Sunday, April 10, 2011
Restaurant review: Mr. Frosty in Denton
Mr. Frosty filled us up on an aesthetic appeal but not on substance.
With its faded exterior and swarm of Cadillacs in the parking lot, Mr. Frosty, a 1950s flashback of a restaurant, serves up classic American food. Although the retro atmosphere is charming, the food doesn’t quite measure up.
The restaurant is smaller than most fast-food establishments, fitting about 25 to 30 people inside, and has a few outside tables and benches for customers. Despite its size, customers continually streamed in and out of the restaurant.
When walking in, customers are welcomed with 1950s memorabilia such as arcade games, vintage posters and yellow vinyl chairs.
Although not extremely dirty, the scuffed-up interior has many wears and tears, which make Mr. Frosty’s look dingy and old.
The charismatic staff was helpful and knowledgeable about the menu, and had the food prepared quickly. They also checked in on us, making sure all needs were met.
The menu includes traditional American food from burgers and chicken strips to shakes and malts. They also offer shrimp baskets, onion rings and chicken fried steak.
Prices are fitting for students, with a meal of a cheeseburger, fries and a drink costing about $7, and a popcorn chicken meal costing about $6. Mr. Frosty’s famous shakes are around $2 or $3, depending on their size.
The cheeseburger was not love at first bite. It’s something you could get at any fast-food chain — a mouthful of ordinary.
Mr. Frosty’s french fries were greasy and tasted like something nuked in the microwave.
The chicken was very hot and had a good flavor, but was too crunchy. Some pieces were more batter than actual chicken. But the homestyle gravy and tasty ranch dressing complemented the chicken nicely.
Their signature shakes are probably the best item on the menu, with chocolate, vanilla and fruit flavors. The strawberry milkshake was creamy and had real pieces of strawberry in it. Most people in Mr. Frosty ordered a shake or a vanilla soda.
Mr. Frosty filled us up on an aesthetic appeal but not on substance. The tiny restaurant has lots of style, but passable food.
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