NewsMilwaukee Tonight


We're Open: The Nite Owl Drive-In has been a Milwaukee staple for 75 years

Posted at 7:18 PM, Mar 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-30 13:34:43-04

MILWAUKEE — The Nite Owl Drive In Restaurant on E. Layton Ave. in Milwaukee has been a staple in the Milwaukee for the past 75 years. It opened for the season on Tuesday!

"My grandpa started this 74 years ago says," owner Chris Roepke said. "My dad still cooks here. He’s going to be 82 this summer. We have the greatest customers on earth.”

Customers couldn't agree more.

"The burgers are at a good price," says customer Dean Felton. "It’s like cult as soon as this thing opens up. Everybody is here. People just wait for it to open back up.”

The Nite Owl is known for its traditional drive-in diner where they offer burgers, sandwiches, and ice cream.

For more information, click hereor call 414-483-2524.

Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip

milwaukee tonight


Nominate your 'Hidden Gem' for Milwaukee Tonight

Milwaukee Tonight focuses on the people, places, and events that make the community special. From artists to architecture, food to festivals, neighborhoods to nightlife - this show is a nightly reminder that our city is filled with stories to be proud of. Watch weekdays at 6:30 p.m. on TMJ4.