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bud willman's lunch

1901 washington st, Manitowoc, WI 54220-4935
+1 920-684-0005
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“hash browns” (5 reviews)
“fries” (14 reviews)
“hamburger” (3 reviews)
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American, Diner
1901 washington st, Manitowoc, WI 54220-4935
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped on our way to the Maritime Museum. What a find. We had burgers, fries, and the malts. Great. And, just like the fancy restaurants, we saw hamburger and onion evolve into our burgers. Fries were thin and crisp. The malts, sublime.

Thank EmpressCh
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We took the family this morning about 9:30 for the first time, and it was pretty busy. We were able to order lunch for the wife and I, and breakfast for the kids. Nice way to start a Saturday! The 10 year old had eggs,...More

Thank KenFees
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We like to visit Mom and Pop diners and this one had such great reviews that we stopped for lunch with our 4 adult children. We all ate for $35. Burgers, fries, shakes and soda. Everything was tasty! The three waitresses were super warm and...More

2  Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We constantly return to Bud Willman's for breakfast because of the awesome hash browns and excellent service! Their world-famous burgers rock! We usually take 8-10 home with us to eat later in the day and during the week. This Manitowoc staple is the best place...More

Thank Rudedog83
Reviewed 29 November 2016

From the time you walk in the door you feel at home with the smells of all there home made soups and desserts. They make all there hamburgers fresh and so is all of there other food.

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Buds is where you go on a casual morning or afternoon to get breakfast, or better yet, their burgers paired with fries and a chocolate shake!

Thank Jade A
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Great breakfast !!! Great service !!!Home town friendly!!! Will be back when in area . If your looking for a old-fashioned breakfast that will not break your bank and coffee us hot . This is it 😀

Thank barnsmith
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Soup choice was amazing, all homemade inexpensive and tasty, burger great, gave 4 stars as the fries were a complete letdown, frozen fake potato skinny fries. Overall great

Thank DisplacedMenasha
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Read about this place on a travel Wisconsin website. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but it's a very cute clean diner inside! My husband and I each had a bobs burger boat and we split a French vanilla malt. Total: $14.65. Friendly...More

Thank luckygal29
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Found this gem thru TripAdvisor reviews-- and they were true! Great place for no thrills good cooking from breakfast up to dinner. I had the fried perch, lightly breaded and fried just right, not heavy. Had potato salad and slaw-very good. Huge portions! Couldn't eat...More

Thank lizardMarquette_MI
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1901 washington st, Manitowoc, WI 54220-4935
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Manitowoc
  • Phone Number: +1 920-684-0005
Not fancy, kind of a dump, but some of the best hamburgers and home made soup you'll ever have. Been eating there for 25 pllus years.
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