Culver’s of Shorewood
- 1325 E. Capitol Dr.
- Shorewood, WI 53211
- Open daily 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
What’s blue and white and loved by everyone? That’s easy. It’s Culver’s! Their welcoming blue and white sign is an invitation to delicious dining with something to please everyone. From their famous Butter Burger to irresistible frozen custard to a traditional Wisconsin fish fry served every day, Culver’s dishes it all out with friendly service and a guarantee of quality and cleanliness.
Brothers George and Peter Dimitropoulos are owners of the Shorewood Culver’s and although they grew up in the restaurant business, it didn’t look like their careers were headed that way. The brothers are UW-Milwaukee graduates – George in marketing and Peter in architecture. Another brother, Dimitri, a UWM engineering grad, was the first to return to his restaurant roots when he opened a Culver’s on Milwaukee’s south side at Sixth and Layton.
George and Peter helped manage that restaurant and when their East Side friends started coming in for a Culver’s fix, they knew it was time for them to open a location on this side of town. “We chose Shorewood because it resembled the little towns that helped make Culver’s successful – small, tightly knit and friendly,” explains George. “We felt welcomed from the day we opened our doors. We knew we had made a great choice.”
That was July 15, 2002. Since then, George and Peter have been hands-on owners working in the restaurant every day. Their personal dedication shows. “We have high expectations of ourselves and that comes through in our business approach,” Peter says. “We are very fortunate to be working with a phenomenal team. They’re a reflection of this great community where we are pleased to do business.”
“It’s been a fast eight years,” says George. But long enough for Culver’s to become an important part of the community and to say thanks in many ways, by supporting National Night Out, the 4th of July Parade and numerous in-store school fundraisers. Culver’s is especially proud to be one of the participating employers in the Transitions Program that enables Shorewood High School students enrolled in the program to work twice a week during the school day to learn valuable job skills that can be used in their future careers.
Culver’s commitment to excellence continues to bring them awards. They’ve been honored with the GM Culver Award, Culver's highest honor for outstanding operations, presented to only one Culver’s restaurant each year. They’ve also received Culver’s Top Ops – recognizing top operations – and Green Thumb, for summer landscaping efforts each year since they’ve been open.
Culver’s is a strong Shorewood business anchor. And like so many of our businesses, the Capitol Dr. construction has put them and their customers to the test. “We thank our guests for continuing to support us during this inconvenience, says George. “The improvements are much-needed and the long-term benefits will be well worth it. We know Shorewood will be even better when the work is completed.”