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Old Custard Stand sparks childhood memories

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Remember those days when you tried to get all the change you could carry, head to your nearest convenience store and load up on five cent candy, $1 hot dogs or 25 cent chips. Those days you could get all the junk you wanted for under $3.

That is exactly what the Old Custard Stand reminds me of, minus the junk food of course. I’m thrilled that I got a peek into my childhood while visiting this delightful eatery. It offers those simple and delicious lunches mom used to make.

Nothing on the menu is over $7! Are you shocked? I certainly was amazed by the affordability. The double-sided, life-size menu sits outside the eatery and guests can walk up and choose from there. The place is not a sit-inside restaurant, but seats are available outside. You go up to the window and place your order, or you can stop by the drive-thru as well.

The menu consisted of turkey and club sandwiches, sloppy Joes, custards and more. I settled on a sloppy Joe sandwich, chips and root beer float. The Old Custard Stand is the perfect spot to escape greasy food. I was not stuffed or given too much to eat. I was just satisfied, which by the way, is a wonderful feeling.

I don’t know about you, but my mom can whip up a mean sloppy Joe. This place took me back. I haven’t had a sloppy Joe in so long and biting into one again made me almost melt. The Custard Stand added some sort of yummy tang to theirs. It was the right amount of hotness for the crisp day. It was fresh, and oozed of homemade flair. It other words it was good with a capital G.

I regret not trying any of the custard, but the root beer float was calling my name. So I gave in and never looked back. It was the icing on the cake, the brightest star in the sky, my treasure at the end of the rainbow. You get my point? It was delicious and just what I needed.

The service was fast and friendly as well. You can’t go wrong stopping by this joint. Yes, I can easily make this food at home, but it’s at an affordable price, so I don’t feel bad spending the money. For some reason I also liked that they gave me my meal in a white, lunch bag. Cute!

This place is definitely worth checking out. Get ready for those flashbacks to come in full force, though. Oh, please try to refrain yourself from rushing back home and demanding your mom to cook those old school meals. It won’t happen! I’m speaking from experience.

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