The Burgers of Wisconsin
Last summer I got to a handful of spots I'd been wanting to check out but none came with more anticipation than Joe Rouer's up in Kewaunee County which borders Door County. So if you're heading up to that area for vacation time you may want to consider a detour for burger time.
The address says Luxemburg but that's because it's the closest town to the unincorporated community of Duvall. Joe Rouer's is a prototypical Wisconsin tavern. Curved bar with a few tables and than another area off of that with some games such as pool and FoosHockey. There's also a nice seating area outside in the back that borders a few farms. As you can read in the sign this is a popular burger spot in these parts and that's because there's nothing else like them. They opened in 1952 and still cook the burgers in a pan of their own grease which is also used to make the onion juice. The latter of which is a must. Without those onions this is a different animal. One that's just not as luscious.
Cheeseburger with Onions
Together with some melted cheese this is one of the most glorious burgers I've ever had. The ultimate bar burger. The type that's caused serious craves for a few generations of people from these parts. This is one of those burgers that if you want to try you need to go here because nobody else makes them this way. Once you've had one it becomes easily identifiable in a blind taste test. It's served with a small bowl of pickles which is really all you need. Maybe some mustard but that's it. You dont want to disguise that sweet, succulent onion juice. One of the best anywhere. See y'all next time.
Dressed with Pickles
Joe Rouer's Bar
E1098 Co Rd X
Luxemburg, WI 54217