Osgood’s, one of the first restaurants at the Mayfair Collection, opened in November 2015 and features lots of burgers, sandwiches, soups and salads.
“We really have a large selection,” said Chris Hersh, Osgood’s general manager.
And while the menu at first glance looks similar to other burger joints with drive-through, Hersh said Osgood’s is not a fast food restaurant.
“It’s not really fast food, because everything is made to order,” he said. “We always use fresh, quality ingredients.”
For instance, Hersh said the salads — there’s a classic Caesar; a basil pesto and walnut; strawberry, mandarin and brie; and the Greek, made with Romaine lettuce, feta cheese, grape tomatoes, red cabbage, black olives, chick peas and cucumber — are not premade. And Osgood’s tries to support local suppliers whenever possible.
Hersh said the salads are popular, as are the Italian beef sandwich, chicken sandwiches, and rack of ribs.
“The barbecue sauce is made in-house,” he said.
That sauce is served with the ribs and a pulled pork entrée as well as one of the most popular burgers, the Holy Cow, a single patty with cheddar cheese, BBQ sauce, lettuce, tomato and onion ring on a brioche bun.
Hersh said the restaurant’s double drive-through is popular, and Friday and Saturday nights are the busiest. “I think a lot of people are out and about," he said.
The restaurant, with its dark wood and metal décor, has a patio and two dining rooms. There’s seating for about 120 people; the party room with TV that can be rented out can seat another 40.
Osgood’s offers catering and, of course, to-go orders, and diners get points that equal $5 for every five visits, said Nicole Koremenos, marketing manager for Phoenix Hospitality Group.
Also, nonprofits are encouraged to participate in Spirit Night, a Monday when the group can invite diners and earn up to 15 percent of that evening’s sales.
ADDRESS: 11530 W. Burleigh St., Wauwatosa
RESERVATIONS: Not required
FARE: Osgood’s offers sandwiches, burgers, dogs, fish baskets, salads, soups, a few pastas and a kids menu that includes burgers, hot dog, chicken tenders, grilled cheese and mac ‘n cheese. Desserts offered include a variety of custard treats including a turtle sundae, banana split, and the Hawaii: vanilla custard with hot fudge, banana and pineapple. Soft drinks, local sodas from Sprecher and Black Bear, and a few beers, like New Glarus’ Spotted Cow, are offered as well.
PRICE RANGE: Meals range from $2.95 for a cup of chicken noodle soup to $16.95 for a full rack of baby back ribs, served with coleslaw and cornbread. Burgers range in price from $4.35 for the Os-Burger — a 1/3-pound Angus beef burger on buttered and toasted Sciortino’s brioche bun with ketchup, mustard, lettuce, tomato, onion and pickles — to $8.25 for the Big Burger, two patties with American cheese, Thousand Island dressing, lettuce, tomato, onion and pickles. Sides — including fries, onion rings, coleslaw and cheese curds are extra.
HOURS: Hours for the restaurant and drive-through are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.