Tecumseh Bar B Q’s Frosteys

5965 Malden Road, LaSalle, 519-972-1111
Date visited: May 22, with special guest Caileigh J
Formerly Frostey’s Ice Cream Palace, this place seems to be no longer aimed at an ice cream market. It used to offer an order counter open to outside, but now requires customers to order at the take-out pick-up counter.

When we visited, no prices were posted – this is extremely unfriendly to families – and the ice cream tubs are stored out of sight, so we can’t even tell you what brand is served. There are 19 flavours listed on a board but the freezer holds just 16.
We had three cones – Chocolate Peanut Butter, Bubble Gum, and Butter Pecan. They were good.

Frosteys has no indoor seating and lots of outdoor seating at benches and picnic tables.
Price for a cone: our singles in sugar cones were $3.19 apiece.
Also available: Sundaes, shakes, malts, and a hot fudge ice cream puff.

Its conversion to a Tecumseh Bar B Q means Frosteys is now open year-round rather than seasonally. Ribs, barbequed chicken, and sandwiches anchor a full menu that includes higher-end desserts like tortes.

Bottom line: a place to stop with kids if you’re in LaSalle, the new management approach devalues ice cream so that Frostey’s no longer warrants making a special trip unless what you’re hungry for is ribs.

Marta’s notes: “well, it was really good, but I thought it could be better, because it wasn’t what I really bargained for.”

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