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Kewpee Hamburgers

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2111 Allentown Rd, Lima, OH 45805-1705
+1 419-227-9791
5:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Fri 5:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:30 am - 12:00 am
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kewpees has been around the Lima area forever, and deservedly so. Wendy's famous fresh patty burger was copied from Kewpees! Their "frostys" are great and with burger and fries they make a great combination.

Thank G5343NKjohnd
Katy, Texas
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went in because it was the closest quick food spot next to the hotel. Boy, was I surprised. I received an inexpensive cheeseburger that was great and I loved the fries!! I will definitely make it my go to spot when I go again.

Thank sblyden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You simply can't come to Lima and not try Kewpee. Rumor has it that Dave Thomas copied Kewpee to start Wendy's. Very similar. Square hamburgers. Local beef. Frosted malts. Frozen cappuccinos are my favorite. Chili. Assorted pies. DO NOT order a "small" beverage unless you want 6 oz of soda. Their small is coffee cup sized. Double large is $1.... More 

Thank EatPrayTravel93
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you go to Lima this one place you have to try. Burgers and a favorite of locals and long term visitors to the area. While in town it's one of my stops

Thank Jerry L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

OK, let me start by saying Wendy's totally stole their entire intro menu from Kewpee. Square burgers cooked on order, and they use butterhead lettuce which is kinda signature. Great onion rings, and their pie and coffee, delish. Gotta get sugar cream pie when here. The malts are awesome too! This place is a Limaland icon, we eat here whenever... More 

Thank scorpio5
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

An old style burger joint with great prices. Burger was excellent, chili was good. Fountain drinks were also really cheap. Would stop in there over traditional fast food stops.

Thank Aaron Y
Troy, Ohio
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60 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Check out what the "Kewpee Groupies" rave about hamburgers and fries. Well we wasted our money their twice, just trying to be fair. Lima actually does have an excellernt Thai restaurant and The Met. This place is just waiting for time and rationality to close it down. Sorry.

Thank mail452
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Kewpee is one of those places that locals rave about. I've never been impressed, and my recent visit simply reinforced my long standing belief (as I am from the area) that Kewpee simply doesn't back up the hype. The fries are good. Pie is fine. The employees are fine, as well. What holds back Kewpee is that the hamburgers are... More 

1 Thank Chris C
Lima, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

I really enjoy the burgers and fries. The burgers are a lot better than fast food and not much more expensive. May be a bit greasy for some tastes but to me, that is part of their signature! Fries are the best in the world. All food is very fresh.

1 Thank qpackerfan
Lima, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

I always get a Special ( hamburger with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise) and it hasn't changed in the 50 years I've been eating at Kewpee! My second favorite is a plain cheeseburger, with a soft steamed bun...... Yummy! The Frosty is always great, and my hubby loves their chili. My dad ate here starting in 1939. Love our Kewpee 💗

1 Thank burd45

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast Food, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
5:30 am - 11:00 pm
5:30 am - 11:00 pm
5:30 am - 11:00 pm
5:30 am - 11:00 pm
5:30 am - 11:00 pm
5:30 am - 11:00 pm
5:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2111 Allentown Rd, Lima, OH 45805-1705
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Lima
  • Phone Number: +1 419-227-9791

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