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bud willman's lunch

1901 Washington St, Manitowoc, WI 54220-4935
+1 920-684-0005
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“hash browns” (5 reviews)
“fries” (14 reviews)
“burgers” (12 reviews)
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American, Diner
1901 Washington St, Manitowoc, WI 54220-4935
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Some of the best pizza and true Italian cuisine on the Lakeshore. There is also a great party room in the lower level for medium sized groups for birthdays or anniversaries with drink service and also food service from the kitchen.

Thank me0423
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I was shocked that we were the only ones there! I had a burger, fries and malt. OMG! The good old days are still here! The buns are exceptional, the meat was fantastic, and I could have used all those fries as a pillow, there...More

Thank Papa11111
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Great little greasy spoon diner. Some seating on stools puts you right in front of all of the food production. Friendly banter as guests came and went. Friendly, prompt old-fashioned service. Got burgers, curds, fries, and shakes- all was delicious. Can't wait to return!

Thank mindyzena
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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Our family of 5 had a wonderful lunch/breakfast at this cute diner. Our server was sweet & friendly. Food was fantastic! Soups & chili & burgers were so good! Total bill was $30. So much better than all the fast food places we passed up...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped on our way to the Maritime Museum. What a find. We had burgers, fries, and the malts. Great. And, just like the fancy restaurants, we saw hamburger and onion evolve into our burgers. Fries were thin and crisp. The malts, sublime.

Thank EmpressCh
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We took the family this morning about 9:30 for the first time, and it was pretty busy. We were able to order lunch for the wife and I, and breakfast for the kids. Nice way to start a Saturday! The 10 year old had eggs,...More

Thank KenFees
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We like to visit Mom and Pop diners and this one had such great reviews that we stopped for lunch with our 4 adult children. We all ate for $35. Burgers, fries, shakes and soda. Everything was tasty! The three waitresses were super warm and...More

2  Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We constantly return to Bud Willman's for breakfast because of the awesome hash browns and excellent service! Their world-famous burgers rock! We usually take 8-10 home with us to eat later in the day and during the week. This Manitowoc staple is the best place...More

Thank Rudedog83
Reviewed 28 November 2016

From the time you walk in the door you feel at home with the smells of all there home made soups and desserts. They make all there hamburgers fresh and so is all of there other food.

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Buds is where you go on a casual morning or afternoon to get breakfast, or better yet, their burgers paired with fries and a chocolate shake!

Thank Jade A
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  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1901 Washington St, Manitowoc, WI 54220-4935
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Manitowoc
  • Phone Number: +1 920-684-0005
Not fancy, kind of a dump, but some of the best hamburgers and home made soup you'll ever have. Been eating there for 25 pllus years.
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