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Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik

) #5 of 24 Restaurants in Sister Bay $$ - $$$ European, ,
10698 N Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay, WI 54234-9594
+1 920-854-2626
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pancakes” (197 reviews)
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European, Swedish, Scandinavian, Norwegian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
10698 N Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay, WI 54234-9594
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We never miss this place on a trip to Door County. We always go for breakfast and we always have the Swedish Pancake Special--Swedish meatballs, Swedish pancakes and fried eggs! Cute "butik" here, too.

Thank NJCasey
GoatsOnTheRoof, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for the nice review! We are glad to be part of your Door County routine!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always stop by Al Johnson's to check out the goats on the roof. Always fun to see them, and it really is a fun novelty. We've only eaten breakfast here once and had a fine experience. The food was good, but not great. I...More

Thank Jay C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyable dining experience both outside and inside. We dined on good food while the goats dined on the grass roof. Great service too!

Thank D H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fun and quaint breakfast place! The atmosphere is very authentic. It's a Swedish theme. The waitresses are dressed accordingly. The food and gifts are Swedish made. The food is good and fresh. Definitely a must if you are in the area. It's great!

Thank rachael1107
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Weekends are very busy. Over an hour wait for a table for breakfast. Food was OK but nothing special. European flair, but missing authentic foods.

Thank Whosonfirst16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a delicious late breakfast. Swedish style pancakes (crepes) and French toast stuffed with turkey and ham. Service was quick, food was tasty but the calculate the bills manually and our waiter got ours wrong and overcharged us by $10. Probably an accident and he...More

Thank Pete S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Door County June 5-9. We eat breakfast here every morning. Quick service. Have never ate lunch or supper here.

Thank 1Steve371
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for breakfast a little after 8am and had no wait at all. Heard the goats go on the roof about 9:30am so took our time eating, which was wonderful! Swedish pancakes with fresh strawberries and whipped cream! Looked in the gift shop...More

Thank Valori H
GoatsOnTheRoof, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad you were able to see the goats and that you enjoyed breakfast! We hope you and the family will be back to visit soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must stop place and have a meal. Great breakfast and you get to see Goats on the roof of the building. The food was great. I had 2 eggs scrambled with sausage links, american fries and swedish light rye toast. It was...More

Thank Ricapoet78
GoatsOnTheRoof, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the nice review! We always appreciate hearing from happy guests! We hope you'll visit us again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great place for our family - four kids ranging in age from 7 down to 9 months. Very family friendly. The older kids each had the Swedish pancakes off the kids' menu. Served with whipped cream and strawberries. It's like dessert for...More

Thank SeesTheWorld5
GoatsOnTheRoof, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We love hearing you and your family enjoyed your visit! Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review and we hope you will come back!

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Just to save some evening time... Is it possible to reserve a table prior the arrival?
17 June 2017|
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Response from GoatsOnTheRoof | Property representative |
We are first come, first served and do not take reservations. Thank you for asking!
Do you offer takeout?
26 May 2017|
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Response from GoatsOnTheRoof | Property representative |
Yes we do!
I've been hearing about your fabulous Swedish meatballs, but as we're to be in Sister bay at lunchtime, I have wondered if you offer lunch-sized portions which include that item?
8 July 2016|
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Response from John N | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure they don't have a lunch portion per say. Ive had side portions as small as 4 meat balls per serving, and larger entrée portions. Make sure to get the gravy and a side of lingon berry. Plan on napping... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
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
  • E-mail
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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