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The Purple Door

205 S 2nd St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1412
+1 414-988-2521
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“ice cream” (87 reviews)
“waffle cone” (8 reviews)
“bourbon pecan” (3 reviews)
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205 S 2nd St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1412
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Purple Door has a lot of flavors to choose from. Everything from Whishy, to mango to basic chocolate. I couldn't decide what to get so I opted to get a flight. It was very tasty. My favorite was the carmel apple. I bought a pint...More

Thank NicGee73
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Omg. Such good ice cream!! You need to go here. Ice cream flights?! What? Homemade waffle cones and ice cream sandwiches, yum! Nutella ice cream. Pumpkin spice for the basic white girl in all of us. But even better, surprise choices that you won’t find...More

Thank Bobbie B
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Homemade ice cream. Unusual flavors. Flavors change regularly change and choice of two cones or cup. They also have sundaes and splits.

Thank Carl K
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

This the BEST ice cream shop in Milwaukee! Absolutely yummy, Clean, accessible park for Milwaukee and totally a wonderful ice cream eating experience! Can’t wait to go back!

Thank suek542
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

I was visiting Milwaukee and happened to do a google search for ice cream after my dinner. OMG! Their salted caramel may be the best ice cream I’ve ever had. Period. It made me sad that I live in another state. That’s how awesome it...More

Thank John E
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Who knew a 'flight' of anything could be so much fun? A flight of ice cream was a new one for me but I'm sold. What a great way to not have to make a single flavor decision, and the flavors so are truly unique....More

Thank 24cinders
Reviewed July 9, 2018

It's an ice cream store. I don't know why it is called Purple Door-- it should be called Gateway to Heaven or something like that. There are regular flavors that taste better than any other times you have had regular flavors like chocolate or vanilla....More

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

The mini flight is genius! You can choose 4 flavors to mini sample and it’s awesome! They make all their own ice cream and they are creamy deliciousness! A must visit when in Milwaukee!

Thank Linda H
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

They have unique and delicious flavors- I highly recommend splurging and splitting a flight or two so you can experience more flavors. There is often a line out the door but it moves fast and is worth the wait!

Thank JenPhe
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Purple door has a nice selection of ice cream and sorbet, locally made. My absolute favorite flavor is malted chocolate, but it's also fun to try a sampler selection in mini cones. The shop is small but the line usually moves quickly. If you want...More

Thank Jasmine A
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 S 2nd St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1412
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-988-2521
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