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AJ Bombers

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1247 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2505
+1 414-221-9999
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Overland Park, Kansas
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The last time we tried to visit, there was almost an hour wait! We beat the crowd this time, and were not disappointed. There are 'bombs' strategically placed around the little restaurant to deliver peanuts to snack on while you wait. The menu is simple, but fun to read which included menu items that say something about 'tater tots -... More 

Thank llkrause
Fort Lauderdale
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped on our way home from work for dinner, 7-ish when we arrived, but were immediately seated. Our waitress was there immediately, asking if we had questions and to take our drink order. She returned and advised of the specianls ( it was Totcho Tuesday) and then gave us time to decide. My husband and our out of town friend... More 

Thank Joan L
JoeSorge, Owner at AJ Bombers, responded to this review

Sounds like a great time, Joan! Appreciate the review. - Joe More 

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96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time visit for my wife and I before a concert at Bradley Center. Easy meter parking across the street. The place is surprisingly small and the wait was long. It is very much an old bar with a casual atmosphere and a vibe all its own. Bot many leaving empty tables. Fortunately, we scored two bar seats, and the... More 

Thank kevc56
JoeSorge, Owner at AJ Bombers, responded to this review

Thanks so much! Hope you find your way back to us again in the future. - Joe More 

Arlington, Texas
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A group of five went for a late Sunday lunch. Burgers were good, custard interesting, and service decent. A fun, quirky place.

Thank SlickReads
JoeSorge, Owner at AJ Bombers, responded to this review

Thank you for coming in! Happy to hear you enjoyed everything. More 

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a burger place where we could veggie burgers near downtown and this place had very good Quinoa burger and black bean which tasted very good. The customer service is very good and very friendly, great place to dine in.

Thank Kumarks984
JoeSorge, Owner at AJ Bombers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for stopping by! Always happy to hear from customers who appreciate our veggie options. Glad you enjoyed them! More 

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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

A friend and I decided to try this place after hearing good things about it. I was pleased! I can't say I found the food to be exceptionally amazing, but it was still yummy! The service was definitely wonderful which is always important.

Thank Hannah H
JoeSorge, Owner at AJ Bombers, responded to this review

Happy you decided to stop in, Hannah! Thanks for taking the time to review us. More 

High Point, North Carolina
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

This is a neat joint. P-nuts on the floor bomb chairs really good food and a good selection of beers. We ate there one night and went back for a beer to just set and enjoy a good joint. If I lived there I would definitely go there regularly.

Thank dean G
JoeSorge, Owner at AJ Bombers, responded to this review

Thank you, Dean! You're welcome to stop in anytime you're in Milwaukee. More 

central Il
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Best burger we've had in a long time! Cheese curds awesome. Plenty of peanuts that you crack open and throw on floor!!

Thank luvtafish
JoeSorge, Owner at AJ Bombers, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! Happy you had a good time, and I would highly recommend the custard for next time. - Joe More 

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89 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We last minute decided to have dinner at AJ Bombers on Water. It was busy but plenty of empty tables. Peanut shells on the ground, unique décor. Some of the floors were slippery, I think with the shells the tile wasn’t a good choice. We had Burgers, sides, a bloody mary, and Spotted cow. The Burgers were great, yeah great!... More 

Thank Swim_up_bar_fan
JoeSorge, Owner at AJ Bombers, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! I appreciate your feedback, especially about the bloody and beer. Hope to host you again soon for burgers and custard! More 

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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Great burger, call ahead and order and they will have it ready. Fun place to come and sit and enjoy as well.

Thank Sam E
JoeSorge, Owner at AJ Bombers, responded to this review

Thanks, Sam! You can also order ahead on our website and choose your pick-up time, for future reference. Glad you enjoyed hanging out with us! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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