13 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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Our Favorite Places to Eat in Door County, Wisconsin
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.
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2. 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!
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Shoreline Restaurant is a local favorite and is one of the best places on the peninsula to enjoy fine dining with a waterfront view. Mike and Mary Mead and their family at Shoreline Restaurant in Gills Rock serve up delicious cuisine and delectable experiences that will leave you feeling satisfied.
8. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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12. 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.
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!
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!