We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

“Gave it three tries, kept getting worse. Wouldn't eat there for free.” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Quaker Steak and Lube

Quaker Steak and Lube
Ranked #6 of 59 Restaurants in New Berlin
Price range: USD 7 - USD 15
Cuisines: American, Bar
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: It was 1974 when our country had its first gas crisis. The price of gasoline was skyrocketing, gas stations were closing nationwide, and carmakers began exploring how to develop cars that got better mileage. But for George "Jig" Warren III and Gary "Moe" Meszaros, it wasn't about better mileage or for that matter even obeying the new 55 M.P.H speed limit. It was about finding a home to preserve the culture of those old gas stations and high-powered muscle cars. So was born Quaker Steak & Lube(R), a "Cook Your Own Steak" restaurant that gave old muscle cars a permanent home, which included a 1936 Chevrolet, frozen in time on the original hydraulic grease rack. It is from these beginnings that the Quaker Steak & Lube(R) family of restaurants began. Today, "The Lube(R)" serves over 80 million wings annually, has bottled sauces for retail sale, has won the title of "Best Wings USA," and has hundreds of local, national, and international awards for their sauce recipes. Over 60 locations throughout the United States and Canada, "The Lube(R)" is still rescuing muscle cars, vintage cars, trucks and a vast selection of custom and antique motorcycles, giving them good homes hanging from the walls and ceilings in each restaurant.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Gave it three tries, kept getting worse. Wouldn't eat there for free.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2011

Got a $50 gift card and had two coupons for buy one get one. First meal was pulled pork sandwich, a 3 oz. blob of what looked like semi-digested meat that has been heated on the flat top (dry pattie), an okay burger, two decent orders of fries.

Dinner #2 both try ribs. While wait staff is friendly, they also appear to be the young clueless types (don't know the food or beers... Etc.). Husband gets bbq, I get thai chili. They come and are exactly the same. Waitress insists mine are correctly Thai style chili. Nope. Mgr. appears, unsolicited and without my making a fuss so that was good, and agrees they are the wrong ribs. Sends a new plate out, these ribs are definitely OLD and kind of off, but they are Thai.

Dinner #3, both try their specialty, AYCE wings. Lots of sauce options but they are all basically built off the same two or three overly sweet bases. Nothing interesting or inspired. Wings are okay, but later that night... We both end up with diarrhea for a couple of days and we are pretty sure the wings were the cause. Upon leaving the restaurant, we are SO unimpressed that we give our free meal coupon and remaining gift card balance to strangers just so we don't have to go back. In-laws like it though and they are always packed. Go figure. We much prefer our local options to this chain.

  • Visited May 2011
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
1 Thank fraction
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

154 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first

Travellers who viewed Quaker Steak and Lube also viewed


Been to Quaker Steak and Lube? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing