[DFW] Frosty's Drive N - Denton [DFW]
My wife and I decided to head up to Denton this past Saturday night just for a small bit to eat. It was about 8:00 pm before we ended up leaving and took the backroads from Lewisville to Denton (via FM 407 and FM 1830 - which is a nice scenic drive).
When we got to Frosty's the neon sign was lit up on S. Ft. Worth Drive and besides the blinding lights of Sonic next door this was the only light in a dimly lit part of town. Most of the customers were either regulars (in their 40's and 50's) who came in while we were eating or UNT students just their for their nostalgia kick.
My wife and I ordered two #5 which is a double meat burger with a pickle relish/Thousand Island sauce aka "special sauce" with all the veggies, lettuce, onion and tomato. While there weren't many customers dining our burger was ordered fresh and was decent. I probably would have to try the place out around lunch time when it is probably hopping more. I would also like to explore the menu a bit more to see if there are any hidden gems in the frito chili pie, chili cheese dog or any other items they have on the menu besides burgers.
For the atmosphere alone they definitely get an A+ for keeping it going since the 50's and being family run since then also. The decor was even complete with an old jukebox filled with yesteryears tunes. The lamps over the service counter were definitely orginals and not the kitchsy reclaimed decor. There were a few ceiling tiles that needed to be replaced by the air conditioner....that was the only fault I saw! I really liked the neon sign out front and the dimly lit old interior with color patterns from the 70's or early 80's (maybe 50's?).
As for the other food we got, two Frosty's Mug Root Beer and a chocolate shake. While the root beer was just okay the chocolate shake proved better. I would definitely suggest getting no ice with the frosty mug root beer as the ice melted quite a bit masking the carbonation and wonderful flavor of the beverage. Once I got to the bottom of the glass it was better but by that time 3/4 of the drink was gone. While we were waiting on our meal a regular customer and his son came in with an empty gallon jug and got root beer for $5...a great deal since my mug cost $1.89 and was mostly ice. The chocolate shake was defintiely the best thing of the night as it was a perfect blend of chocolate and soft serve blended with the old style shake blender that has the power of a ski boat. The chocolate syrup used was defnitely not Hershey, as it has a plastic taste to me. I would give the chocolate shake an A+ also (and I don't usualliy like shakes).
Overall I think it is worth the visit if you are in Denton or the surrounding areas, but not worth the haul from say Plano, Richardson, Dallas, Austin..j/k. If you on your way to Winstar this is a place to get a cheap bite to eat and still support a local family! I would rather eat a buger and shake here than Sonic!! I am also curious if anyone else has any experiences here or memories they would like to share.