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Wilson's Restaurant

9990 Water Street, Highway 42, Door County, Ephraim, WI 54211
+1 920-854-2041
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (557 reviews)
“sundae” (80 reviews)
“burger” (146 reviews)
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11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Hours
American, Diner
9990 Water Street, Highway 42, Door County, Ephraim, WI 54211
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Reviewed yesterday

We drove by Wilson's early in the morning thinking it would be fun to have lunch - came back to a full house; we clearly had found a local favorite! Yes, it was busy, but the staff was very pleasant and we had a table...More

Thank IllinoisILtraveler
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wilson’s is an awesome throwback to the 50’s ice cream parlor. Food was real good and ice cream was amazing. Love the decor. Try the taco salad very yummy.

Thank Keith H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Heard about this place from the local tour guide and went for lunch. Wilson's is famed for its ice cream, but this was our chance to get a Chicago hot dog and fries for lunch. Have to say, it came very very close to the...More

Thank pesp
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really great place....check out the juke boxes on each table...staff is really friendly and accomodating. The ice cream is a big Wow. We also ordered burgers and fries to go....just perfectly done. Go there for the ambiance.

Thank birdbrainpammy
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I while visiting Door County recently had dinner one evening at this beautiful old establishment. Our meals consisted of a Pulled Pork sandwich and a hot dog with fries, nothing fancy, but we sat outside on the patio that overlooks the bay...More

Thank Billy R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a neat experience. Gave my 3 year old daughter a diner hat to color and wear. So cute! The decor and atmosphere is very neat. The root beer is SO GOOD! Best I have ever had. The burgers and fries were wonderful and the...More

Thank ash922
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always charming, always nostalgic. Famous ice cream cones, sundaes, etc. Burgers, soups, chili, fries, Juke box, fun staff, a blast from the past and as fresh as ever!

Thank 45traveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just a warning before you go. Their ice-cream portions are huge. But it's really nice. We tried their special chocolate Zanzibar icecream. It had 3 types of chocolate ice cream. The joint has sit down options for meals. Or take an ice-cream and walk across...More

Thank SuBanKolkata
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for a rootbeer float, a rootbeer frosty, and a salted carmel sundae - great location to look at the bay of Lake Michigan.

Thank Missy K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is so cute with a ton of character. Makes you feel like you have stepped back in time for a bit. The cones are huge so don't even bother ordering a double scoop unless you have a partner to share it with. A...More

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April 17, 2016|
Response from Jackson A | Reviewed this property |
This I do not know. They do have gift certificates and they probably will send one to you. Enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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