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1275 Main Rd, Washington Island, WI 54246-9009
+1 920-847-2400
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08:00 - 15:00
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Chicago, IL
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Restaurant is a large room filled with dining table sets that you might see in your own home. A really homey feel. Food was very good, service was extremely casual. An interesting place.

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Thank FlyinGrandma
Forest Lake, Minnesota
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Quite a unique dining experience. Everything is made to order, homemade. Out of a few things as it was heading into the off season. You can stay in one of the guest rooms if you want to pay to stay on the island. The decor is a mismatch of collections. Cherry muffin, yum! The one woman did it all, and... More 

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Thank Anita O
Madison, WI
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Delicious food, warm service, and prayer. Valerie and her team made us feel at home and we can't wait to return year after year. Take time to get to know them and pray for them too. They give so much if themselves at the cafe, Inn and butterfly house.

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Thank WIFamilyTraveler555
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Valerie is the owner of Bread and Water, and she is renowned sea kayaker, chief cook and bottle washer at the restaurant, accommodations hostess, & has the butterfly house! We stayed at her Tipping Bucket Farm, in the Artist Room, where accommodations are minimalist but adequate.

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1 Thank Dorene G
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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106 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Prior to the lavender festival, we decided to stop in for a quick bite to eat. Definitely, quick doesn't occur on the island. Yes, food is homemade and to order, but on a festival weekend staff was limited. Not happy that "jelly' for breakfast was only a 1 inch packaged indefinite shelf life variety. . Really, buy local was the... More 

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Thank lani474
Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Wonderful food, excellent service and interesting and homey atmosphere! We stopped for breakfast before the Island Lavender Festival and returned mid-afternoon for a late lunch because breakfast had been so good. Everything is done to order and is excellent. This business has won awards for being "green", and gently prods it's customers to become "green" also. Just a wonderful experience... More 

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1 Thank Barbara M
Wisconsin
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Bread & Water looked intriguing -- the perfect mix of food and prayer, or should that be prayer and food. In any case, the prayer is optional but the food was excellent. The egg salad sandwich was generous and delicious. I can't recall what my friend ordered, but it too was very good. And the cherry pie -- with what... More 

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1 Thank TomLDelaware
Iowa
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

I rented a kayak and paddled Jackson Harbor. They also have a small kayak museum with a story to tell about great adventures. Do not miss that! They are also a cafe with lodging as well. I appreciated the hospitality and helpfulness of my rental. Great prices too! Thank you Valerie and I will be back!

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Thank Karen B
San Jose, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

I visited the joint on a 4th july weekend. They are really nice people and well managed. Given the crowd and how other restaurants were rude to us, they were the shining star in my trip. Good food for vegetarians too.

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Thank shobhit s
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

If I would come back to Washington Island it would only be for this amazing gem. This place is homey and green! We had oatmeal and toast for breakfast and couldn't have been more satisfied! Owner was very helpful with activities and thanked us for finding them during our adventures. Really wish they would have had a vacancy the weekend... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Monday
08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 15:00
Thursday
08:00 - 15:00
Friday
08:00 - 15:00
Saturday
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1275 Main Rd, Washington Island, WI 54246-9009
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Washington Island
  • Phone Number: +1 920-847-2400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?