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Leon's Frozen Custard Drive-in

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3131 S 27th St, Milwaukee, WI 53215-4337
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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Yummy yummy yummy

Great service, awesome custard. Love this place! Lines move quick and it's a must visit for our out of town relatives visits.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great service, awesome custard. Love this place! Lines move quick and it's a must visit for our out of town relatives visits.

Thank tweaver44
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Maybe not the first custard stand but it is legend in Milwaukee. It is claimed that Leon's was the inspiration for "Arnold's" in the sitcom "Happy Days" and this is probably true. If you go today you will find patrons that are The Fonz, Ritchie and the rest. Leon's is timeless in it's appeal and the quality and authenticity of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The custard is excellent, reminds me of my days @ Leon in Oshkosh, WI with friends. We were all addicTed to the turtle Sundays back then. Even now in Milwaukee Leon makes a great turtle Sunday & even offers to make my requested adjustnment- more caramrl, less chocolate ;)

Thank Kendabla
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been coming to Leons since 1961. I love the sloppy joes, but the best is the Turtle sundae. There are about 2 or 3 scoops of custard with hot fudge & caramel drizzled over & many salted pecans on top with a couple cherries to finish it. Delicious!!! (Beware.......I gained 50 pounds coming here ....lol)

Thank Kathye K
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Leon's has the best, creamiest, hot fudge out of all the custard places in Milwaukee. Some seem a little gritty - not at Leon's. Absolutely the best.

Thank Kelly A
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are visiting Milwaukee you have to stop at Leon's Custard stand for a cone or Hot Fudge pecan sundae. This is a favorite for anyone who loves frozen custard (icecream only better). The butter pecan and vanilla are best tasting anywhere. They also have a flavor of the day beside the standard Chocolate, vanilla and butter pecan.

Thank Bill T
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to go any time of year. Doesn't matter if the sun is shining or there is snow on the ground Leon's is the place to be. I like taking my family and eating hot dogs or their spanish burger (sloppy joe) and then having the best custard in town.

Thank TripGirl2016
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Growing up in Wisconsin, I've been spoiled with really good ice cream and frozen custard, but upon moving to Milwaukee I discovered that there is also GREAT frozen custard, and at the top of that very short list is Leon's. You stop by Leon's any time of year, and there will be a parking lot full of people enjoying some... More 

Thank Erik K
Wasilla, Alaska
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My supervisor in Alaska was born and raised in Milwaukee, she made me promise to visit Leon's, I'm glad I did! The custard was fantastic and it was just a fun place to visit.

Thank Anthony D
Chicago, Illinois
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Leon's is one of my favorite places anywhere -for custard or just a bit of nostalgia. It's such a sweet drive-in; the food and service are always great. I have no problem admitting I crave for their mint, chocolate, or butter pecan standards all year long and have braved winter weather for a taste. Custard melts more slowly in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3131 S 27th St, Milwaukee, WI 53215-4337
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: 414-383-1784

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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