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Leon's Frozen Custard Drive-in

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3131 S 27th St, Milwaukee, WI 53215-4337
414-383-1784
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating

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  • 12
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Classic and iconic!

Parking here can be a pain and the lines long, but the cold creamy goodness that awaits is worth it! Rich and wonderful frozen custard by the dish, cone, sundae or in malt/shakes! Love the old school drive in and classic neon sign!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
CzechMate2010
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I like ice cream and custard but I don't understand the fascination with this place. I understand it is a Milwaukee landmark and I understand it is historical but.... The ice cream is flavorless, it melts too fast and creates a huge mess. the lines are long, the price is too high and the servers are unfriendly and harried I... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Parking here can be a pain and the lines long, but the cold creamy goodness that awaits is worth it! Rich and wonderful frozen custard by the dish, cone, sundae or in malt/shakes! Love the old school drive in and classic neon sign!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If you love vanilla frozen custard, you can't beat the creamy flavor of Leon's vanilla. The consistency and flavors are the best around. Their sundaes are delicious, but their custard doesn't need all the bells and whistles. The retro drive in atmosphere also makes Leon's stand out.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a good place to take someone wanting to go back in time and have an old fashion custard cone or milkshake. I was a little disappointed because they used powdered malt. Liquid malt is much better, but you can't have everything. Stick with custard cones or milkshakes. Please remember there is no seating. Memories of the Old Dairy... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

There are 3 frozen custard places that people in Milwaukee will argue about which is best. This one has my vote. (I do like one of the other 2). It is a drive up place and people eat in their car or stand outside talking with those around them. It has hot dogs and the like also, but I go... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Leon's is the best place to get frozen custard in the whole city of Milwaukee. Love coming to this place in the summer with my family. Hands down the best!!!!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Leon's is an original! The long lines in the parking lot on any summer evening are a testament to the wonderful custard they serve.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Leon's is legendary for a reason. Their custard is maximum yum and the vintage venue is gorgeous. Long line? Stay - it moves fast! Excellent service, tasty goods, and it's fun to hang in the parking lot and socialize while you nom.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

All I have to say is TURTLE Sunday!! I am in love. Best one I have ever had!! All the ice cream treats are very good.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Have been going here since I was a kid,great ice cream and the food (spanish burgers and hot dogs) are great as well...but go during the day cuz the neighborhood is questionable and clientele is getting dicey.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3131 S 27th St, Milwaukee, WI 53215-4337
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: 414-383-1784

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Japanese, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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