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American, Diner
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1710 Marinette Ave, Marinette, WI 54143-3709
+1 715-735-7721
09:00 - 23:30
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 09:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 23:30
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Rock Island, Illinois
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A humble institution serving excellent Wisconsin Butter Burgers prepared deliciously in their massive charcoal grill on perfect hard Kaiser rolls.

Thank Tim L
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took our family here and had great burgers and malts, done the old fashion way. Sat at counter. Place was very busy but service was still great and fast. Kids really enjoyed it.

Thank Amy B
Mason City, Ia
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The worn counter by the best seat in the house, that is, watching how the burgers and the buns make their way around the Bar-B-Q was one of the best experiences of my life. Certainly the researched history of this place slanted my view. It happened. I was looking for this place and there it was, I and my gal... More 

Thank GooddogMasonCity_Ia
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

this is in my home town so I have been there many times. it is not a place to get diet food or vegetarian meals. hamburgers are small with a pat of butter melting under the somewhat crunchy bun, truly yummy. you can watch them being made on the grill behind the counter. you will need more than one. the... More 

Thank carrie W
Big Sky, Montana
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

I stopped in this cute place in the late afternoon thinking I would get take out. To my surprise BBQ was real charcoal and the best hamburger ever! The sweet lady behind the counter gave me great information on the history of Mickey-Lu-Bar-B-Que and how my freshly char broiled burgers they make by hand each day. A very great experience... More 

1 Thank Kittybigsky
Madison, Wisconsin
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131 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The atmosphere was neat - it feels like what I would think of as a 1960s diner. The malts were good - actually really good, the double cheeseburger was lackluster though. The bun kind of looked like it had been run over by a truck and the patties were quite thin. The establishment DOES NOT TAKE CREDIT CARDS/debit cards, but... More 

Thank Daryl F
Reedsburg, Wisconsin
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331 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Just to be clear that most times when you see some place that has Bar-B-Q in its name you think BBQ pork, beef and chicken. In this case you are getting a bbq grilled burger. Meaning no BBQ sauce but a charcoal grilled burger cooked over real flames. The burger itself is very good. Your choice for a side is... More 

Thank Jason S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Just saw a list of great Wisconsin restaurants and saw Mickey- Lu's. Dad, a Marinette native, always took us there early 1960's...we were very young. Great burgers always. Now living in Arizona, I will definitely go back on.my next visit home. Great food and happy family memories.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Merrill, Wisconsin
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82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped for lunch and it was great food and a great blast from the past. Very quick friendly service and great food. We enjoyed double burgers and cokes. Delicious!!!

1 Thank Jeff S
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Very small, no fuss menu. Our group ordered burgers, grilled cheese, shakes, and malts. Was very busy, but were served within 5 minutes. Burgers were great, grilled cheese was great, this place is SO inexpensive. Hands down, the best chocolate malt of my life.

1 Thank Dena E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1710 Marinette Ave, Marinette, WI 54143-3709
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Marinette
  • Phone Number: +1 715-735-7721

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?