Kegel's inn

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Built to last: Kitchen remodel at Kegel's Inn paves way for next 96 years

Published Feb. 25, 2020

Kegel's Inn, 5901 W. National Ave., will reopen its doors on Wednesday, Feb. 26 after a 10-day closure to accommodate extensive kitchen renovations. But the new kitchen means far more to the 96-year-old restaurant than bringing increased efficiency to its beloved Friday night fish fry.

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Kegel's Inn to close for extensive kitchen remodel

Published Feb. 13, 2020

Kegel's Inn, the historic German restaurant and bar located at 5901 W. National Ave., will be closing its doors for 10 days to accommodate an extensive kitchen remodeling project.

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FoodCrush Podcast: A chat with Julian Kegel, owner of Kegel's Inn (part 2)

Published Oct. 16, 2019

In this week's podcast (part two of a two-part episode), we chat with Julian Kegel, the fourth generation owner of Kegel's Inn in West Allis about his decision to take over his family's 95-year-old business. During our conversation, Kegel talks about the history of the restaurant, sharing memories and stories passed through the generations.

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FoodCrush Podcast: A chat with Julian Kegel, owner of Kegel's Inn (part 1)

Published Oct. 9, 2019

The choice to take on a family business is tough. And when that business has persisted for nearly 100 years, it's even more challenging. In today's podcast (part one of a two-part episode), we chat with Julian Kegel, the 4th generation owner of Kegel's Inn in West Allis about the years leading up to his decision to take over the family business.

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5 Classic fish fries to try in the 414

Published April 14, 2017

What makes a classic fish fry? Well, that depends who you ask. For us, it's about a great old-school atmosphere, delicious fish and friends to share it with. Here are five to try on this Good Friday eve.

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2016 German restaurant guide

Published Oct. 10, 2016

Despite this summer's closing of the iconic Gasthaus restaurant, which operated for more than three decades in Waukesha, Milwaukee still boasts a selection of impressive German restaurants, some of which are world-renowned.

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7 reasons to get a fish fry at Kegel's Inn

Published May 30, 2016

We hadn't dropped by Kegel's Inn for a few years, so we decided to stop in for the famous fish fry. Once again, we were not disappointed with the fare or the space, which has housed a German bar and restaurant since 1924.

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Milwaukee's best fish frys, 2015

Published Nov. 16, 2015

For the umpteenth time in a row, OnMilwaukee readers picked the Lakefront Brewery's fish fry as their all-time favorite. Perhaps it's a combination of the food, the beer and the live polka music?