Tastee Treet in Sparta, Wisconsin (Closed)

Midway through the first day of our Labor Day road trip, my travel companion and I were getting pretty darn hungry. We wanted to stop at somewhere more “local.” No Burger Kings or McDonald’s for us. So, as we had the World’s Largest Bicyclist and FAST: The Fiberglass Statue Factory to see in Sparta, Wisconsin, we decided to find somewhere there. When we say a local Tastee Treet we knew it was the perfect place to stop for our road trip lunch.

Tastee Treet in Sparta, Wisconsin

I guess “local” doesn’t always equal good though. I waited ten minutes as the only guy working there made my friend’s food and then made my corn dog. And then my corn dog came frozen on the inside and goopy on the outside. I couldn’t eat it.

Maybe I should have stuck to a cheeseburger and a chocolate milkshake.

Tastee Treet in Sparta, Wisconsin

The Tastee Treet in Sparta, Wisconsin has been closed since at least 2012 with nothing taking over the space as of 2020. The fast food stop was a repurposed Tastee-Freez building.

Tastee-Freez has served soft-serve ice cream since 1950 and, by 1965, had 1,600 locations. Today there are 11 locations in 9 states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Vermont), many serving full menus of ice cream cones, burgers, freezes, hamburgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, and sides.

Many of the original locations, such as this one, were redone through the years to house other walk-up food stands.

Tastee Treet in Sparta, Wisconsin
Tastee Treet in Sparta, Wisconsin
Tastee Treet in Sparta, Wisconsin
Tastee Treet in Sparta, Wisconsin

Tastee Treet (Closed)

Location: 112 S Water St, Sparta, WI
Date: August 29, 2008


VAL BROMANN

Founder & Head Road Tripper

Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited hundreds roadside attractions across the United States and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!