Milwaukee's burger game has gotten a great deal stronger since I launched the Burger Trail series three years ago. In fact, here are more places than ever to find a delicious, well executed burger, than ever before.
Here are five amazing burgers that should definitely be on your "must try" list if they aren't already!
Want more? Here are 170+ burger reviews to savor.
1. The cheeseburger at Dairyland
Dairyland Old Fashioned Hamburgers
924 E. Rawson Ave., Oak Creek
Zocalo Food Park, 636 S. 6th St.
If you want a well executed burger that tastes just like a burger should, this is among just a few in town that deliver. Score: 49/50 Read the full review.
2. The Duck Fat Burger at Wild Roots
6807 W. Becher St., West Allis
Duck fat alone does not a great burger make, but in this case it added to what was already a stellar creation. Score: 49/50 Read the full review.
3. The Mason Street Grill Burger
Mason Street Grill
424 E. Wisconsin Ave.
If you are a fan of substantial pub-style burgers and a kitchen that cooks them precisely to order, the Mason Street Grill Burger is where it's at. Score: 49/50 Read the full review.
4. The Foxfire Burger
Foxfire @ Hawthorne Coffee Roasters
4177 S. Howell Ave.
The best burgers don't need frills to make them shine. Such is the case with the double brisket burger from Foxfire. Score: 48/50 Read the full review.
5. The Diplomac at The Diplomat
815 E. Brady St.
**Closed: reopening soon**
If a Big Mac and a Whopper had a baby – and that baby inherited all the good genes and then some – you'd end up with the Diplomac. Score: 48/50 Read the full review.
Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club.
When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.