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Basement Burger Bar


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Chips and Salsa
Fresh tortilla chips served with salsa
Our famous Italian breaded fried pickle spears
Mozzarella Cheese Sticks
Breaded mozzarella cheese sticks
Chicken $+2.00
Toasted garlic herb tortilla, grilled bell peppers, black olives and cheese
Served with pita bread and mixed vegetables
Beef Sampler
3 Mini burgers made with angus beef, bison and kobe topped with red pepper mayo. Lettuce and pickles
Basement Nacho Supreme
Fresh tortilla chips loaded with nacho cheese sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, jalapeños and black olives, topped with sour cream
Mini Burgers
3 Angus beef mini burgers topped with our smoked BBQ ketchup, grilled onions and sharp cheddar
Jalapeno Poppers
Jalapeños breaded and filled with cream cheese
(6) $5.00
(12) $9.00
(18) $14.00
(24) $18.00
Chicken Wings
all American burger
Mayo, lettuce, tomato, pickles, onions and American cheese
Cheese Burger
Mayo, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles with American, sharp cheddar, mozzarella and pepper jack cheese
Bacon Cheese Burger
Thousand island, lettuce, tomato with apple smoked bacon, crispy onion straws and sharp cheddar
Club Burger
Ranch, lettuce, tomato with apple smoked bacon and swiss cheese
Blue Burger
Red pepper mayo, spring mix, tomato with apple smoked bacon, crispy onion straws and crumbled blue cheese
Tropical Burger
Smoked BBQ ketchup, lettuce, tomato, red onion with apple smoked bacon, grilled pineapple and swiss cheese
South of the Border
Salsa, guacamole, sour cream and nacho cheese
Avocado Burger
Guacamole, lettuce, tomato with apple smoked bacon and swiss cheese
Italian Stallion
Marinara sauce, lettuce, tomato with mozzarella sticks and cheese
Hot Mamma
Spicy ketchup, lettuce, tomato, jalapeños and pepper jack cheese
House Salad
Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, red onions, shredded cheese and croutons
Chicken Caesar Salad
Grilled chicken, romaine lettuce topped with parmesan cheese, red onion, black olives and croutons served with caesar dressing
Berry Beany Nutty Salad
Black bean patty on top of a bed of spring mix, topped with dried cranberries, crumbled blue cheese, walnuts, pecans, red onions and bacon served with raspberry vinaigrette
Basement Burger Salad
8Oz. Angus cooked to temp with romaine lettuce, grilled mushrooms, tomato, pickles, sunflower seeds, bacon, green olives, crispy onion straws and shredded cheese
Grilled Chicken Salad
Grilled chicken, romaine lettuce, shredded cheese, black olives, bacon, bell peppers, red onions, tomatoes and grilled chicken
Beer Battered French Fries
Tater Tots
Sweet Potato Fries
Chili Cheese Fries or Tots
$1 Per extra
Sour Cream, Bacon and Onion
Side Salad
No bun
Build Your Own Burger
Spring mix
Build Your Own Salad
Chicken Nuggets
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
American, Bar, Pub
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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All reviews bison tater tots burger sweet potato fries salad turkey beef frickles build your own unique place great beer speak easy arrived minutes later add ons civic theatre great date night wait for a table
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Reviewed March 4, 2019 via mobile

High quality burgers! Above and beyond combination of ingredients. Cozy place. Clean. Fun. Friendly. Great service. Craft beer and cocktails. Televisions everywhere. Plays good music. Awesome experience!!!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank shari w
Reviewed February 13, 2019

A unique place ... great burgers, other sandwiches and sides. I like the atmosphere...at little like going to a speak-easy, but it is an eat-easy. (If that made any sense at all)

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank NicePeopleYes
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

I love there food. service is a little slow. But if you are not in a hurry. This is the place to go.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ruth R
Reviewed February 3, 2019

Excellent burgers, tater tots and sweet potato fries. The menu is full of add on items for your burger.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank vhrules
Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

The BBB is below the street in the Cook Building on Grand River Ave in downtown Farmington. You build your own burger with a magic marker and a pick board. Quality is top shelf, the vibe is cool, people are friendly. It’s a scene. Salads...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Waltez
Reviewed January 5, 2019

We decided to eat at the bar rather than wait for a table. The bartender was good, explained the menu to us since we hadn't been there before. Our food arrived in a timely fashion and was really good. We had burgers and shared buffalo...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank TRC123434
Reviewed December 22, 2018

Small lower level hang out offering full bar, beer list and food. I came because burgers are the rave. I was not that impressed. Its a blank menu allowing the building of your own burger. Not a new concept and the building materials are not...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Love the ability to customize my burger from protein to toppings to bun. Love the choice of tots or fries and the variety of add ons available. Service is consistently just OK, which is why it's only 4 stars

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Veriance11
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Had a great time out on the town in Farmington this past Saturday. Ate a burger and tots, so good! Quick service at the bar and a super-friendly and funny bartender. Wanted something quick, as we were going to a birthday party at the Arcade...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Terrific service. Had the Mac and cheese bites for An appetizer, great. Two of us ordered burgers that you actually check off what you want, I ordered the burger stuffed with blue cheese. All wee great. Very causal, families with kids and monitors playing you...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank peoplesjourney
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