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“Diamond in the rough!”
Review of Anchor Bar

Anchor Bar
Ranked #2 of 87 Restaurants in Superior
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Diamond in the rough!”
Reviewed 25 September 2013 via mobile

Went here a few times while in Superior for work. The place pretty much looks like a dive bar, but the burgers were awesome! A buddy ate 2 one pound burgers and fries, and a pitcher of beer!! A pretty amazing feat, and it only cost him about $15!! This place is a little off the beaten path, but well worth stopping in if you are in the area. Also found some authentic looking (I am an not an expert) Titatinic memorabilia near our table on the last night.

Visited September 2013
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A Must Try”
Reviewed 25 September 2013

Seeing the uniqueness of this place in person was so much better than we imagined. It is the cleanest "dive" we have ever seen. The super friendly staff let us in before they were officially open, they even took time to show us some of the cooler treausres hanging on the walls. Now onto the burgers..... Melt in your mouth delicious with out of this world toppings!! The perfect burger and they hand cut the fries daily. No frozen stuff here!!!! Don't be fooled by the outside of this place- well worth a visit!!!!

  • Visited September 2013
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Delavan, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Featured on Diner's Drive-Ins & Dives! GREAT BURGERS!”
Reviewed 18 September 2013

We have been traveling to Duluth now for the past 3 years and this place is one of our favorite places to stop when we just want a great burger! We first saw this little Bar & Grill featured on Diner's Drive-Ins and Dives and thought what a neat place.

First and foremost a fair warning! This is a smaller bar that seats a lot of people and is a busy place during peak hours. If you go their during peak eating hours on a weekend expect a little wait but it is well worth it. A no frills Burger joint that has quite a selection of the burger basics. And the price makes it all even more perfect!

Visited August 2013
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Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent Food; Beware the Service”
Reviewed 13 September 2013

Stopped in after reading rave reviews. To be sure, the burgers are so delicious. I had a swiss mushroom and my sister the olive burger. The food portions are big. The service was TERRIBLE. Barely a smile. You would think that the bartender and her mother were doing us some huge favor just by being there. A keg needed to be changed and "mom" swore like a sailor during the entire process. We also had to endure seeing her "slot machine" while squatting. The food arrived quickly and as stated, the burgers were so good. The generous hand cut fries were a treat although not quite cooked all the way through. My sister commented on how delicious the food was to "mom" behind the bar without being asked how the food was! I think she actually grunted. Needless to say, our experience was dampened by this rude behavior. There is no excuse for such rude behavior. This isnt Dick's Last Resort. I think the staff at DLR are less rude than this duo.

  • Visited August 2013
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winnipeg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Don't go out of your way”
Reviewed 5 September 2013

We were on a 3500 kilometer motorcycle trip. Decided to reach Superior in time for late lunch. We were aware that the restaurant had appeared on Diners, Drive ins, and Dives, so wanted to take a look.
We found it through an extensive construction detour. Temperature outside was 95 degrees, and the restaurant has no A/C. We were willing to wait to sit on the outside covered patio, even though the patrons out there looked as unhappy as the inside patrons. We were told "not long" to wait for a table. We stood near the bar and were not acknowledged by the serving staff at all. No offer of a beer or drink while we waited. Just a friendly visit from dozens of flies. One of our group used the washroom and said that there were pallets of hamburger buns stored near the washrooms.
We decided not to eat there, and reluctantly climbed back on our motorcycles in the heat. We drove back several miles to another burger place on East 2nd street. It had cold airconditioning, good service and beers, and great burgers.

  • Visited August 2013
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