Fast. Friendly. Fantastic Food. Fair prices. I was excited to come here when I visited Milwaukee. I had heard their burgers were the best in town and they really are! (far better than Rock Bottom or Major Goolsby's food) We came at lunch time and it was crowded so we ordered a beer at the bar (which had a nice draft selection) and got seated within 5 minutes. All the staff was very friendly and helpful. I saw a few people with bloody mary's which also looked delicious. The mushroom & swiss burger was fantastic and my boyfriend really like his bacon cheeseburger. The only thing I didn't like was that we ordered an appetizer of boneless wings which were $6 and appeared to be and tasted like nothing more than a small basket of spicy chicken nuggets. That was a total rip-off. I wouldn't get those again but everything else was great!
All I ever hear about is how good this place is.......I wasn't that impressed......very crowded and small.....the burger was average, nothing special. I honestly think you can get a better burger at fridays.
I feel the need to write this review and give a big shout out to Sobelman's!! Their burgers are amazing!!!! Unless you have a major problem with eating Jalapenos or fried onions, don't bother with anything else than the Sobelman burger, especially if it is your first time eating at there. It is a third pound burger with bacon, 4 kinds of cheese, jalapenos, and fried onions, on the most delicious bun you will ever eat. It is unbelivabely good, it cannot be put into words. They also have other burgers that sound tempting but I have never ordered anything except the sobelman burger.
The one thing I will say is that I have to disagree with is everyone saying they have the best bloodys. I am sorry, but I can make a bloody mary a lot better than the one I tried at this bar. This is secondary though, a lot of people don't even drink bloody mary's so I am still giving this place 5 stars for sure. They also have good specials on domestic bottles of beer during the week, so you can really get a great deal on a burger and a couple of brews.
One other warning, a lot of the waitresses will ask if you want a double or triple if you order the sobelman burger, but you need to be REALLY HUNGRY to be able to eat it. Remember that each patty is 1/3 pound, plus there is a lot of cheese and bacon, so if you get the double your getting a 2/3 pound burger with even more bacon, and it's just a little too big. I think it takes away from the burger to have it be that large.
Burgers are definitely worth the wait! (Try going on a Sunday afternoon during the winter, hardly ever waiting). Great little grill tucked out of the downtown madness. Good service, great prices, and delicious burgers.