Review by: Roadfood Team
Excellent | Worth a Detour
Timmy O’s is a Midwestern-style custard stand serving concretes (extra thick shakes), sundaes, floats, sodas, and splits.
Timmy O’s, a Queens (Corona) frozen custard parlor about four blocks down Corona Avenue from the Lemon Ice King, is modeled after the Midwestern frozen custard stands — and even calls its custards “concretes.” It opened in August 2008 and serves vanilla and chocolate custard plus the “flavor of the day.” The custard is thick, rich, and creamy, with a terrific “mouth feel” — absolutely delicious.
What to eat at Timmy O’s
Flavors of the day range from fudge brownie and pineapple pie to blueberry and pumpkin, and are nicely flavored mixtures which usually use the vanilla base (no way can it be called “plain”). Timmy O’s uses the same mix as Manhattan’s Shake Shack but uses a different (and better) vanilla.
The owner, a friendly guy from Long Island, knows his custard and his Roadfood. The custard is reasonably priced: $2.00 for a small custard; $2.75 for a regular, $3.25 for large. Concretes are $3.75 for a regular and $4.75 for a large, and include two mix-ins as well as whipped cream and a cherry. (Extra mix-ins are 50 cents each). Timmy O’s also has sundaes, slushies (including a custard slushie, a creamsicle-like mix of the two), root beer and coke floats, and banana splits. There’s a 99-cent kids menu and even a “flavor of yesterday” special. They hope to add food soon.
It’s a small shop with about six stools at the counter, with the walls (one of which is the original pressed tin) done up in sunshiny yellow. So far there are no lines, just personal, attentive service. It’s definitely worth a trip.
Original Post by Rosemarie
Directions & Hours
|Meals Served||Lunch, Dessert|
|Credit Cards Accepted||No|