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         HISTORY OF KROLL'S WEST FAMILY RESTAURANT

About Kroll's Restaurant

Kroll's West is a family-owned restaurant that has prospered for over 70 years in the Green Bay area, and we are nestled in the perfect location (see map), across the street from Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers, and one long block from the Brown County Arena, the Resch Center, and the Packer Hall of Fame. In addition, we are just minutes from Bay Park Square Mall, Green Bay's premiere shopping area. Kroll's West is itself a landmark, known nationally and internationally.

We invite you to discover more about our great tradition and the many famous visitors who have graced our tables and enjoyed our food. The history section below provides more details about our rich past. Learn why generations of customers have made it a point to stop in, and to return again and again!

One reason for our success is the unique flavor of charcoal grilling. Consuming charcoal by the truckload, our grills guarantee that Kroll's West sandwiches are always tasty, always done as you like. Check our menu for a long list of grilled choices, one for everyone's palate, and one for everyone's budget, where unique local specialties compete with traditional favorites for attention. Our full menu is served until midnight Sunday through Thursday, and until 1:00AM Friday and Saturday. All items are also available for carryout at (920) 497-1111.

Dinners in our relaxed restaurant provide the perfect place to rehash the game, or to anticipate the evening's entertainment. Family-friendly, Kroll's West is particularly delightful for children, with 'finger-food' to please the most finnicky young diner. Check our features for the kids!

The hard-working family and staff at Kroll's West are committed to providing you with a warm, attentive atmosphere and unmatched service. Check our photos for candid shots of some of the fine people who have made Kroll's West such a Wisconsin landmark year after year. The events page will provide you with additional reasons to visit our area. The way to make each visit to Green Bay, Wisconsin perfect: a delicious family meal at Kroll's West!

History of Kroll's West Restaurant

Kroll's West has been delighting area diners for three generations. Harry and Caroline Kroll began serving food in a family hotel in 1931, and their meals became so popular that they built their first restaurant in 1936 at 1658 Main Street in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The famous "Kroll's Hamburger," with its full, rich flavor and tasty accents, was born here.

A shift to a basement location under the Labor Temple Auditorium, just prior to World War II, proved that devoted customers of Kroll's food would follow the business where ever it located. Pat Kroll Van Der Perren began working here with her mother and father, learning the business at an early age.

Kroll's Downtown became a City of Green Bay landmark long before Vince Lombardi came to town, and before urban renewal, with its renovating push, forced another move in 1974 to its current location at 1990 S. Ridge Road. With each relocation, more customers appeared and Kroll's West has worked harder to provide delightful dining.

At this time, the third generation, Bobbie Van Der Perren Wier and her husband Mike, picked up the challenge of a greatly expanded restaurant. 

A quick review of the "Signature Wall," celebrity endorsements of Kroll's West, displays the autographs of some of the famous visitors who have enjoyed a meal here:

  • Brett Favre
  • Reggie & Sara White
  • Santana Dotson
  • Don Hutson
  • Paul Jadin
  • Bart Starr
  • Larry McCarren
  • John Madden
  • Lynn Dickey
  • Boyd Dowler
  • Fuzzy Thurston
  • Lee Remmel
  • Willie Wood
  • Herb Kohl
  • Al Gore
  • Rick Majerus
  • Lex Luger
  • Dick Schaap
  • Ray Nitchske
  • Johnnie Gray
  • George Karl
  • Mike Sherman
  • Max McGee
  • Paul Coffman
  • Jim Taylor
  • Tony Canadeo
  • Gilbert Brown

Come in and discover why Kroll's West has satisfied customers from across the world!