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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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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“sauerbraten” (23 reviews)
“potato pancakes” (20 reviews)
“duck” (21 reviews)
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5901 W National Ave, West Allis, Milwaukee, WI 53214-3449
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Most of the time I go to a restaurant for convenience. I am an excellent cook. Seldom will I receive better food at a restaurant, than I can make at home. Kegels is the exception! The food is always excellent. The service is outstanding. The...More

Thank Wayne U
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

The manager at the site I visited recommended Kegel's although he said he had not been there in years. Since I love locally owned family ran restaurants I gave it a shot. I am ski glad I did. The interior reminded me of a guesthouse...More

Thank Terry H
Reviewed 23 March 2018

We went to Kegel's on a Thursday evening. Great ambiance in the room, German paintings etc. It was not too busy, so we got decent service at least initially, and were seated immediately. Then a large group of about 20 were seated. The Service deteriorated:...More

Thank travelwhatmike
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

The customer service was out of this world. Very friendly, as soon as you put ur dish a side it was cleared away. The atmosphere was very old world Germany. My husband enjoyed his steak. Cooked to perfection. I ordered the schnitzel, it wasnt simpler...More

Thank katsatplay
Reviewed 4 March 2018

My husband has talked about this restaurant for years. Friday night he surprised me and we went for their fish fry. Arriving just after 5:00 the place was packed and we were told it would be an hour wait. We managed to get a bar...More

Thank Second1st
Reviewed 31 January 2018

Some friends invited us to join them at Kegel's on a Friday night and made a reservation for 5:30PM. If they hadn't done that, we would still be waiting for a table. That's how popular this place is! Service was pleasant, prompt, and efficient. Although...More

Thank LadyM005
Reviewed 31 January 2018

Quaint surroundings, High quality food served hot and by friendly wait staff. We will return. Highly recommended.

Thank tim_pam_kc
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Arrived 15 minutes after they opened on Saturday without a reservation but were seated quickly - within a half hour they were packed so definitely recommend calling ahead. This was our second visit and we returned for the duck which my husband loved - not...More

Thank KirbyMKE
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Wanted to try a new place for a fish fry and this was the place. Great old-fashioned German restaurant, friendly staff, and great food. The fish was very good, the potato pancakes were great, and we really enjoyed our time at the restaurant. Come early...More

Thank Rose O
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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, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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