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Leon's Frozen Custard Drive-in

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Dessert, Californian, Ice Cream
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3131 S 27th St, Milwaukee, WI 53215-4337
414-383-1784
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 115
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    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
Most recent review
Happy Days

Want to relive the 50s and 60s come here. Great custard, food is just ok. My opinion this place is custard only, Sundaes or just a cone in worth coming here. Vanilla custard one of the best.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Kendall J
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Miami, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Lunch
  • Late Night
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161 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Miami, Florida
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Want to relive the 50s and 60s come here. Great custard, food is just ok. My opinion this place is custard only, Sundaes or just a cone in worth coming here. Vanilla custard one of the best.

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Jefferson
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I think it opened in the 60's and hasn't changed since it opened. There are lines in the middle of the winter and you have to stand outside. I never tried the food but custard is one of the best.

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Calverton, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

A Milwaukee classic custard and burger joint. We go 30 minutes out of our way to go there. My wife likes the flavored custard. I like the tin roof sundaes. The chili burgers are good, as well. If you're in the area, this is _the_ place of this type to visit.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This is simply the best frozen custard in the world, bar none. We have enjoyed this fine custard for more than 40 years and the service is fast and friendly. This is a drive-up, so you eat in your car or perched on the rails on the perimeter. Highly recommend the butter pecan, a daily feature along with chocolate, vanilla... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

during a hospital stay at St Lukes, I could look out my window and see Leon's, there was always a line, as soon as I was discharged, we headed over to see if it was worth the wait. Oh My GOD!!!! So good, glad there is not one on every corner :)

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

My husband and I started at the top of the Trip Advisor list and are working our way down so probably would not have taken the long drive to Leon's on a cold, blustery Wisconsin night -- but are glad we did! My husband ordered the chili dog (I don't eat red meat) and really enjoyed them. They put a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I visited my parents this past week and the second thing I did after meeting them was to come to Leon's for their custard. Is the best. I made sure to stop by once again before leaving. I love this place. Service is great.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Leon's has the best custard ever!! Always worth a trip even when it is freezing out! The go to spot for sundaes! Butter pecan with strawberry and pecans on top!!!

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Miami, Florida
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450 reviews 450 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Rumored to be the inspiration for Arnies in the TV show happy days, this is the best place in no walkie for custard. There are other great places for custard in this area, but this is the place.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

there is a difference. This place is the real deal. custard like nowhere else. I have had custard all across the county. Many are good, but none parallel this place. My going to lots of custard places is due to my wife's passion, i am not generally a big fan and don't see much difference between custard and soft serve... More 

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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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Dessert, Californian, Ice Cream

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?