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The Shoreline

12747 State Highway 42, Ellison Bay, WI 54210
920-854-2950
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Ranked #2 of 10 restaurants in Ellison Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: Seafood, Fish & Chips, Chowder
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
San Diego, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The Shoreline has been a fixture in Gill's Rock for as long as I can remember. We've been going there during summer vacations for many years. The view is spectacular - looking out over Wisconsin Bay into Green Bay. On calm days, you can watch the sun go down over the water; on stormy days, the waves crash agains the... More

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Palo Alto, CA
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107 reviews 107 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was suggested to us as a nice finish to touring Washington Island in Door County. I chose the almond crusted whitefish dinner, which was an ample portion of an average to good meal. The setting was romantic with a view of Green Bay as the sun set in the west.

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Lancaster, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Beautiful view, decent service. Prices on some items I thought were a bit over but other prices were in range. We had the Lake Perch sandwich and the Lake Whitefish sandwich. Both of us tried those as we have never had them before and thought they were great.

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Evanston, Il
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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We've been coming to The Shoreline for years during our annual treks to Door County. If anything, The Shoreline has gotten even better than before. Friendly service, very well prepared fish (the steaks, while tasty, tend to be a little stringy--serves you right for buying one at a fish restaurant). Had scallops this time. They were perfectly prepared. Dinner prices... More

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Naperville, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Good place for dinner with a view! We dined 7/9/14. Arrived about 5:30 and the place was already busy. We ordered whitefish Roma which was fantastic. I had the soup ( beef barley) and Apple walnut salad. Both very good. I ordered some local wine (stones throw) which was good as well. Service was good. This was our first time... More

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GREEN BAY
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308 reviews 308 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Beautiful view, decent service but just average food. Chowder was fairly bland, the smoked whitefish wrap and grilled whitefish sand which were presented nicely, but again just okay. Service was good.

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Naperville, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The view of Green Bay and the sunset from Shoreline is a bonus to a good food at a fair price. The bonus is that the hostess/owner is a knockout with a great smile and friendly attitude. Don't miss the Whitefish chowder.

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Waunakee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We stopped here while biking. The view of the lake is fantastic. We ate inside, but they also have outdoor seating. I had a whitefish sandwich - it was really good. They have some good beers on tap. The service was good. I'm definitely coming back.

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Port Byron, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food was great and so was the service. It is such a beautiful view especially at sunset. Great full service bar.

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Chicago, Illinois
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101 reviews 101 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I don't like when places leave it up to you to fight over tables. The Bahama Breeze near us did this with the outdoor seating for a long time. Why would you put in outdoor seating? Because people like sitting outside when it's nice. So would you make your whole nice restaurant a seat yourself and order at the bar... More

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