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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, Outdoor Seating

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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
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This is a destination all by itself. It's well worth going out of your way. They claim to have the best frozen custard, that's a pretty tall claim. It just might be correct cause I haven't stumbled into any that were better. This is my first time ever. It seems that they have four... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Alex C
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Annapolis, Maryland
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Annapolis, Maryland
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is a destination all by itself. It's well worth going out of your way. They claim to have the best frozen custard, that's a pretty tall claim. It just might be correct cause I haven't stumbled into any that were better. This is my first time ever. It seems that they have four flavors each day. I'm guessing that... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If you are visiting Milwaukee you really need to stop at Leon's and have their frozen custard. If Butter Pecan is available that day - I highly suggest that flavor; however every ice cream style dessert is outstanding. Simply the best!! I've been going there the past 50 years :D

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Milwaukee
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

They have awesome custard and that makes the best malts, sundaes and scoops you have ever had. It is a Milwaukee icon that you simply must try. If you order pecans on something, you will get pecan overload with the freshest, crunchiest pecans anywhere. Their hot fudge sundaes are a chocolate lovers dream! So much topping there is not enough... More 

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Milwaukee, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It's an old fashioned drive in custard stand. Quick service and delicious custard. Can't comment on food items as we always get a frozen treat - they have out-of-this-world revolving flavors. Convenient location, on 27th Street, just south of Oklahoma, close to St. Luke's Hospital. You won't be disappointed.

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Blairsville, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Leon's is an old stand by in Milwaukee. The custard was smooth and creamy but there was something about the flavoring used in the butter pecan that seemed "off" to me. Of the three custard places we tried in the last week I'd probably put this in the #2 spot behind Kopps. Still a lot of nostalgia there....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Our family of 5 ate here for under $20. The food was average, not a lot to choose from. The desserts were awesome. The service left a lot to be desired. The girl that took our order was not friendly and seemed like she was just having a bad day or something. The food was good, but not all that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Hot Fudge sundae with pecans....you won't be disappointed! Pecan overload to say the least! Yummy anytime of the year.

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Good ice cream with a fun drive-in atmosphere. This location is pretty close to the airport, easy to stop off on the way to or from a flight.

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Durant, Oklahoma
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Perfect on a summer evening. Like stepping back in time. The custard was delicious. I recommend the tin roof sundae with chocolate custard.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This was very close to our hotel, and it looked like a very popular place on a summer night. I got the chocolate custard, which seemed to be a very popular order. It was delicious. The atmosphere is very fun and quite busy. Even the staff where 50's looking outfits and hats.

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Additional Information about Leon's Frozen Custard Drive-in

Address: 3131 S 27th St, Milwaukee, WI 53215-4337
Phone Number: 414-383-1784
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Japanese, American

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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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