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AJ Bombers

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1247 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2505
+1 414-221-9999
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a really different cool burger joint. It has these bomb looking things they slid across a rail and they drop peanuts to your table (our everywhere most the time). It's one of those eat peanuts and throw the shells on the floor kind of place. They are known for their bacon, cheese and peanut butter burger (peanut butter... More 

Thank John M
Jackson, Missouri, United States
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A fascinating piece of food culture and a definite "good burger"! This is an interesting venue located in downtown Milwaukee and is itself, a quaint, small bar with food offered. We found out about this venue from my son and his fiancee, and we definitely decided to pay a visit. We went on a Tuesday afternoon, and as expected, it... More 

Thank Wayne S
JoeSorge, Owner at AJ Bombers, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by, Wayne! Glad you got a hoot out of the bombs and enjoyed the burgers. More 

Whalley, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quirky restaurant in which you get to throw peanuts on the floor! As a family we all ate a variety of burgers which were all excellent. Portion sizes were large (might be because we're English!) and bill very reasonable!

Thank cob20
Muskego, Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Too many other places with great food. Been there three times and it's never great or even that good.

Thank morgarita1
Beatrice, Nebraska
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

While waiting for our room, we did some exploring for a place to have lunch. We arrived at AJ Bombers a little before they opened (11:00) but good advantage of a photo in the huge chair outside. Once inside, we enjoyed the theme with chairs that had bombs in their bases. We sat in a booth and no sooner been... More 

Thank Cathy B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I am from Louisiana we went up to Wisconsin to visit my brother, and we went to downtown Milwaukee. He was talking about this Barrie burger he told us what it was, and once we tried it we were not disappointed its a cool environment good food just an all around fun experience cant wait to do it again.

Thank Chris M
JoeSorge, Owner at AJ Bombers, responded to this review

Thanks, Chris! Glad the Barrie burger lived up to your brother's hype. You're always welcome to stop by anytime you're in town. More 

Waukesha, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We went at 4:30 on a Sunday afternoon and the place was packed! We had to wait 15 minutes for a table, but it was wortb it. Fun place and our servers was helpful, attentive and enthusiastic.

Thank Marnie D
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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125 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We went for beers and appetizers during happy hour on a Wednesday evening. The place was hoppin' and the beer was cold and the service was fast. What more could a person ask for?

Thank NJC53215
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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148 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

AJ Bombers is consistant. Burgers are very tasty. Service is friendly and quick. Tots are awesome! Cooked just right, with crispness to them. Their cheese curds with their dipping sauce are also awesome. We used to like the Bloody Marys, but the last 2 times they were not our favorite. Not sure if the recipe was changed. There are plenty... More 

Thank KenoshaKathy
Trenton, New Jersey
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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Picked AJ Bombers for lunch because of other TripAdvisor reviews, specialty burgers, and a peanut butter, bacon burger. Ordered that burger... really disappointed...I've had a bacon/p'nut butter burger in a place in Minneapolis that was Excellent... this one, a slice of bacon, a little peanut butter on the roll, it was the worst looking burger of the 4 we ordered.(how... More 

Thank Barry M
JoeSorge, Owner at AJ Bombers, responded to this review

Barry, you are absolutely right. The Barrie Burger is meant to knock your socks off, and I'm so sorry yours was sub-par. Can we make it up to you sometime? joe@ajbombers.com More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1247 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2505
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 414-221-9999
Fun. With a side of P-nuts, Burgers and Beer! It's Rube Goldberg meets Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory. Except Rube is into P-nuts and Willy Wonka is into crazy Cheeseburgers. And both are very happy about it. It's just as fun to hang here with your friends or bring the kids for a fun family meal. Order for takeout or delivery on our website, and we can bring the fun to you! By the way, our Milwaukee Burger was declared Winner of the Travel Channel's FOOD WARS. No need for reservations here, just walk-in and have some fun. If there's a wait for a table grab a beverage and some p-nuts and scope out your favorite table. The p-nut delivery system is just the start of the fun, so get in here and grub!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?