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AJ Bombers

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Downtown
American, Dessert, Hamburgers
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1247 N Water St., Milwaukee, WI 53202
+1 414-221-9999
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating

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Visitor rating
  • 85
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Burgers!

Customize your burger with a checklist of every topping imaginable! Love this place! Location is convenient to the Bradley Center and other attractions.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Angola
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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190 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Customize your burger with a checklist of every topping imaginable! Love this place! Location is convenient to the Bradley Center and other attractions.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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57 reviews 57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

What a great place! The burgers are over the moon delicious and the fact that airplanes slide over head to deliver peanuts to your table just adds to the fun atmosphere. The place is popular so be prepared to wait. But hey they have a bar and grab some peanuts and enjoy the people watching. Pricing is good and the... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Stopped here on a Sunday afternoon. Not super crowded so we were able to grab a seat at the bar while we waited for our table. Had a "blue" margaritas type cocktail..YUM ! Really enjoyed that. You can eat peanuts & throw the shells right on the floor fun ! Both had burgers & they were very good. Would def... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I've had pub grub before, but nothing like AJ Bombers! The atmosphere is fun and friendly. Eating peanuts while you wait is an experience all by itself. The burgers are juicy and full of flavor and tons of toppings to choose from. My sister ordered a bloody mary and shared it with me. It had a skewer of all kinds... More 

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Top Contributor
311 reviews 311 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Went here on recommendation from a friend. It's definitely a unique place and fun. Kids loved it too. Peanut delivery is cool, marking the menus is cool. Everything is a-la-carte and can add up quickly. Family of 4 burger and root beer lunch came too around $100 with tip!

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Dubuque, Iowa
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96 reviews 96 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This place has it all, a variety of great burgers, great sides, a large beer selection, specialty drinks, and of course, a friendly wait staff. This place feels more like your local bar, only with some of the best burgers you have ever had. This place is really fun, and I suggest trying to get in on a Friday or... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I had never been to this restaurant before my wife wanted to try it so we went and weren't impressed it wasn't bad, just not as good as everyone claimed.

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We stopped here after the Admirals game so given the timing we obviously had a 40min wait. Our waitress was outstanding after being seated. She was "on top" of drinks and extra napkins. We visited with our 9yoa son and he loved it. The peanuts came BOMB style and he got to write on the wall :) We tried the... More 

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New York City, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Wings are always the best and the burgers are good. Fun atmosphere to eat and drink .. Free peanuts ! I would recommend this place

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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80 reviews 80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Visited here, as it was featured on tv for having the best burgers in Milwaukee. The burgers are, indeed, good enough. The free peanuts delivered by track-riding bombs is a clever idea, and the atmosphere is fun. Small place and often well-attended. The historic architecture of the surroundings is a plus, as well.

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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, Dessert, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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?