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Leon's Frozen Custard Drive-in

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Japanese, Californian, Dessert, Ice Cream
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3131 S 27th St, Milwaukee, WI 53215-4337
414-383-1784
Today
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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  • 140
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Simply the Best

Fresh ingredients, so smooth, depth of flavor and a totally fun experience especially in the middle of winter, late at night, wind chill and there's a line, in a Wisconsin winter! It's that good. Efficient service, so don't let the lines scare you away!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
CherylAnn333
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Chicago
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  • Families with children
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Chicago
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Fresh ingredients, so smooth, depth of flavor and a totally fun experience especially in the middle of winter, late at night, wind chill and there's a line, in a Wisconsin winter! It's that good. Efficient service, so don't let the lines scare you away!

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Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

So I had to stop here since it's a Milwaukee institution. Huge lines. But remember..CASH ONLY and you order by the dip which is a small scoop..usually u get a double dip I mixed butterscotch and chocolate...but it's not ice cream and it's going to melt in hot weather

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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47 reviews 47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This is by far the best custard in Milwaukee. The butter pecan custard is absolutely amazing! If you're looking for a place to have a meal followed by custard, this isn't for you. However, if you're looking for a place that specializes in custard and can do it better than anybody around, Leon's is for you!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Where else can you get a cold slice of heaven during winter..malts shakes burgers and sundaes.. Oh my !!!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Even when it's well below zero, a craving for Leon's custard is not to be ignored. This Milwaukee treasure (and in my opinion a historical landmark) offers a simple menu that will not disappoint. Vanilla and chocolate are always available; butter pecan, raspberry, strawberry, maple nut, and mint are offered on select days. (As far as I can tell there... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Looking for great Wisconsin Custard? This is the best. If you like Butter Pecan, .... there is a crispy, salty, pecan in every bite! The service is excellent, the food and custard is amazing. Great Sunday night hangout!

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Trenton, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

When you first pull up, Leon's just looks like a little custard stand. Then, when you get your custard OMG! I think it's the best I have EVER tried!! The BUTTER PECAN is SOO GOOD! I have been to the two other popular custard stores Oscars & Kopp's and they are good. Personally, Leon's is by far the best! Lisa... More 

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Anacortes, WA
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98 reviews 98 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We stopped at Leon's on our way to the airport. It was the last item on my nostalgia list. Leon's proves that if you do one thing better than everyone else, in Leon's case make frozen custard, your business will last and people will continue to come generation after generation. When we visited there was a heavy downpour but people... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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74 reviews 74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We were lured into trying Kopps frozen custard by all the great reviews. We were sadly disappointed so we headed over to Leons to give frozen custard one more try(we do not have it in our home state). OMG! It was so rich and creamy and just plain mouth watering good! The place looks like any old fashioned drive up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The custard here is some of the best I've ever had. The extra heavy chocolate shake is my favorite. The place is busy, but they serve you quite quickly.

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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, Californian, Dessert, Ice Cream

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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