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Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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BREAKFAST
All pancakes served with Al Johnson's Syrup, Wisconsin butter and Al Johnson's Swedish Lingonberries. Fresh fruit cup in place of american fries add $1.25
$7.5
Swedish Pancakes
$10.75
Swedish Pancake Special
Served with two eggs over-medium and choice of sausage or Swedish meatballs
$8.5
With One Egg $7.75
Two Eggs
Served with toast, American fries and your choice of ham, Canadian bacon, sausage, bacon or Swedish meatballs
$6.5
Two Eggs
Served with toast and American fries
$15.25
Rib Eye Steak (8 Oz.)
With two eggs, American fries and toast
$10.75
Monte Cristo
Turkey, ham and Swiss cheese filled French toast served with American fries
$9.75
Grilled Breakfast Sandwich
With 2 eggs, bacon and cheese served on Panini served with American fries
$11.0
Eggs Benedict
Served with American fries
$8.0
French Toast
$7.5
Biscuits and Sausage Gravy
With one egg
BREAKFAST SIDE ITEMS
Gluten free bread available for $1.25 additional
$4.0
Homemade Coffee Cake
$2.0
Toast or Biscuit and Preserves
$2.5
English Muffin
$3.0
Toasted Bagel with Cream Cheese
$5.0
With Fruit $6.0
Granola
With milk or yogurt
$4.75
Hot Oatmeal
with milk (Served until Noon)
$4.0
Yogurt
plain, lingonberry or strawberry
$4.5
Fresh Seasonal Fruit
$3.25
American Fries
$3.5
Ham
Canadian bacon, sausage, bacon, or swedish meatballs
GRILLED SANDWICHES
Sandwiches include your choice of French fries, beet salad, or cucumber salad. Soup, American fried potatoes, or onion rings In Place Of French fries add $1. Add "The Works" to any sandwich (lettuce, onion, tomato, pickles)$1; Add soup or salad to any sandwich $2.50
$6.5
Classic Grilled Cheese on Panini
$9.5
Ham & Swiss Cheese Sandwich
$9.5
Rolf's Grilled Veggie Sandwich
On Panini bread, red pepper, asparagus, portabella mushroom, red onion and aged white cheddar
$9.5
Grilled Havarti Cheese
With pickled beets and baby spinach on Limpa
$9.5
Grilled Roast Beef and Cheddar Sandwich
$9.0
Swedish Meatball Sandwich
With pickled red cabbage
$9.5
Grilled Corned Beef & Swiss Cheese
Served with pickled cabbage
$9.5
Grilled Oven Roasted Turkey and Cheddar Cheese
6 Oz $8.75
Hamburger with Grilled Onions
6 Oz $9.0
Cheeseburger
LOCAL FAVORITES
Sandwiches include your choice of French fries, beet salad, or cucumber salad. Soup, American fried potatoes, or onion rings In Place Of French fries add $1
$11.25
Perch Sandwich
With cole slaw and tartar sauce
$10.75
Walleye Sandwich
With cole slaw and tartar sauce
$10.0
Whitefish Sandwich
With cole slaw
HOT OPEN-FACED SANDWICHES
$11.5
Hot Roast Beef Sandwich
With mashed potatoes and gravy
$11.5
Hot Turkey Sandwich
With stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy
COLD SANDWICHES
Sandwiches served on Swedish limpa with butter and mayonnaise unless otherwise noted
$9.25
Roast Beef Sandwich
$9.5
Ham and Swiss
$9.25
Turkey Sandwich
$9.25
Corned Beef Sandwich
$9.25
BLT Sandwich (3 Decker)
on white toast
$9.75
Club House (3 Decker)
On white toast. Oven roasted turkey, tomatoes, bacon, lettuce
BASKETS
$10.25
Atlantic Cod Fish & Chips
With cole slaw and tartar sauce
$13.25
Walleye Basket
With french fries and cole slaw
$13.75
Perch Basket
$9.0
Chicken Fingers and French Fries
With French fries and cole slaw
HOT SOUP
Cup 8 Oz. $5.0
Bowl 12 Oz. (With Bread Tray) $8.0
Bowl 12 Oz. (With Dinner Salad & Bread Tray) $10.25
Hot Soup
$9.0
Hot Soup and Sandwich of the Day
APPETIZERS
$8.0
Homemade Pickled Herring
Served with sour cream and sliced red onion
$11.25
Assorted Scandinavian Cheese Plate
Swedish brick, caraway brick, aged white cheddar, farmers, gouda and Norwegian goat cheese garnished with fruit and chocolate
$7.0
Deep Fried Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese Curds
$6.0
Deep Fried Onion Rings
Served with ranch and spicy ketchup
$5.0
Scandinavian Bread Tray
Swedish limpa bread, assorted Scandinavian crackers and lingonberries
$11.25
Al Johnson's Poutine
French fries, cheese curds, onion rings, meatballs and gravy
ENTREES
All entrees served with Swedish bread tray, Swedish lingonberries, vegetables, choice of soup or salad, and choice of potato. Salad dressings: French, ranch, bleu cheese, balsamic vinaigrette and lingonberry vinaigrette
$14.5
Homemade Swedish Meatballs
Served with home-made mashed potatoes
$16.0
Deep Fried Chicken
$22.75
Fresh Boneless Lake Michigan Perch
Deep fried and served with tartar sauce
$22.25
Baby Walleye Fillets
Deep fried and served with tartar sauce
About
Door County, Wisconsin's most well-known restaurant, established in 1949. From May through October, look for the live goats on the roof, on top of an authentic Swedish log building. Inside, there's a traditional Swedish atmosphere and Scandinavian food specialties, all served by waitresses in dirndls. After dining, visit Al Johnson's Butik, featuring a beautiful selection of Scandinavian products, including clogs, Swedish linens, books, clothing, jewelry, decorative items, books and housewares. Open May - October, 6 AM - 8 PM, And November - April, 7 AM - 3 PM.
PRICE RANGE
US$10 - US$15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
European, Swedish, Scandinavian, Norwegian
FEATURES
Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had lunch on a cold blustery snowy day in February. The service was very good but the food quality was just OK. The Swedish pancakes were adequate. The New England clam chowder wasn’t. They need to visit Boston to learn what New England clam...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank rbradley0731
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great food. Amazing decor. Great history. Friendly staff. Love the uniforms. Great service. Can't wait to go back.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank sgtabe9
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great swedish dining experience...don't miss the goats on the roof! Look for the video history of this fine restaurant in the lobby.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Nomad592758
OurManagement1, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the nice review!

Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great and unique place to dine! Tastefully decorated, very pretty. Super friendly staff. Prompt Service. Lots on menu to choose from. Nice gift store too.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Traci H
OurManagement1, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We really appreciate the kinds words!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived on a very unusually chilly October day during October fest. Place packed, but didn’t have to wait long. Good food, Disappointing the goats weren’t out due to cold. Next time.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Swimchicksmom
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

A door county visit can’t be done without a stop at Al Johnson’s. The best breakfast and service. Pancakes and Swedish meatballs help you start your day.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Spomes
OurManagement1, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind words!

Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

Visit Sister Bay! You cannot miss the grass roof building with the goats grazing on top! The Pancakes and meatballs are just as memorable! Before Christmas, our 1st grade grandson had an assignment to draw a picture of his favorite holiday-4th of July- fireworks and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank j36johnson
OurManagement1, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a nice review!

Reviewed December 26, 2018

Had eggs and Swedish meatballs, very good, meatballs a little “heavy” but tasty. Other breakfasts were very good especially the Swedish pancakes.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Deezee30
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Grass on the roof & goats up there too! Fun topic of conversation while dining on delicious Swedish or American style food. Can’t go wrong to dine at Al Johnson’s.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Phil H
OurManagement1, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2018

Thank you for the nice review! We appreciate it!

Reviewed December 7, 2018

As it was of Swedish heritage I went for the herrings. There were plenty, but all the same, i.e. salted rollmops. I would have expected some variety of herrings.Service OK, but a bit quaint.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Pikemere
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We are first come, first served and do not take reservations. Thank you for asking!
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