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36154 Wisconsin Ave, Oconomowoc, WI
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West Allis, Wisconsin
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129 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Just fell into this place. Has the feel of the old style drive in including window trays. Servers were small kilt skirts. Service was very good, friendly, prompt and attentive. Burger was ok. Locals seems to really like the onion rings. They are large rings with a thick crunchy coating. Small ice cream cone is giant. Fun place to stop... More 

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Thank Kelly S
Milwaukee
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

I've been going to the Kiltie as long as I can remember. The carhops are as sweet as can be and the food is good. The sundaes are phenomenal. Check the hours since they used to be closed during Oconomowoc High School football games!

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Thank safredtosa
Delafield, Wisconsin
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161 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

The drive-in restaurant is a dying breed across the country and the Kiltie in Oconomowoc is one of the few left. Sure, there are "Sonic" drive-in's, but the Kiltie would have been huge back in the 1950's-'60's. There is a reason the drive-in is dying out in the northern climates, and that reason is called "winter". So, with that in... More 

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Thank Stu T
Oconomowoc WI
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118 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

Carhop type drive in. Been here many times, recently it has gone downhill. Recent visit all staff did was talk, sit on counter, and be loud. Service was poor, you could barely talk to each other because cooks inside were rowdy and girls outside were having their own party. Really disappointed as I have been coming here for years. Needs... More 

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Thank Chief400
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

A fun landmark in Oconomowoc to visit on a nice day. My husband and I only go for the custard, which we love. If you order the large soft serve cone, its huge! The medium is more like a large. Great place to bring your convertable for car-side service or in our case a pick up truck. It reminds me... More 

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Thank NutriGirlRD
Vernon Hills, Illinois
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129 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

You have to love car hops for service. This place gets big points for style alone. But the burgers, fries, malts and all else deserve their own applause. There is no skimping on serving sizes. The fries are probably my favorite from all places I have been. All food is made fresh to your order. Hot and tasty, and we... More 

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Thank 41christined
Saint Charles, Illinois
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100 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

The locals referred us to this drive-in. It was just like the one my in-laws owned for many years in northern Wisconsin. A car hop takes your order and delivers it to the car. When you are ready to leave, you turn your car on and the hop quickly return to remove your window tray. What was new were the... More 

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Thank Blueiii596
New Vernon, New Jersey
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015

Don't get me wrong, I would never eat anything but the frozen custard at The Kilti - seriously, "hot pork" or a "shrimp basket" at a drive in? But, do go for the frozen custard (unless you're an ultra-feminist, in which case you will probably be offended by the all-girls servers' short kilts.) This is a throw-back to days of... More 

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Thank JSR518
Oconomowoc
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

I've been going to Kilties since my son was a little boy. Now I take my grandson and he loves it. Wait staff still come out to the car to take your order and then they bring it to you on a tray. A tradition that dates back to the 1950's-- maybe longer. My grandson doesn't understand the tradition, but... More 

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Thank Kathy T
Iron Ridge, Wisconsin
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

This was an awful experience I will never repeat. Food was poor and being served by a girl in a short skirt was not appealing. This place is so out of touch with the 21 st century.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36154 Wisconsin Ave, Oconomowoc, WI
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Oconomowoc

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?