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Nu-way Drive In

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510 Shawnee St, Leavenworth, KS 66048-1957
+1 913-682-4350
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:00
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16:00 - 20:00
Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nu-Way Drive In is a hidden restaurant in Leavenworth. It is clean and down-to-earth. The service is friendly and quick as well. It's not a very large restaurant, but it's worth you time to stop if you are seeking something other than the typical fast food restaurants.

Thank Corinna G
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

I suggest Nu-way to anyone visiting. It is a great local drive in. We go every couple of weeks. Service is fantastic. Always friendly faces on staff. Food is typical diner food that is makes a great lunch stop.

Thank Jason B
Leavenworth, Kansas
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102 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Nu-way does not look like much from the outside but their diner classic food is great. Loose meat sandwiches, hand breaded tenderloins and fried pickles. You will smell like grease when you leave and your arteries will be a little more clogged but that is what you should expect when you go to a diner. We sat at the counter... More 

Thank Dannielle W
Overbrook, Kansas
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Jo Ann C
Leavenworth, Kansas
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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!

1 Thank Pattymax17
Leavenworth, Kansas
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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

1 Thank Jason B
Leavenworth, Kansas
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157 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Bellenelle2918
Independence, Missouri
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403 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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 

Thank travelsamc
Prairie Village, Kansas
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Thank 6500410
Grafenwohr, Germany
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197 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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

Thank Mike C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:00
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?