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Ted's Ice Cream & Restaurant

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6204 W North Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53213-1532
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7:00 am - 12:45 pm
Closed now
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Sun 7:00 am - 12:45 pm
Tue - Thu 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating

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! Days of Old !

We love to jump in this diner for breakfast or lunch. A nice little diner that still serves those wonderful shakes and malts. Enjoy this little gem !

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We love to jump in this diner for breakfast or lunch. A nice little diner that still serves those wonderful shakes and malts. Enjoy this little gem !

Thank pops354
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Clearly I did not have the same experience as anyone else reviewing. I stopped in about 2:00 with my daughters to try the place out and get some ice cream. They closed at 3 that day, so we had plenty of time. The place was fairly empty other than what looked like a couple of regulars who were leaving and... More 

Thank CAred27
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Ted's is a great place for ice cream, a burger, fries or breakfast. But what I like most is that it's not a pretentious place. Prices are great; you can actually afford to eat breakfast or lunch here, unlike some of the trendier places. Friday fish fries are very good too.

Thank chloeWisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Who doesn't love Ted's??? It's been around since the '40s and is pretty original. Is the food gourmet? Not by a long shot. But it's very good, inexpensive and they have the best old-fashioned malts and best service anywhere.

1 Thank Beth W
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Cute old school diner in Tosa. This place has the best breakfast special in town. Under $5 for 2 eggs, meat, hashbrowns and toast. You can't go wrong. Their milkshakes are amazing too! Kevin does a great job! Look for Lee'A behind the counter and sit on her side and she will take excellent care of you!

Thank Stephanie S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Got into Milwaukee early last Friday and googled 'diners in Milwaukee" - so glad that Ted's popped up. We went there twice in one weekend- loved sitting at the counters, the service was excellent and the breakfast plentiful and inexpensive- where can you get the breakfast special (2 eggs, hash browns, sausage patties or links, toast) for $4.85. All the... More 

Thank Jerandel
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Walking through the front door is like walking through a time tunnel. Its an old time dinner with an old department store style counter. The food is all home cooked (except the corned beef hash). The service is among the friendliest in town. And the prices are more than reasonable. What a fun place to hang out with a friend... More 

Thank Connoisseur36
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

It had been a while since we were last at Ted's, so last week we stopped in for breakfast. The food was just your average diner food. I had an omelet. It was not well made. The cheese wasn't all melted, and the egg wasn't completely cooked. My wife's food was not bad, but nothing special. The place is still... More 

Thank Willowsandroads
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Went to Ted's on a Saturday, hoping to have a late breakfast. While we were initially disappointed that they were no longer serving breakfast, we were not at all disappointed with the meal that we had. Grilled cheese with tomato and bacon that was excellent and the most wonderful deep fried cheese curds. We sat at the counter, service was... More 

Thank Ann W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

great breakfast at Ted's good coffee,delish bacon from bunzel's. good sourdough rye bread. love the counter seating w friendly neighborhood people.

Thank packermanMilwaukee

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6204 W North Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53213-1532
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: 414-258-5610

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
7:00 am - 12:45 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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