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Kegel's Inn

) #70 of 1,258 Restaurants in Milwaukee ££ - £££ German, Eastern European,
5901 W National Ave, West Allis, Milwaukee, WI 53214-3449
+1 414-257-9999
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck” (18 reviews)
16:30 - 21:00All hours
German, Eastern European, Bar, Pub
££ - £££
5901 W National Ave, West Allis, Milwaukee, WI 53214-3449
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere and traditional German food from great-grandma Kegel's recipe trove. The owners are young and the newest Kegel family generation. They infuse vitality and love. Great fish fry too!

Thank hozealy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for authentic German food, this is the place to go. Family run, service extraordinaire, and some of the bestfish I've ever eaten...

Thank KingtubaPFR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Better then average food with an old traditional atmosphere. If you're looking for the now trendy yuppie type foodie restaurant, please go somewhere else as this place can be crowded enough. The wait staff we had was courteous and very efficient. Our food orders were...More

Thank ted61
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Kegel's Inn for their Friday night Fish fry. We called ahead for reservations. When we arrived, our table was waiting for us, which was a good thing, since the. At area was packed with people waiting for tables. Our server was very efficient....More

Thank AndyB5542
Reviewed 11 June 2017

A group of us went for the fish fry recently. If we wanted to show visiting guests an old, Milwaukee location with German flare and traditional food, I think we'd go back; for a fish fry some week, I doubt it. The website is very...More

Thank Kris O
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We had a "Memorial Luncheon" here today. Service was absolutely excellent, food was scrumptious, prices are reasonable for the quality and quantity of food. Fourteen adults in our group and every single person was very happy with their meal! I would highly recommend Kegel's Inn...More

Thank SterNSue
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Fish fry tonight. Best part was bread and potatoe pancakes. Cod and walleye fillets small. Fish was bland. Waited an hour to even sit down. Waitress was excellent. Atmosphere was nice.

Thank William B
Reviewed 9 May 2017

My wife and I took a couple here the weekend we moved to the area since we couldn't decide on anything and I had heard good things. We were very happy we came. The service was excellent, the drinks were priced right, and the food...More

Thank Peter O
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

The staff is SO nice! The restaurant is so charming. The appetizer, soup and salad were delicious. Then dinner arrived. *sigh* My husbands duck was DRY. So dry, after tasting a bite I drank most of my water. My beef rouladen was dry, to the...More

Thank JulietteND
Reviewed 9 April 2017

A West Allis landmark with mostly German food and a wide selection of beer on tap in addition a fully stocked bar. Friendly staff. Very popular for a traditional fish fry on Friday nights. Reasonable prices. Depending who you ask, every item on the menu...More

Thank Louis M
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Questions & Answers
Marcus C
20 January 2017|
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Response from cossonlmc1 | Reviewed this property |
I've only been to Kegels on Friday's when it is noisy. Might be better on a Saturday. I heard that the duck is wonderful.
31 March 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
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
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, 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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