Back in 1936, Caroline and Harry Kroll placed a quarter-pound hamburger on a toasted hard roll, topped it with ketchup, raw onions, pickles and butter and voila—the Original Kroll's hamburger was born. Locals loved it, along with other specialties like chili served over spaghetti, and the restaurant has been a Green Bay institution ever since.
Kroll's West—there's also a Kroll's East, run by a relative but with its own menu—sits across the street from Lambeau Field in a nondescript building. The retro interior has padded booths (some with waitstaff call buttons), tables and a separate bar room. There's also counter space facing the open kitchen. One wall shows sports memorabilia and tiles signed by Packer favorites, past and present.
The wealth of sandwiches start at $2 for PB&J and run to $8.95 for a Reuben. Entrees include shrimp, broasted chicken and pork chops. Diners especially love the hamburgers, of course, which have a unique taste thanks to the toasted hard roll and butter. Beverages include beer, wine and milkshakes.