McBob’s

Sandwich Shop | Seafood | Tavern
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We first went to McBob’s on a Friday night for the fish fry. The place was crowded and noisy and the aroma of beer filled the air. But there was another smell, too: hot corned beef. While McBob’s has its fish fry every Friday (and Wednesday, too), corned beef is on the menu every day; and it is terrific. Big, tender chunks of steamy-hot meat from the spiced brisket are sold in a sandwich of plain rye or in toasted rye with sauerkraut, horseradish mustard, and Swiss cheese (a Reuben). And in the morning — yes, McBob’s is open for breakfast — it becomes some of the finest corned beef hash anywhere.

As for the fish fry, it comes three different ways: your choice of perch, walleye, or grouper, a combo of perch and walleye, or a super combo of all three. With the fish come American fries or potato pancakes, cole slaw, and bread. Each fish filet is encased in a highly seasoned, fragile crust. The walleye is light and ephemeral; the grouper is mild with a sweet oily flavor. The perch is snowy white. If you get the meal with potato pancakes – you should! – the pancakes are fanned out on the plate as a kind of edible trivet for the fish. They are laced with bits of onion and have a potato flavor that perfectly complements the crisp fish.

McBob’s has many food choices beyond fish and corned beef: tacos every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, burgers of all kinds, brats, hot beef, and liver sausage sandwiches.

What to Eat
McBob’s, Grouper
Grouper
Must-Try
Grouper has a sweet flavor; its well-seasoned batter is thin and refined. Potato pancakes serve as a trivet below the fish.
McBob’s, Corned Beef Sandwich
Corned Beef Sandwich
Must-Try
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!
McBob’s, Corned Beef Hash
Corned Beef Hash
Must-Try
Killer corned beef hash
McBob’s, Reuben
Reuben
Must-Try
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?
McBob’s, Bacon Bread
Bacon Bread
Must-Try
One your options for a side with your corned beef is bacon bread, Who can say no to that?
Directions and Hours
Roadtrips
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
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Price
$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
Yes
Outdoor Seating
Yes
Website

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