Burger reviews


On the Burger Trail: Milwaukee's best burgers

Published Dec. 30, 2019

We're on the hunt for the best burgers in the Milwaukee area and beyond. To complete our task, we're exploring diners and dive bars, as well as some of the city's more high end restaurants and sharing our observations with you. Here are the fruits of our labor.


On the Burger Trail: The 15 highest scoring burgers, 2019

Published Oct. 14, 2019

To achieve top scores, burgers need to perform well in all categories (appearance, bun, burger, toppings and value). The best of the best showcase ingredients of exceptional quality, excellence in preparation, impressive flavor balance and (often) housemade ingredients that take them up a notch.


On the Burger Trail: 9 delicious deals on Milwaukee area burgers

Published Oct. 7, 2019

Over the past three years, Lori Fredrich has eaten well over 100 burgers. She's also spied some seriously great burger deals along the way. In celebration of dining month -- and to reward you for your continued support on her burger-filled journey -- she's rounded up nine of the best deals encountered along the way.


On the Burger Trail: The Rocky burger at South Shore Terrace

Published May 27, 2019

Summer is quickly approaching, and as the weather becomes consistently warmer, spending time at one of the area's increasing number of beer gardens becomes more and more attractive. South Shore Terrace is one of the few with a full kitchen and menu of appetizers, salads and sandwiches.


On the Burger Trail: The Mushroom Swiss Burger at Rollie's

Published March 11, 2019

The people are friendly, the vibe is low key and the burgers ... well, Rollie's is self-described by its staff as "a bar with a burger problem." So Lori Fredrich knew I'd be back eventually to try one out for the Burger Trail.


On the Burger Trail: The Pfister Burger

Published March 4, 2019

The Pfister Cafe & Lobby Lounge isn't the first place Lori Fredrich would have thought to try a burger. But after a glowing recommendation from an OnMilwaukee reader, she had to check it out.


On the Burger Trail: The Sobelman at Sobelman's Pub & Grill

Published Feb. 25, 2019

Lori Fredrich is swiftly approaching 90 burgers eaten on The Burger Trail. So she decided it was high time to visit Sobelman's, a restaurant self-described as "world famous" and the home of "Milwaukee's best burgers."


On the Burger Trail: The KRK Burger at Kopp's Frozen Custard

Published July 2, 2018

When I set out on the Burger Trail, it was never my intention to review two burgers from the same venue. However, in the case of the KRK Burger which is named for frozen custard mogul Karl Kopp, a return visit seemed warranted.


On the Burger Trail: The burger at The Tandem

Published June 25, 2018

In this series, we'll be hiking the burger trail to find the latest, greatest and most delicious burgers in Milwaukee. Today we're featuring the burger at The Tandem, a hidden gem located just outside of Downtown.


On the Burger Trail: The cheeseburger at Triskele's

Published May 21, 2018

Regulars rave about Triskele's housemade macaroni and cheese, the Tuesday night mussels specials and the $5 food specials on Thursday evenings. But the burgers also have a reputation, prompting us to give one a try.


On the Burger Trail: The Mr. Fungi at Cudahy Burger Joint

Published April 30, 2018

The Cudahy Burger Joint is a quaint little restaurant that conjures the look and feel of an old school burger and malt shop. But how would their version of a mushroom Swiss burger stack up against the best of the best? We went to find out.