Best Fried Cheese Curds

1st Place: Milwaukee Burger Co.
2nd Place: Dooley’s Pub
3rd Place: Bug Eyed Betty’s

Milwaukee Burger Co. (2620 Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire) knows how to do it with curds of Swiss, pepperjack, and cheddar the size of golf balls. These will really make your mouth water, and if you dare, you can put a couple on a burger for delicious cheesy heaven on a plate. Dooley’s Pub (442 Water St., Eau Claire) offers hand-cut cheese curds lightly battered and fried to a crisp golden brown perfection. Pair them up with the ranch dipping sauce, and you’ll feel like you’re floating. Another favorite is Bug Eyed Betty’s (1920 S. Hastings Way, Eau Claire) with its smoked cheddar cheese that’s been hand-dipped in homemade cornmeal batter and served with Carolina gold dipping sauce. Check out any these winners for some oozing cheesy goodness. — Pan Thao