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“Throwback on the south side of town”

Leon's Frozen Custard Drive-in
Ranked #1 of 22 Dessert in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating
Omaha, Nebraska
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Throwback on the south side of town”
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
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“You'll Dream About Leon's Custard”
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
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Franklin, Wisconsin
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“original bee-bop fun.”
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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Best Custard in WI”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

Leon's is by far the best custard I've ever had. I live quite a distance but make the trip several times every summer. Highly recommend.

  • Visited August 2012
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Custard”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

A Milwaukee icon that rivals Kopp's in quality custard. Small parking lot in a busy location and outside service make this a little inconvenient.

Visited October 2012
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