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“Wow! Great burgers, amazing service, happening pub”

Sobelman's Pub & Grill
Ranked #10 of 1,503 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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280 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Wow! Great burgers, amazing service, happening pub”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

So you've heard of free refills, right? While you're eating if your glass is half-full, your sever takes it, fills it, and returns in what seems like a split second. We had Eric who was excellent. Cheese balls were delicious, burgers and buns exceptional, and the chili burger was a favorite. Fries were also yummy. Should have won #1 and not. #2 Milwaukee.

Visited September 2012
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Wheaton, Illinois
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119 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Burgers, beer and bloody Mary's”
Reviewed September 25, 2012 via mobile

Had lunch on a Sunday. We arrived at 11:30 am and were seated right away. There was a wait by 12:30. They have a popcorn machine at the entrance so you can nibble on something while you wait. Nice and welcoming touch. It's a pub, so the food is typical but done well. Nice burger menu with a burger of the month. A few other selections for the non-burger lovers, but not many. A varied selection of bottled beers for $3.50 and draft beers but, the crowning glory is the Bloody Mary! The garnishes on the drink are a work of art and suffice as an appetizer! The drink is zippy and spicy enough. Very competent and friendly service, busy vibe and good burger. The jalapeño ketchup is very tasty if you're a condiment person. About $10 a person for lunch...a tasty meal and good deal. This is not the place for you if you are counting calories. Limited outdoor seating.

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Port Orchard, WA
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“5-star Pub for character and service”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

Stopped here for lunch from a "pubs nearby" online search and the reviews of close places. This is about two miles from the Art Museum just off I-94. It was a packed house at 3PM on a Saturday, but seating was quick. The building looks like a large historic house and is set in an old industrial district. The interior is more neighborhood tavern than pub. The standard bar food menu was nothing special, but the food was good and there was plenty of it.

Prices were very reasonable for food and beer. The "find" was the Bloody Mary they serve in a 16 oz glass jar (with handle). There was a mix of 13 meat, fish, veggie, and cheese items in the drink, enough for a meal in itself. Plus, it included a 10oz beer chaser! Price? Only $7.50!

Still, the thing that impressed us most was the high energy of the service staff who attended every table with personality and a helpful manner. I was so impressed that I complimented the manager (owner?) about the well-trained staff. If you're looking for a good hamburger and a draft beer in the city of beer, this is a place to try.

  • Visited September 2012
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Best Burger Around”
Reviewed September 21, 2012

Try the Sobelman's Burger - this place can get it right - atmosphere is great. Bloody Mary's are great.

Visited September 2012
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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great local burger spot.”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

Some of my most favorite burgers. Low key atmosphere, could use a remodel. But the burgers are great and no fuss.

Visited July 2012
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