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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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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“sauerbraten” (24 reviews)
“potato pancakes” (22 reviews)
“fish fry” (49 reviews)
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German, Bar
$$ - $$$
5901 W National Ave, West Allis, Milwaukee, WI 53214-3449
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Kegel's for the first time after living in Milwaukee our entire lives. At one point there were German restaurants all over town. Growing up we only ate out two to three times a year, mostly as a celebration. How we missed this one...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank pete6179
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Atmosphere - way too busy to really take in our surroundings much but looked like authentic German decor from our vantage point, service good, food - two had fish fry (cod), 2 had traditional German meals since it was our first time there. All were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank OneCentWI
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

Five of us went for a Fish Fry on Friday. You should call a week or two in advance for reservations or take your chances as soon as it opens at 4pm. We arrived just before 4 and were first to be seated. We all...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank KathyF211
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Yikes, what has happened to Kegel's?????? We had lunch and expected another great meal in a comfortable old-world environment. The place was the same inside and we were greeted by the same bartender we have always greets us. The waiter looked like a vagrant. He...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Wayne U
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

We took my husband's aunt for dinner after church. Varied menu...she had liver and loved it. My husband and his father had pork shanks, I had duck and my stepson had rabbit stew. Dinners come with soup, salad and side. Architecture is old, German. Prices...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank R8727YBcatherinel
Reviewed October 26, 2018

During a visit to Milwaukee, my wife and I decided to try Kegels Inn for some authentic German food. We were not disappointed, the food, the environment, and the service were excellent. My wife had the Goulash....which she said was great while I had the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ron W
Reviewed September 28, 2018

This is a nice little German restaurant that has been around since 1924. We went for dinner on a Saturday evening. We started with the Keugel Wurst, potato pancake wrapped around a sausage and deep fried. They were interesting and good. We shared the Goulash...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank PhoenixRobin
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Saturday night dinner so the restaurant was busy, got the impression that this was always the case, but still the service was right on the money and the delicious food, plenty of it, came out swiftly. Not sure how long this place has been in...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Barry I
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Wanting to eat German food while touring in Milwaukee, we found Kegel's on TripAdvisor and were very happy with the result! I had excellent hasenpfeffer, and would disagree with an earlier review that thought it was too much vinegar. It came with very nice vegetable...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank David H
Reviewed August 15, 2018

This is a very nice old world type of restaurant. The service I and my date received was excellent. My date had the Goulash and she said it was excellent. I had the Hasenpfeffer and was somewhat disappointed. My late wife could cook excellent German...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Dale H
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Marcus C
January 20, 2017|
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Response from John W | Reviewed this property |
It wasn't too loud. You should have a good time!
March 31, 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
$10 - $30
German, Bar
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
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large 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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