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Wilson's Restaurant

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American, Diner
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9990 Water Street, Highway 42, Door County, Ephraim, WI 54211
+1 920-854-2041
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Fri 11:00 - 22:30
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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South Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Oh, my, where to begin. This place is a throwback to all of the best times summer brings. My husband and I had a wonderful lunch of pure junk food - taco salad, chili dog - and it was good for our souls. Their homemade root beer is awesome, so using it to make floats elevates it to a fantastic... More 

Thank CampingJan
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Relax, have a snack, enjoy the waterfront views. Walk the lake shore, or just people watch the day away.

Thank Kurt M
Aurora, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 448 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for ice cream while on a cycling tour through Door County. Great ice cream in a great little throwback kind of burger and shake shop. We returned another day for lunch and of course more ice cream. There is a walk up counter to just order ice cream. There is always a wait to eat, but worth... More 

Thank Laurie S
Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We stopped in for lunch last month and would go back again for the ice cream. This is a retro burger joint with basic food and the prices are right for what they are serving. My husband was happy with his lunch, but it's not my cup of tea. We shared a hot fudge sundae that was made with really... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We enjoyed stopping in here - we had no idea of the history, but upon entering and sitting down in our booth. It reminded my husband and I of our childhoods - little jukeboxes boothside. The food and surroundings were delicious!!

Thank Chops0660
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

What more could you ask for, great little diner, wall-mounted mini juke boxes at every booth. Great little place for burgers and fries and of course - Ice Cream!! They have a ton of flavors, my favorite is always Black Cherry, never disappoints.

Otsego, Minnesota
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We stopped here for ice cream. I thought they had a good selection and their prices were decent. The place was so crowded I thought it would take a while even for ice cream but, I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly they were able to serve everyone.

Thank NooperDoll
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The food seemed a tad expensive for what it was (hamburgers are the price of a much bigger bigger elsewhere - they were a lot smaller than I realized!), but the food was good and the ambiance of being in a place with such history is really neat. Definitely a must-go if anyone hasn't been before.

Thank wisconsinchic
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Breakfast was awesome and hash browns were to die for. Waitress was very pleasant and the atmosphere was was cute

Thank tjbean62
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We stayed in Ephraim on our first visit to Door County and were right next to Wilsons, so we decided to give it a try. We went with a family of four and ordered ice cream sundaes which were big and very tasty, reasonably priced. The service was great and we would certainly go back on a future trip.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9990 Water Street, Highway 42, Door County, Ephraim, WI 54211
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Ephraim
  • Phone Number: +1 920-854-2041

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?