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Discover Milwaukee's Best Kept Secret! 

Milwaukee's Most Authentic German Fare

Legendary Friday Fish Fry

FAMILY OWNED SINCE 1924

 

Lent  - February 14th to April 1st

 

Lent is the period of forty days which comes before Easter in the Christian calendar, traditionally a time of fasting and reflection. It is preceded by Shrove Tuesday, begins with Ash Wednesday and is not complete without a Fish Fry at Kegel's Inn. 

 

Reservations during lent? 

Yes, we do take a few reservations......however, it is unlikely to get a reservation for a Friday night by calling the day of. Reservations usually fill up at least a week out. Not to fear, just walk-in! 

During Lent, we are not able to make reservations for parties larger than 6 people. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Walk-In Availability?

Absolutely! Most of our dining room is geared to accommodate customers on a first-come, first-serve basis. We actually think the experience is more complete for a Classic Wisconsin Fish Fry by just walking in and putting your name on the list. Belly up to the bar, enjoy your self and the company around you!

FRIDAY NIGHT TAKE-OUT ETIQUETTE:

Please understand that due to high call volume for take-out, our 1 phone line may prevent you from reaching us. We encourage you to come inside to place your order. Wait times for orders to-go hover around 15 minutes from the time the order is placed.

I love your fish fry! but not the wait. 
join us for a Wednesday Fish Fry!

In an effort to reduce wait times on Lenten Friday nights, Kegel's Inn also provides Wednesdays as a less congested option to our Friday Night Fish Fry. Reservations are welcome and recommended.

 

Kegel's German Inn

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.  

VOTED ONE OF MILWAUKEE'S BEST FISH FRY'S!

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!

Phone

(414) 257-9999

Location

Kegel's Inn
5901 W. National Ave.
West Allis, WI 53214

Hours

LUNCH
M-F  11-2pm
Sa & Su  Closed

DINNER
M-Th  
4:30 - 9:00pm
F  4:00 - 10:00pm
Sa  4:30 - 9:00pm

Reservations by phone: (414) 257-9999

Reservations

Although reservations are not required any night of the week, we always appreciate when you call ahead about larger parties.

WHAT ABOUT FRIDAY FISH FRY?

We do allow a limited number of reservations for Friday's Fish Fry. If you call and you can't get a reservation, don't worry! We leave most of the dining room available for our walk-in customers. 

WALKING IN?

While it is customary to wait for a table on Fridays, we understand walking in can be a bit intimidating if you've never been here before. Here is a quick guide to enjoying the wait at Kegel's Inn on a busy Friday Night

1 - Get your name on the list
Walk all the way to the end of the bar and give your name and party size to Jim Kegel. 

2 - Belly up to the bar
Enjoy the great selection of German Beers and Classic Supper Club Cocktails from Julian Kegel.

3 - Feel the Gemütlichkeit
Spend your time noticing the friendliness and good cheer. Allow your senses to notice the authenticity of your surroundings.

4 - Take yourself back in time
Kegel's is a 1924 prohibition-era speakeasy. Revel in the craftsmanship of our original murals, the intricate woodwork and gorgeous leaded stained glass windows.

5 - Rejoice when your name is called. 
Getting a table is a little bit like Yahtzee, so make sure you cheer accordingly!

6 - Enjoy yourself!

 

 

PLANNING A PARTY? 

Kegel's Inn has a long, rich history of entertaining large parties. With a dining room that seats up to 100 guests*, our customizable dining room is perfect for  birthdays, wedding rehearsals, holiday parties, business meetings, anniversaries, graduations, school field trips, memorial luncheons and so much more! 

 

PRIVATE OR SEMI PRIVATE DINING with CAPACITY OF UP TO 100*

CUSTOM MENU Offerings
NO Hidden Fees or Minimums**

Booking Details
No minimum for booking during normal kitchen hours.
Maximum group size is 60 when open (100 if closed).
Parties will be charged on number of guests in attendance (not estimated).
Estimates of 50 - 60+ people will be considered for non-business hours ($1000 minimum)

Kitchen Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-2pm & 4:30-9pm - Saturday 4:30-9pm - Sun Closed