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Michael's Frozen Custard

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3826 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53714-2805
(608) 222-4110
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great retro atmosphere but unfortunately dirty

Awesome signage with great retro American inspired decor. Custard was superb. Burgers were as expected. Overall the food reminds we of a steak and shake or a culvers. Unfortunately during our visit the entire restaurant was exceptionally dirty (debris on floor, spills that haven't been clean... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
Bill F
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Earlville, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Looking for old fashion diner this is that place. Easy to find and enjoyable!!! Small place. If you like old diner atmosphere this is the place to go.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

Awesome signage with great retro American inspired decor. Custard was superb. Burgers were as expected. Overall the food reminds we of a steak and shake or a culvers. Unfortunately during our visit the entire restaurant was exceptionally dirty (debris on floor, spills that haven't been clean up, dirty floors). Service was responsive but uninterested/disengaged. Surprising given we came on a... More 

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Thank Bill F
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Jewels of America's dairyland are the frozen custard restaurants of Wisconsin, and Michael's is one of the best. Cones, cups, shakes, sundaes, malts, and floats are all superb, whether you choose a flavor of the day or top your vanilla with hot fudge and toasted pecans. You can also get burgers and fries, sloppy joes, hot dogs, and the like.... More 

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Thank WiscoLakeGirl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

Always outstanding... All of us went for the flavor of the day which was Raspberry truffle cheesecake. It was nice treat after spending several hours at the zoo. The staff is always polite and ready to service their customers. This location is my favorite... Bc I like the decor.

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Thank Kat W
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Prices at Michael's are always going to be higher than most other custard places, but it's definitely not to compare. Summer isn't complete without a visit to Michael's!

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Thank mdns
Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

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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Thank WildFan
Edgerton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

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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Thank Daniel B
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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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Thank James F
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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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Thank WISCONSINPACKERFANS
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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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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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3826 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53714-2805
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: (608) 222-4110

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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