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Kewpee Lunch

520 Wisconsin Ave., Racine, WI - (262) 634-9601
Sit at counter or dinette tables at Kewpee Lunch and order either a hamburger or a double (or a bowl of good Midwest-style chili). The hamburgers start as a 1/6-pound or 1/3-pound sphere of fresh ground beef that is hand-fashioned into a patty, then flattened on the grill and cooked until crusty brown, finally sandwiched in a toasted bun with condiments of choice.
94% Approval Rating (17 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
double hamburger
malted milk
Frosted Malted
Root Beer

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (1)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Kewpee Lunch dates back to the pre-Depression days; and although today it is a spanking-clean stainless steel and Formica-table urban burger joint with lovely little images of Kewpee dolls in the tiles along the wall, it has all the ambience and the no-frills menu of a ..."   [Read More]
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Randolph Becker
September 14, 2008
"I grew up with the Kewpee Hotel Restaurant in Utica, NY, right next to the Universalist Unitarian Church. Since my mother ran the Sunday School, we were often there late, and that meant Kewpee! Hamburgers beyond belief, great fries, and Frosted Malteds. In high ..."   [Read More]
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Julie Balke
September 03, 2005
"I have been a frequent visitor to Kewpee since approximately 1952, when I discovered it across the street from Zahn's Department Store (where my Aunt Nora was the head of the alteration department). I devoured hamburgers, french fries, malts, cherry pie and root beer ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

520 Wisconsin Ave., Racine, WI
(262) 634-9601

http://www.kewpee.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Even at 7:00AM, Kewpee Lunch will be glad to grill you up a double cheeseburger.  Pickle, onion and ketchup come standard with the burger.
"Even at 7:00AM, Kewpee Lunch will be glad to grill you up a double cheeseburger. Pickle, onion and ketchup come standard with the burger."
Cliff Strutz





Considering that Racine bills itself as the birthplace of malted milk, you would expect Kewpee Lunch to make a great chocolate malt... and they do!
"Considering that Racine bills itself as the birthplace of malted milk, you would expect Kewpee Lunch to make a great chocolate malt... and they do!"
Cliff Strutz


The spotless kitchen is in plain view of all the counter seats.
"The spotless kitchen is in plain view of all the counter seats."
Cliff Strutz


Even though there are tables in the back and to the side, the best seats are at one of the U-shaped counters, where you will quickly be brought into the local conversation.
"Even though there are tables in the back and to the side, the best seats are at one of the U-shaped counters, where you will quickly be brought into the local conversation."
Cliff Strutz


If you like Kewpee Dolls, you will love the way Kewpee Lunch is decorated!
"If you like Kewpee Dolls, you will love the way Kewpee Lunch is decorated!"
Cliff Strutz


The Kewpee Lunch is relentless with their theme... even the wall tiles have kewpee dolls!
"The Kewpee Lunch is relentless with their theme... even the wall tiles have kewpee dolls!"
Cliff Strutz


The sign is beguiling, but the house motto is even better:
"The sign is beguiling, but the house motto is even better: "Hamburger, pickle on top, makes your heart go flippety-flop.""
Michael Stern



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