One Of America’s Best ‘Hole-in-the-Wall’ Burger Joints Isn’t Far From Rockford
You might want to start making plans this Spring to check out one of the best burger stands in all of America.
I'm saying wait till Spring because if you were to go right now you'd be disappointed.
No, not because it's absolutely frigid and standing outside waiting for a burger is crazy talk but Wedl's Hamburger Stand, is closed for the season.
Located at 200 East Racine Street in Jefferson, Wisconsin, about 90 minutes from Rockford and roughly 25-30 minutes east-ish of Madison, is Wedl's Hamburger Stand.
I'm not going to pretend to be able to tell you how delicious their food is because 1. I never heard of Wedl's until today and 2. I have never been to nor heard of Jefferson, Wisconsin until today either.
However, I will let Cheapism, purveyors of the "Best Hole-in-the-Wall Burger Joints In Every State," explain just how good their food is (or at least sounds):
Wedl's takes "hole in the wall" to new levels — it's a seasonal, sidewalk shack that's been around for more than a century, cooking thin, smashed slider-style burgers on a griddle with lard and onions.
Having been in business for 105 years, Wedl's seems to know a thing or two about burgers.
We pride ourselves in serving high-quality products, most of which we get from the local community. We offer more than just our amazing slider-style burgers, we serve locally-made deep-fried cheese curds and Madison, WI's famous Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream.
For the most part, Yelp reviewers agree with Jim W. saying "This is the type of out of the way gem they spotlight on Food Network" while Top D. remarked "The burgers are flat, dry and salty. I do not see the hype here."
Well, we're going to have to wait a few months before we try it ourselves. While they haven't announced a date yet, Wedl's is set to reopen this spring. Have you been to Wedl's Hamburger Stand in Jefferson? Is it worth the trip from Rockford or should we just stay home?
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