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“You'll Dream About Leon's Custard” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Leon's Frozen Custard Drive-in

Leon's Frozen Custard Drive-in
3131 S 27th St, Milwaukee, WI 53215-4337
414-383-1784
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Ranked #4 of 1,429 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Californian, Dessert, Ice Cream
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
New Jersey
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72 reviews 72 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“You'll Dream About Leon's Custard”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

There is not much to say....open since 1942 and still operated by the original family. There is only one reason that people return - their custard to incredibly awesome. We had butter pecan, though they rotate special flavors. Malts, shakes, sundaes, cones. Limited msandwich menu, but that's not why you're here.

Mapquest this treasure (it is on a main street, but is somewhat out of the way from downtown) then go. Open til midnight.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Franklin, Wisconsin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“original bee-bop fun.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Still takes you back to the 50's. Never fails to leave me feeling sorta 'cool' after stopping in for a 'nilla cone. I do miss the popcorn stand that was in the lot.

Visited October 2012
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Best Custard in WI”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Leon's is by far the best custard I've ever had. I live quite a distance but make the trip several times every summer. Highly recommend.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Custard”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

A Milwaukee icon that rivals Kopp's in quality custard. Small parking lot in a busy location and outside service make this a little inconvenient.

Visited October 2012
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“the BEST hot fudge sundaes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

the best fudge, the most pecans, the best price
People come from miles away for an icecream cone. The lines are long in the summer, but move quickly.

Visited February 2013
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