The Knick's burgers have been recommended to me by a number of people, most recently OnMilwaukee reader Mark Sedarski who says he's never disappointed by the thick, juicy well-prepared burgers.
Lori Fredrich has fond memories of a burger she ate years ago at Jake's Restaurant on North Avenue in Wauwatosa. But would the signature burger at the newer Jake's Burger in Brookfield meet muster? She had to find out.
North Avenue Grill is a haven for scratch-made diner style fare. So we figured it would be a good bet for a stop on the Burger Trail. Turns out the house favorite burger is a half-pound patty topped with bacon, cheese, onion strings and a tangy horsey sauce. And it was a treat.
When I visited the Route 76 Diner, a new 50s-era throwback restaurant located in the former Griddlers Cafe in Greenfield, I was very much looking forward to sinking my teeth into what I hoped would be a deliciously satisfying old school diner burger.
This monster burger had to have been a good seven or eight inches tall. Skewered with a pick to ensure that it wouldn't topple, it showcased a mean pile of crisp onion strings, a good amount of melted cheese and a fried egg that obscured the burger entirely.
Don't expect a traditional burger with an all-beef patty, special sauce, lettuce and cheese at The Vanguard. After all, it's a sausage joint. Nonetheless, this sausage-slinging bar deserves your attention for its filthy good Dirty Burger.
It was a blustery afternoon when I drove up to Glendale to check out the burger at Dr. Dawg. And if any of you are giving me sidelong glances for expecting a Chicago-style hot dog joint to serve up a great burger, you'd be even more surprised by how many people recommended the burger as a must-try.
For as many times as I've dined at the Cafe, I've never ordered a burger. So, I ordered up the cafe's namesake burger: The Plaza Burger featuring a half-pound beef patty, Wisconsin cheddar and American cheeses, onion rings, lettuce, tomato, and mayo on a brioche bun.
As I was eating this burger, I kept thinking that it should really be called the "steakhouse" burger, rather than the Smokehouse Burger. After all, its flavor brought forward a distinctly steak-like flavor, largely thanks to the combination of its beefiness and the addition of steak sauce to the mix.
Since 1903, the building on the corner of Howell and Bolivar Avenues has been a gathering place for folks from the area. It still retains many details of its rich past, including a sense of hospitality that's likely to leave you satiated in a variety of ways.
In many ways, Palomino is the quintessential Milwaukee bar and grill. Located in a primarily residential area in Bay View, it's got a corner bar feel. It's just divey enough that there's never pretense, folks are friendly and the scratch-made fare is both comforting and delicious.
Whether you're visiting for a burger at lunch or a steak or pasta at dinner, the experience at Stella Van Buren is inevitably enhanced by the floor-to-ceiling picture windows which offer a bird's eye view of Milwaukee's urban landscape.
Head to Cafe Soeurette and you'll find the restaurant abuzz, particularly on Monday evenings when it hosts burger night. Using little ordering cards, diners can fill in their options, from burger to bun and toppings, creating their own masterpieces.
What happens when you pair a classy space with top-shelf spirits with a casual menu? You get a spot like Elsa's that attracts corporate lunch-goers by day and a hot see-and-be-seen crowd at night. But, how are the burgers at Kopp's little sister restaurant?
One of the best parts of the Burger Trail series has been exploring burgers at hidden gems outside of the immediate Milwaukee area. And recently, I found yet another burger gem just 40 minutes outside of town at Bibinger's.