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The Summer Kitchen Restaurant

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Mexican, American, Cafe, Soups
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10425 Water St, Ephraim, WI 54234
19208542131
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 28
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food, home atmosphere.

Very nicely done inside and outside. Good food, friendly people, home atmosphere. Enough selection of food choices Everything was very fresh and tasty. Big parking at the front.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2015
Iryna I
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Chicago, Illinois
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stop here every time we visit Door County. This is another favorite breakfast spot to get a hearty Wisconsin Breakfast. Delicious everything! Family friendly and cheerful, helpful staff.

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Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Very nicely done inside and outside. Good food, friendly people, home atmosphere. Enough selection of food choices Everything was very fresh and tasty. Big parking at the front.

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Thank Iryna I
Milwaukee
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212 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

We have been coming here for years. Nothing fancy but always good soups and specials. Simple sandwiches complimented by fresh home made soups. Always have Chicken Dumpling and four others that vary. Always interesting and nummy!

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Thank Robert H
OnBehalfOf, Manager at The Summer Kitchen Restaurant, responded to this review

We love hearing from our guests! Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We appreciate you being a loyal guest for some many years, and hope you are able to visit us for many years to come. More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We enjoy breakfast at Summer Kitchen. It's convenient to HIgh Point Inn where we stay while in Door County every October we're there. Get there early on a Saturday morning; it can fill up fast.

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Thank rh1979
OnBehalfOf, Manager at The Summer Kitchen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 star review! We appreciate it! More 

Oak Lawn, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

From the street this looks like a craft shop, but once you get inside you are greeted by the most friendly people. It has a enclosed gazebo and sunroom attached to the main room for that nice outdoorsy feeling. The many windows allowed us to enjoy the playful bluejays while we waited for our food. My husband had the pancakes... More 

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Thank lisa t
OnBehalfOf, Manager at The Summer Kitchen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the 5 star review! We look forward to seeing you the next time you are in Door County! More 

Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This place is very cute. I was drawn in by the charming-looking building and the garden. We came here at 4:00 on a Friday and we were literally the only people in the whole place, so we got the best seats with a nice view of the garden out back. I can't say we had a bad experience. The waitress... More 

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Thank DoorCountyLover
OnBehalfOf, Manager at The Summer Kitchen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. We appreciate it. It is our goal to make sure all of our guests leave satisfy. Please give us another try, perhaps for breakfast or lunch. More 

Marion, Illinois
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Our breakfast was pretty good, service was a little slow. We were wishing we would have had their soup and home made bread buffet as it looked real good. They have a large menu to select from.

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Thank MjF008
OnBehalfOf, Manager at The Summer Kitchen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! Our soups are one of our most popular menu items. Hopefully, you will be able to try them the next time you visit. Again, thank you! More 

Green Bay, WI
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We stopped here for lunch on a day trip to Door County. Thought it looked quaint from the outside and decided to give it a try. We thought about leaving after we looked at the menu and saw the prices - $15 for a sandwich and cup of soup?? But we thought we would stay - wish we didn't. My... More 

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Thank GBGIRLGreenBay_WI
OnBehalfOf, Manager at The Summer Kitchen Restaurant, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear this. It is our goal to consistently provide the highest quality in both food and service. We take great pride in using the freshest and premium products possible. We do thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. More 

Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Stopped here as it didn't look too busy for breakfast at 9am on a saturday. Shortly after that it got very busy. Waitress was prompt and took our order right away. This is a very small place but the food from order to table was very quick. Meal sizes were just right as other travelers mentioned. I'm one who likes... More 

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Thank LilHoss
Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This was our first time here. I ordered off the a la carte menu. One fruit cherry pancake and two scrambled eggs. The pancake was big and yummy, the eggs were fine and I was full and content when finished. My husband ordered a menu item, one pancake, one egg, and bacon. He felt he didn't get as much food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10425 Water St, Ephraim, WI 54234
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Ephraim
  • Phone Number: 19208542131

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Cafe, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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