Frostop in Tell City, Indiana

Frostop in Tell City, Indiana

Standing on the same corner lot for decades, Frostop is certainly a Tell City, Indiana landmark. This unique seasonal food and ice cream shop is well known for the local favorite: a root beer float.

Frostop in Tell City, Indiana

Frostop in Tell City, Indiana

Frostop in Tell City, Indiana

I can’t resist any mom and pop ice cream shop or restaurant, let alone one that has been in business for longer than I’ve been alive.

In fact, I can’t resist it even if I just had a giant smoothie and am so absolutely stuffed already but know it’s my last chance to try this Perry County staple before I swing by this area again. I’m all sorts of dedicated.

What is Little Indiana to do? She sucks it up and digs in. Oh yeah, there’s a reason Frostop is known for awesome root beer floats. My husband was very satisfied with that order. I don’t drink soft drinks so I only admired the mix of colors. He said it was an excellent root beer float.

Tell City, Indiana Ice Cream Parlor

Frostop in Tell City, Indiana

Frostop in Tell City, Indiana

As for my own order? It was tough. I decided to go with something a bit different. I wanted flavors that you don’t always find. I found them at Frostop. So, I added in two items to my husband’s order: a Dreamsicle milkshake and a Cherry milkshake. It’s all in the name of research. See what I have to do to meet my own strict ethical standards? It’s a tough life.

My husband and I dug in to those as well (our boys were so stuffed they turned down ice cream. I was not kidding when I said we had just eaten). Boy were they missing out. Those shakes are so good. I love, love, LOVE when an ice cream shop has unique flavors on the menu rather than your standard vanilla or chocolate. I think those are my new “go to” shake flavors. That was a memorable treat.

But ice cream isn’t the only item you’ll find at Frostop. Burgers and fries are available.  There’s more where that came from. Pizza burgers, pronto pups, orbit burgers, chicken sandwiches, and even pork tenderloin sandwiches are on this menu. Take a look at changing daily specials to keep it interesting and fresh. They always have something going on.

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The Southern Indiana Frostop is a downtown icon for a reason. Pop inside this seasonal shop before they close their doors until next season.

Call ahead before heading out to make sure you don’t catch them too late. I can’t think of anything more sad than having to wait a whole year for a root beer float  or delicious milkshake from Frostop.

To see the latest events and specials, be sure to follow Frostop on Facebook.

Small Towns: Destinations, not Drive-Thrus! I’m Jessica Nunemaker and THIS is Little Indiana.

Just don’t forget to tell them that Little Indiana sent you.

Frostop
947 Main Street
Tell City, IN 47586
812.547.8510

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About the Author:

Jessica Nunemaker is the Owner of Little Indiana.com. More than a website, Little Indiana is a book, "Little Indiana: Small Town Destinations" (IU Press) awarded first place in the "Best in Indiana Journalism for a Nonfiction Book" by the Indiana Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Little Indiana is also a bi-monthly newspaper column in a local paper and a PBS segment on the former Emmy award-winning program, "The Weekly Special."

2 Comments

  1. Jessica Nunemaker September 11, 2013 at 7:01 am

    Oh fun! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  2. S September 7, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Where I grew up! In High School we would be able to walk to the Frostop for lunch. Then later , when we went to visit, the rootbeer and Orbit Burger were the BEST! thanks for posting!

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