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AJ Bombers

$$ - $$$American, ,
1247 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2505
+1 414-221-9999
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“burger” (261 reviews)
“cheese curds” (41 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1247 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2505
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw AJ Bombers on the Food Channel and we were intrigued. Went for lunch on a Monday. Neat place. Cool decor. Nice waitress but they did not seem enthusiastic. No peanuts ☹️. Food, good but can get pricey quick for a burger.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank mnewingham40
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here was incredible!! We shared cheese curds (best I’ve ever had) and custard peanut butter milkshake (incredible). I had a chicken sandwich and my boyfriend has a veggie burger-both were fresh and tasty. The wait was quick and the peanuts on the table...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank abbeyw282017
hospitalitydemocracy, Owner at AJ Bombers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad to hear it! The peanut butter custard shake is my favorite sweet treat at AJ's. Hope to serve you again soon!

Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed my visit to AJ Bombers. They have a well constructed menu of apps, burgers and sides. The burger selection is diverse without being overwhelming. This being my first visit, I went with the bomber burger and onion strings. The burger was juicy and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mysanity88
Reviewed September 30, 2018

The day we went the placed was packed. Luckily, being a party of 2 helped us get a table in just a few minutes.. Some of the pople who were in line when we got there were still in line when we left. If you're...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank cppptravel11125
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

This was recommended to us as we were nearby. Is a decent bar from my impression. Tvs in multiple places to watch sports. Shakes and ice cream drinks are very good albeit overpriced. My alcoholic shake was $10. Burgers are ok nothing spectacular. Sounded better...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Markandjennie
Reviewed September 29, 2018

Walked here from our hotel and had dinner. Everything was good and would recommend, if looking for a good burger and beer.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank momofboys000
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Prices were reasonable. We've had trouble finding good burgers, but this was a gem. Onion strings were good too! Hubby loved the unique bloody mary.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed September 6, 2018

We heard from several people great Bloody Mary's here. 100% true, they were fantastic. Love the "peanut delivery" system as well. Great staff, friendly and very helpful. Next time we are trying the "adult shakes" they sound fantastic. Not a walk by, stop in you'll...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank djones118
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Stopped in for an early dinner. Corner tap with an interesting (and fun) delivery system for peanuts. Guests can write messages on the walls, table, pretty much anywhere. Ice cold beer, have heard the burgers are terrific -- personally had a chicken sandwich, and it...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank paintgirlchgo
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Don't bother. The curds were good, burgers were nothing special. I'd suggest going to Kopps instead.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Andrew B
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Heidi M
December 3, 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
$5 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, 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 - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1247 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2505
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: 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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