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Leon's Frozen Custard Drive-in

3131 S 27th St, Milwaukee, WI 53215-4337
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Ranked #5 of 1,413 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Dessert, Californian, Ice Cream
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
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Des Moines, Iowa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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445 reviews 445 reviews
319 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 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
27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Zion, Illinois
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198 reviews 198 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Cute old school drive in but without car-hop service. Friday night in September was busy but the move quickly. A little pricey for a Sundae at $5.55 but it was tasty!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Leon's is a staple among locals. I have lived in Milwaukee for nine years and had all the different custards in town. You cannot beat a Leon's double dip vanilla.

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139 reviews 139 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I only get to have Leon's Frozen Custard once every five years and it is one of the first things I get when I visit Milwaukee and the first thing I miss when I am not in Milwaukee. I don't know what it is, but there is no other or better tasting custard on the planet.

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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 1 - 20
Cuisine: Dessert, Californian, Ice Cream

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