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Rowleys Bay Restaurant and Fish Boil

) #5 of 7 Restaurants in Ellison Bay $$ - $$$ American,
1041 County Road Zz, Ellison Bay, WI 54210-9713
+1 920-854-2385
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“potatoes” (16 reviews)
“chicken” (8 reviews)
Closes in 22 min
07:30 - 20:00All hours
American, Scandinavian
$$ - $$$
1041 County Road Zz, Ellison Bay, WI 54210-9713
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Reviewed yesterday

We decided at the last minute to eat at the restaurant instead of adventuring out. To tell you the absolute truth, our breakfast was outstanding. It was clear by the number of people in the restaurant that others agreed as well. The atmosphere felt dated...More

Thank TurkeyGirl33
Reviewed 3 days ago

Enjoy story teller and fish boil, so entertaining but the buffet is not the best. Still worth do it once.

Thank Piraon S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rowley's Fish Boil is tasty, but what sets it apart is the storyteller who entertains while the fire burns. A 90+ gentlemen who reenacts the area history, he holds everyone enthralled while the Boilmaster occasionally comes in to do his thing. It's fun, and even...More

Thank Midwestadvocate
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has a nice, inexpensive breakfast buffet Monday through Saturday. It isn't a real big buffet, but they have enough choices and it's quality food. Choices include Swedish pancakes, breakfast lasagna, and cinnamon roll french toast. Sundays they have a larger buffet that includes...More

Thank FordGirl_22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We needed a good and hearty Breakfast and we did not want to wait for hours to get it. Rowleys Bay Restaurant fit the bill with its Breakfast Buffet. Not only did the buffet have the usual eggs, bacon, sausages, pancakes and such, but it...More

Thank johnnyhotcakes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wife wanted white fish but not teens. so this was good for all had whitefish, fried fish chicken, sausage, salad bar, soups and desert bar. food was good. found $1 off coupon in DC dining book. al ittle out of way but nice area.

Thank Jakew W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had never heard of fish boils, so in making plans for our Wisconsin visit, had to check one out. Can't imagine any other one being more fun. Great story teller, watching the "pot" boil, and people watching. The fish has many bones, but if you...More

Thank KCsew
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Good selection of breakfast items and the cinnamon rolls were delicious but I think it is a bit pricey.

Thank _cramlo95
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I've done many fish boils in Door County, and I must say this has probably been my favorite. You sign up at the restaurant and attend a story time by the campfire out in front of the restaurant. The story is very interesting. Then you...More

Thank Badger_State_of_Mind
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We went here for the Fish Boil, as we had never seen one. There is an older gentleman who gives some history while the fish boil is being prepared and he was very entertaining and funny. Boiled fish is not on the list of favored...More

Thank Teresa D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$19
American, Scandinavian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1041 County Road Zz, Ellison Bay, WI 54210-9713
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Ellison Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 920-854-2385
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Wonderful Features of Rowleys Bay Resort All-You-Can-Eat Restaurant and Fish Boil. In addition to an all-day menu, Rowleys Bay Restaurant features Door County's longest buffet and salad bar, providing you with variety, flexibility and tremendous dining value. On Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights the generous buffet includes the area's only all-you-can-eat fish boil, complete with an historical reenactment of the area's namesake Peter Rowley. The restaurant's famous Sunday Brunch buffet includes chef-carved prime rib and other choice meats, as well as pecan rolls and a variety of scrumptious treats from Grandma's Swedish Bakery. Our retro-inspired Rowley's Pub offers our own signature vacation drinks and cocktails, plus a selection of beer and wine, all at prices you won't believe. Door County's Affordable Waterfront Resort. Rowleys Bay Resort offers the best of both worlds-a waterfront destination with affordable lodging options. Whether you prefer a traditional room, suite, cottage or vacation home, all are just steps away from 700 feet of shoreline. As the largest waterfront resort in Door County, we accommodate and cater to the needs of a wide range of groups. The atmosphere is casual, relaxed and friendly. With our restaurant, bakery, pub, pool, library, game room, fitness room, banquet hall and meeting rooms all under one roof, families and groups feel safe and connected. Our rustic Stuga, nestled under cedars in front of the resort, is perfect for private parties and events.100 Acres of Solitude on a Pristine Bay. Rowleys Bay Resort is situated on 100 secluded acres dominating a pristine, undeveloped bay on Lake Michigan. Think of our unique, peaceful setting as a cul-de-sac without noisy through-traffic and bumper-to-bumper people. Be as one with nature as you enjoy four-season bird watching on our never frozen bay and the unique Mink River Estuary. Nature's light show on the water at sunrise and sunset come at no extra charge! Active Sports Access at Your Door. If you have a passion for sports, you have to come to Rowleys Bay Resort. From canoeing and kayaking to stand-up paddle boarding , zipline, segway tours and fishing, you won't find a better place in Door County for aqua adventures. The marina and DNR launch are your gateway and quick getaway to Lake Michigan and the Mink River. Sand Bay beach, accessible from our trails, is a great place for a summer dip. Kayak rentals and tours, as well as charter fishing boats, are available dockside. Landlubbers can walk, run or mountain bike on our 5-mile trail system. Featured attractions at Rowleys Bay Resort include Door County's only canopy zip-line and off-road Segway tours through our expansive property. Historic Swedish Scratch Bakery For more than 45 years, Grandma's Swedish Bakery has been tantalizing the taste buds of Door County visitors and natives with homemade pastries, decadent sweet rolls and other from-scratch bakery items. Family recipes have been handed down from generation to generation, ensuring that you will receive the same authentic Swedish delights originally baked by Grandma. Specialties include our 1/2-pound pecan and cinnamon rolls and Door County's only from-scratch bagels.
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