Real Reviews From Our Loving Customers
Reviewed January 7, 2014
If you're looking for a traditional German restaurant décor, this is the place! Not as fancy as some of the downtown Milwaukee staples like Mader's, but in my mind this is just as good or better! Our party of 4 had 3 who went for traditional German...Weiner schnitzel (with the poached egg!) and rouladen. All three were proclaimed excellent! Personally I was in the mood for a fish fry...and I had a wonderful selection of fish and presentations (baked, fried, battered, breaded) although not all fish in all presentations. I chose the walleye and was not disappointed. Very lightly breaded and fried, the wonderful flavor of the fish came through. I went with a dumpling instead of potatoes, it, too, was light and delicious!
Our waitress was attentive without being obtrusive.
On this cold winter night, the place was full. Many appeared to be regulars, but with a reservation we were seated immediately. I would highly recommend!
keniwelz | Oct. 10, 2009 at 9:46 a.m.
We have been going to Kegel's Inn for at least a quarter of a century. The German food is spectacular, my favorite being the glazed veal. But the ultimate favorite of mine, as well as all of our friends is their "Specialty" Duck dinner. Rob Kegel serves a half of a duck that is roasted and completely de-boned . My husband and I are not fans of sweet sauces served with duck, as is served at allot of restaurants. Kegels serves theirs with traditional stuffing in the cavity and a rich, brown duck gravy, which makes for a most wonderful experience. It is served with cranberry sauce, and a choice of potatoe, one of which is their great German dumpling. You can even request an extra crispy skin if you crave that bit of a forbidden delicacy. We have never had a fatty, greasy skin, since most of the fat is already cooked off before it gets to your plate. Served with the usual rolls and soup and salad, it makes for a wonderful dinner that we travel an hour to indulge in .
“Authentic German Food”
Reviewed September 3, 2013
We recently visited Kegel's Inn while on a trip to Milwaukee. When we arrived, it was early - barely 5:00 pm, and there were no other diners, but we were seated cordially and felt very comfortable. My 90 year old mother loved the homemade chicken dumpling soup and my guy ordered the braised rabbit. He liked it very much, but I was happier with my roasted duck, which is a specialty of the restaurant. It was served with stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce - almost Thanksgiving on a plate! For dessert, we shared the homemade cherry strudel. The entire meal was delicious and we can't wait to return the next time we're in Milwaukee!
Old world charm, classy staff and great food, what more could you ask for; Kegel's has the atmosphere and decor that today's chain restaurants try to manufacture. The Rouladen was fantastic and the Wiener Schnitzel was quite good as well. Stopped in for a birthday lunch and found out Kegel's still has class as well, a birthday treat of a free Apple Strudel served warm. It was a delightful experience and a reminder of the local treasures scattered throughout the Milwaukee community.