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Ritter’s Frozen Custard

October 13, 2009

  • 217 Romence Road
  • Portage, MI 49024
  • (269) 321-8800
  • Website
  • Menu

Well, we thought we were going local.  J and I made a trip to Crossroads Mall to find a jewelry repair place to resize my wedding band.  I bought it a half a size too big and instead of gaining weight to fit in it, I finally decided to get it resized. 

We had about an hour to kill and we had just walked around the mall the day before, so I suggested we go for ice cream.   I had noticed a few places farther down Westnedge in our travels the previous few days including a Culver’s which we both love.  I thought Culver’s is great, but let’s try a local place instead.  The place I picked looked local and neither of us had heard of it, so imagine my surprise when I found out what we found was another chain.

Ritter’s Frozen Custard is on Romence Road just west of Westnedge.  They have a really neat building which does only a carry-out business.  There are some cement tables on a small patio, but there’s no indoor seating anywhere on site.  

The building front is sort of a half moon shape.  There are several windows, but since it wasn’t a peak time, only the middle one was open.  The menu is on boards nailed above the windows on the outside of the building.  It was a little hard to read because you had to walk all the way around the front to see all of their selections.

When it comes to ice cream/custard, I’m not very adventurous.  I love vanilla ice cream and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.  They have a “Blizzard” like creation called a Glacier.  That’s what I got.  No surprises.  They mix it the same that Dairy Queen does, but the portion size was much bigger.  I got a regular Peanut Butter Cup Glacier which cost just under four bucks.

J went with one of their flavors of the day.  She got two scoops of “Turtle Something” custard in a cup.  She said it was really good and compared it to Culver’s which is a good thing.  Her custard cost a little over three bucks so our total was just over seven dollars.  That’s not too bad.  We got a lot of custard for that price.  Not sure we would have got that at any of the bigger chains. 

Ritter’s was good, but we were both disappointed when we saw an ad on the back of the napkins for franchising information.  We always like to find a little, local ice cream shop to spend our money at.  I would go back to Ritter’s in a heartbeat, but we will continue our search to see what else the Kalamazoo area has to offer. 

Peanut Butter Cup Glacier

Peanut Butter Cup Glacier

Turtle Something

Turtle Something

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