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AJ Bombers

1247 N Water St., Milwaukee, WI 53202 (Downtown)
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Ranked #66 of 1,393 restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Hamburgers
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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
Neighborhood: Downtown
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146 reviews from our community

75% Recommend
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Oskaloosa, Iowa
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This place is great! It is a small restaurant, you will have to wait but it is worth it (recommend calling ahead and getting your name on the list). These burgers are the best. My 10 year old said "This is the best burger I have ever had and may be the best I will ever have in my life".... More

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Cleveland, OH
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We decided to try AJ Bombers while I was in town. We were disappointed when we were seated outside since it was a little chilly that day and the picnic tables were still covered in shade. While we waited to be seated we loved the atmosphere of the inside dining room, there was lots of music and laughing and it... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Burger was average, not worth going out of your way. If you get one of the two booths that have a peanut bomber track you are lucky. They have tracks in the ceiling where they have little peanut carriers (bombers) that they put peanuts in and sling them towards your table when they hit the wall the peanuts fall out... More

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Stillwater, Minnesota
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

I thought this would be more of a kids themed restaurant with the bombs that drop peanuts, but it's more of a bar. The food is really good. The theme is good too. But it' more of an adult place to go.

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Burgers done right . Wait staff helpful. Downtown location. Nothing fancy. Just burgers. Peanuts in the shell delivered via bombs. Kids love it.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I was at a Brewers game a dew weeks ago and seen they had a AJ Bombers. So I tried a burger and fries. There were a few people in front of me and it took about 10 minutes to get waited on. I ordered my food and it took another 10 minutes to get it. But surprise the food... More

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JoeSorge, Owner at AJ Bombers, responded to this review

How strange. I'm sorry. That shouldn't have happened. Yes, the line takes 10 minutes to get through, true. Yes, it takes 10 minutes to prepare your order fresh, true. But it should never have been cold or not tasty, that's no good and I'm sorry. I do appreciate your feedback though, and would love to make it up to you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I am a burger connoisseur and this place met all my expectations. Great burgers and great atmosphere. Loved the peanut bombers. You have to get the fried cheese curd appetizers.

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North New Jersey, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I ate here for dinner after a long day of meetings....it is very convenient to the Loft hotel. The burgers are great, you can add any topping and basically get what you want...the fries and sides were really good too. I also ordered the wings for dessert since they have TV's and I was able to watch the hockey and... More

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Service: great, servers explain the ordering process your first time Price: is average, it's reasonable, but once you start adding this and that, it can get to be a $15 burger. Well worth it, but be careful. lol Environment: Urban vibe. Loud, "graffiti" all over the booths and walls and markers for guests to draw as well. Peanut shells all... More

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New Jersey
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Ok my favorite burger I have ever had. On my last visit I stumbled upon this find...I was lucky again to have the Milwaukee burger and the fried cheese kurds not that healthy but sooooo yummy. Severe weather outside but the local bar crowd was warm and friendly many of the city's bike messengers use this a a refueling stop... More

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