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Ted's Ice Cream & Restaurant

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Diner, American
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6204 W North Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53213-1532
+1 414-258-5610
Today
07:00 - 20:00
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Hours:
Sun 07:00 - 12:45
Tue - Thu 07:00 - 15:00
Fri 07:00 - 20:00
Sat 07:00 - 14:00
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This sweet little diner serves an excellent fish fry for under $8. The cook, who may also be the owner, breads the cod by hand. They have good potato pancakes and fries, and great cole slaw and rye bread. We have tried many fish fries around town and theirs stands up to all, at half the price. And the throwback... More 

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Thank Mimi5858
Wisconsin
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72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Took my daughter out for breakfast- Was pondering one of the more popular and expensive spots in the area. Chose to go to Teds instead- glad we did. Not much to the place. Couple of small tables stuck against the wall or windows. A double curved counter that sits maybe 30 total is much more fun and appropriate. Waitress is... More 

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Thank tvdirector
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Ted's is an old fashion ice cream parlor with great food. The breakfasts are great and a real value. The hamburgers and malts are great at lunch time, and their Friday Fish Fry and their potato pancakes are the best. I've been coming here for over 50 yrs.

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Thank pabstpark1
Milwaukee, WI
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I love this old school spot for a cheap burger and fries. Shakes are awesome and you get a ton in the metal shake cups. Staff is always super friendly. Great local spot. Most seating is at the counter. A handful of tables only accommodate 2 so the only negative I would say is not conducive for... More 

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Thank WItravelersMilwaukee
Madrid, Spain
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We had a pleasant meal at Ted's! First of all, the food is super cheap and it's a great spot for breakfast or brunch. It also is a blast from the past and makes you think about what diners used to look like.

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Thank Levi W
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

This is a great little diner! I used to live by it many years ago and never went there; now I wish I would've tried it earlier. When we arrived at 2pm, we were the only ones there. The diner is a cute "throwback" diner with double horseshoe counters and stools. The waitress told us to sit anywhere and got... More 

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Thank Zenasly
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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170 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We went here for breakfast. It's a small place with limited seating, but there was just enough space at the bar for our party of five. This is a typical diner-style breakfast. I wouldn't go out of my way for it, but if you're in this neighborhood it's a great option for a full breakfast (versus the carb-loaded options at... More 

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Thank Josh R
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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548 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 318 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016

It's probably best to go here with lower expectations. Their food is very reasonable priced. A burger, fires and a soup or salad is something like $6.95. Nothing on their menu was priced over $7. My burger was fine, but it the whole place is definitely "old school. I will say I like their burgers better than Culver's. Also, you... More 

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Thank photoguywisconsin
Watertown, Wisconsin
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71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

I've been visiting Ted's since high-school. Breakfast (eggs Benedict) or lunch (hamburger & a chocolate malt) are FANTASTIC. Like the diners of the 50's and 60's this place continues to please. If you're in the area - you need to treat yourself to an tasty meal. There are a couple tables - The last time I was there was with... More 

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Thank JOHNK-WI
wisconsin
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

We love to jump in this diner for breakfast or lunch. A nice little diner that still serves those wonderful shakes and malts. Enjoy this little gem !

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Thank pops354

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Diner, American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 12:45
Tuesday
07:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 15:00
Thursday
07:00 - 15:00
Friday
07:00 - 20:00
Saturday
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6204 W North Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53213-1532
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-258-5610

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