4629 N Port Washington Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53212
Phone: (414) 332-8875
Fax Number: (414) 332-8875
Fax: (414) 332-5889
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Burgers, American, Hot Dogs, Cafeterias, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Healthy
Drive Through: No
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Below Average
09/18/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Seating is awful, and ""Betty"" the old waitress is just as nasty as you could ever picture. The food wasn't bad -- but there is NO good reason to be treated so poorly. She acted the same to everyone in there...like she was put out that we bothered her.
07/28/2009Provided by Citysearch -
My son and I road tripped from Chicago after seeing an article by Andrew Zimmern. We walked in and being new, was unsure of protocol. The woman at the cash register barked at us to seat ourselves as if we had just offended her by being new. Once seated, waiting for service was oddly long. It isn't a large place, so servers aren't waiting on dozens of patrons. Once the food came, we were floored by the blockbuster flavor. The butter soaks up into the bun and drips down your hands and arms. It isn't health food, nor is it intended to be. Take it for what it is and enjoy! Just don't ask them to act happy about it.
We wanted to go here for some time. Finally went and when we walked in we sat right where the waitress was. She took someone to the check out. Then she cleaned an area. Off to give someone their food. A party of about 5 walked in and I said to my wife, watch she will go to them first. All this time the cook saw us sitting there. Sure enough the waitress did go to them first and started to talk up a storm. My wife said let's go, I said one minute I will give her. Time gone by so far 8 minutes! We left and she was still talking up a storm. Never will we come back and if someone asks I'll say forget it go to Kopp's down the street.
12/09/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I grew up going to Sally's, and I have to say.. anybody else claiming to have ""butterburgers"", ehhem culvers, does not understand the term. However, going to Sally's I would recommend ordering the burger ""easy on the butter."" You'll still get plenty, don't worry. I also highly recommend the pineapple shake. Honestly, I always order the same thing, so I can't enlighten you much more. But If you're looking for great burgers, shakes, and fries that don't resemble anything in a fast food chain then you'll love Sally's.
11/30/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I expected the 'greatest' burger ever... not so, not so much flavor, just a pile of grease on a bun. Would definitely not waste the time or money to come back. I just wouldn't recommend it.
The malt wa ok... I have to say... Kopps is better.. or even Culver's! Sorry Sollys... People, don't believe the hype!
05/25/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Okay, so the other two reviewers can have their opinions, however, they are wrong, wrong, wrong. In this day and age of speed and expections, how can a place like Solly's ever stand up against crappy fast food chains. (And the fries are better than McDonald's--as is every thing else they serve). Let's take the service, it is slow. They make everything the moment you order it (and not the pretend Culvers way does), so the food takes a bit longer to come. They have one cook and ususally one or two wait staff, so you are going to wait, be prepared. Is the food worth the wait, in a word, yes. The burgers are fantastic and if you haven't had a malt or shake, do so. The hidden gem in this establishment is not the often praised burgers (quoted in Hamburger America as having one of the best burgers in America), but it is the breakfast; pancakes to die for (Apple Pancakes are my fav, not on the menu but just ask for them) and potatoes roestti (swiss cheese & onions mixed) is not often found east of Green County. This is place to frequent, where if you actually talk to the wait staff, they are nice and have good stories.
04/11/2008Provided by Citysearch -
After hearing the hype for years, I checked this place out recently. I sat at the counter during what I assumed was a normal weekday lunch time (there were several open stools). The wait staff proceed to totally ignore me for 10 full minutes. They even wiped down the counter in front of me without so much as a hello or any eye contact. The food IS good (better than average), but miniscule in size. McDonald's has better french fries. Would I ever go back? Sure. Would I go out of my way to go back? Never. Kind of a surely wait staff. If I want surely with GREAT food, I'll go to the Billy Goat Pub in Chicago.
07/26/2006Provided by Citysearch -
Solly's is the BEST place to get a REAL burger and fries. It still makes shakes and malts in the old fashioned way. You know the silver containers shaking on the green mixer. Butter burgers use lots of real butter. (I haven't been able to eat those, but my memory is good. - they will make it without - but it is a loss.). Wait staff is pleasant and willing to converse. Price got a bit high after the move to the new digs. Two cheeseburgers, Fries and a soda is close to $10. but then again where else can you get real beef, real malts, home baked buns, (try the ""pillows"" or hardrolls too) and waitresses who really seem to be glad your there. Most of the seating is at a W shaped counter with round stools. Lots of communication possible. Lunch time is very crowded and you might have to wait. Or take it to go.
06/11/2004Provided by Citysearch -
My husband and I travel 20 miles one way each week for a Solly's butter burger. We wouldn't miss the great food and friendly service. It's fun to talk with other customers sitting at the counter, many of whom have been coming in since they were small children. If you don't want a lot of butter, just ask.
10/16/2003Provided by Citysearch -
Looking at the list of other top ten Burger joints, I'm appalled that Kopps can be considered for 3 positions. Besides that, Sollys far surpasses Kopps. Sollys takes pride in their burgers and this is proven by the fact that they have many ""regulars"" including me. To visit or live in Milwaukee without eating a Sollys burger is UnAmerican. This is gold ole home town cooking in a fun and pleasant atmosphere. Try it!
10/15/2003Provided by Citysearch -
I've been going to this place for a while, a tad disapointed at you people who say cops has the best burger, tisk tisk go here and to freds lakeview in burlington then you will truely know what a burger tastes like. Also Herb Kohl goes here. The burger is always great, the service always great you cant miss out on this, if you live in milwaukee take the drive and have a solly's burger. And then when you want a better burger go to freds lakeview, the only thing is thou some of the workers there (teenagers) dont know how to cook corectly, suggest going at night or on a saturday evening.
09/09/2003Provided by Citysearch -
I haved lived in the Metro Milwaukee area most of my life. I had heard the bravado of so many Solly's fans, that we stopped on a recent Saturday for the first time. I was primed for a really special hamburger, and was really disappointed in the size of the burger for the price. It was tasty, but I ended up ordering a second one because they are way too small for a big burger price. The waitstaff was friendly, the restaurant was busy, but I'm in no hurry to return again.
08/31/2002Provided by Citysearch -
Any burger fried fried to order is going to be decent, but these are by no means great burgers. The patties seem to be standard fast food/commercial patties and the accoutrements sparse. Sort of like an upscale White Castle. The fresh made banana shake was very good, though. Worth eating at if you're nearby, and the homey waitresses are good, but nothing special really.