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Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe in Milwaukee

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
4.5 /5
50 reviews

830 E Layton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207-5235

14144832524
Menu

Restaurant Hours

Open Close

Monday 08:00 - 17:00

Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00

Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00

Thursday 00:00 - 17:00

Friday 00:00 - 17:00

Saturday

Sunday

Overview

Cuisine

  • American

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe, 830 E Layton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207-5235, Milwaukee

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Answers on questions

Question

My family and I love nite owls they have the best burgers in town.

Answer

Day owl.

Question

When does it open again for 2020?

Answer

Usually in March

Question

Does this place accept card or is cash only?

Answer

Good ol cash only. There is an atm next door at the gas station.

Question

When will yall stay open til 5:30 pm been there at 4pm 3x in a week amd it was closed.

Answer

They close as soon as they sell out all the meat for that day. So sometimes they run out as early as 4.

Question

When does the Night Owl Ice cream Parlor close for the season?

Answer

Usually beginning of Nov. depending on the weather.

Question

When do you close for the season?

Answer

I think around tge first week of Nov ish

Question

Are you closed for the season? I see on your website that you're open.

Answer

Yes I believe they close between Labor Day and Memorial day. And Every day after they sell their 300# of beef......

Question

I thought they were only open the summer months, but driving past in November I see a crowd. Did they change anything?

Answer

Get there!

Question

Is blue moon ever one of the ice cream flavors?

Answer

Not sure. I've only seen more common flavors.

Question

When will you be opening this year?

Answer

It was supposed to open this week but there was a delay. Hopefully next Tuesday

Reviews

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
- on google
5/5

Great atmosphere! They used to have a wonderful Italian sausage sandwich, but unfortunately no more. Lots of nostalgic pictures to look at. Service is adequate. Not alot of seats so be prepared to wait. But the wait is worth it.

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
- on google
5/5

Best burgers in town. They order fresh beef every day. And when they sell it all they close. And that's almost always

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
- on google
5/5

Old time burgers and milkshakes. So delicious. Nice atmosphere and staff.

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
- on google
5/5

Love this place. Menu very limited, but they make it to order. Not the place to go if your in a hurry, but the wait is worth it. Burgers, fries, shakes and malts, etc. CASH ONLY!! Food is great!

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
- on google
5/5

They have the best burgers in town they cook them just right juicy and delicious

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
- on google
4/5

I've eaten here so many times and the food is awesome and prices are very reasonable. I cant wait to have it again

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
- on google
5/5

This place has the best hamburgers in the city they are fresh juicy and wonderful the place is a landmark and I look forward to going every year

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
- on google
5/5

What a great place to take visitors with all the nostalgia in the dining room. The burgers are awesome, family owned for a very long time. Fresh and fast with the old time feel. My family loves this place and return often. Great job Chris, keep up the great work team Nite Owl🍔

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
- on google
5/5

Best burger in MKE. Their root beer reminds me of my childhood and the fries and onion rings are delicious! Killer ice cream. Always worth the wait.

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
- on google
1/5

The prices are wrong on this website, there expensive and there food is okay not worth waiting 30 min for the food

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
- on google
5/5

Love this place. Burgers are delicious, malts were good too. Great nostalgia on the walls.

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
- on google
1/5

NOT OPERATING SAFELY!!! NO MASKS!!!Their idea of safe food handling IS TOTAL BS...took order to PNS where safety is ++

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
- on google
1/5

my son and I were I the mood for ice cream and I was recommend to try this place. We arrived 30min before they say they close and can still see people in there cars enjoying their orders so we get out of our car and beginning walking. we see a person picking up an order from a side window. We walk toward the window and the person closes it and puts up a sigh that said sorry we are closed. offered no explanation and refused to answer any questions I had. I was wearing a mask so no issues there. cant say that I will be recommending this place anytime soon due to bad service.

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
- on google
5/5

First time I ate there was 1977 . My brother and I would use the money from our paper route to eat there . It was Great back then . It is still Great now . A lot of things go into an Awesome burger and Nite Owl does all of them . I get the bacon double cheeseburger with fried onions and ketchup .Easily one of the Best burgers you can get in town . The double is huge . If you're not a big eater stick with a single . The patties are thick and juicy . Very cheesy . Quality bacon . Delicious ! They're only open like 4 hours a day ( check their website for hours ) . They say things aren't as great as you remember them . In the case of Nite Owl they definitely are !

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
- on google
5/5

5 stars because its gods honest truth the best burger I have ever shoved into my face.

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
- on google
5/5

A very good Old Fashion Place it's just the Malt Shakes could be made the true old fashioned way with real malt like other places because it taste like a milkshake but was still good n the burgers are good not too many places are around any more in Wisconsin there's still a lot of drive-ins in Wisconsin n old fashioned diners.

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
- on google
5/5

Best burgers around town. Cash only though.

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
- on google
5/5

Night Owl delivered again! AWESOME cheese burgers, fries and onion rings! Hmmmm! Trick on Saturday, get there 20 minutes before they open and wait in line. Then you are guaranteed to get a burger! Get there early and enjoy! I LOVE NIGHT OWL! Their malts are also AWESOME!!!

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
- on google
5/5

Worth while stop for the ice cream parlor and big quality fresh handmade burgers! A proud family tradition for three generations! Enjoy March to October. Quick caring service to reset tables for our family of six. Every one was satisfied with dessert first and then filling burgers—with bags of fries to take home.

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
- on google
5/5

Over 50 years of great food. 3rd and 4th generations keeping up the great traditions

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
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5/5

You won't find a better burger in Milwaukee. Exactly what I think of for a "Milwaukee" burger. Would recommend calling your order in ahead of time so you don't have to stand outside in the sun for 40 minutes at lunchtime.

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
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5/5

Delicious, juicy burgers, great shakes.

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
- on google
4/5

Burgers were good. The atmosphere is a blast from the past.

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
- on google
5/5

This review pertains mainly to the famous cheeseburgers. Made #70 nationally on Thrillist in 2017, a well-deserved rating. What distinguishes this place is the generous helping of delicious cheese on the burgers. A single with fixins will be sufficient for most people; the double is huge and very filling. Fries are good but unremarkable. The other fun aspect is the genuine eat-in-the-parking-lot drive-in vibe (though there is a dining room), right down to the classic ancient neon.

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
- on google
4/5

Went here Friday afternoon for lunch with my son had the jumbo double cheeseburger and fries. Cheeseburger was huge and square Patty had fried and raw onions. The place opens at 11am and is cash only. You walk up to the window and order your food. The place reminds me of the old school charm remember as a kid. Paid $8.50 for jumbo double cheeseburger. I would go back again.

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
- on google
5/5

Amazing food- great burgers and fries. Huge portions, we have to choose ahead of time if we are going to eat lunch, or have desert- we rarely have room for both.Strange hours, I still can’t remember and always have to check, but we’ll worth working around their limited hours.

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
- on google
5/5

BEST DBL CHEESE BURGER WITH BACON IN MILWAUKEE ! i'm 60 yrs old & this place is my #1 place to stop at when in need of a GREAT burger.

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
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5/5

I have going to Nite Owl for over 40 years, this place absolutely has the Best Burgers in Milwaukee. Chris and his family continue to keep the tradition of making the best burgers in town.

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
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4/5

Love their burgers. Best in town! 100,000,000/10.

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
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5/5

Had the Bacon Double Cheeseburger and fries. Burger was heavy! Ketchup, yellow mustard, sauteed onions, and pickles. Bun was soft and delicious. Small dining area and carry-out. Closes when the food is gone.

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
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5/5

Been coming here since I was a kid. Terrific food at a fair price. Onion rings are out of this world good. Nite Owl is a place to come alone or bring the whole family. One of the best places to get a burger and ice cream.

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
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3/5

He closes earlier and earlier. Today by 3 he was closing. How can a place called Nite Owl not be open at nite? They were in such a hurry, our shakes came in plastic cups. The old fashion charm of the fountain glass was missing. The quality of the burger was okay. The fish sandwich was not something we will want to order again.

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
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5/5

It was the best secret on the south of Milwaukee (by the airport) and St. Francis. Great family has run the business. Not open and Sunday and Monday. Stay open until they run out of food! Best deal in SE Wisconsin!

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
- on google
5/5

Had a double cheeseburger and the chicken club both were phenomenal food portions are huge A+

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
- on google
1/5

2 cheese burgers,2 fries, 1 chicken strips. $43.00 should have benn $25 plus tax. no body could even eat any of it the dog wouldnt even eat it. Would ne er recommend this place

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
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2/5

While the food was okay, it's incredibly over priced. Three burgers, an order of fries, two orders of onion rings and two shakes totaled $41 and change. Additionally, they do not accept credit cards, cash only. As for being rated the best burger in the Milwaukee area, I disagree, Kopp's is still the best. At that price this place is a one and done.

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
- on google
4/5

Great food, great service, not enough room for dinning. Lol

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
- on google
5/5

Delicious burger! Friendly, fast service. Definitely a Milwaukee Foodie Bucket list item.Thank you for a scrumptious lunch,Captain Save A Home

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
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5/5

The best burgers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, & America, Period. I've tried burgers all over but nothing compares. Large, greasy (but not too greasy) and cheesy. Heaven on a bun. Ice cream is great too. Usually have to wait, but it's worth it. Only open spring to fall.

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
- on google
5/5

Granted this is only the second time that I have been there. And it's been a long time since the first time I went. Made some friends with a Brazilian couple and told them about night owl. They absolutely loved it. Awesome burgers hands down. The service was awesome to very patient with the Brazilian lady. We were all well impressed. I do recommend this place.

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
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5/5

Just ate there for the first time. Best, biggest juiciest cheeseburger ever. Old school pickup counter, eat in rustic wooden booths or tables surrounded by local memorabilia, or just get it to go. Super friendly quick service.

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
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4/5

Love this place but won't get 5 stars because they are not open all year, only during the summer.

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
- on google
4/5

Very good old time burger place. Few options but they do those options well. The burgers could use a presentation upgrade....a bun that holds the burger and toppings

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
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5/5

A local legend. Old school burger and shake shop that's only open in the summer. They make a set amount of burgers per day, so get here earl6 because once they are gone, they are gone. Great little piece of Americana. Sit back, enjoy a trip back in time, and watch the planes land

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
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4/5

One of the best burgers in the city if not the best fish and half steppin either

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
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5/5

Great place to take the wee young ones, just to see their faces at a step back in to the past! And as always!!! Great milkshakes n Burgers! Got to go, I'm hungry now!!

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
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5/5

Best burgers anywhere.

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
- on google
5/5

Everything you want in a big messy burger. Plenty of gooey cheese, thick patty, not scrimping on toppings. Not impressed by the fries but the onion rings definitely get the seal of approval.

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
- on google
5/5

I had their bacon cheeseburger and an order of onion rings. Fantastic, better bring your appetite to finish it all

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe
- on google
5/5

The best burger in Milwaukee county. One of my absolute favorite restaurants. Yes, the hours are short, but it is definitely still worth going. The name came from their past when they would be open late to feed pilots and passengers of late flights. Things have changed over the decades, and I'm thrilled they are still open. The decor inside is also amazing. Don't listen to the bad reviews, go try it for yourself.