Basil’s II

Review by: buffetbuster

The menu at Basil’s II in Denmark, Wisconsin, does not refer to hamburgers as butter burgers. This is Wisconsin; here in the Dairy State, butter is assumed. The butter burgers served here are the most buttery this side of Solly’s Grille in Milwaukee.

For the best meat-to-bun(-to butter) ratio, a double cheeseburger is the way to go. Patties made from fresh ground beef are charcoal grilled for maximum flavor. Set into a toasted bun, they are smartly dressed with onion, pickle, ketchup and, of course, a cascade of melty butter. Despite the softness of the bun, it never descends into a butterlogged mess, which is much appreciated.

Side-wise, the obvious choice is fried cheese curds. They have a light, thin coat and are downright squeaky: some of the best around.

A sign on the front door instructs patrons to order at the bar, where you are assigned a table, thus making you easy to find. When business picks up, waitresses do take orders at the tables.

A big thanks to expert Wisconsin tipster MilwaukeeFoodLover for pointing the way to Basil’s II.

Directions & Hours

10am - 10pm
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

What To Eat

Cheese Curds

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Butter Burger

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Basil’s II Recipes

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What do you think of Basil’s II?

3 Responses to “Basil’s II”

Dean

August 18th, 2021

Very average. I didn’t notice any butter, in fact, it was dry and the bun was crispy like oven baked. Anyone considering this a GREAT burger hasn’t had one

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Mike & Beth Loew

October 28th, 2015

Basil’s II is a bar not far from Green Bay that serves charcoal broiled sandwiches. It’s hard to pick from your cheeseburgers, brats, double brats, pork chop, or restaurant steak, which akin to a souped up cube steak. All are served on a hard roll with a good mount of butter added. I’m told that their fish sandwich is outstanding. On one visit the soup of the day was beer cheese; what made it even better was the use of popcorn in place of croutons; brilliant.

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Pat Altenhof

October 23rd, 2015

One of the first things I did when I moved to Denmark, WI, was check out Roadfood and saw the recommendations for Basil’s II. It took me a while to get there, but it is now a favorite. The burgers are made fresh upon order and are wrapped in waxed paper and come cut in half. I did add bacon to my double cheeseburger, and it was amazing.

The sides were wonderful: curds, waffle fries, onion rings, potato wedges (broasted and served with a tub of butter and sour cream (my favorite)), and regular fries keep you busy. The friendly staff makes sure that you don’t run dry of beverages. Booths are roomy and the long shared tables are close together and friendly. I have been here long enough that I now add butter to my homemade burgers and brats, and snappy dogs (in a natural casing) and I plop a big gob on my steaks and chops. Butter makes everything better!!! This place is worth driving country roads for. It is wonderful, and the food is outstanding!!!! Enjoy….

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