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AJ Bombers

) #23 of 1,258 Restaurants in Milwaukee ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, ,
1247 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2505
+1 414-221-9999
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“burger” (227 reviews)
“cheese curds” (34 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Pub
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1247 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2505
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I came in on a Tuesday around lunch time. The place was pretty quiet around this time. I ordered the poutine and cheeseburger. I figured if they get the basic right the rest is only going to be better. It was in...More

Thank Angel F
Reviewed 6 days ago

First time I came here was with my family. This time stopped in with a friend while in town. Like the casual atmosphere and the novelty to the "peanut bombs" is fun, something different. Good beer selection. I enjoy the margarita with tasty garnish and...More

Thank RitaLyC
JoeSorge, Owner at AJ Bombers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Great to hear! Thanks so much for joining us again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best burgers in Milwaukee, if not in the whole of the state. We loved the atmosphere, the decor - bombers, peanut shells on the floor, happy and smiling servers and great food. Good choice of eats and beers, the blue cheese burger was to die...More

Thank Rillthrill
JoeSorge, Owner at AJ Bombers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much! Appreciate the high praise.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. Their burgers are fantastic, great selection of local beer and the service has been great ever time I've been there. Highly recommend trying the poutine if you go.

Thank Chris D
JoeSorge, Owner at AJ Bombers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, Chris! Happy to please.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small burger joint was recommended to us by our hotel bartender as a good place to get cheese curds and we were not disappointed. We split the Bomber Burger which is a combination of 1/4 burger and a portobello mushroom stuffed with cheese. It...More

Thank tanda367
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here after visiting the Brewtown Rumble and it was so good! We had the fried pickles and custard. They were the best fried pickles I have ever had and the custard was really good too. The atmosphere is really fun.

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't come here if you have a peanut allergy! There are peanut shells and dust all over. Having said that, I loved my cheese burger. Perfect size and very tasty. The custard is delicious too. I had the salted caramel kind. The menu is pretty...More

Thank Rose Marie C
JoeSorge, Owner at AJ Bombers, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Glad you stopped in, Rose Marie! Thanks so much for reviewing us.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here on a recommendation from a friend. The place is small, so get here early for lunch. You eat peanuts and throw the shells on the floor. (who doesn't love to do that, right.) The burgers were very good. My daughter said she...More

Thank StanzyMozart
JoeSorge, Owner at AJ Bombers, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for coming by! Glad you enjoyed the burgers, but I'm sorry about the disappointing sweet potato chips. Next time you come in, they're on us (just show this comment to your server). - Joe

Reviewed 16 June 2017

The service here was great and I loved the fun and bar-like atmosphere of AJ Bombers. They "bomb" peanuts at your table and the cheese curd appetizers were to die for. Yet, the burger was underwhelming and extremely thin.

Thank zoemjones
JoeSorge, Owner at AJ Bombers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey Zoe, glad you enjoyed the atmosphere. Sorry the burger was disappointing! The smashed-grill technique makes them thin and tasty, but I'm sorry that was underwhelming. Hope you give our curds and custard a try next time!

Reviewed 16 June 2017

We took our Brewers tickets in and got 2 free frozen custards! It's listed in the Brewers' program and it's true. We weren't really hungry and didn't want a meal so they gave us our 2 custards to go. Only one flavor a day -...More

Thank Pdxgirl2015
JoeSorge, Owner at AJ Bombers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for stopping in! Glad you enjoyed the custard.

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Heidi M
3 December 2015|
Response from lovetoeatoften | Reviewed this property |
We called ahead to make a reservation but it didn't seem to guarantee us a seat right away from what I recall.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1247 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2505
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 414-221-9999
  • E-mail
Fun. With a side of P-nuts, Burgers and Beer! It's Rube Goldberg meets Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory. Except Rube is into P-nuts and Willy Wonka is into crazy Cheeseburgers. And both are very happy about it. It's just as fun to hang here with your friends or bring the kids for a fun family meal. Order for takeout or delivery on our website, and we can bring the fun to you! By the way, our Milwaukee Burger was declared Winner of the Travel Channel's FOOD WARS. No need for reservations here, just walk-in and have some fun. If there's a wait for a table grab a beverage and some p-nuts and scope out your favorite table. The p-nut delivery system is just the start of the fun, so get in here and grub!
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