Kroll’s West

Hamburgers | Pizza | Sandwich Shop | Tavern
excellent
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You don’t have to be a Green Bay Packers fan to enjoy Kroll’s, but it helps. When the home team plays at Lambeau Field across the way, Kroll’s West’s beer garden is open from early in the morning for game-prep and celebrating. Green and yellow rule.

There are many items on the menu, from peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to broasted chicken and battered perch, but it is Kroll’s butter burgers that put this rollicking sports bar on the Roadfood map. Lunch-counter rounds of beef are cooked through and juicy enough; the magic is mostly in the way they are dressed. As is Wisconsin custom, each hot burger is topped with a pat of butter that melts into the meat, making the beef absolutely delectable. In addition to butter, a Kroll’s burger ordered with everything includes ketchup, onions, and pickles. It is sandwiched in a crisp-crusted roll and presented wrapped in wax paper. Bacon, lettuce, and tomato are available at extra cost; and it actually is possible to ask the kitchen to substitute margarine for butter (but that is a mortal sin here in the Dairy State).

Hamburgers (and cheeseburgers and Big K half-pound burgers) are Kroll’s claim to fame; but don’t diss the prime rib sandwich. Similarly configured, it is a pile of shaved prime rib that is like the most tender sliced roast beef you ever had, but even more tender. Inside a toasted-crisp bun, the meat’s juice combines with plentiful melting butter in a slurry of luxe. Add au jus either by pouring it on or dipping the sandwich as you eat and get a side order of cheese curds. Here you face a feast of irresistible edible profligacy!

What to Eat
Kroll’s West, Cheeseburger
Cheeseburger
Must-Try
Cheeseburgers come well dressed with ketchup, mustard, pickles, onion and, of course, lots of butter.
Kroll’s West, Booyah
Booyah
Must-Try
Booyah is a spicy vegetable soup with both beef and chicken.
Kroll’s West, Brownie
Brownie
On Mondays and Wednesdays, meals end with a free brownie.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday10:30am - 9pm
Monday10:30am - 9pm
Tuesday10:30am - 9pm
Wednesday10:30am - 9pm
Thursday10:30am - 11pm
Friday10:30am - 1am
Saturday10:30am - 11pm
Roadtrips
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
5 stops | 150 MILES | 2 hr 52 min

Sheboygan to Fish Creek

The drive north from Milwaukee is a grand taste of Wisconsin. First stop: Sheboygan, renowned for its butchers' brats (rhymes with hots, short for bratwurst), cooked over charcoal at the Charcoal Inn. In Manitowoc, Beerntsen's Confectionery cooks candy in vintage copper kettles and hand-dips toffee, turtles, and chocolate-coated sugar…

Information
Price
$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
Yes
Outdoor Seating
No
Website

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