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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” (266 reviews)
“lingonberry jam” (67 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
European, Swedish, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
10698 N Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay, WI 54234-9594
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Reviewed yesterday 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
Reviewed 5 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for breakfast and it was an interesting menu - but really it was just average food which was disappointing. Fun to go to and they have a nice gift shop with unique gifts.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Diedre C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not a fan of Swedish food but if you are then this place will be perfect for you. Everything here is pickled. Food that isn't pickled seems very bland and nursing home like. The goats on the roof are worth viewing but I'd...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank deanabingham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, warm and friendly atmosphere, reasonably priced good food. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. I had the vegetable panini and cucumber salad and my husband had the open faced roast beef sandwich with mashed potatoes. We both enjoyed our meals and we will...More

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

We are so glad to hear you’ll be back! Thank you for the kind words!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great Sister Bay landmark. Awesome Sweedish and American food restaurant. Nice gift shop too. Courteous waitress staff, dressed in Sweedish clothing. A landmark in Sister Bay! Goats on the grass roof in spring and summer ... photo OPP for sure!!!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank mrmjmsm
OurManagement1, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for such a nice review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

LIke my review title: this is a Door County institution. Judging by the wait times and lines out the door, everything is good with their business. Very picturesque restaurant, with the goats on the grass roof, lovely Swedish goods in the gift shop while you...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Felicite34
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AjayKrSingh
OurManagement1, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so glad to hear it!!

Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Catherine C
Reviewed November 6, 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank hfass129
OurManagement1, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

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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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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, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, 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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