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“An Old Speakeasy”
Review of Kegel's Inn

Kegel's Inn
Ranked #67 of 1,527 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, German
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: 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!
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
“An Old Speakeasy”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

Great food, unique atmosphere. Family owned since the 20's. Was a speakeasy during prohibition. Always crowded on Fridays. Great fish fry. Pictures of old days show little change over the years. Great waitstaff. Fabulous homemade strudel and breads.

Visited November 2012
Thank MsKathyG
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English first
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Go to place”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

for fish fry, good price, good food and the egg drop soup is great! Crowded on Friday nights, but fast service, busy bar. During the week it's white tablecloths and same menu, minus the fish fry, but good, solid food.

Thank Pam R
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Mount Prospect, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
308 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Great place to eat German food in Milwaukee”
Reviewed September 12, 2012

We ate dinner here the night before visiting the Wisconsin State Fair. We parked outside right in front of the place, which is supposedly the most authentic German beer hall and restaurant in the area. It has incredible murals, leaded glass and heavy wooden beams. To eat, I had boneless half-duck, a specialty, while my wife had hasenpfeffer (rabbit stew). The meal included soup and salad and all the food was very tasty. We were too full to try dessert. Service was friendly and paced about right.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Dedgehog
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
349 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Nice place”
Reviewed July 23, 2012

I went with my German class. The service was good and so wa the food.

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Plainfield, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Excellent German Food at Good Prices”
Reviewed July 22, 2012

This was our second visit to Kegel's Inn and we were just as impressed as the first visit. We each had the wiener schnitzel and it was really good; served hot and with lemon wedges. I had the spaetzels for my side and my wife had the German potato salad. The dinner comes with a cup of soup and salad and some rolls and crackers. We each had a Miller Lite and got one cherry strudel to go, which was also excellent.

Our server was friendly and very efficient. Overall, there is nothing I could think of to improve our dining experience here. The total cost, including tip, was $65, which is significantly less than the "name" German restaurants in downtown Milwaukee would charge.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank bobbyb09
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