Looking for a great burger in Central Wisconsin? Here’s a list of some of the best featuring Midwest-grown beef, Wisconsin-made cheese, and fresh fries from potatoes grown in the central sands. Check out some of the top spots for the best burgers in central Wisconsin, then head out to taste for yourself.
At Jennings & Co. in Wisconsin Rapids, a burger isn’t just a suggestion – it is a must! Rated one of the 25 Best Burgers in Wisconsin, by Big 7 Travel, you’ll find plenty of burger options on the menu (or the specials with their Burger of the Week).
What to order: Try the Wisconsin Bleu Cheese Burger topped with peppered bacon, pickled red onions, and arugula on a toasted Kaiser roll. Want it without meat? Swap the 1/3 lb Hereford Beef with the black bean patty.
At Brian & Wendy’s Hiawatha in the Stevens Point Area, you’ll find locally raised beef on the menu. (How local? From Zarecki Farm to the Hiawatha, it is roughly 3 miles!) On the menu, you’ll find lots of signature burgers like the BMZ Burger -or build your own- all featuring the 1/3 lb beef patty using a sirloin and chuck beef blend.
What to order: Go all-in with the WATHA Western Burger. It starts with a 1/3 lb Zarecki Farms burger, piled high with bacon, onion rings, pepper jack, and cheddar cheese.
At Nutz Deep II in Marshfield (read about the origin behind the wacky name of this very popular hot spot), you’ll find the best burger in town – and you can take that straight from the locals. Nutz Deep II is the proud winner of Best Burger (Best of Marshfield Area annual poll by Visit Marshfield & Marshfield Hub City Times) for over a decade. Being repeat winners hasn’t made them complacent; this bar and restaurant showcases their specialty burgers with a variety toppings that are sure to please. Like prime rib, mac and cheese, pulled pork, mozarella sticks, and more? You can (and should) try them on top of Nutz’s delicious burgers.
What to order: Their flagship burger, the Nutz Deep Burger, is a can’t-go-wrong, but why not go big or go home? Take on The Pounder, two half-pound patties piled high with four cheeses, haystack onions, beef brisket, lettuce, tomato, sautéed jalapenos, a slab of Mexican cheese, and finished off with a chipotle cream sauce. Devour all of this delicious monster and a side in under 30 minutes and you will receive an Nutz Deep II challenge t-shirt. Think you’re up for it?
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Find more resources, including free guides and maps, to help plan your tasty trip in central Wisconsin here.