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3826 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53714-2805
(608) 222-4110
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Yummy

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2014
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

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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Madison, Wisconsin
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173 reviews 173 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 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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Minnesota
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76 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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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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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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145 helpful votes 145 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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Dessert

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