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Leon's Frozen Custard Drive-in

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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, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating

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  • 124
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  • 36
    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
Easily the best frozen custard in WI

By far the best frozen custard around. The butter pecan is to die for. So is the raspberry and the mint too. Really you can't go wrong with any of it. Also, the mexican cheeseburgers they offer are excellent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Drew H
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Madison, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
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Madison, Wisconsin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

By far the best frozen custard around. The butter pecan is to die for. So is the raspberry and the mint too. Really you can't go wrong with any of it. Also, the mexican cheeseburgers they offer are excellent.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The first time I went to Leon's I didn't realize the history! I ordered a chocolate custard cone (SUPER AWESOME) and a hamburger. Their menu didn't say their version of a hamburger is really a sloppy joe. The joe was ok. I definitely go back for the custard all the time. Leon's history: Leon's Frozen Custard is a classic 1950s-style... More 

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Milwaukee, WI
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Been going here since I was a tot. Best custard in town in a setting that takes you back to the good old days. Hotdogs are also great! Prices are average. Just remember there is no indoor seating, just windows to order and then you return to your car to enjoy!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

You will never have a better hot fudge sundae anywhere. Have been going here for over 50 years. I don't care how many custard stands that are opened, this is the best.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Took my Granddaughter here and we ordered a Hot Fudge Sundae and wanted extra whipped cream and cherries, but they told us they did not have any whipped cream or cherries!!!!! What kind of ice cream Shop does not hap whipped cream or cherries????? And the prices are a little steep...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Make sure to stop in & try it when you're in the area. Best butter pecan custard & hot fudge pecan sundaes around. Salty pecans...Ymmm :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

When looking for a sweet treat Leon's is the best place to go year round. Whether alone or with the family it's a nice place with friendly service to get a scoop and chat for a bit.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Bring cash, best butterpecan in the city. Great place in summer, always busy regardless of the season. A must for a Milwaukee visit

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I ordered a sloppy joe from them along with my Vanilla Custard to find out that the balance of salty joe and sweet cream made my tongue dance the jig. I have also had their Vanilla Malts extra thick and they are solid enjoyment.

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Milwaukee, WI
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5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have been going to Leon's since I was a teenager (many years ago) and I have not found a better place for vanilla custard. The raspberry sundae is amazing. Try the marhmallow sundae with chocolate ice cream. The marshmallow hardens and gets chewy and will remind you of the Charleston Chew candy bar. I love the hot dogs with... 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: Californian, Dessert, 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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