17 of the Best Door County Restaurants

When you stay with us at The Ashbrooke Hotel, we know you’ll want to venture out and explore everything Door County has to offer. Unwind after a day of sightseeing and dine at one of the incredible Door County restaurants. Whether you’re looking for a casual eatery or the best fine dining restaurant in Door County, we always have somewhere to recommend!  

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Featured Door County Restaurants

Our Favorite Places to Eat in Door County, Wisconsin

Door County, WI, offers ample dining options to choose from. From cafes to fine dining establishments, the restaurant scene not only boasts fresh ingredients but also is the best way to experience the local area. Whether you’re craving fresh seafood, locally sourced ingredients, or homemade pastries, these Door County restaurants.

Culinary Experiences By Area:

1. Alexander’s of Door County

If you’re searching for one of the most romantic restaurants in Door County, treat yourself to an outstanding meal at Alexander’s of Door County. Our good friends, Bruce and Jill Alexander, specialize in seafood, hand-cut steaks, and original creations that are all made with only the finest ingredients. They understand that being the best means having the best quality, and you’ll find quality and passion for food year-round at this restaurant.  

2. Barringer’s Restaurant

Barringer’s Restaurant in Fish Creek is one of the longest-standing successful Door County businesses. Debi’s great-grandfather, Jacob Barringer, built the building that now houses Barringer’s Restaurant. The menu showcases specially selected steaks, fresh seafood, and generous sides (make sure to try the Brussels Sprouts). The historic dining room and indoor/outdoor bar provide a one-of-a-kind experience.  

3. Chives Door County

Located in Downtown Baileys Harbor, Chives is a farm-to-table culinary experience that is sure to delight your taste buds. This establishment is known for its food quality, presentation, and value. You’ll also find their food trucks daily next door to the restaurant in Baileys Harbor, featuring great sandwiches, pizza, and craft cocktails.


One Door County restaurant that we always recommend to our guests is CHOP in Sister Bay. This family-owned and operated steakhouse is treasured by locals and features an extensive menu created with high-quality ingredients, a romantic atmosphere, and an exceptional overall experience. Experience Chop during your next visit!  

5. LURE Restaurant

LURE offers something for everyone to enjoy! The restaurant is housed in a former church in Sister Bay and serves a wide variety of tasty selections, such as freshly caught seafood, succulent steaks, and delicious handcrafted cocktails. In addition to an impressive menu, the restaurant also offers an inviting ambiance with intimate booths and an outdoor garden patio featuring a koi pond.  

6. The Waterfront Restaurant

If a delicious seafood restaurant in Door County is what you seek, Waterfront is the place to be! True to its name, the eatery boasts a beautiful waterfront location right on the shores of Green Bay on the north end of Sister Bay, with brilliant sunsets that can be viewed from every table in the restaurant.

Other Recommended Door County Restaurants to Enjoy

Door County abounds with a plethora of culinary options to indulge in. From scenic waterfront dining with the freshest ingredients to the best cuts of steak, discover some of our other favorites across the area!

seafood at one of the Door County restaurants

Egg Harbor Restaurants

One of the most important aspects of any vacation is deciding where you’ll eat! Whether you’re hungry for a hearty breakfast, delicious lunch, or a fine dining experience, you’ll find the perfect place to delight your taste buds. These are just a few of our favorite nearby Egg Harbor restaurants that we’re sure you’ll love just as much as we do!

7. Village Cafe

Located just a short walk from The Ashbrooke Hotel in Egg Harbor, the Village Cafe is one of the top Door County restaurants. If you’re looking for a hearty breakfast, light lunch, or are craving their famous carrot cake; we encourage you to stop by Village Cafe! 

8. Mezzanine

Located just a short walk down the hill into the village, Mezzanine is an innovative restaurant with a rooftop patio in Egg Harbor, with incredible views of Harbor View Park and sunsets over the Egg Harbor Marina. With deep roots in Door County, the food and beverage program feel native to the area with an elevated twist.

9. Casey’s BBQ & Smokehouse

For a taste of top-notch barbeque, head to Casey’s BBQ & Smokehouse. This casual barbeque joint concocts mouthwatering Southern flavors by smoking their meats with cherry wood for a mild smoky flavor. Try one of their specialty pulled pork sandwiches or prime rib platters. The highlights of the show are Casey’s BBQ plates, especially the baby-back ribs.

people eating seafood at at a restaurant in Door County

Sister Bay Restaurants

From hearty comfort food to sumptuous small plates, the restaurants in Sister Bay offer many savory options to satisfy your palate.

10. Wild Tomato

Wild Tomato does more than serve amazing wood-fired pizzas, salads, sandwiches, and burgers. With locations in Fish Creek and Sister Bay, they also contribute to their community and the environment by using sustainable products and only the best and highest-quality ingredients available. Try their monthly “Donation Creation,” as a contribution for each pizza sold is made to one of our many local charities. 

11. Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant and Butik

Known worldwide for the live goats that graze on the roof, Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant and Butik is an absolute must-visit during your stay in Door County! Celebrities and diners from all over the globe have flocked to this local gem to snap a picture of the rooftop goats and get a taste of authentic Swedish cuisine. You may also venture outside to enjoy lawn games or visit their outdoor Scandinavian bar and beer garden, Stabbur.  

oysters and crab

Fish Creek Restaurants

From fish boils to pub fare, Fish Creek offers some of the best, local dining experiences in the area. Discover our recommended Fish Creek restaurant and reserve your table today!

12. Pelletier’s Restaurant & Fish Boil

Pelletier’s Restaurant & Fish Boil is a seasonal spot serving top-notch American breakfast and lunch fare. During the evening, they host nightly fish boils outside. Fish boils are a staple here in Door County, and we highly suggest you attend one during your stay with us! 

shrimp and grits

Sturgeon Bay Restaurants

As you’re spending your time exploring, stop for a bit to eat at some of the best Sturgeon Bay restaurants for a memorable meal. Whether you’re planning your friends and/or sweetheart outing, here are some of recommendations for the best in the area!

13. Donny’s at Glidden Lodge

This family-owned restaurant on the Lake Michigan waterfront is a local favorite. Donny’s at Glidden Lodge offers the perfect combination of great food with quality service. The owners, Don and Rita Zellner, are committed to providing you with an amazing experience and are proud to serve Choice Black Angus cuts of meat and use only the freshest ingredients. 

14. Bluefront Cafe

Since 2002, The Bluefront Cafe has delighted Door County diners with eclectic cuisine in an upbeat atmosphere. If you’re in Sturgeon Bay, this is the perfect lunch spot to enjoy tasty sandwiches, organic coffee, and signature entrees like burgers, meatloaf, and grilled smoked turkey.  


Bailey’s Harbor Restaurants

Located on the eastern shore of the Door County peninsula, less than 10 miles from the Ashbrooke Hotel, you’ll find one of the area’s best-kept secrets—Baileys Harbor. Whether you’re looking for fine dining or a casual eatery, the Baileys Harbor Restaurants will not disappoint.

15. Harbor Fish Market & Grille

Only a 13-minute drive from the Ashbrooke Hotel.

Harbor Fish Market & Grille sits on the shores of Lake Michigan in downtown Baileys Harbor. Its location on the lake makes for superb waterfront dining. The building of the Baileys Harbor Fish Market features an immense amount of history and dates back to the 1950s when it served as a tavern and ice cream parlor.

Standout Menu Items: If you’re a seafood lover, this is the place for you. They serve a wide array of fish, including Chilean Sea Bass, Whitefish, Scallops, Salmon, lobster, halibut, and more. They also provide other options such as prime rib and vegetarian apple beet quinoa.

16. Coyote Roadhouse

Only a 9-minute drive from the Ashbrooke Hotel.

Coyote Roadhouse in Baileys Harbor offers one of those everybody-knows-your-name atmospheres. Their friendly service and tasty twists on traditional fare are sure to win you over. Also, they yield an impressive beer menu with over 30 different bottled beers.

Standout Menu Items: In traditional Door County fashion, Coyote Roadhouse offers Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese Curds and an all-you-can-eat fish fry every Friday night.

17. Baileys Harbor Cornerstone Pub

Only a 13-minute drive from the Ashbrooke Hotel.

Baileys Harbor Cornerstone Pub takes pride in providing accommodating service, a cozy, inviting atmosphere, with great food and a fabulous beer selection. 

Standout Menu Items: All of their sandwiches come on fresh, crunchy sub rolls. Their options include but are not limited to a Reuben, shaved prime rib, BLT, black bean burger, and Foghorn. Their Foghorn is a ⅓ pound burger topped with beer-battered onion rings, bacon, cheddar, and bbq sauce. They also offer soups, salads, pizza, burritos, and munchies. 

Make the Most Out of Your Stay in Door County

We’ve only scratched the surface of all the incredible Door County restaurants! Interested in even more options? Request your free copy of our Vacation Guide, and don’t forget to book your favorite room with us soon and stay with us in our Hotel in Door County WI!