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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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European, Swedish, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10698 N Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay, WI 54234-9594
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Reviewed yesterday

Not a great place to go if you're dieting. The food here is perfectly unique as is the building and goats.Food is crazy good.Loved the beer garden next door also.

Thank 620carlk
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our Prime Rib meals were cooked perfectly and very good. Our waiter was very attentive and personable. Pleasant atmosphere.

Thank Audrey K
Reviewed 3 days ago

Swedish restaurant in Sister Bay ...with goats on the roof ... they only put the goats up on nice days .no rain and under 80 degrees. they definitely draw a crowd. never saw that before .. glad it happened on our last day ther

Thank chattygirl7491
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very neat outdoor bar next door to the restaurant, owned by them called Stabbur. I am surprised it doesn't have it's own Tripadvisor delegation. So I am reviewing Stabbur. We drove by and quickly turned around to try this place, looked very neat from the...More

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Al Johnson's has been a favorite Door County restaurant of ours for over thirty years. As a Norwegian with a Swedish/Scot husband, we have always enjoyed our meals at this authentic Scandinavian restaurant. Our Swedish pancakes were gummy, with very little flavor and our bacon...More

Thank GrandmaBabs
Reviewed 4 days ago

Stopped in on a whim, always noticed parking lot full. I know why now, the food is sooo good meals are impressive and delicious. the portions are unbelievable. If ever in Sister Bay it must the locals secret place to dine. Menu and prices are...More

Thank ordff01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant served a Swedish meatballs and they were melt-in-your-mouth good! We enjoyed our meal. We loved the desert which was a wonderful cherry pie and ice cream. What a joy to be there and to see the goats on the roof.

Thank Connie J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited Door County many times but never made this place a stop. To be perfectly honest, this place is normally mobbed and waiting for a table is not really something we do. But on this visit, the crowd seemed less than previous visits...More

Thank Fjorz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Return visit after 43 years. Stick to the Swedish meatballs or the special of the day. Atmosphere and decor are ok. The big draw is the goats on the roof. They were back at the farm as it was too hot and rainy. Service was...More

Thank Barb W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Close to the marina for breakfast for boaters. Popular place so there can be a wait depending on what time you arrive. It was raining so the goats arent on the roof in inclement weather. Eggs Benedict with potatoes were tasty. As were the speciality...More

Thank xKAKx
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June 29, 2018|
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Response from dbutch2018 | Reviewed this property |
No. It’s first come first serve
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!
May 26, 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
European, Swedish, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 8:00 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
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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