cone
Must-Try
Made the old-fashioned way, Hodgman's custard is smooth, dense, and pure.
Hodgman’s Frozen Custard, Hot Fudge Royale Sundae
Hot Fudge Royale Sundae
Must-Try
This hot fudge sundae is 'Royale' because bananas are added to the formula.
Hodgman’s Frozen Custard, Chocolate Custard
Chocolate Custard
Must-Try
Not decadent or sinful, chocolate custard is positively angelic.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday11:30am - 9:30pm
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday11:30am - 9:30pm
Thursday11:30am - 9:30pm
Friday11:30am - 9:30pm
Saturday11:30am - 9:30pm
Information
Price
$
Seasons
Summer
Meals Served
Dessert
Credit Cards Accepted
No
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
Yes

Other Nearby Restaurants

  • Highroller Lobster

    Portland, Maine

    Maine seafood gets the Highroller treatment in Portland with locally-made brioche, charred pineapple mayo, & lobster grilled cheese you won’t want to put down.

  • Hot Suppa

    Portland, Maine

    Craving comfort food? Head to Portland’s West End and Hot Suppa, home of crisp corned beef hash, fried green tomato Benedict, and Cajun bloody Marys

  • LB Kitchen

    Portland, Maine

    Golden Milk pancakes, breakfast salad, and thick-cut sourdough bread with coconut oil make Portland’s LB Kitchen a bright spot for seasonal dishes.

  • Scratch Baking Co.

    Portland, Maine

    Come to Scratch Bakery for tasty sandwiches, fresh bagels and bread, molasses cookies with dried apple, and bake-at-home mac ‘n’ cheese.

  • Bite Into Maine

    Cape Elizabeth, Maine

    Bite into Maine offers lobster rolls assembled with obsessive detail. It’s a truck that parks at some of the Portland area’s most attractive locations.

  • Palace Diner

    Biddeford, Maine

    The Palace is a New England train car diner with as-good-as-it-gets brunch. Don’t worry if it runs out of something: The menu doesn’t miss.