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AJ Bombers

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American, Bar, Pub
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1247 N Water St., Milwaukee, WI 53202
+1 414-221-9999
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Unusual decor and Fun place to go for burgers and drinks. The bombs they send over were great. Service was good.

Thank Redmouse1354
Hanover, Niedersachsen, Germany
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78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This places has been recommended to me for their good burgers. So I had no choice but to try. And man, was that burger good! Lots of cheese on the Portobello and another sort of cheese on the beef patty. Great bun also. Not made for a diet, but for sure the right thing to make a hungry man happy.... More 

Thank Michael G
Iowa City, Iowa
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had to see if this place lived up to the hype. After having the bar established pretty high already on this Wisconsin trip, AJ's didn't disappoint. It was the sides that did them in. Thinnest sliced pickle in a "frickle" fried pickle I have been served. It was all crust, virtually no pickle flavor. The burgers were spot on, with... More 

Thank Weaselfest
Chicago, IL
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118 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is always a must stop for us when in Milwaukee. Love their burger, the only one so far I'm not a fan of is the Colonel Mustard (see picture). I didn't really care for the flavor, sweetness of the mustard, is what I think I didn't like. Love the Barrie Burger - peanut butter on a burger - who... More 

Thank lovetotravelusa
JoeSorge, Owner at AJ Bombers, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by! I'm sorry the Colonel didn't wow you - it's one of our top sellers! But of course, the Barrie Burger is the king. If you stop by again, show your server this comment and the next Barrie Burger of your dreams is on us! Joe More 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm from out of town. I consider AJ Bombers to be a mandatory stop every time I come to Milwaukee. I love the food and the atmosphere. On this most recent visit I had their burger special which was a Thorn burger. It had jalapeños, pepper cheese, crunchy onions, and a special sauce. I hope they bring it back again... More 

Thank HRRunner
JoeSorge, Owner at AJ Bombers, responded to this review

Hi there, So glad you enjoyed the Thornburger! Of course, we named it after the Brewers' Tyler Thornburg. :) Thanks for stopping in and taking the time to review us! Joe More 

Kenosha, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place! Awesome burgers! Hands down one of the best burger joints in Milwaukee! If you're in the area, this place is a must

Thank cstrick7
JoeSorge, Owner at AJ Bombers, responded to this review

Wow, thanks! So happy to have knocked your socks off, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Springfield, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a burger with egg on it! Amazing and really inexpensive peanut transportation system is a hoot! Goya check this place out!

Thank shapeshifter2016
Pontoon Beach
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a little disappointed that we didn't get peanuts flown in to us they just put a bowl on the table, but the burgers were good. the cheese curds were great, and the atmosphere was fun. I had the bomber burger which is a burger, cheese, and a big fried portobello stuffed with cheese and some delicious bomber sauce.... More 

Thank Jennifer S
Paris, France
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best burgers I had in ages. Good quality burgers. I couldn't even finish my chips (which they didn't charge by the way) and the beer was excellent. Service was top notch. If you're in Milwaukee, go there!

Thank englandaway2016
Madison, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here on 7/1/16. Very fun atmosphere! Burgers were very good, staff was great. Peanuts are served and you can leave your shells on the floor. Walls are covered with graffiti. Bloody Mary's were very good and served with a bite size cheeseburger ( which weren't that good but A for creativity), pickle and olives. Only negative is the... More 

Thank Valarie N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Delivery, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?