North of Milwaukee

150 MILES | 2 hr 52 min | by Michael Stern
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Sheboygan to Fish Creek

The drive north from Milwaukee is a grand taste of Wisconsin. First stop: Sheboygan, renowned for its butchers’ brats (rhymes with hots, short for bratwurst), cooked over charcoal at the Charcoal Inn. In Manitowoc, Beerntsen’s Confectionery cooks candy in vintage copper kettles and hand-dips toffee, turtles, and chocolate-coated sugar puffs (known as fairy food). Wisconsin’s signature butter burger is nowhere more buttery than at Basil’s II; and up in Green Bay, Packers fans love Kroll’s West just across from Lambeau Field for its huge, messy, half-pound butter burgers. Up in Door County, enjoy the unique local meal known as a fish boil at the White Gull Inn, complete with bonfire and strolling accordionist … and, of course, cherry pie for dessert.

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Charcoal Inn

The famous Sheboygan, Wisconsin brat(wurst) is best at the Charcoal Inn, where sandwiches ooze a delectable blend of fire-cooked meat juice & melted butter.

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Beerntsen’s Confectionery

Beerntsen's is a glorious little Wisconsin candy store where you can have a nice, inexpensive lunch and spoon into expertly-made sundaes.

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Basil’s II

Well out in the country in north Wisconsin, Basil's II serves some of the most buttery butter burgers in the state. On the side: cheese curds!

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Kroll’s West

Kroll's West is loved by fans of the Green Bay Packers (whose home field is directly across the street). Signature dish: a deliciously sloppy butter burger.

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White Gull Inn

The Door County, Wisconsin fish boil -- whitefish and red potatoes followed by cherry pie -- is at its best at the White Gull Inn restaurant in Fish Creek.