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Ted's Ice Cream & Restaurant

American, Diner
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6204 W North Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53213-1532
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 7:00 am - 12:45 pm
Tue - Thu 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great little diner! I used to live by it many years ago and never went there; now I wish I would've tried it earlier. When we arrived at 2pm, we were the only ones there. The diner is a cute "throwback" diner with double horseshoe counters and stools. The waitress told us to sit anywhere and got... More 

Thank Zenasly
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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98 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for breakfast. It's a small place with limited seating, but there was just enough space at the bar for our party of five. This is a typical diner-style breakfast. I wouldn't go out of my way for it, but if you're in this neighborhood it's a great option for a full breakfast (versus the carb-loaded options at... More 

Thank Josh R
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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377 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

It's probably best to go here with lower expectations. Their food is very reasonable priced. A burger, fires and a soup or salad is something like $6.95. Nothing on their menu was priced over $7. My burger was fine, but it the whole place is definitely "old school. I will say I like their burgers better than Culver's. Also, you... More 

Thank photoguywisconsin
Watertown, Wisconsin
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

I've been visiting Ted's since high-school. Breakfast (eggs Benedict) or lunch (hamburger & a chocolate malt) are FANTASTIC. Like the diners of the 50's and 60's this place continues to please. If you're in the area - you need to treat yourself to an tasty meal. There are a couple tables - The last time I was there was with... More 

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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We love to jump in this diner for breakfast or lunch. A nice little diner that still serves those wonderful shakes and malts. Enjoy this little gem !

Thank pops354
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Clearly I did not have the same experience as anyone else reviewing. I stopped in about 2:00 with my daughters to try the place out and get some ice cream. They closed at 3 that day, so we had plenty of time. The place was fairly empty other than what looked like a couple of regulars who were leaving and... More 

Thank CAred27
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123 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Ted's is a great place for ice cream, a burger, fries or breakfast. But what I like most is that it's not a pretentious place. Prices are great; you can actually afford to eat breakfast or lunch here, unlike some of the trendier places. Friday fish fries are very good too.

Thank chloeWisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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105 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Who doesn't love Ted's??? It's been around since the '40s and is pretty original. Is the food gourmet? Not by a long shot. But it's very good, inexpensive and they have the best old-fashioned malts and best service anywhere.

1 Thank Beth W
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Cute old school diner in Tosa. This place has the best breakfast special in town. Under $5 for 2 eggs, meat, hashbrowns and toast. You can't go wrong. Their milkshakes are amazing too! Kevin does a great job! Look for Lee'A behind the counter and sit on her side and she will take excellent care of you!

Thank Stephanie S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Got into Milwaukee early last Friday and googled 'diners in Milwaukee" - so glad that Ted's popped up. We went there twice in one weekend- loved sitting at the counters, the service was excellent and the breakfast plentiful and inexpensive- where can you get the breakfast special (2 eggs, hash browns, sausage patties or links, toast) for $4.85. All the... More 

Thank Jerandel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 12:45 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6204 W North Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53213-1532
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: 414-258-5610

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