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1247 N Water St., Milwaukee, WI 53202 (Downtown)
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Ranked #55 of 1,414 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Hamburgers
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is a great place to have a drink with freinds. The atmosphere is very fun with peanut delivery bombs and fun decorations. They are somewhat family friendly but I wouldn't bring my kids here. I wasn't very impressed with the food compared to what I had heard about it. It was okay but nothing memorable. They were very busy... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Very fun place, with multiple locations throughout Wisconsin. Their burgers and appetizers are amazing. They were featured on Food Wars going up against another Milwaukee favorite, Sobleman's. Although AJ's was my favorite, you can't go wrong getting a burger from either.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

As mentioned in a recent review, there is limited seating here and long waits are not out of the ordinary. We tried it a couple of times recently and got what we were expecting .. big, juicy, dripping burgers with lots of flavor (read fat, calories, carbs -- so, if that's a concern, perhaps this isn't the place for you!)... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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40 reviews 40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

My son attends college nearby at MSOE and he suggested we give this a try. The seating is limited so the best times are early in either lunch or dinner. The atmosphere is unique and laid back. Sign your name to the wall if you like. If you're lucky enough to get a booth serviced by a "bomber," be prepared... More 

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Macomb, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Burgers are fantastic here! PRices are a bit high but worth it. Great atmosphere Great bartenders Great tasting beer Great central location

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El Paso
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

This is a cool little bar/restaurant with writing all over the walls and booths, a friendly, fun staff and the food was crazy good. I had some sort of giant root beer float laced with Jack Daniels and a Colonel Mustard burger. Quite possibly the best food I've ever had. Can't wait to visit again!

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Dedham, Massachusetts
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74 reviews 74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Might not sound like it but the Barrie Burger (bacon cheeseburger with peanut butter) is delicious and when combined with fresh peanuts, great drafts and locale to other Milwaukee hot spots a perfect spot to start the evening!

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Valencia, Spain
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I came here bcause I had to eat the burger winner of the food wars. And obviously it was good, really good, I love the burger... but it is not the best in my opinion. Although it is one of the best I have ever had. It was worth it coming anyways. Good place to have a burger in dowtown... More 

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Lindenwold NJ
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Would I drive 3 hours for this burger? No. However, after my first bite I took a good look at the burger I had and I couldnt figure out what was happening. I had to wait 15 mins to get a table in the very small venue but once we ordered, our burgers arrived very quickly. I got the Milwaukee... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

Stumbled upon this place while spending the night in Milwaukee for an inexpensive dinner with the kids. Burgers were great. Try it with the pretzel bun. Delic! Had the burger with the stuffed portablella. Comes deep fried or baked. We had it both ways at the table. Fried you have to eat it separate. Makes the burger too big to... More 

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Additional Information about AJ Bombers

Address: 1247 N Water St., Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone Number: 4142219999
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Hamburgers

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