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Kegel's Inn

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5901 W National Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53214-3449
+1 414-257-9999
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:30 - 21:00
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a GREAT place! So much fun, great food and drinks and wonderful service! Make a reservation as soon as possible! I made ours a week in advance and got the last party of 6 for 6:30! We arrived a little early and sat right down!!! The food was hot and so fresh tasting! We all had the fish Fry... More 

Thank MrsSteen17
Charlotte, North Carolina
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner at Kegel's was great. Authentic German food and draft beer. Wonderful potato pancake with sausage appetizer. Beef Rouladen that melts in your mouth, Walleye baked to perfection - you can't miss on any menu items. I would highly recommend!

Thank aelliott3
West Bend
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

First time at Kegel's Inn this past weekend for a special occasion, and immediately felt welcome walking in. The atmosphere is wonderful, and each staff member that interacted with us was friendly and helpful. We ordered appetizers, cocktails, and sauerbraten for the main course. Every single item, including the soups and breads, were outstanding. Overall, Kegel's far exceeded my expectations.... More 

Thank Kimberly W
Grosse Ile, Michigan
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Good authentic German food is getting harder to find, even in Milwaukee. Kegel's always makes the grade. My wife had weinerschnitzel and I had pork shanks with knodel both dishes were superb. Service was excellent, never an empty beer glass. I highly recommend Kegel's.

Thank Erik B
san francisco
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163 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Came here on election night was there only 2 other tables occupied due to election night. Kathy was a great wait-staff, friendly and gracious. A glass of beer could be had for $4.5 - great deal. Dinner meals were reasonable too, topping out at $30 with soup or salad. Roast duck with dressing wasn't crispy as I had hoped, but... More 

Thank sfwon
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Oh my - oh my!!! If have ever been to Germany and miss the food, then Kegel's Inn will satisfy your craving for German food. The schnitzel and hefe weizen is some of the best I have ever tasted. When I am in town, I always try to get at least one meal at Kegel's Inn.

Thank William C
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Hands down, the best roast duck ever. I love duck and almost didn't order it as I've been disappointed at other places, but this was definitely delicious. Lots of good choices and large portions which they don't mind if you split. Went twice in 3 days.

Thank polkadotKansas
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Authentic German food Weiner Schnitzel, Sauerbraten, Potatao Pancakes, Red Cabbage. However you must try the roast duck. The best selection of imported German beers. Run by 4th generation family this place has Speakeasy roots. IT opened in 1924 and is traditional in it's looks.

2 Thank mckaydarien
Mequon, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Granted it was a Friday Fish Fry night in Milwaukee, however it was not a pleasant experience! We had a reservation for 8:00pm for a party of 7 (6 adults & 1 child)..we were told when we approached the host that our table was not ready yet..even tho we could see empty tables that would seat us. The host kept... More 

1 Thank zevasmom11365
Bradenton, Florida
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66 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We took some friends visiting from Louisana. They never heard of a fish fry! We told them all about this Wisconsin tradidtion. They were blown away by the yellow lake perch. Kegels never dissapoints!

Thank coreygrubb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5901 W National Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53214-3449
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-257-9999

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