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“A Milwaukee institution” 4 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 #5 of 1,410 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Dessert, Californian, Ice Cream
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A Milwaukee institution”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Their custard is the pure type, no mix-ins. It is rich and delicious. Sundaes are also highly recommended. I only have limited experience with their hamburgers, hot dogs, so I won't comment.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nashville
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Different than Kopps and just as good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Finally had a chance to try Leon's on the last trip through Milwaukee. My wife and I were not disappointed. Decided to be severe and just go for vanilla which was fantastic.
I do not have as much of a palate to compare this to Kopps so it is more a matter to me of the atmosphere you want around the custard. Leon's offers more of a fifties style hangout. Why choose? Try both.

Visited July 2013
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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
“Sweet treat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Was visiting Milwaukee with friends and they suggested we stop here. We had the butter pecan and chocolate custard cones, delicious!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle, Washington
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“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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143 reviews 143 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
67 helpful votes 67 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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