Known for its dairy products, Wisconsin is best known for its creation of the original butter burger. Top that with they know how to do cheese the right way and you’re in line for an incredible burger creation. We’ve found the 7 best burger places in Wisconsin to make a stop at if you’re just craving something amazing. Hungry yet?
The butter burger is a Wisconsin birthright, and few places do it as well as Solly’s in Milwaukee. Over the course of their 80 year history they have perfected the ultimate butter burger, and their burgers have found a place on countless “best of” lists, local and national write-ups, and even on the Food Network.
You can taste the smoky goodness of the charcoal grill in these burgers. They’re unique, smaller than most as most of the places that go for the “bigger is better” mentality, but they’re delicious; you won’t find another burger quite like it. The cozy diner is an experience in itself, and adding a chocolate malt to your meal is also a must.
Dotty Dumpling’s Dowry
A Madison institution, Dotty’s eclectic decor, warm and welcoming atmosphere, and big, pub-style burgers have made it a hit with students from the nearby University. And not just current students. Open since 1974, Dotty’s has served legions of Madison’s brightest minds for decades.
Oscar’s Pub and Grill
Oscars features awesome happy hour, an expansive patio, and some of Milwaukee’s finest gourmet burgers. The owners, a married couple that hail from Mexico (him) and Austria (her), understand that blending flavor, style, and culture often makes for a superior experience. The loyal patrons who keep this place busy and bustling night in and night out seem to agree.
Downtown Madison’s Tipsy Cow is a favorite for a bite and beer before hitting the town. Take advantage of their daily specials, especially Tuesdays when cheeseburgers are buy one/get one half off, to save a few bucks. But the burgers are reasonably-priced anyway, and so delicious they’re a great option any night of the week.
As famous for their peanuts (P-nuts) as they are for their award-winning burgers, Aj Bombers is a quirky and fun place where no reservations are accepted and the only prerequisite is an appetite and penchant for pretense-free dining. Don’t expect a traditional meal, just come to get full and buzzed, and have a good time.
Big Star Drive-In
You can get a cheeseburger for less than $2, and nothing on the menu is more that $10. But the mininal hit to your bank account is not the only benefit of this family-owned drive-in: The burgers are spectacular, recalling the simple flavors of the “American Graffiti” era. The overstated neon sign will let you know where to park, and you can get car hop service if you don’t feel like waking up to the window.