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.
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.
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.
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 this trip to Jack's American Pub, Lori Fredrich went with the Black and Bleu Burger, a half-pound cajun seasoned burger topped with caramelized onions, bacon, gorgonzola crumbles, and an apple coleslaw.
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.
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.
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."
This summery burger, paired with a glass of wine and the fresh air on Bavette's patio is sheer perfection.
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.
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.
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.
While Dining Editor Lori Fredrich loves a good classic American cheese-topped burger, she's also a big fan of the mushroom Swiss burger. So, when she saw that Bass Bay had added one to its menu, she was eager to give it a try.
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.