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Leon's

3131 S. 27th, Milwaukee, WI - (414) 383-1784
Here is an old-fashioned drive-in that is a neon-edged fun ride for anybody with a sweet tooth and an appreciation for the profound goodness of custard. As Leon's makes it, there is virtually no similarity to the wan soft-serve available in national chains outside of America's dairyland.
90% Approval Rating (11 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Custard
Super Sundae

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (3)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Would you like to return to mid-century America? We might feel ambivalent about some parts of that trip, but there is one we'd surely relish: a summer-night visit to Leon's in a tailfinned convertible Eldorado. Here is an old-fashioned drive-in that is a neon-edged fun ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

3131 S. 27th, Milwaukee, WI
(414) 383-1784

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Dessert, Late Night
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
A Leon's
"A Leon's "Super Sundae." Jane was delighted that the sauce menu included both butterscotch and caramel (so often confused or not differentiated). This one is topped with caramel. And oh, those salty-crunchy-rich nuts!"
Michael Stern





This cone features long, elegant swirls of the delicious raspberry custard.
"This cone features long, elegant swirls of the delicious raspberry custard."
Cliff Strutz


Looks simple … and it is. But there really is no need to complicate things at Leon's, where chocolate and vanilla are each their perfect selves. This four-dip cup could not be improved.
"Looks simple … and it is. But there really is no need to complicate things at Leon's, where chocolate and vanilla are each their perfect selves. This four-dip cup could not be improved."
Michael Stern


The glowing red neon serves as a beacon for custard lovers all over southeast Wisconsin.
"The glowing red neon serves as a beacon for custard lovers all over southeast Wisconsin."
Cliff Strutz


Leon's is a fast-food icon on 27th Street. For most Milwaukeeans, it's always been there, always will be.
"Leon's is a fast-food icon on 27th Street. For most Milwaukeeans, it's always been there, always will be."
Michael Stern



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