Wally's Frozen Custard in St. Clair Shores

Wally's Frozen Custard has been an east-side standard for more than 60 years. And, as of fall 2012, this tasty haven has very kid-friendly new digs in St. Clair Shores.

What's in store? For one, the shop is open year-round, sporting a drive-thru to get your fix even in the chill. And – get this – it has a big, yellow-door garage that houses Wally's iconic catering fire engine, which delivers that rich, creamy frozen dairy to local parties and events.

Wally's Frozen Custard

"What kid doesn't love ice cream and fire trucks?" asks Eliza Ahearn, who's co-owned Wally's with her husband Matt for the past nine years. "They can come and check out the fire truck and have custard, all in one trip."

The theme carries to its menu, too. The "coffee station" has the signature "Engine W-1," a latte with caramel and chocolate. "Jaws of Life" features raspberry and white chocolate. Or add a "Defibrillator" – a shot of espresso.

It's about quadruple the size of its original 700-square-foot location in Harper Woods, which Ahearn says they outgrew. But the core stuff hasn't changed here.

"We wanted the same nostalgic feel," she says. The classic walk-up service window is still operating, even in winter (there's no indoor seating). Fan-favorite flavors and pies are all still here. There are now breakfast items and sandwiches, too, including Eliza Ahearn's famed chicken salad sandwich.

So why not swing by and pick up a fun flavor-infused "Whirly" treat – or a classic kid cone rolled in sprinkles (the choice of the Ahearn children, ages 3 and 5)? Watch Wally's Facebook wall, too, for info on special events. Don't forget, birthday parties are available on-site all year, as well!

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

LATEST STORIES

Metro Parent’s Top Posts of the Week

MetroParent.com is loaded with great info for parents. Here, we've listed the best of the best posted this week for you to thumb through at your convenience.

Family Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Looking for some family fun? Check out our list of events and other things to do this weekend.

Fun Things to Do in Ann Arbor With Kids

Home to the Big House and famous for its big-city, small-town charm, this Washtenaw County college town is never dull.

Metro Detroit Planetariums for Families to Visit

Kids can see starry skies any time and learn about the wonders of the universe at these metro Detroit planetarium destinations.


- Advertisement -