Leon's Frozen Custard Drive-In

★★★★★
42.9879 -87.9484
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414-383-1784

3131 S 27TH St

Milwaukee, WI

53215

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The food are really good. I will come here again. A friend of mine took me here couple of months ago and I really like this place. Thank you for the great services.

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The food are really good. I will come here again. A friend of mine took me here couple of months ago and I really like this place. Thank you for the great services.

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The best custard you will ever have, I guarantee it. The establishment can be crowded but do not let this detour you from visiting this location. The custard is soft and creamy the way it should be. My favorite is vanilla but they offer a vast selection.

5
★★★★★

The best custard you will ever have, I guarantee it. The establishment can be crowded but do not let this detour you from visiting this location. The custard is soft and creamy the way it should be. My favorite is vanilla but they offer a vast selection.

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Must try their famous SPANISH BURGERS. Not only is their custard great, but their spanish burgers are a dream. My kids do not like most things, but they love these. Even little babies can eat them because it is ground beef pieces and is great for young ones. It's similar to ground taco meat, but much, much better. Bring the kids!

PROS: Historical
CONS: soda's are VERY small

5
★★★★★

Must try their famous SPANISH BURGERS. Not only is their custard great, but their spanish burgers are a dream. My kids do not like most things, but they love these. Even little babies can eat them because it is ground beef pieces and is great for young ones. It's similar to ground taco meat, but much, much better. Bring the kids!

PROS: Historical
CONS: soda's are VERY small

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This place is so good for custard. It is an outdoor custard stand in summer. It is so busy but well worth the wait. They have a special flavor of the day. You can also take home pints or quarts. The sundaes are very reasonable and well worth it. This last summer we saw license plates from other states there so the word must spread when people are in town.

4
★★★★☆

This place is so good for custard. It is an outdoor custard stand in summer. It is so busy but well worth the wait. They have a special flavor of the day. You can also take home pints or quarts. The sundaes are very reasonable and well worth it. This last summer we saw license plates from other states there so the word must spread when people are in town.

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When craving delicious custard, go to Leon's. Their hotfudge sundae's are the best in the southeastern part of Wisconsin. Their custard is so creamy...and you can't beat the prices. Once you try Leon's, it'll be difficult to find anything better!!!

5
★★★★★

When craving delicious custard, go to Leon's. Their hotfudge sundae's are the best in the southeastern part of Wisconsin. Their custard is so creamy...and you can't beat the prices. Once you try Leon's, it'll be difficult to find anything better!!!

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I think nearly everyone in the city has heard of Leons Custard.
Except for prices and maybe new custard flavors Leons has not changed through the years, and I'am glad.
Custard is their main menu item but they have a few food items.

PROS: Popular Southside Custard Store
CONS: not one

4
★★★★☆

I think nearly everyone in the city has heard of Leons Custard.
Except for prices and maybe new custard flavors Leons has not changed through the years, and I'am glad.
Custard is their main menu item but they have a few food items.

PROS: Popular Southside Custard Store
CONS: not one

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Good service and nice place for family. gathering.

6
★★★★★

Good service and nice place for family. gathering.

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I'm so sick of going to Leon's, specifically making an order and getting the complete opposite !!!!!!!!!!! Yes Leons is GREAT ... BUT THE EMPLOYEES are STUPID !!!!!! Get it right the first time, dumb ass high school drop outs

6
★★★★★

I'm so sick of going to Leon's, specifically making an order and getting the complete opposite !!!!!!!!!!! Yes Leons is GREAT ... BUT THE EMPLOYEES are STUPID !!!!!! Get it right the first time, dumb ass high school drop outs

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Having grown up in Bay View there are a few things in my life that are staples; Sweet Rolls, Friday Fish Frys, the South Shore Water Frolics, and Leon's Custard Stand. If I had to use one word to describe Leon's I would have to say. "quality". I always see the delivery trucks out back bringing in the fresh ingredients, and you can taste them in their custard. My favorites would have to be the Leon's Special which is a super sundae with their yummy salted pecans. If Mint is the Flavor of the Day, I would highly recommend a Mint Hot Fudge Sundae. It's absolutely delicious. My fiance is prone to a chocolate custard sundae with the strawberry sauce. Ya the parking can be a pain, but the line moves quickly and the prices and custard are worth the wait. Thanks Leon's for sticking to your guns, maintaining your quality and menu over the years, and of course for continuing to support the South Shore Frolics. Summer wouldn't be the same without the two of you!

5
★★★★★

Having grown up in Bay View there are a few things in my life that are staples; Sweet Rolls, Friday Fish Frys, the South Shore Water Frolics, and Leon's Custard Stand. If I had to use one word to describe Leon's I would have to say. "quality". I always see the delivery trucks out back bringing in the fresh ingredients, and you can taste them in their custard. My favorites would have to be the Leon's Special which is a super sundae with their yummy salted pecans. If Mint is the Flavor of the Day, I would highly recommend a Mint Hot Fudge Sundae. It's absolutely delicious. My fiance is prone to a chocolate custard sundae with the strawberry sauce. Ya the parking can be a pain, but the line moves quickly and the prices and custard are worth the wait. Thanks Leon's for sticking to your guns, maintaining your quality and menu over the years, and of course for continuing to support the South Shore Frolics. Summer wouldn't be the same without the two of you!

Pros: Best Frozen Custard On Earth, Awesome Hours, Great Quality

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I must say that I love Leon's frozen custard even better than Kopps! Service is ok, but you're in and out, so it isn't a big deal to get someone that doesn't care to serve you, its just an ice cream cone. Parking is sometimes tricky when its packed in the summer, but it always works out. I love that they are open super late! I am more of a "flavor of the day person" when it comes to custard, but here, the vanilla and chocolate are SO good, I actually just get, vanilla and/or chocolate! Oh, did I mention that its cheap?!

5
★★★★★

I must say that I love Leon's frozen custard even better than Kopps! Service is ok, but you're in and out, so it isn't a big deal to get someone that doesn't care to serve you, its just an ice cream cone. Parking is sometimes tricky when its packed in the summer, but it always works out. I love that they are open super late! I am more of a "flavor of the day person" when it comes to custard, but here, the vanilla and chocolate are SO good, I actually just get, vanilla and/or chocolate! Oh, did I mention that its cheap?!

Pros: Awesome Ice Cream, Open Late

Cons: So-So Staff, Location

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BEST in the WORLD! There's great service and worth the long lines even in the cold milwaukee winter!

parking is somtimes said to be bad but i disagree, most times if the parking lot is full you can park near

the enstein bagel next door so it really isn't an issue, for those not from milwaukee finding it is not very

hard either just look for St. Lukes Hospital, i love it at leon's been eating there my whole life and its all i

know and once you have custard from leon's you won't wonder why the dairy queen on morgan ave is so

empty, they have great hours too EAT THERE! why not the presidents do!

5
★★★★★

BEST in the WORLD! There's great service and worth the long lines even in the cold milwaukee winter!

parking is somtimes said to be bad but i disagree, most times if the parking lot is full you can park near

the enstein bagel next door so it really isn't an issue, for those not from milwaukee finding it is not very

hard either just look for St. Lukes Hospital, i love it at leon's been eating there my whole life and its all i

know and once you have custard from leon's you won't wonder why the dairy queen on morgan ave is so

empty, they have great hours too EAT THERE! why not the presidents do!

Pros: near shopping, great food!, polite people always the highlight of your day

Cons: honestly there are none!

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Leon's cannot be beat in the entire Milwaukee area. The burgers are great, but make sure you ask to get "the works" in order to really enjoy it. All of their ice cream creations are awesome. However, you can ask for a simple vanilla cone, and still feel on top of the world. When I'm there I feel as though it is 1955 and I'm living in the era of my parents. The workers are very curteous in spite of how busy it gets, and I am always pleased with the attention given towards cleanliness and order.

5
★★★★★

Leon's cannot be beat in the entire Milwaukee area. The burgers are great, but make sure you ask to get "the works" in order to really enjoy it. All of their ice cream creations are awesome. However, you can ask for a simple vanilla cone, and still feel on top of the world. When I'm there I feel as though it is 1955 and I'm living in the era of my parents. The workers are very curteous in spite of how busy it gets, and I am always pleased with the attention given towards cleanliness and order.

Pros: Food & Service, Inexpensive, Good Parking

Cons: Flies in summer, Long lines

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I grew up in Milwaukee and relocated to Ohio for several years. It was then that I really appreciated Leon's frozen custard! Everytime my family and I returned to Milwaukee we always made a point of stopping at Leon's. My mother in law remembers skipping school and going to Leons! It's true that it's the only custard stand where people stand in line when it's 30 below zero! Now I'm living in Lacrosse, a mere 3.5 hour drive from Leon's!

5
★★★★★

I grew up in Milwaukee and relocated to Ohio for several years. It was then that I really appreciated Leon's frozen custard! Everytime my family and I returned to Milwaukee we always made a point of stopping at Leon's. My mother in law remembers skipping school and going to Leons! It's true that it's the only custard stand where people stand in line when it's 30 below zero! Now I'm living in Lacrosse, a mere 3.5 hour drive from Leon's!

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Leon's has the best Frozen Custard in Milwaukee. It is Classic, Old, and Authentic! A place to visit and where the LOCAL go! As far as I'm concerned....it's the Original Frozen Custard of Milwaukee. Spanish Burgers are to die for!

5
★★★★★

Leon's has the best Frozen Custard in Milwaukee. It is Classic, Old, and Authentic! A place to visit and where the LOCAL go! As far as I'm concerned....it's the Original Frozen Custard of Milwaukee. Spanish Burgers are to die for!

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Best Custard in town! Sure there is a line on those warm summer nights, but it's worth the wait, and the line moves quick. Leon's is a MUST have. Don't pass up a great Milwaukee landmark. There is NO place like it, and NO place as good!

5
★★★★★

Best Custard in town! Sure there is a line on those warm summer nights, but it's worth the wait, and the line moves quick. Leon's is a MUST have. Don't pass up a great Milwaukee landmark. There is NO place like it, and NO place as good!

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Every time I get to Milwaukee for business or to take in a game at Miller Park I stop by Leon's for the best frozen custard in town.

4
★★★★☆

Every time I get to Milwaukee for business or to take in a game at Miller Park I stop by Leon's for the best frozen custard in town.

Pros: Best frozen custard, 50

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For the past 18 years, my mother and I have been eating at Leon's every weekend. The food gets better and better every day. NO other ice cream (Ben & Jerrys included) even comes close to comparing to Leon's. It has become a landmark in Milwaukee and I hope they never close!

5
★★★★★

For the past 18 years, my mother and I have been eating at Leon's every weekend. The food gets better and better every day. NO other ice cream (Ben & Jerrys included) even comes close to comparing to Leon's. It has become a landmark in Milwaukee and I hope they never close!

Pros: Outside eating, 50s resembelance, GREAT ICECREAM

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I am not sure when Leon's opened but I remember
going there in 1948. My future husband was in the
national guards and after I waited in the car for him
when he attended meetings. My reward was a stop at Leon's for a hot fudge sundae. I stopped there recently, and it was as good as ever. I challenge
anyone to name a restaurant that has lasted that long. Over fifty years Wow that says a lot.

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★☆☆☆☆

I am not sure when Leon's opened but I remember
going there in 1948. My future husband was in the
national guards and after I waited in the car for him
when he attended meetings. My reward was a stop at Leon's for a hot fudge sundae. I stopped there recently, and it was as good as ever. I challenge
anyone to name a restaurant that has lasted that long. Over fifty years Wow that says a lot.

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I live in Chicago, and every few weeks i drive up to milwaukee just to get some Leon's Frozen Custard.. Its the best around and driving that 90+ miles is sure worth it!!! just today i "converted" four of my friends.. they cant wait to go up there again.

5
★★★★★

I live in Chicago, and every few weeks i drive up to milwaukee just to get some Leon's Frozen Custard.. Its the best around and driving that 90+ miles is sure worth it!!! just today i "converted" four of my friends.. they cant wait to go up there again.

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Having grown up just a mile or so away from Leon's, this place is quite dear to my heart. Only on the South Side is there a line for frozen custard when it's 30 below zero. But who could resist the creamiest, tastiest custard in town? Butter Pec, Vanilla, and Cinnemon are their best flavors. Also, the Spanish Burgers and Turtle Sundays are outstanding. Try the Lime Soda float for a real treat. Mmm... do I have a craving now or what!

5
★★★★★

Having grown up just a mile or so away from Leon's, this place is quite dear to my heart. Only on the South Side is there a line for frozen custard when it's 30 below zero. But who could resist the creamiest, tastiest custard in town? Butter Pec, Vanilla, and Cinnemon are their best flavors. Also, the Spanish Burgers and Turtle Sundays are outstanding. Try the Lime Soda float for a real treat. Mmm... do I have a craving now or what!

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This is a wonderful place to get fabulous frozen custard. The hot dogs are really great too. It was always a real treat to go to Leon's on a hot summer night and get a hot dog and frozen custard. The atmosphere made you feel like you were back in the 50's at a drive-in. I highly recommed Leon's.

5
★★★★★

This is a wonderful place to get fabulous frozen custard. The hot dogs are really great too. It was always a real treat to go to Leon's on a hot summer night and get a hot dog and frozen custard. The atmosphere made you feel like you were back in the 50's at a drive-in. I highly recommed Leon's.

Pros: Inexpensice, Wonderful Atmosphere, Fun

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I think Leons frozen custard is by far the best in the state of Wiscosin. Lou Conti

5
★★★★★

I think Leons frozen custard is by far the best in the state of Wiscosin. Lou Conti

Pros: Best custard, Fair price, Fast service

Cons: No dining area, Limited parking, Only one location

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While we no longer are within easy driving distance of Leon's, we make it a point to visit there every time we are near Milwaukee, and if we know of anyone who can do so, we have them bring back some of their Custard. It is simply unique in its rich flavor, creamy texture and fantastic flavor. Our favorite, Butter Pecan, is simply "Nectar of the Gods." It's "only" a drive in, but it is THE drive in.

5
★★★★★

While we no longer are within easy driving distance of Leon's, we make it a point to visit there every time we are near Milwaukee, and if we know of anyone who can do so, we have them bring back some of their Custard. It is simply unique in its rich flavor, creamy texture and fantastic flavor. Our favorite, Butter Pecan, is simply "Nectar of the Gods." It's "only" a drive in, but it is THE drive in.

Pros: Quick service, convenient parking, Great product

Cons: Only in Milwaukee

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Every trip to Milwaukee earns at least one stop for the Hot Fudge Super Leon's with Pecans

5
★★★★★

Every trip to Milwaukee earns at least one stop for the Hot Fudge Super Leon's with Pecans

Pros: Best in the world

Cons: Parking

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The best custard in the city! Even the President visits there when he comes. No one can out do Leon's.

5
★★★★★

The best custard in the city! Even the President visits there when he comes. No one can out do Leon's.

Pros: inexpensive, friendly

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This is the best ice cream in the world. My fav is raspberry. Try it and you'll be hooked

5
★★★★★

This is the best ice cream in the world. My fav is raspberry. Try it and you'll be hooked

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After moving to Milwaukee from Chicago, I had to find out what this "frozen custard" thing was all about. After trying many different custard stands, including Kopp's and Culvers, I've come to the conclusion that NO ONE BEATS LEON's. Their custard is smooth and creamy, very rich, and always delicious. If you're a south sider, you also have to love Leon's because they sponsor the South Shore Water Frolics fireworks!!!

5
★★★★★

After moving to Milwaukee from Chicago, I had to find out what this "frozen custard" thing was all about. After trying many different custard stands, including Kopp's and Culvers, I've come to the conclusion that NO ONE BEATS LEON's. Their custard is smooth and creamy, very rich, and always delicious. If you're a south sider, you also have to love Leon's because they sponsor the South Shore Water Frolics fireworks!!!

Pros: great custard, great atmosphere, ample parking

Cons: busy

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The only details that have changed over six decades are the models of the cars crowding its parking lot from noon to early morning. A family spot and teen hangout, it's as friendly and accommodating as the '50s stands…

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