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Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik

$$ - $$$European, ,
10698 N Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay, WI 54234-9594
+1 920-854-2626
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (255 reviews)
“lingonberry jam” (65 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, Swedish, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
10698 N Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay, WI 54234-9594
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went here for dinner. This restaurant is beautiful and you can get delicious food here. Overall quite good experience.

Thank AjayKrSingh
Reviewed 4 days ago

We ended up having a late lunch here the day of the employee appreciation event. My fish and chips was meh. The fish was fine; the chips were lukewarm at best. Probably should have tried the Swedish style pancakes instead. Spouse had a chicken sandwich...More

Thank seecrane
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place unto itself. The swedish kitsch is just outstanding - from the goats on the roof - the efficient swedish service, the food - everything is a just a perfect entertainment vehicle. Dont miss it if your in the area - even...More

Thank hfass129
OurManagement1, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review! We love hearing how much you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is a "must see" when visiting Sister Bay, WI. Although, our schedule did not allow us time to wait for a table ( they are busy whenever they are open ). We did get to visit the gift shop, look at some really...More

Thank James B
OurManagement1, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We look forward to your return!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although we didn't see the goats on the roof, it was still an absolutely delightful experience! There's nothing like eating Swedish meatballs in a truly Swedish restaurant at a table looking out at the water. The waitresses were dressed in authentic Swedish dresses, the restaurant...More

Thank Linda T
OurManagement1, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Happy anniversary! We are honored you spent it with us and appreciate appreciate the nice review!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere is Swedish and very Old World feel. From the Swedish Pancakes to the meatballs and Lindenberry jam, it's a delicious experience. Don't skip exploring the gift shop which carries many specialty items not found elsewhere.

Thank Daniel R
OurManagement1, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We appreciate the kind words!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even though the goats were not on the roof the day we went, you have to stop in for the Swedish pancakes. Service is fast and pleasant. Real maple syrup was a plus and I had cherries on the pancakes, which filled me up!

Thank E74DEbriant
OurManagement1, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us a wonderful review!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately my experience here was not the best. My server seemed to have too many tables at once and it was very hard to get her attention. On top of that our food wasn't that great. I ordered the swedish meatballs and they tasted nothing...More

Thank Abby G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We actually at here twice while in Door County and enjoyed both meals. For dinner we tried the Swedish choices on the menu and were pleasantly surprised, since some reviews were iffy on the items. we really enjoyed them. For our lunch stop we both...More

Thank 732MPD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great prime rib. Fair salad, fair soup. No goats. Friendly staff. We didn’t try any of the Swedish options. Simple, old but quaint ambiance.

Thank laurav36
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eckyhome
June 29, 2018|
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Response from dbutch2018 | Reviewed this property |
No. It’s first come first serve
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Valya1953
June 17, 2017|
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Response from OurManagement1 | Property representative |
We are first come, first served and do not take reservations. Thank you for asking!
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hootie2017
May 26, 2017|
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Yes we do!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
European, Swedish, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant 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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Monday
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Thursday
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10698 N Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay, WI 54234-9594
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Sister Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 920-854-2626
Description
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.
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