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McBob's

4919 W. North Ave., Milwaukee, WI - (414) 871-5050
Posted By Jo Wishnie on 11/17/2010 7:40:00 PM
McBob's is clearly the best corned beef sandwich restaurant I've ever eaten at. As a Milwaukee native, I have eaten there many times. Yes, it is a strange setting, just a typical Milwaukee neighborhood corner bar atmosphere, but the surprise and treat is their delicious corned beef, which automatically comes with the horseradish mustard mixed in. I did not know that the first time I ate it, and I'm glad. I normally shun horseradish, and had I known, I would have missed out on the best corned beef ever. The mustard is great and adds an unusual, almost sweet tang. Generously sized chunks, and generously filled sandwich.

I've had the fish fry too, and it is one of Milwaukee's best. Crispy and tender, I've had each of the species, but the grouper was my favorite.

Best time to go is during the week when it's not too crowded. You can get the fish fry on Wednesdays as well as Friday. I did try the famous Bloody Mary, but it was a little too spicy for my tastes. Lots of good veggies and stuff in it though.

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
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Wisconsin is known for great cheese; Milwaukee is the home of excellent rye bread; McBob's makes some of the earth's most delicious corned beef. Is it any wonder the Reuben sandwich is extraordinary?
"Wisconsin is known for great cheese; Milwaukee is the home of excellent rye bread; McBob's makes some of the earth's most delicious corned beef. Is it any wonder the Reuben sandwich is extraordinary?"
Michael Stern





Grouper is an especially wonderful Friday-night fish to fry. It has a sweet flavor and the well-seasoned batter is thin and refined. Note how the potato pancakes serve as a trivet below the fried fish.
"Grouper is an especially wonderful Friday-night fish to fry. It has a sweet flavor and the well-seasoned batter is thin and refined. Note how the potato pancakes serve as a trivet below the fried fish."
Michael Stern


Here is a close view of the grouper, showing its thin crust and clean, moist meat.
"Here is a close view of the grouper, showing its thin crust and clean, moist meat."
Michael Stern


We love the way McBob's corned beef is served more as chunks than as slices. It is extremely tender, well-spiced, and succulent. Please pass the horseradish mustard!
"We love the way McBob's corned beef is served more as chunks than as slices. It is extremely tender, well-spiced, and succulent. Please pass the horseradish mustard!"
Michael Stern


McBob's is the rare tavern also open for breakfast, and they serve spectacularly good corned beef hash.
"McBob's is the rare tavern also open for breakfast, and they serve spectacularly good corned beef hash."
Cliff Strutz


McBob's 'Combo Dinner' is perch and walleye.
"McBob's 'Combo Dinner' is perch and walleye."
Michael Stern


McBob's bloody Mary is served with a pickle, olives, and a Slim Jim.
"McBob's bloody Mary is served with a pickle, olives, and a Slim Jim."
Michael Stern


A favorite 'mixed' drink for many Milwaukeeans: a shot and a bottle of Pabst
"A favorite 'mixed' drink for many Milwaukeeans: a shot and a bottle of Pabst"
Michael Stern


McBob's also uses their chunky corned beef to make world class Reubens.
"McBob's also uses their chunky corned beef to make world class Reubens."
Cliff Strutz


McBob's looks like a fairly typical neighborhood tavern, but it serves one of Milwaukee's best corned beef sandwiches (and Milwaukee is a city of great corned beef sandwiches).
"McBob's looks like a fairly typical neighborhood tavern, but it serves one of Milwaukee's best corned beef sandwiches (and Milwaukee is a city of great corned beef sandwiches)."
Michael Stern



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