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Nu Way Cafe

1416 W Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS - (316) 267-1131
Posted By Joe Seiwert on 8/18/2009 10:00:00 PM
There is a purist strain of hamburger eaters who abide no ketchup, and require only mustard, onions, and pickles as condiments. Nu-Way is of this camp, though they will grudgingly provide you with ketchup you can furtively apply to your sandwich, originally intended for your curly-q fries or onion rings which, after all, may allow for such flavors.

The original location is the best; I have not tried all of the others but the ones I have tried leave me longing for the comfort and flavor of the mother ship. On the quiet west side of the Arkansas (that's are-KANsas, like the Great Plains state, NOT like the rebel secessionists) River, this is an old-time place with old additions, in an old part of Wichita. Root beer, a medium Nu-way deluxe, and curly-qs or onion rings satisfy. Some prefer the onion rings, others the fries; you may agree to disagree over a large frosty mug of root beer.

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3 - Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
Loose meat sandwich
Onion rings
Root beer
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Great crispy rings with a nice light batter.
"Great crispy rings with a nice light batter. "
Jeff Duncan





Very creamy home made root beer served in a frosty mug. I couldn't resist taking a sip before I took the photo.
"Very creamy home made root beer served in a frosty mug. I couldn't resist taking a sip before I took the photo. "
Jeff Duncan


Nu Way's loosemeat sandwich comes sliced in half, with pickle, onion and mustard as toppings.
"Nu Way's loosemeat sandwich comes sliced in half, with pickle, onion and mustard as toppings."
Cliff Strutz


Lots of different sandwiches are available, but everybody I saw was eating the loosemeat sandwich.
"Lots of different sandwiches are available, but everybody I saw was eating the loosemeat sandwich."
Cliff Strutz


This is the original Nu Way Cafe. There are now five locations in Wichita. They specialize in loose meat sandwiches of the Maid-rite style.
"This is the original Nu Way Cafe. There are now five locations in Wichita. They specialize in loose meat sandwiches of the Maid-rite style. "
Jeff Duncan


A Wichita favorite, Nu Way's version of garlic salad is supercharged and for serious garlic lovers only.
"A Wichita favorite, Nu Way's version of garlic salad is supercharged and for serious garlic lovers only."
Cliff Strutz


Also known as originals and Nu Ways, the loosemeat sandwiches come wrapped in paper calling them crumbly burgers.
"Also known as originals and Nu Ways, the loosemeat sandwiches come wrapped in paper calling them crumbly burgers."
Cliff Strutz



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