We asked the locals and they answered! 

Welcome to Wisconsin, where cheese is more than just food… it’s a lifestyle! And what better way to eat cheese than deep-fried and shared with good friends? Eau Claire locals have been around the cheese block a time or two and wanted to let you know about all of their favorite places to get their cheese curd fix!

Ellsworth cheese curds served with a side of sweet chili sauce at Northern Tap House

Northern Taphouse

We ran a poll to find out the locals' foodie faves, and Northern Taphouse was the reigning champion for cheese curds in Eau Claire. You can order their Signature Cheese Curds that come beer battered and served with house ranch, or you can go all out with the Ellsworth Cheese Curds that are served with an amazing sweet chili sauce. You can't go wrong with either!

Court'n House

A true Wisconsinite can argue that the classic, old-time Wisconsin bars are the ones that do cheese curds the best. There's nothing fancy needed; just a tray filled with some perfectly crispy, golden fried little nuggets and a good dressing on the side! That's exactly what you get at Court'n House Bar & Grill in downtown Eau Claire.

Cowboy Jack's

Plan a little hoedown with your crew at Cowboy Jack's and kick off the night with a plate of their cheese curds. They will have your taste buds screaming, "Yeehaw!" 

A hand reaching for a plate of cheese curds at Mogie's Pub

Mogie's Pub

Crispy and delicious, it’s hard to stop your hand from reaching over into the plate with these bite-size curds from Mogie's. Who knew so much flavor and wonder could be packed inside these small, fried golden nuggets? We know this page is about cheese curds, but hear us out... the Spuds O' Plenty from Mogie's too... just MAGICAL!

Dooley's Pub

If you like your cheese curds big, messy, and EAU so tasty, Dooley's is the place for you! This appetizer will be far gone before the main course even comes. Just look at them! The cheese is literally oozing out of them!

Reboot Social

Fuel up your gaming session at Reboot Social with delicious deep-fried cheese curds! This arcade bar is filled with vintage pinball, Nintendo games, duckpin bowling, billiards, darts, and an amazing menu with burgers, sandwiches, salads, appetizers, signature cocktails, and more.

A young girl eating cheese curds at Houligans Steak & Seafood Pub

Houligans Steak & Seafood Pub

Looking for a nice dinner in downtown Eau Claire but still want to get your cheese on? Houligans is the place. Their supper club vibe and atmosphere pair well with a plate of cheese curds as an appetizer. Dig in while they're hot and fresh!

The Livery

As if The Livery's laid-back and enjoyable atmosphere wasn’t enough, they had to add delicious cheese curds to their plate too (literally)! Order a basket for the table and dunk them in dressing; take pictures of them; SAVOR them. Cheese curds are just the greatest gift Wisconsin can give. 

44 North

Wouldn't it be awesome if you could get a plate of 44 cheese curds at 44 North? You don't exactly get 44 but hey, you know what they say, all things in moderation. Whoever said that clearly never tried cheese curds before.

A group of guys eating cheese curds dipped in ranch from Northwoods Brewpub in Osseo, WI

Northwoods Brew Pub

Cheese curds at a brewery; what more can you ask for?! Northwoods Brewpub in Osseo offers a rotating tap list of their beers that are brewed on-site and they make a mean plate of you guessed it... beer-battered cheese curds. Bartender, we'll take another round... of beer AND curds.

The Plus

Cheese is just so amazing; it comes in many different flavors, shapes, sizes, and even textures! The Plus really got creative with their curd cooking and created their pepper jack cheese curds. Just when you thought all cheese curds tasted the same... NOPE! 

a photo inside the factory making cheese curds at Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery

Bonus : Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery

The Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery is truly every cheese lover's DREAM! Not only can you purchase a wide variety of flavored cheese curds like taco, dill pickle, buffalo, and other spicy flavors, but you can also see the cheese curds being made through the window into the factory! Take a day trip to Menomonie, WI to visit the Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery for sandwiches, soup, pizza, & ice cream, and shop for cheese curds, local wine & beer, and other gifts at the shop.

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