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Beyond ButterBurgers

Culver's Atlantic Cod Filet Sandwich, Lemon Ice and Cranberry Bacon Bleu Salad with Grilled Chicken

While Culver’s is famous for ButterBurgers and Fresh Frozen Custard, our menu offers something truly special for everyone.

For Lea Culver it was only natural to build on the family’s supper club roots, to create a menu with a breadth of offerings to please every guest.

Whether it’s our hand-battered North Atlantic Cod, Crispy Chicken Sandwich, genuine Wisconsin Cheese Curds or seasonal sweet-and-summery Lemon Ice, Culver’s has given guests something to rave about since the start. Always made fresh, and always delicious.

Feeling like a freshly made salad? Try one of our favorites, like our Chicken Cashew Salad. Hankering for a hearty dinner? Culver’s Fresh Fried Chicken, Beef Pot Roast or Butterfly Jumbo Shrimp hits the spot like nothing else. From our thick-cut Onion Rings to our homestyle Green Beans, Culver’s sides are amazing.

Culver's Beef Pot Roast Sandwich and Wisconsin Cheese CurdsThis is a family restaurant, after all, and families rarely all crave the same thing at the same time. Guess that’s why so many families head to Culver’s.

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Since Day One

  • Signature Combination
    Signature Combination

    Combining a love for his mom’s homemade hamburgers with his favorite childhood vacation treat, fresh frozen custard, Craig Culver creates Culver’s signature combination.

  • Flavor of the Day
    Flavor of the Day

    Caramel Pecan, the first of many. Today you’ll still find a unique flavor of Fresh Frozen Custard, made daily and different from one Culver’s to the next.

  • Pumpkin Fresh Frozen Custard
    Pumpkin Fresh Frozen Custard

    Culver’s adds real pumpkin to a batch of Vanilla Fresh Frozen Custard and unleashes a new seasonal pumpkin-loving craze.

  • First Successful Franchise Opening
    First Successful Franchise Opening

    Culver’s enjoyed its first successful franchise with an opening in Baraboo, Wisconsin. Today there are more than 500 family-owned restaurants across 22 states and growing.

  • Lemon Ice
    Lemon Ice

    Craig’s inspiration for a perfect summertime-only complement to our Fresh Frozen Custard treats, originated in the Italian ice shops of New York City.

  • Culver's First Academic Scholarship
    Culver's First Academic Scholarship

    To support team members’ pursuit of higher education, Culver’s awards its first academic scholarship, which led to the creation of Culver’s VIP Foundation. To date, more than 1,800 team members have been awarded $1.8 M.

  • Scoopie
    Scoopie

    Culver’s official ambassador of cheer steps onto the scene, lighting up faces everywhere and introducing folks to the wonders of Fresh Frozen Custard.

  • First Culver's Outside Wisconsin
    First Culver's Outside Wisconsin

    The first Culver’s outside of Wisconsin opens in Buffalo, Minnesota, started by a couple of Wisconsin natives who enjoyed Culver’s so much they decided to introduce us to their neighbors.

  • Wisconsin Cheese Curds
    Wisconsin Cheese Curds

    A Wisconsin delicacy debuts at Culver’s. Cheese curds are unaged bits of cheddar, breaded and deep-fried. They’re supplied by a family-owned Wisconsin dairy.

  • 100th Restaurant
    100th Restaurant

    Guests love for handcrafted ButterBurgers and Fresh Frozen Custard helps Culver's reach the 100th restaurant mark in June of 2000.

  • Northwoods Walleye
    Northwoods Walleye

    Culver’s serves its first basket of Northwoods Walleye, hand-battered and cooked to order in the great Wisconsin fish fry tradition. Catch this guest favorite for a limited time each spring.

  • Ruth Culver Community Library
    Ruth Culver Community Library

    Culver Franchising System donates the former home office, overlooking the Wisconsin River, to the community of Prairie du Sac in Ruth Culver’s memory.

  • Culver's Chicken Sandwiches

    Grilled or crispy? Either way, it's like nothing you've ever tasted. See why.

  • ButterBurger 101

    Here's what every ButterBurger newbie needs to know.

  • Thank You Farmers. Culver's fans share their gratitude for hardworking farm families.

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