Since the Packer football season is officially in progress, it put me in the mood to dine at Curly’s Pub in the Packer’s own Lambeau Field, located in Ashwaubenon on the Western border of Green Bay. Curly’s is named in honor of Pro Football Hall of fame player, Earl “Curly” Lambeau, who co-founded the Green Bay Packers in 1919 and spent the next 30 years of his life as a Green Bay Packer player and coach. People from all over the country come to tour Lambeau Field and to dine at Curly’s. There is a pub / dining side and just a dining side to the restaurant; I decided to eat in the pub/dining side. Curly’s interior contains a huge bar, a wall of massive picture windows overlooking the Packer’s parking lot and 36 flat screen TVs not including 8 out in front of the hallway. Those TVs were just the ones I counted in the bar / dining area. The restaurant also has a lot of detail with wood and ceramic tile flooring, black iron arches, many wonderful restored era pictures of the Packers from their beginnings, pool tables with a large letter G on top and adjacent is an enclosed large game room with some unique games for adults and children. The young children looked like they were having a blast hamburger restaurant near Missoula.
My server came and brought me a menu and took my drink order. The menu is what you would expect in a sports bar; most items were not on the light side, even including the salads. Nearly all of the salads consisted of bacon, cheese and heavier creamed dressings. I ordered the Curly’s burger with waffle fries for $8.95. While I was waiting, all the TV channels were airing a baseball game and the volume was set on very loud. My hamburger was brought out and it was a huge burger with heaping mounds of waffle fries. Set to the side was a pickle spear, slice of raw red onion, tomato, a lettuce leaf and a 2oz. side of coleslaw. I asked the server if I could have fried onions and she said no problem. She returned with battered fried onions that had been made already. My hamburger was set on a large pretzel bun; with the quality of the bun was not the best. The hamburger was a thick round patty with a slight charcoal flavor and it tasted good. The waffle fries were very heavy and greasy, and the coleslaw tasted like stale refrigerator with a less than mediocre bottled mixed dressing on it. My service throughout the meal was standard service. Curly’s offers more quantity than quality with a fun Green Bay Packer themed atmosphere.