Poetry would be comprised entirely of haikus and sonnets dedicated to frozen custard and smoothies if poets didn't devour their idyllic subjects before having a chance to write. Today's Groupon says what meter and rhythm cannot. For $5, you get $10 worth of frozen treats at Frozen Dairy Bar and Boardwalk Pizza, located in Falls Church. This Groupon is valid only for dairy-bar items.
Serving up gobs of sugary goodness to the Falls Church area since 1950, the Frozen Dairy Bar provides a varied selection of smile-inducing treats. Differing from ice cream in its freezing process and more egg-yolk content, frozen custard ($6 for a pint) serves as the preferred treat of patrons and polar bears at Frozen Dairy Bar. Offered in vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, zebra twist, and daily flavor varieties, frozen custard is made fresh daily and douses fiery appetites with a thick consistency and a barrage of flavor bursts. More than 25 shake and malt flavors ($4.35–$5.35) are available for picky sippers and skinny dippers, while fluffy Italian ice ($2.75) scoops are best enjoyed after a steamy run or coal-shoveling locomotive drive. Additionally, an assortment of specialty sundaes, yogurt smoothies, and floats makes for a tasty treat as well as a deliciously exfoliating skin scrub.
During medieval times, icy creams were so much more delicious than cabbage cakes that a shortage sparked a series of custard-seeking crusades to China. Fortunately, Frozen Dairy Bar provides an accessible locale for sampling creamy goodness. Avoid driving on slippery silk roads or collecting sand in armor fashioned from tin cans with today’s Groupon.
The Washington Post says:
- The Frozen Dairy Bar occupies roughly the same spot where it was built in 1950...It's still selling high-quality custard, churning out chocolate, vanilla and zebra flavors daily, as well as a flavor of the day that might be peanut butter fudge swirl, Black Forest cake or lime in the coconut. And with a nod to the neighborhood's large Asian population, the shop occasionally offers flavors such as taro root and green tea. – Amanda Abrams
- This place has the best ice cream...It's so good I'll even go there in the dead of winter when it is blizzarding [sic] outside. – Vanessa Y., Insider Pages
- The frozen custard was delicious; rich, but not too rich. Creamy, smooth, not too eggy -- a perfect, perfect vanilla flavor and consistency. The root beer was served in a chilled mug and it was so...good! Paired with the custard...heaven. – Sophie U., Yelp
Since the 1950s, customers have been flocking to Frozen Dairy Bar for its great frozen custard. Recently, the owners completely remodeled their dessert spot, transforming it into the restaurant known as FDB Eatery.
In the new dining room, patrons dine on on starters such as duck empanadas with cilantro cream, as well as chargrilled burgers, pizza, and filling entrees, including cabernet-braised short ribs.
It may seem like a big change, but FDB Eatery still serves up the same frozen custard that made Frozen Dessert Bar an icon, including the custard-filled milkshakes praised by The Washington Post. It's even still made fresh in the store every day in the same machine that's been used since the 1950s.
Patrons nostalgic for that time can wear their poodle skirt out to dinner or simply gaze at pictures of the original Ruth P. Eakin–designed ice cream shop on FDB Eatery's walls.
6641 Arlington Blvd.
Falls Church, Virginia 22042Get Directions