Milwaukee's 4 favorite spots to score burgers on the cheap

Milwaukee's 4 favorite spots to score burgers on the cheapOscar's Winner's Circle | Photo: Mike C./Yelp
Published on May 26, 2020

Need more burgers in your life?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable burger sources in Milwaukee, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fill the bill.

1. Zocalo

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Topping the list is Zocalo. Located at 636 S. Sixth St. in Walker's Point, the food truck, which offers tacos, burgers and more, is the highest-rated affordable burger spot in Milwaukee, boasting 4.5 stars out of 41 reviews on Yelp. Try a vegan burger or the kimchi fried rice.

Yelper Sabrina G., who reviewed Zocalo on Dec. 21, wrote, "Zocalo is a place of community and a really awesome way to support local Milwaukee businesses! I would suggest trying it out. You won't be disappointed with any of the food or drinks you get there!"

2. Mazos Hamburgers

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Next up is Southgate's Mazos Hamburgers, situated at 3146 S. 27th St. With four stars out of 137 reviews on Yelp, the spot to score burgers has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an affordable option. On the menu, look for fries, baked beans and soup.

Kyle V. noted, "The burger was cooked perfectly and the ingredients were fresh. The fries were very tasty, and the side of coleslaw was average. The strawberry malt was fantastic and the highlight of the meal."

3. Gilles Frozen Custard Drive-In

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Bluemound Heights's Gilles Frozen Custard Drive-In, located at 7515 W. Bluemound Road, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the affordable fast food spot, which offers ice cream and frozen yogurt and burgers, four stars out of 130 reviews. The menu also features hot dogs and fish sandwiches.

If you're curious for more, we found these details about Gilles Frozen Custard Drive-In.

"Gilles Frozen Custard was founded in 1938 by Paul Gilles," per the history section of the business's Yelp profile. "It was purchased by the longtime manager Bob Linscott in 1977, and today it is owned by Bob's son and grandson Tom and Willy Linscott."

4. Oscar's Winner's Circle

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Oscar's Winner's Circle, a traditional American and Mexican spot that offers burgers and more in Burnham Park, is another budget-friendly go-to, with four stars out of 60 Yelp reviews. Head over to 3800 W. Burnham St. to see for yourself. The spot also offers tacos.

Yelper Sarah I., who reviewed Oscar's Winner's Circle on Feb. 29, wrote, "This place blows me away every time I come here! The burgers are just out of this world."

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