Cravin’ a Burger?
May is National Hamburger Month and sometimes a good burger is just what you need. We polled friends and family to gather the area’s top must-try local hamburger favorites for Waukesha Pewaukee. Bring your appetite!
Artisan 179 offers Pewaukee Lake views and boasts fabulous local food, artists and music. If you are looking for a gourmet burger, Artisan 179 is a great place to try! Here are a few choices:.
Truffle burger with prime burger, truffle Gouda, roasted mushrooms and caramelized onion
The Signature burger has prime burger, bacon bleu cheese mousse, bourbon caramelized onions (featured in Plate Magazine)
If you like a more traditional burger, Artisan 179’s prime burger is another delicious option made with prime burger, aged cheddar, lettuce, tomato and a house homemade pickle
Bubba’s Frozen Custard
Jumbo burgers and frozen custard are what make Bubba’s Frozen Custard in Pewaukee a local favorite. With eight options for flame-broiled burgers and weekly specials, you’ll be sure to find one to fuel your burger craving. Choices include:
Bubbaburger – bacon, cheddar and fried onions
Wisconsin Cheesehead burger -bacon, Monterey Jack cheese, white cheddar curds, American cheese and ranch dressing
Breaded mushroom, Swiss cheese, ranch burger
Port Wine Cheddar burger – bacon, fried onions on a pretzel bun
California burger – tomato, lettuce and mayonnaise
Also available are traditional hamburgers, cheeseburgers and bacon cheeseburgers where guests can select their toppings
Mainstream Bar & Grill is a local neighborhood bar in Historic Downtown Waukesha that is well known for delicious burger options. You can build your own one-half pound burger with Black Angus beef, or try steak, chicken, tuna or a vegetarian option. Looking for some unique burger choices? Try out the chef’s build a burger selections:
Bruschetta burger – bruschetta salsa, fresh mozzarella cheese and balsamic vinaigrette
Pizzazz burger – marinara, sautéed portabella mushrooms, sweet sautéed onions and fresh mozzarella cheese
Southwest burger – chipotle mayo, Pepper Jack cheese, jalapenos, guacamole, lettuce, tomato and onion
The Boss burger – cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, ketchup, mustard, mayo and fried egg
Murf’s is another great local burger and custard “joint” serving quality eats in Waukesha right off of Sunset Drive. Sirloin beef from Murf’s is locally sourced and the hamburger buns come from Paielli’s Bakery in Kenosha. Burger choices include the traditional hamburger, cheeseburger, bacon cheddar burger and mushroom Swiss burger (all of which can be made double). Specialty burgers include:
The Murfburger – cheese, tomatoes, pickles, raw onions and 1000 island dressing
California burger – cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise
The Neighbors Bar & Grille is a neighborhood bar and grill located on Highway 59 in Waukesha. The restaurant offers nine gourmet burger options. Burgers are made with fresh Angus beef and they also offer an elk burger option. Diners can get the traditional hamburger and cheeseburgers here, but they offer many unique burgers to try as well:
Early Bird burger – one-half pound burger topped with your choice of cheese, fried egg, bacon and tater tots
Brew Crew burger – one-third pound burger, one-third pound brat patty, choice of cheese, grilled onions and peppers on a pretzel bun
Mexi burger – one-half pound burger topped with chorizo, fried jalapenos, Pepper Jack cheese and served with salsa and sour cream on the side
Cheesehead burger– one-half pound burger topped with gourmet white cheddar cheese curds, bacon, choice of another cheese on a pretzel bun
Black and bleu burger– one-half pound burger blackened and topped with bleu cheese crumbles
Patti melt- one-half pound burger topped with sautéed onions and Swiss cheese, served on grilled marble rye
Neighbors serves its burgers with homemade potato chips but has plenty of side options to go with your burger as well including traditional fries, onion rings, sweet potato fries, sour cream and chive fries, fried jalapenos and tater tots.
If you had an awesome burger in Waukesha Pewaukee not mentioned above, we’d love to hear about it. Add a comment below.