We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Original Freezo

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1305 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37917-6314
+1 865-637-6500
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

15 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 15: English reviews
Knoxville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

The Original Freezo is, for me, a trip bacdk in time. As a teen, I worked in a Mom & Pop type place as this. One of the best jobs I ever had as a teen. Hamburgers, Hotdogs, ice cream cones, Sundays, Shakes, Malts, Floats and the such, ya can't go wrong with a quick lunch at the Original Freezo.... More 

Thank 386vaughnw
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I worked at Freezo back in the 60's and was on Central so my husband and I thought oh let's get a corndog and sit in car and reminisce when we were young and we came here all the time. We ordered two corn dogs ( was afraid to order the footlong hot dogs because I just knew they could... More 

Thank Brenda t
Knoxville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

This is an original "fast food" joint. You can get all your favorite deep fried goodies served along side your favorite ice cream treat. If you are in the mood for a burger, fries and a milkshake, this is the place. They have a rather extensive menu featuring tons of different ice cream based desserts: shakes, malts, sundaes, "brain freezes",... More 

Thank Case_n_Court
Knoxville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
100 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

You will have to travel a little out of the way, and it might appear that you are entering an unsafe zone, but all in all it is worth the drive. We don't eat this much, but once in a while we travel there just for the Chocolate/Vanilla Swirl Freezo...if you haven't tried it, you must !!!! Remember cash only... More 

1 Thank Jeffrey C
Knoxville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2013

I was there last week and had some onion rings, the week before a soft serve ice cream, a couple of weeks earlier, a burger. I can't remember ever being dissatisfied with anything I ordered. Clean, hot, affordable food and the girls working there are friendly.Get your order and go out back to the picnic tables in the shade. It's... More 

3 Thank troutbum777
Sevierville, Tennessee, United States
Level Contributor
28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2013 via mobile

I work just down the street and visit this spot so often I am on a first name basis with most of the staff. Just a good ole ice cream joint! Their plate lunches are excellent as well...chicken and dumplings and pinto beans and cornbread yummy!

3 Thank Stephany H
Knoxville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
269 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2012

Great Hot Fudge Sundaes and Dip Cones. It is a drive in restaurant with a walk up window to order. You can take the food to your car or to the picnic table around back.

3 Thank micarooni
Knoxville, TN
Level Contributor
24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2012

I believe the Freezo has been around since the 40's, maybe earlier. Still the same ice cream, milk shakes,sundies I had when I was a child. Just a GREAT place to visit and eat. No seating except two picnic tables in back. Order at the window. YUMMMMMMY !

3 Thank nancyknoxville
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
71 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2012

Freezo is a hidden gem on Central Street in Knoxville. You can either use the drive thru or park and walk up to the window to order. The food ranges from hot dogs and ice cream cones to chicken and dumplings and hot tamales. The staff is always friendly, and it has retro appeal. My children love it!

3 Thank Chamfam
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2012

I have worked across the street from The Freezo for approximately 4 years and have never had a bad experience. The service is always good and the food is fresh. It is well worth the stop no matter where you are coming from.

2 Thank Michael E

Travellers who viewed Original Freezo also viewed

Knoxville, TN
Knoxville, TN

Been to Original Freezo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Fast food
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1305 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37917-6314
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-637-6500

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Original Freezo and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Original Freezo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?