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Kegel's Inn

5901 W National Ave, West Allis, Milwaukee, WI 53214-3449
+1 414-257-9999
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sauerbraten” (23 reviews)
“potato pancakes” (21 reviews)
“fish fry” (47 reviews)
Open Now
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
$$ - $$$
5901 W National Ave, West Allis, Milwaukee, WI 53214-3449
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Reviewed yesterday

Saturday night dinner so the restaurant was busy, got the impression that this was always the case, but still the service was right on the money and the delicious food, plenty of it, came out swiftly. Not sure how long this place has been in...More

Thank Barry I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wanting to eat German food while touring in Milwaukee, we found Kegel's on TripAdvisor and were very happy with the result! I had excellent hasenpfeffer, and would disagree with an earlier review that thought it was too much vinegar. It came with very nice vegetable...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very nice old world type of restaurant. The service I and my date received was excellent. My date had the Goulash and she said it was excellent. I had the Hasenpfeffer and was somewhat disappointed. My late wife could cook excellent German...More

Thank Dale H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I went to Kegel's to get some authentic German food when we were in Milwaukee. Authentic atmosphere (German murals and stained glass windows) in this family-owned restaurant, cold Spaten and HB on tap. I opted for the roasted pork shanks, which were...More

Thank Don S
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Being of German heritage, I am always looking forward to stopping there when I am in the area. Food is very good and good German draft beer. The fish fry is supposed to be the best in Milwaukee!

Thank Jack M
Reviewed 21 July 2018

I was at the restaurant Friday Night for a fish fry with 5 relatives of mine, three of which are very familiar with this West Allis neighborhood. They told me the quality of the neighborhood has gone down hill as there have been robberies and...More

Thank jhenderson3
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We have not been here for years but it remains true to the old German tavern. Check out the stain glass windows along with the complete wall coverings. It is beautifully preserved. Friday for lunch 3 had the breaded cod with potato pancakes and the...More

Thank WashingrtonAl
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Food is always top notch, even the side dishes. Along with their German specialties, they also have great steaks. They make a mean old-fashioned to boot. Never been disappointed with a meal there.

Thank Bob_Loretta
Reviewed 23 May 2018

My wife and I very much enjoyed our meal at Kegel's Inn. Our server, Kathy, was friendly and attentive. We had the Kuegel Wurst as an appetizer. They were delicious. We both had the Roasted Duck as our dinner. It was very good. The portion...More

Thank NYGent
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

This place was what I was hoping for and more. It is a very authentic German restaurant serving all the traditional favourites. The staff is excellent, they took very good care of our needs and made zero mistakes. The food was excellent and plentiful. The...More

Thank snowgriz
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Marcus C
21 January 2017|
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Response from John W | Reviewed this property |
It wasn't too loud. You should have a good time!
1 April 2016|
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Response from William A | Reviewed this property |
Definitely. I was there for lunch and it wasn't busy, but all reviews say it's tough to get in for dinner -especially on Fridays. Above average food but not the best value, in my opinion.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Television
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5901 W National Ave, West Allis, Milwaukee, WI 53214-3449
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-257-9999
Located in the heart of Milwaukee's West Allis neighborhood, Kegel's Inn serves up the most authentic German fare in the area. Inside you'll find a warm atmosphere, friendly service and one of the most beautiful beer halls in the country. With incredible murals, leaded glass, and heavy wooden beams, one can almost hear rounds of "Du Bist Mein Herzen" reverberating in the Bierstube. Since 1924, Kegel's Inn has been the locals' go-to destination for authentic German cuisine and continues to top the charts as one of the best places to catch a Friday Fish Fry in Milwaukee. At Kegel's Inn, everything is made from time honored traditional recipes. Like the rest of our establishment, things haven't changed much since we first opened our doors in 1924. Sure, there may be some new faces, but our steadfast commitment to our customers and our family values keeps our atmosphere warm and inviting, our service fast and neighborly, and our delicious food in accordance to the highest standards of our family lineage. At the end of the day, our goal is that your experience gets better every time you come in. Danke Schön!
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