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1710 Marinette Ave, Marinette, WI 54143-3709
+1 715-735-7721
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 09:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 23:30
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Big Sky, Montana
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped in this cute place in the late afternoon thinking I would get take out. To my surprise BBQ was real charcoal and the best hamburger ever! The sweet lady behind the counter gave me great information on the history of Mickey-Lu-Bar-B-Que and how my freshly char broiled burgers they make by hand each day. A very great experience... More 

1 Thank Kittybigsky
Madison, Wisconsin
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117 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The atmosphere was neat - it feels like what I would think of as a 1960s diner. The malts were good - actually really good, the double cheeseburger was lackluster though. The bun kind of looked like it had been run over by a truck and the patties were quite thin. The establishment DOES NOT TAKE CREDIT CARDS/debit cards, but... More 

Thank Daryl F
Reedsburg, Wisconsin
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330 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Just to be clear that most times when you see some place that has Bar-B-Q in its name you think BBQ pork, beef and chicken. In this case you are getting a bbq grilled burger. Meaning no BBQ sauce but a charcoal grilled burger cooked over real flames. The burger itself is very good. Your choice for a side is... More 

Thank Jason S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Just saw a list of great Wisconsin restaurants and saw Mickey- Lu's. Dad, a Marinette native, always took us there early 1960's...we were very young. Great burgers always. Now living in Arizona, I will definitely go back on.my next visit home. Great food and happy family memories.

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Merrill, Wisconsin
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82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped for lunch and it was great food and a great blast from the past. Very quick friendly service and great food. We enjoyed double burgers and cokes. Delicious!!!

1 Thank Jeff S
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Very small, no fuss menu. Our group ordered burgers, grilled cheese, shakes, and malts. Was very busy, but were served within 5 minutes. Burgers were great, grilled cheese was great, this place is SO inexpensive. Hands down, the best chocolate malt of my life.

1 Thank Dena E
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Also known for their malts, this place hasn't changed since my husband lived in Marinette 50 years ago. The butter burgers are charcoal grilled, as is the bun, and the prices are embarrassingly low. We had 3 burgers, two chips, 1 soda, and a piece of homemade cherry pie (without ice cream) for under $11. A no frills place that... More 

1 Thank Peggy K
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

If you are a burger enthusiast, then do not miss this establishment! Incredible grilled burgers that have an old school burger joint taste!

1 Thank Jon L
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

feels like your back in the day with table top music,counters with round chairs as you watch your burgers or hotdogs cooking old stone cooking grill.

1 Thank Jill D
Madison, Wisconsin
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87 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I love local spots, especially diners. This was very "authentic." This was not a "fake" old diner. The servers were very friendly. The menu was simple, but very tasty. The burgers were great. The malts and shakes were excellent. Very cheap! The only downside was no fries, just bags of chips. I highly recommend. The old sign is great on... More 

1 Thank brankat

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1710 Marinette Ave, Marinette, WI 54143-3709
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Marinette
  • Phone Number: +1 715-735-7721

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?