Best Fried Cheese Curds
1st Place: Milwaukee Burger Co.
2nd Place: Dooley’s Pub
3rd Place: Grizzly’s Wood-Fired Grill
Here we find the hotly debated results concerning the quintessential Wisconsin delicacy: fried cheese curds. The superior ranking belongs to a restaurant where ordering curds on burgers is a welcome option — none other than Milwaukee Burger Co. (2620 E. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire). They’ve got four options to choose from, including the originals that “made them famous” and Fair Curds made with locally sourced dairy. The next ranking contestant is Water Street’s cornerstone Irish bar, Dooley’s Pub (442 Water St., Eau Claire). These giant squares aren’t something those who indulge will forget. In third place is a restaurant associated with big, hearty eats. Grizzly’s Wood-Fired Grill (4890 Golf Road, Eau Claire) serves its curds on a skillet, and their signature taste isn’t for the faint of heart. –Zack Katz