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Michael's Frozen Custard

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3826 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53714-2805
+1 608-222-4110
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tons of options for sundaes and shakes! Make sure to check the wall opposite the counter for descriptions of the sundaes, and don't hesitate to ask for special combos on the super thick shakes! Or just try the flavor of the day- you won't be disapppinted.

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Thank snowgo54
Rockford, Illinois
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for an late afternoon treat after visiting olbrich conservatory. The three of us each got custard. One got the turtle, one the Oreo peanut butter cookie dough, and the third got chocolate brownie. All three were awesome! The inside has an old fashioned 50s diner theme and was comfortable. Prices were a bit high but I'd still say... More 

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Thank Mark S
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Great burgers, excellent fries and amazing custard. The nostalgic theme harkens to simpler happier times. Indoor and outdoor dining. Doggie yogurt!

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Thank Eileen D
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86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Michael's is pricey ($8 milkshake??) but delicious. I really like the veggie burger and overall you can tell the ingredients are high quality. Really nice staff, too!

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Thank Hilary J
Park Rapids, Minnesota
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288 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We love Michael's! Any time we come to Madison, we must stop, either for lunch, snack, or, as in this case, a light dinner (yum, hotdogs!) but the star of the show is their frozen custard, way much better than the 'we will not name' competition... :-)

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Thank OliverandLisa
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 August 2016

The price is a bit much for my liking for a medium sized custard sundae, but it's always tasty whenever I come here. Not a trip I can afford often, but it's nice every once in a while. There is seating inside, but all I usually have time for is the drive-thru, which is usually pretty good with timing.

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Thank Srs2089
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Visited Michael's on the recommendation of a friend that's a UW Alumnus. The custard met our expectations in flavor (yum-o) but at just under $5 for a small sundae its definitely not an everyday type place.

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Thank Sutter_Six
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Good food, kids liked the hot dogs and cheese curds. Fast service. Fun atmosphere. Cool antique signs

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Thank Elizabeth H
McFarland, Wisconsin
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

We stopped her so as a Mother I could get my free ice cream and grab a quick snack. My husband and I arrived with our 2 year old son, and it was pure chaos. My husband too, our son into the back to try and get him to settle down, and most people know who have gone through this... More 

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Thank Rckdiva
Madison, Wisconsin
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Michael's has been a neighborhood destination for years especially in the summer. It now competes with Culver's, which is close by. A sign displaying the flavor of the day can be seen in only one direction when driving by. Large selection of favors that change daily, but frankly, many are not appealing. I emailed asking for a custard menu and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3826 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53714-2805
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-222-4110

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