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“You can't go wrong with a frozen custard sundae here” 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 1,338 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
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Seattle, Washington
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“You can't go wrong with a frozen custard sundae here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Historic Leon's. They've been here forever, so they must be doing something right! We didn't have any of the food, but the sundaes were terrific! Yummy hot fudge and when you ask for nuts, you don't get a sprinkle, you get a dense layer of fresh, crunchy roasted pecans. More than one cherry too. And of course, you have to take a picture of the place. It's an icon! Keep in mind, there's no indoor seating. If you want to get out of the cold, you have to get in your car.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Plano, Texas
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173 reviews 173 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
“Historical Custard Stand & Photo Op”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This place is totally worth a detour if going to our through Milwaukee. It isn't far off the highway, and it is a great break for a ice cream custard cone or hot fudge sunday. The old neon building is beautiful and worth taking a photo of. I believe it may be from back in the 40's. It doesn't get much cooler than this!

Visited April 2013
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Marietta, Georgia
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
“Throwback on the south side of town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Worth the trip south of town. Downtrodden area near St. Luke's hospital. A classic "drive in" style restaurant famous for its frozen custard. We got the Tin Roof sundae, in retrospect, wish we had gotten a cone with a flavor other than vanilla. A family owned business since 1942. Worth a visit -- not far from the airport -- could make a nice visit on your way out of town...cash only.

Visited April 2013
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New Jersey
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“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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Franklin, Wisconsin
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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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