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510 Shawnee St, Leavenworth, KS 66048-1957
+1 913-682-4350
Today
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:00
Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Overbrook, Kansas
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I stop in at Nu-way Drive In every time I visit Leavenworth! It is nostalgic for me, as I have been visiting for over 60 years. Gotta get the Nu-way with onions and mustard (original way). What amazes me, it has been in the same location since 1934.

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Thank Jo Ann C
Leavenworth, Kansas
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The hamburgers are made from loose meat--just scrambled hamburger, the bun was soggy. Blah! The fries were crisp, the service was good except they didn't offer to refill our drink. Disappointed!

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Thank Pattymax17
Leavenworth, Kansas
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Been coming here for many years. Almost 40. Always great food. Friendly staff. Good loose meat burgers. A town staple since 1934

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Thank Jason B
Leavenworth, Kansas
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140 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Came through to grab lunch, ordered chicken strips. Forgot my sauce. I went inside to grab it and it was incredibly smokey in there, like they don't have a good ventilation system for their grill. Chicken was good, fries had a fish taste to them and no flavor whatsoever.

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Thank Bellenelle2918
Independence, Missouri
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296 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

This particular visit was NOT as good as we remembered or as we were expecting. The nu-way sandwiches were on the dry side and the french fries were greasy and soft. The fried pickles were good. We have never experienced this at Nu-way, and we have been eating there since the mid 1970's (though ownerships have changed over the years.)... More 

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Thank travelsamc
Prairie Village, Kansas
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

I have eaten here several times in recent years and am always impressed with this place, it is about a 35 minute drive from where I live in suburban Kansas City. I am a big fan of loose-meat style hamburgers. I have eaten at several Maid-Rites in Iowa that serve this type of sandwich, but that chain has no outlets... More 

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Thank 6500410
Grafenwohr, Germany
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183 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

Good prices and quick service. The loose meat burgers are pretty good. Also had a milk shake, which also tasted great. Nice small town diner feel. Good spot for a quick lunch

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Thank Mike C
Leavenworth, Kansas
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171 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015 via mobile

Nu-Way is definitely a bit different with their loose meat burgers, but it works. They have other things on the menu that are typical of a small diner from Hot Dogs to Chili to Chicken Strips. The service was quick, the food was fine and the atmosphere was typical small town with vintage photos on the walls. I'll be back... More 

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Thank Howie K
Berkeley Springs, WV
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

I came to this place as a lieutenant in 1969, I came as a major in 1983, I came as a lieutenant colonel in 1992, and I came most recently in May 2014 as a retiree. This place has NEVER changed; same unique way of building their version of a hamburger, same booths, same folks. This place is where time... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013

Decided to check this out and have a quick lunch, based upon what I heard from others in the area. A local staple that has been around for a long time, it’s a little hard to find, but worth the effort. Menu is small, but that is to be expected for little place like this. I had the Nuway sandwich... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 510 Shawnee St, Leavenworth, KS 66048-1957
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Leavenworth
  • Phone Number: +1 913-682-4350

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?