Scooter's Frozen Custard

★★★★★
  • 1658 W Belmont Ave

    Chicago, IL 60657

    Cross street: Paulina Street

    Map & Directions
  • 773-244-6415

About Scooter's Frozen Custard

Hours
Mon-Fri 2pm-10pm Sat 1pm-10pm Sun 1pm-9pm Sun 1pm- 9pm

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RE-OPENS FRIDAY, MARCH 1 for the 2013 Season!

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★★★★★

RE-OPENS FRIDAY, MARCH 1 for the 2013 Season!

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The heat is on! Ahhh, who doesn't love Chicago summers, when mercury rises to and past 100 degree mark, the humidity makes your hair frizz instantly, and the concrete is hot enough to fry an egg. Being holed up in your apartment with AC blasting is not the answer.

Enter Scooter's Frozen Custard, a tiny oasis of cool on the corner of Belmont and Paulina. I stumbled upon Scooter's while trying to avoid the scorching sun by taking shady side streets on my walk through Lakeview to Roscoe Village. And I have to tell you, it was love at first sight. Or rather at the first concrete, as delicious custard treats are called at Scooter's. That fateful summer a week would not go by without me making a trip to Scooter's at least once. My local ice cream man must have been jealous.

My favorite treats at Scooter's are not fancy. I love a strawberry concrete with vanilla custard, or one with chocolate chip cookie dough. However, sky is the limit. You want a slice of apple pie in your custard? Sure. Oreo cookies? No problem. What is your heart's desire? Scooter's also serves a delicious hot dog (I should mention their signature red pepper relish, yum). So, you could get lunch and dessert. And if you eat dessert first, no one will be the wiser.

When you are done scraping the sides of your concrete cup, get rid of the evidence and grab a pint from the freezer to take with you. And yes, I will see you soon. Next time say hello. It's Scooter's Addicts Anonymous here.

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★★★★★

The heat is on! Ahhh, who doesn't love Chicago summers, when mercury rises to and past 100 degree mark, the humidity makes your hair frizz instantly, and the concrete is hot enough to fry an egg. Being holed up in your apartment with AC blasting is not the answer.

Enter Scooter's Frozen Custard, a tiny oasis of cool on the corner of Belmont and Paulina. I stumbled upon Scooter's while trying to avoid the scorching sun by taking shady side streets on my walk through Lakeview to Roscoe Village. And I have to tell you, it was love at first sight. Or rather at the first concrete, as delicious custard treats are called at Scooter's. That fateful summer a week would not go by without me making a trip to Scooter's at least once. My local ice cream man must have been jealous.

My favorite treats at Scooter's are not fancy. I love a strawberry concrete with vanilla custard, or one with chocolate chip cookie dough. However, sky is the limit. You want a slice of apple pie in your custard? Sure. Oreo cookies? No problem. What is your heart's desire? Scooter's also serves a delicious hot dog (I should mention their signature red pepper relish, yum). So, you could get lunch and dessert. And if you eat dessert first, no one will be the wiser.

When you are done scraping the sides of your concrete cup, get rid of the evidence and grab a pint from the freezer to take with you. And yes, I will see you soon. Next time say hello. It's Scooter's Addicts Anonymous here.

Pros: delicious frozen custard, walk-up window, take home pints

Cons: parking can be challenging, totally addictive

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When a friend and I found scooter's, I met my first "frenemy". I don't recall ever having a frenemy (an enemy disguised as a friend) before- at least not one i was aware of. Scooter's feels like a friend- I think it's Chicago's ONLY frozen custard shop. Being from Wisconsin, I grew up with frozen custard (the creamy, light, treat ice cream wishes it could be.) (By "light", I mean texture, not calorie content.) Thus I was delighted and struck with nostalgia upon our first trip to Scooter's. When I tasted my first "concrete" (a DQ Blizzard-like mix of custard and any topping you can imagine) (my favorites typically incorporate marshmallow sauce, peanut butter cups, and cookie dough), i knew I'd be spending a lot of time with Scooter's, my new friend. Soon I became completely addicted so that I can overindulge in custard one day, feel quite guilty (see my ridiculous topping choices above), then return the next as if enormous frozen custard treats were essential to life. Therefore, frenemy. But a well-disguised enemy. I can't summon a complaint about scooter's actual products....there are unique and delicious flavors of the day, a wide range of toppings that are generously administered, a friendly group of employees, and a cozy neighborhood-y feel. On second thought, maybe Scooter's is a true friend, and I (and the gluttonous toppings I prefer) am my own enemy...

2
★★★★★

When a friend and I found scooter's, I met my first "frenemy". I don't recall ever having a frenemy (an enemy disguised as a friend) before- at least not one i was aware of. Scooter's feels like a friend- I think it's Chicago's ONLY frozen custard shop. Being from Wisconsin, I grew up with frozen custard (the creamy, light, treat ice cream wishes it could be.) (By "light", I mean texture, not calorie content.) Thus I was delighted and struck with nostalgia upon our first trip to Scooter's. When I tasted my first "concrete" (a DQ Blizzard-like mix of custard and any topping you can imagine) (my favorites typically incorporate marshmallow sauce, peanut butter cups, and cookie dough), i knew I'd be spending a lot of time with Scooter's, my new friend. Soon I became completely addicted so that I can overindulge in custard one day, feel quite guilty (see my ridiculous topping choices above), then return the next as if enormous frozen custard treats were essential to life. Therefore, frenemy. But a well-disguised enemy. I can't summon a complaint about scooter's actual products....there are unique and delicious flavors of the day, a wide range of toppings that are generously administered, a friendly group of employees, and a cozy neighborhood-y feel. On second thought, maybe Scooter's is a true friend, and I (and the gluttonous toppings I prefer) am my own enemy...

Pros: the tasty custard

Cons: really, none

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If you have not tried this place, you must!!! I am obsesed with ice cream in the summer and I can't stop going to Scooters! The service is great and the Concrete's are even better. This is by far the best ice cream place in Chicago!!!

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★★★★★

If you have not tried this place, you must!!! I am obsesed with ice cream in the summer and I can't stop going to Scooters! The service is great and the Concrete's are even better. This is by far the best ice cream place in Chicago!!!

Pros: concrete

Cons: none

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Scooter's is such a unique experience, that it deserves a unique description. Three years ago, I lived in an apartment directly above the store, and I watched Mardi and Denny work hard to create their work of art. Coming from Philadephia, I missed my favorite summer dessert - Rita's Waterice. Once Scooter's opened, I found a better replacement for Rita's. Although, I still endulge in some delicious Rita's Waterice when I go home, when family comes into town, I take them to Scooter's. Where to begin?!? The freindly staff, fast service, and the feeling that you get walking in the shop is top notch. Mardi and Denny do a great job of getting to know their customers, making little kids smile, and are devoted to preparing quality custard. The custard is amazing and is like nothing that I have ever tasted before. Whether you like simple vanilla or an "Elvis" concrete, I doubt you will be disappointed. The rich flavor, creamy texture, and variety of toppings are what keep me (and many others) coming back for more. Although I order the same thing almost everytime, the flavors of the day offer a tasty option. For most people, I think the hardest part is figuring out which concrete or flavor to order! No worries...since they are open until November, one can always go back for more. Whether you are in search of a cool snack on a hot day, a way to celebrate a Cubs win (the TV in the stop usually has the games on), or you are just looking for a new dessert - Scooter's is the place to go. It is simply...Fantabulous!

2
★★★★★

Scooter's is such a unique experience, that it deserves a unique description. Three years ago, I lived in an apartment directly above the store, and I watched Mardi and Denny work hard to create their work of art. Coming from Philadephia, I missed my favorite summer dessert - Rita's Waterice. Once Scooter's opened, I found a better replacement for Rita's. Although, I still endulge in some delicious Rita's Waterice when I go home, when family comes into town, I take them to Scooter's. Where to begin?!? The freindly staff, fast service, and the feeling that you get walking in the shop is top notch. Mardi and Denny do a great job of getting to know their customers, making little kids smile, and are devoted to preparing quality custard. The custard is amazing and is like nothing that I have ever tasted before. Whether you like simple vanilla or an "Elvis" concrete, I doubt you will be disappointed. The rich flavor, creamy texture, and variety of toppings are what keep me (and many others) coming back for more. Although I order the same thing almost everytime, the flavors of the day offer a tasty option. For most people, I think the hardest part is figuring out which concrete or flavor to order! No worries...since they are open until November, one can always go back for more. Whether you are in search of a cool snack on a hot day, a way to celebrate a Cubs win (the TV in the stop usually has the games on), or you are just looking for a new dessert - Scooter's is the place to go. It is simply...Fantabulous!

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I'm from Philadelphia, where we have Rita's Water Ice, which offers great custard. Scooter's is not as good as Rita's, but people out here don't know the difference anyway. But Scooters is pretty darn good, and now that I live a half a block away, I have to keep myself from going over there every night! Yum!

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★★★★★

I'm from Philadelphia, where we have Rita's Water Ice, which offers great custard. Scooter's is not as good as Rita's, but people out here don't know the difference anyway. But Scooters is pretty darn good, and now that I live a half a block away, I have to keep myself from going over there every night! Yum!

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Grew up in Milwaukee with Gilles and Kopp's frozen custard, and was amazed when I found out that other cities did not enjoy this treat. Finally, after years of searching, I've found frozen custard in Chicago. Thank you Scooter's. The store is very simple, so do not expect any elegance in decorating, the focus is on the food especially the custard. There is a normally empty city parking lot next to the library behind Scooters, so it is easy to drive up, park, grab some custard and head home. Highly recommended I like the hot fudge sundae with chocolate custard.

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★★★★★

Grew up in Milwaukee with Gilles and Kopp's frozen custard, and was amazed when I found out that other cities did not enjoy this treat. Finally, after years of searching, I've found frozen custard in Chicago. Thank you Scooter's. The store is very simple, so do not expect any elegance in decorating, the focus is on the food especially the custard. There is a normally empty city parking lot next to the library behind Scooters, so it is easy to drive up, park, grab some custard and head home. Highly recommended I like the hot fudge sundae with chocolate custard.

Pros: Easy Parking

Cons: Simplistic kitchen

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Absolutely delicious! If you haven never had frozen custard, start at the top. Scooter's is a silky rich blend of creamy flavors. Try lemon--my personal favorite!

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★★★★★

Absolutely delicious! If you haven never had frozen custard, start at the top. Scooter's is a silky rich blend of creamy flavors. Try lemon--my personal favorite!

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I have never had a bad flavor. Owners Denny and Marty are passionate about the quality of their custard. It is fantastic and a must find.

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★★★★★

I have never had a bad flavor. Owners Denny and Marty are passionate about the quality of their custard. It is fantastic and a must find.

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Such a super place - custard is fantastic, and it makes one feel like they belong to a neighborhood joint. People gather a chat, and the service is always great. They pretty much remember who you are, and the kiddie cone is a nice touch.

2
★★★★★

Such a super place - custard is fantastic, and it makes one feel like they belong to a neighborhood joint. People gather a chat, and the service is always great. They pretty much remember who you are, and the kiddie cone is a nice touch.

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This small family owned business is wonderful. Scooter's is a great place to go with the kids. They give free itty bitty cones for toddlers - my daughter can't get enough of it. The owners and staff are friendly and the service is exceptional. The owners are always there and socialize with the customers. It has a real cozy atmosphere. I first saw them on the Food Network and had to try them out. I have been a loyal customer ever since!

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★★★★★

This small family owned business is wonderful. Scooter's is a great place to go with the kids. They give free itty bitty cones for toddlers - my daughter can't get enough of it. The owners and staff are friendly and the service is exceptional. The owners are always there and socialize with the customers. It has a real cozy atmosphere. I first saw them on the Food Network and had to try them out. I have been a loyal customer ever since!

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Since discovering Scooter's, I manage to visit there several times a week. They are great people making an excellent product. They know their regulars, listen to customers' feedback, and are actually a good value in the premium ice cream world. But the best thing about Scooter's is the quality of the ice cream! Frozen custard is simply the smoothest, creamiest ice cream you've ever had, and they are one of the best at making it. Have some today!

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★★★★★

Since discovering Scooter's, I manage to visit there several times a week. They are great people making an excellent product. They know their regulars, listen to customers' feedback, and are actually a good value in the premium ice cream world. But the best thing about Scooter's is the quality of the ice cream! Frozen custard is simply the smoothest, creamiest ice cream you've ever had, and they are one of the best at making it. Have some today!

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When I lived a few blocks away in Roscoe Village, I would visit Scooters at least two or three times a week. Now that I'm not so close, I still try to make at least a weekly visit. The owners remember the regulars and try to accommodate flavor requests (like peppermint stick custard in March instead of December). I've introduced several people to Scooters and all have gone back without me numerous times, they like it so much. One of the best things in Chicago!

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★★★★★

When I lived a few blocks away in Roscoe Village, I would visit Scooters at least two or three times a week. Now that I'm not so close, I still try to make at least a weekly visit. The owners remember the regulars and try to accommodate flavor requests (like peppermint stick custard in March instead of December). I've introduced several people to Scooters and all have gone back without me numerous times, they like it so much. One of the best things in Chicago!

Pros: great custard, friendly service

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I love Scooters! I go about twice a week for a little cone to kill my chocolate craving. It totally hits the spot! And, it doesn't leave me feeling gross like a lot of other ice creams do. Probably because they only use a 10% butterfat instead of 14-18+%. Whatever it is, I hope they keep it up!

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★★★★★

I love Scooters! I go about twice a week for a little cone to kill my chocolate craving. It totally hits the spot! And, it doesn't leave me feeling gross like a lot of other ice creams do. Probably because they only use a 10% butterfat instead of 14-18+%. Whatever it is, I hope they keep it up!

Pros: Tastes awesome, family owned, FUN atmosphere

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I don't normally go out of my way to praise places, but WOW. This place is great. I tried their hot dog because I heard good things about it...try their "red relish"....but their custard is what they are known for....for good reason.
The owners were there when I was there. They seem to really know their stuff, and they really seem to know their customers. WoW. Don't see that too often

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★★★★★

I don't normally go out of my way to praise places, but WOW. This place is great. I tried their hot dog because I heard good things about it...try their "red relish"....but their custard is what they are known for....for good reason.
The owners were there when I was there. They seem to really know their stuff, and they really seem to know their customers. WoW. Don't see that too often

Pros: Great texture, Friendly, Fabulous Taste

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BEST ICE CREAM I have ever had. They tell me it's just another style of ice cream, but it tastes better than any ice cream I have ever had. I will drive by other ice cream shops to visit Scooter's. They are one of the best values on top of being a very tasty treat. I'M Hooked! This is now MY ICE CREAM SHOP!

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★★★★★

BEST ICE CREAM I have ever had. They tell me it's just another style of ice cream, but it tastes better than any ice cream I have ever had. I will drive by other ice cream shops to visit Scooter's. They are one of the best values on top of being a very tasty treat. I'M Hooked! This is now MY ICE CREAM SHOP!

Pros: Super Friendly, YUMMMM!, Value

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As soon as I saw I had a frozen custard place around the corner from me, I couldn't wait to try it. And I wasn't disappointed - Scooter's is the best custard I've ever had. My boyfriend and friends were skeptical, but after trying it, they're hooked too. One of my friends drives up to Lakeview from Hyde Park at least twice a week for a custard fix. The owners are great, definitely know their regulars and make an effort to try new flavors and take advice from their customers. It's a great place!

2
★★★★★

As soon as I saw I had a frozen custard place around the corner from me, I couldn't wait to try it. And I wasn't disappointed - Scooter's is the best custard I've ever had. My boyfriend and friends were skeptical, but after trying it, they're hooked too. One of my friends drives up to Lakeview from Hyde Park at least twice a week for a custard fix. The owners are great, definitely know their regulars and make an effort to try new flavors and take advice from their customers. It's a great place!

Pros: Huge cones, Great custard, Friendly service

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Hands down the best ice cream I have ever had. CREAMY!!!! YES! Great, fast service too. Staff very friendly and helpful. The owners took time to talk with our group...not just friendly hello, but entered into a conversation with interest about our group. Of course we talked about ice cream, too!! Just a wonderful place with a top quality product offering. A happy place!

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★★★★★

Hands down the best ice cream I have ever had. CREAMY!!!! YES! Great, fast service too. Staff very friendly and helpful. The owners took time to talk with our group...not just friendly hello, but entered into a conversation with interest about our group. Of course we talked about ice cream, too!! Just a wonderful place with a top quality product offering. A happy place!

Pros: Great Ice Cream!, Happy Atmosphere, Good Value

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Scooter's Rocks. This is great ice cream. Thank goodness these guys opened in Lakeview. I am addicted. The owners are wonderful...always willing to chat and helpful. The employees are friendly and knowledgeable. Best value in the city for a terrifice product and fast service...and hands down the best ice cream around.

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★★★★★

Scooter's Rocks. This is great ice cream. Thank goodness these guys opened in Lakeview. I am addicted. The owners are wonderful...always willing to chat and helpful. The employees are friendly and knowledgeable. Best value in the city for a terrifice product and fast service...and hands down the best ice cream around.

Pros: Price, Quality of product, Unique

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ALL I CAN SAY IS - DOES IT GET ANY BETTER..... answer is NO!!!!!! WHY SETTLE FOR SECOND BEST - GO FOR THE FROZEN CUSTARD - HAVE THE COFFEE FLAVOR !! SCOOTERS - WE LOVE YOU MAN!!

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★★★★★

ALL I CAN SAY IS - DOES IT GET ANY BETTER..... answer is NO!!!!!! WHY SETTLE FOR SECOND BEST - GO FOR THE FROZEN CUSTARD - HAVE THE COFFEE FLAVOR !! SCOOTERS - WE LOVE YOU MAN!!

Pros: DELICIOUS, ORGAS, MIC

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I have to admit that when I lived in Lakeview, I could be found at Scooter's sometimes 3 times a week!! I go there for stress relief, I take my friends there for great dessert and fabulous service. The owners are very friendly and actually remember their customers. Most Concretes come in two sizes now -- perfect for any appetite! Scooter's is the thing I miss most about living in Lakeview...and the hot weather isn't even here to stay yet!

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★★★★★

I have to admit that when I lived in Lakeview, I could be found at Scooter's sometimes 3 times a week!! I go there for stress relief, I take my friends there for great dessert and fabulous service. The owners are very friendly and actually remember their customers. Most Concretes come in two sizes now -- perfect for any appetite! Scooter's is the thing I miss most about living in Lakeview...and the hot weather isn't even here to stay yet!

Pros: Friendly staff, Suggested concretes, Fast service

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Finally a frozen custard store in Chicago and these guys make great ice cream. Scooter's is top notch with awesome custard and really friendly service. You can't beat this place for ice cream and they claim to be the only frozen custard in Chicago. Thank goodness they located in Lakeview.

2
★★★★★

Finally a frozen custard store in Chicago and these guys make great ice cream. Scooter's is top notch with awesome custard and really friendly service. You can't beat this place for ice cream and they claim to be the only frozen custard in Chicago. Thank goodness they located in Lakeview.

Pros: High quality, good value, fast service

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After career changes in 2003, Mardi and Denny Moore opened Scooter's Frozen Custard. Featuring a weekly flavor schedule, Scooter's also gives customers an option to request flavors. Concrete combinations---frozen custard with mix-ins and…

 

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