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Michael's Frozen Custard

3826 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53714-2805
(608) 222-4110
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Ranked #232 of 822 restaurants in Madison
Cuisines: Dessert
Most recent review
- Aug 2, 2014
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70% Recommend
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English first
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89 reviews 89 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I had the turtle Sunday and it was tasty. Vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, caramel and pecans. It was delightful. My mom had the homemade waffle cone and she said it was really good. Prices are a little high but the custard is really good.

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Edgerton, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

One of the best frozen custard places in Madison. Great flavors and atmosphere, outdoor tables are nice to enjoy the outdoors while having your custard. I recommend trying this place.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I came here a couple of weeks ago for the first time in several years. Its good frozen custard but the prices are a touch high. If you want cheap frozen custard Culver's is cheaper but the variety here is better. never had the food though so I don't know what it's like.

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Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We got coupons from the Olbrich Botanical Gardens when we did the scavenger hunt. You don't really need to find the butterfly stamps, because they will give you a coupon anyway. The coupon says One Free Junior Cone, but when we asked the server if we could just get ice cream in a dish, (which according to the menu is... More

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Michael's has some of the creamiest custards I've ever had. Get a big waffle cone or indulge in any of their sundaes. And be sure to take home a pint, quart, or gallon from their freezer. I'm not has high on their other food offerings. I just think they're a little pricey.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

The food is only so so but you are really coming for the custard. Enjoy a turtle sundae and take home a few pints of ice cream for later.

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New England
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186 reviews 186 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Being from New England where ice cream rules, frozen custard is not quite the same. Kind of like a cross between what we call "soft serve" and "solid" ice cream, it doesn't have quite the flavor we are used to. Michael's has chocolate, vanilla, and the flavor of the day plus lots of toppings. It is rather expensive compared to... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

Michael's is the perfect stop on a hot summer evening. Diner style food that is good for when you just want a burger and fries are satisfying. But the real draw is the frozen custard. They always rotate in a specialty flavor, but I am partial to the vanilla with some good toppings. The Peanut Butter Cup Sundae is topped... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

Micheal's custard is by far my most favorite dessert of all time. The sundaes are to die for. I'm a little glad it's so overpriced... otherwise I'd eat it constantly. Food is also good, but expensive.

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Madison, WI
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2009

What happened to this place? I used to work near this restaurant and ate there at least once a month. I had not been there for the last few years. We were in the neighborhood so we stopped in for lunch. The first clue that things had changed was that the parking lot was empty at 1:00 in the afternoon.... More

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