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Kegel's Inn

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$$ - $$$
German, Bar, Pub
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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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182 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been served by Kegel family members for almost fifty years including young and old ones at their vibrant restaurant yesterday. That ensures a commitment to quality and service you rarely find as restaurants come and go. Most of us had amazing an fish fry Mine had the best potato pancakes I ever had. My dad's German potato salad... More 

Thank Jeff W
Waterloo, Illinois
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Old time neighborhood German restaurant / bar. Excellent German selections and fish dishes. Most clientele has been coming in for decades. There's a reason for that. Decor is that of an old beer hall. They don't make places lIke this anymore and that's too dam bad.

Thank kiyaker
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139 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

I enjoyed many lunches in the early 90's with my father at Kegel's Inn. I realized that my spouse had never been to Kegel's Inn even though a fan of German fare and originally from the south side of Milwaukee. On this Tuesday night, we were treated to private dining - the only patrons in the restaurant. Service was attentive... More 

Thank SkiKingMKE
Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Big old brick building with traditional German murals, beautiful and whimsical stained glass windows. Wood beams, dark wood paneling and tables made for a traditional, old world feel. Good selection of German food at pretty reasonable prices. We went on a Friday and due to the fish fry crowd we felt rushed. The food was good, my German beer, Optimator... More 

Thank llwid
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

I went here with a group of friends on a Friday night. I recommend you make reservations. We all got a different type of fish and different sides and we all were impressed. There were four of us. We got our food right away. It has a great German influence and it shows in the beer selection as well. Overall... More 

Thank MikeMMonte
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Right up there with the best known German restaurants, maybe better in some ways. Atmosphere is very authentic and the food choice and quality is excellent. We have been there several times and had several on the menu and always been satisfied with any of the choices. The bier selection is good and Früh Kölsch is my favorite.

Thank charlesdeutschland
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

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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31 reviews
13 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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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

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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
German, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
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?