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McBob's

4919 W. North Ave., Milwaukee, WI - (414) 871-5050
Posted By Bryan Tk on 10/16/2010 9:44:00 AM
I am a regular at McBobs. It's close enough to work for me to lunch at this dive bar with a great menue. The corned beef is top notch, so you cant go wrong with a rueben or a any of the other menue items with corned beef including the Irish spring rolls. The spring roll is a egg roll with corn beef, saurkraut and served with a dipping sauce. Also look for the scotch egg on the appetizer menu. This is a hard boiled egg wrapped in pizza sausage, breaded and pan fried. Also served with a dipping sauce.

The tacos are also good. They are about the size of one of those big burritos you get at those Subway like mexican chains.

Don't expect a big bill when you finish up. My brother and I had a scotch egg, a spring roll, 2 tacos, and 4 beers the other night and our bill was under $25.

The neighborhood is not the best, but it is one block from a police headquarter building. I would consider it safe anytime before 10pm.

The bar is usually pretty full for lunch during the week, and the dinner hour on Fridays for the fish fry. I have found it mostly empty on Saturday evenings for dinner. Never visited for breakfest but I have it on my things to do list.

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Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Corned Beef Sandwich
Scotch Egg
Corned Beef Hash
Nachos McBob's
Irish Spring Roll
Taco
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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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