Salina Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers holds up to standards

Written by on September 22, 2022

Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers is a Kansas-based fast food chain. Starting in Wichita, Freddy’s specializes in their famous smashed-style steakburgers. Thin patties with melted cheese on top makes customers return for more. 

The Freddy’s at 2420 S 9th Street in Salina, KS, is the closest one to Kansas Wesleyan University. I recently decided to dine there with three fellow students, freshman Abigail Ramos and freshman Luke Moore – both from Garden City– and freshman Maria Stanislow from Junction City, to see if it upheld the standards of all Freddy’s. 

We went at around 5:45, a high peak for that restaurant according to Google. We were met with loud noises, as the inside of the restaurant is very reflective for sound waves to bounce off of. 

It didn’t make ordering difficult, but it did make it hard to hear my classmates while we looked for a table. The longer we were in there, the quieter it got as the dinner rush hour died down. 

Freddy's Steakburgers in Salina, a native Kansas restaurant

All of the meals consumed at Freddy’s between the four of us.

When we found our table in the back corner booth of the restaurant, we were conveniently under the speaker that announced when orders were ready to be picked up. However, we found no use in this benefit due to the fact that we couldn’t understand the voice coming from the speaker. We heard our order numbers out of sheer luck.

We received our food in open to go boxes on trays. My assumption was that they were out of the red dishes they typically serve food on, or that the dishes were being run through the washer. I would have preferred a red tray, but it really wasn’t that big of a deal in my opinion. It gave me a chance to do something I typically only do for take out orders, which I will get to later. 

The food itself was very delicious, and my classmates agreed. I ordered my typical double steakburger with cheese and without onions combo (complete with a Dr. Pepper), Maria and Abby ordered the bacon cheeseburger meal and Luke ordered a jalapeno steakburger. It cost me $10.37 for my order. All of us enjoyed our food very much, with one personal exemption. I felt like there was too much mustard on my burger, which drowns out the other flavor in my opinion. It got to the point where I had to wipe the mustard off of the burger with a napkin in order to enjoy it. I was not alone in this, as Abby wiped her excess mustard off too. 

After I finished my burger I took the fries left in the to-go box, and dumped fry sauce on them. Then, I shook up the box to evenly coat each fry with sauce. I typically only do this when I order Freddy’s to go, but I was lucky enough to show my classmates my favorite fry technique. 

When our main meals were finished, I was the only one who decided against ordering ice cream. Luke ordered a PB&C concrete, Maria ordered a dirt-n-worms concrete and Abby ordered a dirt-n-worms sundae. Luke and Abby were fortunate enough to receive their dessert soon after ordering it, Maria could not say the same. She ordered her concrete at 6:11 PM, and didn’t have it in her hands until 6:36 PM after having to go up to the counter and asking where it was. 

Despite the delayed arrival of Maria’s ice cream, they let me know that their desserts were delicious. We left soon after.

Overall, I would have to rank this Freddy’s experience with 3.5 stars out of five. The food was delicious despite the mustard, but the wait time for Maria’s order and the inability to hear the speaker made it harder to enjoy our time there.

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