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AJ Bombers

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1247 N Water St., Milwaukee, WI 53202
+1 414-221-9999
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bomber Burgerss

Short wait / good service / quick turnaround on orders --- Our group had Bomber Burgers (they have a portabello mushroom on top) and also a Black Bean Burger. Everything was very good (as usual :-)

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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652 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Short wait / good service / quick turnaround on orders --- Our group had Bomber Burgers (they have a portabello mushroom on top) and also a Black Bean Burger. Everything was very good (as usual :-)

Thank rollngstone
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect place of a Burger, Beer and Peanuts. One of the few places that you can still eat free peanuts and throw the shells on the ground. Add to that they won Best burger awards and they have beers and you can't go wrong. Since it is a bar on Water street, probably best for adults only but kids could... More 

Thank lovetoeatoften
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Originally told wait time was 45 minutes, it only took about 10 and we were seated. Service was good and fast. The burger was average. Fun and casual atmosphere.

Thank Kwick72
Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The food was not good or bad it was just average. It is a very small place so everyone is on top of each other or that how I felt. I have had better. My husband thought it was very good.

Thank Denecke1088
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This is a fun place to go for very good burgers. A few years ago a food program did a contest for best Milwaukee burger and AJ Bombers was the winner over Sobelman's. Now I love the Sobelman burger but do feel that the burgers here are better. Plus I love the free salted in the shell peanuts let alone... More 

Thank Homebrew101
Zurich, Switzerland
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Well, the idea and the locale are great: right on the hip restaurant strip of Milwaukee, uber-cool interior with overhead, deliver-to-your-booth peanuts and ultimate to-order customisable burgers. The down side: the food actually sucks. I went in with high expectations (maybe my problem), and the atmosphere and service were great. I'll give thumbs up there. But at the end of... More 

Thank GregCutler
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

My husband was on a mission to find the best burger in town. We went to AJ Bombers and we were not disappointed! The wait staff was great, the peanuts were a nice touch and of course it was the best burger in town!

Thank LfromMN
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

This is my favorite burger place in Milwaukee. Great service and the food, custard and drinks never disappoint!

Thank Alisa K
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Some of the best burgers in town. Really cool environment and great customer service. Also really like that I can just throw my peanut shells on the floor. This little spot has done a real good job of creating a nice environment for lunch or dinner.

Thank Luis V
Marathon, WI
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148 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We had finished up moving a college student back to Milwaukee and wanted to go somewhere close and new for us - so AJ Bombers was our choice! The Bloody Mary was excellent - the hamburger in the drink was unique and so juicy! The fun menu ordering process is personable and unique! Great options - good prices and tasty... More 


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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1247 N Water St., Milwaukee, WI 53202
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 414-221-9999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene


Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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