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The Freeze

Restaurants, Ice cream parlors Logan Square
4 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
Tastee Freez
Photograph: Jeff Snyder/Flickr Tastee Freez

Time Out says

Mad Men may be over, but '60s nostalgia lives on. The Freeze is a vintage time warp, and while there aren’t nearly as many locations of the fast food restaurant as once dotted Chicago (there were dozens), you can still find one in Logan Square. In the summer, there’s a walk-up window and picnic table seating. The savory items, like corn dogs and burgers, aren’t much to talk about, outside of living John Cougar fantasties of suckin' on chili dogs. The ice cream menu, with milkshakes, sundaes and soft serve, is the main draw.



Address: 2815 W Armitage Ave
Cross street: Mozart St
Transport: El: Blue to Western. Bus: 52, 73.
Opening hours: 11am–11pm
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4 out of 5 stars

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The Freeze is offering what you ate as a kid: soft serve ice cream dipped and sprinkled. No frills, just nostalgia. 


The dipped ice cream here is a Logan Square summertime favorite! It comes in flavors like chocolate, caramel, cherry, cake batter, cotton candy, blue raspberry etc. I love the vanilla cherry-dipped cones. The pistachio soft serve is also a rare treat! 


A visit to the Tastee Freez is required if you live in Chicago. I mean, just look at this place! Order a classic cone or, hell, get a double cheeseburger, and grab a seat at one of the picnic tables outside. You'll feel as though you've traveled back to a time when life was simple and all you had to worry about was eating your ice cream before it melted all over the place.