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Culver’s of Portage

February 22, 2010

  • 7262 S. Westnedge Avenue
  • Portage, MI 49002
  • (269) 321-1800
  • Website
  • Menu

Call it a guilty pleasure.  Ever since I was introduced to Culver’s Frozen Custard when they opened the first store in Central Illinois, I’ve always had to find one near where we lived.  In fact, when J and I lived in Morton, IL, there was a Culver’s within walking distance and yes, we did walk a few times to get custard. 

We laid around today watching the both the US Men’s and Women’s Curling team lose then flipped over to NASCAR to watch the race.  Before the race though, I told J I was going to Culver’s.  I just got the craving. 

Culver’s of Portage is on South Westnedge south of Romence Road.  Getting into the parking lot is a lot harder than it looks.  If you’re traveling south on Westnedge, you have to pass the store then make a really tight 90 degree turn into the parking lot.  I couldn’t make the turn tight enough with cars trying to exit the same way, so I had to sit and wait for them to move.  Seems like a really odd design for no reason. 

Since J was with me, we hit the drive thru.  On my own, I never go to drive thru’s unless it’s the only option.  I hate them.  I can never understand the person on the other end and my order is usually wrong.  Even if I drive, J does all the ordering from the passenger seat…that’s how much I hate the drive thru.  Any drive thru…not just Culver’s. 

We had already eaten lunch, so reallly, we were just in the market for custard, but Culver’s is one of my favorite fast food burgers.  If I’m going to go that route, I’d much rather go to Culver’s over the other major chains.  There’s just something a little better about their Butter Burgers…oh, and the cheese curds…who doesn’t like deep fried cheese? 

As summer nears, you’ll notice I’m quite predictable when it comes to ice cream.  Shouldn’t be much of a surprise.  I’m pretty predictable when it comes to food in general.  I love peanut butter cups.  Really, really love peanut butter cups.  I got a large Concrete Mixer with said peanut butter cups which what I almost always get. 

I grew up on Dairy Queen and would always get Peanut Butter Cup Blizzards.  Culver’s Concrete Mixer blows the Blizzard out of the water.  I love the custard.  It makes all the difference in the world.

J also got a Concrete Mixer, but she got chocolate ice cream instead of vanilla and got raspberries and strawberries.  She’s never done that before.  She’s always gotten candy, but thought the idea of chocolate custard with fruit sounded good and she said it was delicious.  She might have a new go-to when it comes to Concrete Mixer’s.

J also got a Sierra Mist which drove the price up to just over ten bucks.  The drive-thru was pretty packed when we got there, but they did a good job of moving people along.  The cars in front of us who got food were asked to pull into a parking spot and wait while their food was being prepared.  Since we just had ice cream, ours was ready when we got to the window. 

Since J and I moved to Kalamazoo in October, we haven’t had much opportunity to explore the local ice cream places.  I don’t think that would have made a difference today.  I was craving a Culver’s Concrete Mixer and that’s what I wanted.  Lucky for us, there’s a Culver’s not too far from home.

Peanut Butter Cup Concrete Mixer

Raspberry & Strawberry Chocolate Concrete Mixer

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Garry permalink
    February 28, 2010 8:58 am

    I like Culvers, but I love Ritter’s Frozen Custard! Have You ever tired Ritter’s?

    • SW Michigan Dining permalink*
      February 28, 2010 12:31 pm

      yeah…we tried Ritter’s not long after moving here. Still think Culver’s is better. No reason why

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