While enjoying your stay at The Ashbrooke, we know you’ll want to venture out and explore all the great sights in Door County. Take a break from sightseeing and choose from one of the many Door County restaurants in the area for a quick bite to eat or a fine dining experience. We can recommend some of the best restaurants in Door County, many of which specialize in locally-sourced food. Enjoy a relaxing atmosphere at a family-owned restaurant or indulge in a seafood meal on the waterfront. Whether you’re looking for casual or fine dining for a romantic evening in Door County, there are plenty of dining options to choose from.
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The Best Door County Restaurants
1. Village Cafe
Located just a short walk from The Ashbrooke, the Village Cafe is one of the top Door County restaurants in Egg Harbor. If you are looking for a hearty breakfast, light lunch or are simply craving their famous carrot cake, we encourage you to stop by.
2. Alexander’s of Door County
For the cherry on top of a romantic evening, or as a special treat to yourself, Alexander’s provides contemporary cuisine and fine dining year-round. They 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 during every moment of your dining experience.
One of the Door County restaurants that we always recommend to our guests is CHOP, a family-owned and operated steakhouse. This treasured eatery features an extensive menu created with high-quality ingredients, a romantic atmosphere, and an exceptional overall experience. One of their chefs was even featured on Fox 11 for a live cooking demonstration!
4. LURE Restaurant
Known as one of the best Door County restaurants in Sister Bay, LURE offers something for anyone to enjoy! The restaurant is housed in a former church 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 with koi pond.
Just a short distance from the hotel is Parador, a tapa’s restaurant that was voted one of the best restaurants in Door County. The restaurant is locally owned by a couple whose passion for food is inspired by global recipes. It also doesn’t hurt that their sangria is one of the best you’ll ever taste!
6. Shoreline Restaurant
This local favorite has become a Door County must and one of the best places on the peninsula to enjoy fine dining with a view. Shoreline Restaurant serves up delicious cuisine and delectable experiences April through mid-November, so discover why you must add this restaurant to your list before they close for the winter!
7. Fred and Fuzzy’s Waterfront Bar and Grill
Located along the shores of Little Sister Bay, Fred and Fuzzy’s is a popular dining option amongst locals and tourists alike. Come and enjoy a tasty fish fry or bite-sized brownies while listening to live music. You’ll also be invited to sit back and relax as the spectacular view of the bay melts away all of your worries.
8. Wild Tomato
Wild Tomato does more than serve amazing wood-fired pizzas, salads, sandwiches, and burgers. They also contribute to their community and the environment by using sustainable products and only the best and highest-quality ingredients available. So while you devour a cheesy slice of pizza, you’ll be happy to know that you are supporting a business that cares about protecting the environment.
9. Mr. Helsinki Restaurant and Wine Bar
Since the restaurant’s opening in 2000, Mr. Helsinki has become one of the most popular eateries in Fish Creek. Along with a Creole and Cajun-inspired dinner menu, they also boast a wine menu that features over 30 different wines. Mr. Helsinki’s main goal is to provide you with an exciting and interesting dining experience using a combination of unique homemade recipes prepared with fresh, high-quality ingredients.
For an authentic Italian cuisine experience, Villagios is the place to go. While you’re there indulging in fresh pasta dishes and other Italian favorites, don’t forget to take photos in front of the largest tree in Juddville.
11. Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant and Butiks
Known worldwide for the live goats that graze on the roof, Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant and Butiks is an absolute must! 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 the authentic Swedish cuisine. As you feast on a Scandinavian buffet plate or homemade pickled herring, feel free to explore the restaurant and admire the unique decor. You may also venture outside to enjoy lawn games such as giant Jenga or goat ring toss.
12. Nightingale Supper Club
The Nightingale Supper Club in Sturgeon Bay, WI is an old-school eatery that serves delicious steakhouse fare and a weekly Friday fish fry in a cozy space. It is also known as Sturgeon Bay’s top steakhouse, so you can expect the food to be as delectable as it comes.
13. Bluefront Cafe
Since 2002, Bluefront Cafe has delighted Door County diners with eclectic cuisine in an upbeat atmosphere. This is the perfect lunch spot to enjoy tasty lunch sandwiches, organic coffee, and signature entrees like burgers, meatloaf, and grilled smoked turkey.
14. The Waterfront Restaurant
If it’s fine dining that you seek, Waterfront Restaurant in Door County is the place to be! True to its name, the eatery boasts a beautiful waterfront location right on the shores of Green Bay and brilliant sunsets that can be viewed from every table in the restaurant. Of course, the lovely waterfront scenery isn’t the only thing that keeps guests coming back.
15. Chives Door County
Located in Downtown Bailey’s Harbor, this farm-to-table culinary experience is a true delight for your taste buds. Chives is most known for its food quality, presentation and value. You’ll also find their food trucks daily at Door County Brewing Company and Fish Fry Fridays on-site each Friday evening.
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.