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Leon's Frozen Custard Drive-in

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3131 S 27th St, Milwaukee, WI 53215-4337
+1 414-383-1784
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Custard is served all over Milwaukee but only a few places are worth my calorie splurge and Leon's is one of them. Kopps would be my first choice, Leon's or Oscar's or Gille's are all fine second choices. Leon's is the choice of political candidates, for whatever reason, so it gets the most press. Much less impressive are their 'burgers'... More 

Thank Jacara3535
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always good, very consistent, however not too many flavors to choose from often just the regular flavors and nothing out of the ordinary. Butter pecan rocks! Absolutely the best in town!

Thank Martin V
Racine, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has been in Milwaukee for a long time. History says a lot about a place. Visit to see why. It is such a treat to have their custard. I remember going there as a child and have taken my kids there. Love it!! If you are in the Milwaukee area, stop in and treat yourself!!

Thank 728deb
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126 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Step back in time to a time in which calories didn't matter. Leon's is situated in a tired and time-worn building, but the building is not the reason why you want to visit - it's the custard. Thick, rich, buttery smooth and flavorful. It's not ice cream - it's frozen custard, which means higher butterfat, and that is what gives... More 

Thank richardj100
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been going here most of my life now take my grandchildren! Love the custard and their Hot Fudge Sunday is to die for!

Thank Suscanlan
Atlanta, GA USA
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226 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Describing Leon's as the classic or classic "drive ins" is an accurate statement. The custard is expensive but, if frozen custard is what you have a taste for, the price is within reason

Midland, Canada
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

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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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 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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118 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 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 13 October 2016

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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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3131 S 27th St, Milwaukee, WI 53215-4337
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-383-1784

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?