Ted Drewes

6726 Chippewa St, St. Louis, Missouri 63109 USA

1,420 Reviews
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Opens Sun 11a
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  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair
  • Public
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“finest trees & custard in St. Louis”

Ted Drewes has been selling frozen custard and Christmas trees for decades, with an attention to quality that has made his trees and custard the finest in St. Louis. It all started when Ted Sr. opened his first ice cream store in Florida in 1929, followed the next year by an other store on Natural Bridge in St. Louis and the South Grand store in 1931. In 1941 the family opened a second south side stand which is the current Chippewa location, old route 66. By 1958, the south side stands were all that remained. According to Ted Jr., the success of the operation has brought it nationwide attention in the form of offers to franchise the stands. He said such offers pour in quite frequently. However he has never agreed to franchise and he says that he never will. Featured on Season 4 of Man vs. Food!

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Jake J.

Gotta home here for the Original Ted drews. I got the matcha concrete and it was perfect, just enough bitterness to balance the sweet. The orange slush was refreshing in the summer heat, but a bit... Read more

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Michael G.

Ted Drewes is an institution. The other 1400+ reviews provide that. Make sure they flip your concrete. Split the apple pie one, it's great. It'll be crazy busy most of the time, especially... Read more

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Chad O.

We came here after a dinner at a local restaurant, so we got there around 9:15pm or so. The line was horrendously long, but our driver, a local person, said, "don't worry, the lines move really... Read more

Ted Drewes

6726 Chippewa St
St. Louis, Missouri
63109 USA


Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout
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