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Leon's Frozen Custard Drive-in

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3131 S 27th St, Milwaukee, WI 53215-4337
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Midland, Canada
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place to go for the best custard you've ever had, Take home, stay in your car, it's so much fun!!

Thank TheElegantGourmet
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The surroundings are uninspiring concrete buildings along a very busy road. But Leon's gives a glimpse of how life was in the 50's / 60's. The frozen custard is of good quality. But to drive all around again for it...? No, not necessary. If you visit, do it in the evening.

Thank RDJ72
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110 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Leon's is the standard of what a frozen custard place can be. I've been to others around the country that are almost as good. But none are better. There is a chain of custard stores that are a poor imitation of this place. If you like frozen custard you owe it to yourself to travel here. This is the mecca... More 

Thank Steve L
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is so creamy and rich has a definite butter taste. It has the real old fashion 50's style look. Parking can be a problem in the summer it is a very popular place.

Thank Debby G
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582 reviews
458 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Man they custard is dynomite! I got me one of them shakes and it was good. I drank the whole thing and wanted more.

Thank Scrappleking
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

My husband has treated me to Leon's many times. The custard is delicious & the pecans are super fresh everytime! No wonder there's always a crowd! Don't miss this treat!

Thank Colleen F
Fairfield, Ohio
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

We were on our way to HD Museum and we decide to make a quick stop here, think it will be the same as culvers. How wrong can I be. It's nothing fancy and flash, we took all 4 flavors of the day and they were all so good, we all went back for 2 more cones each.

Thank Randy W
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Have been visiting since 1949. Never been disappointed. Treat yourself. You will return again and again.

Thank Skybabe57
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Hadn't been here in years. Kind of forgot about it actually - too many people are always thoughtlessly recommending Leon's to first-timers and to a resident, it becomes an irritating cliche. I got out of a medical appointment feeling somewhat despondent and wanting to escape my own body, then had the thought I was mere blocks away from this ghostly... More 

Thank o3rth3l4nd
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Usually a long line there year round but be patient-as you won't be disappointed. They have a lot of different and sometimes new ice cream flavors-the usual-cones or sundaes and you can get pints or larger to take home. They'll put it in a thermal sack for you. Goltta have a Leon's Hot Fudge! My personal favorite!

Thank mnstruck

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3131 S 27th St, Milwaukee, WI 53215-4337
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: 414-383-1784

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?