Indy Treasures: Freddy’s Steakburgers

Indianapolis is blessed with an abundance of fast food restaurants. You have your McDonald’s, your Steak n’ Shake, Wendy’s, Taco Bell, White Castle and many, many more. So, when a new restaurant comes around, most people typically flock there to see how it is, and how it compares. So, is the brand new Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers worth your hard earned cash?

On the outside, it looks like your normal burger joint. But when you walk in, you are greeted with an old, retro aesthetic. There’s a line leading up to where you order, as booths line the walls where people sit and enjoy their hot meals, and tables and chairs are scattered throughout the center of the room. There is chrome and tile everywhere along with vintage pictures of Freddy and his two sons who founded the restaurant.

The menu consists of steak burgers cooked to order on a toasted bun with shoestring fries on the side. Chicago dogs and chicken tenders are also available to order along with chili and even a vegetarian burger. Sides consist of shoestring fries, onion rings, Baked Lays’ potato chips and applesauce.

My family went there on a Sunday afternoon and although it was crowded, we were able to order pretty fast. Unlike other fast food restaurants, Freddy’s servers don’t bring the food to the tables, instead a worker comes over the speakers within the restaurant and says the number that is associated with your order. Our food was prepared quickly and when it came out, everything was hot and fresh. I had ordered a double cheeseburger and fries. The burger had two patties and two pieces of cheese, lightly placed on a toasted bun with lettuce and tomato. The fries were hot and fried to perfection. So, there were no limp and soggy disappointments today. My family all tried to order a variety of food off the menu. One of my family members had ordered the Chicago Dog and another ordered a Chili Bowl. Both said their food was great and delicious. To top it off, It was pretty cheap too, my family of four ate for just around 31 dollars.

However, there is a reason why the name of the place isn’t just Freddy’s Steakburgers. Its Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers. So how is the custard?

For dessert, I ordered a Dirt in Worms concrete mixer. It had crushed oreos and gummy worms mixed into vanilla custard. The custard itself was soft and creamy and was complemented by the oreos and gummy worms really well.

Overall, the food at Freddys was great. My only problem with Freddy’s however is that the tables to sit in are too close together and the dining room was too small for the amount of people there. However, this place is worth your money and I’ll be going to it more in the future.