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The Purple Door

205 S 2nd St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1412
+1 414-988-2521
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“ice cream” (82 reviews)
“waffle cone” (7 reviews)
“bourbon pecan” (3 reviews)
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205 S 2nd St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1412
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family came here while visiting our daughter at Marquette. She had come here with some friends and wanted us to try it. Ice cream is awesome. Serving size is huge too, which often is not the case any more at main stream ice cream...More

Thank Markandjennie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were driving home from a function late on a Saturday afternoon and passed The Purple Door. It was a beautiful day and the line was out the door and down the block. My husband and I have always wanted to try their ice cream...More

Thank LadyM005
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Purple Door is a super fun experience for everyone. They have tons of creative, unique flavors and the staff is so helpful and friendly. My friend and I tried 10 flavors before deciding on campfire and bourbon pecan praline. The ice cream is creamy and...More

Thank BeachGirl021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed dessert at this cute ice cream parlor. I ordered the 'Beer and Salted Pretzel' ice cream. It was excellent! I really like that the establishment is environmentally aware...utensil and dishes are compostable. Nice plus!

Thank vbo49
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Some of the creamiest and best tasting ice cream I've ever had. Some of the flavors use local ingredients from cheesecake to whiskey. Stop here if you're an ice cream freak.

Thank krazykane
Reviewed 26 August 2017

1. I love that they offer something other than the standards that you can get anywhere. 2. Three words...ICE CREAM FLIGHT...this is 4 kiddie sized scoops of whatever four flavours you like. I had whiskey, orange cake, honey-vanilla and lemon lavender. My husband had garam...More

Thank St_Belmont
Reviewed 22 August 2017

I have eaten a ton of ice cream in my life-starting with my first job at a Baskin-Robbins. The Purple Door sits in the top 3! Probably the creamiest consistency ever with perfect flavor. No fancy-shancy flavors to be found--no bacon/honey/wildbeery but the milk chocolate...More

Thank NeilChicago
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We wanted desert, but something close to the hotel. They recommended Purple Door. We were not disappointed! They have some traditional flavors and some off the wall ones, too. We tried beer and pretzels, cream cheese, salted caramel and regular vanilla. They were all so...More

Thank HildysGang
Reviewed 21 August 2017

It's ice cream and it's delicious. We tried a handful of different flavors and they were all good. Sitting outside was perfect.

Thank chigirltravels
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We were disappointed there was no Milwaukee Custard within walking distance of our hotel, but the concierge recommended The Purple Door which was a nice walk and delicious ice cream. My husband had the Beer & Pretzel, and I learned from the man ordering next...More

Thank Stephanie S
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
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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