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The Summer Kitchen Restaurant

10425 Water St, Ephraim, WI 54234
(920) 854-2131
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Ranked #9 of 10 restaurants in Ephraim
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Bakery, Mexican, Café, Soups
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The sandwiches, salads and desserts are quite good here, but the real reason to eat at the Summer Kitchen is the soup bar. There are always fresh baked bread with five (count 'em: 5!) different soups, usually including tomato, French cabbage, and either chicken noodle or chicken dumpling. There's usually a vegetable soup (e.g., navy bean or beef vegetable) and... More

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West Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We have found Summer Kitchen to be one of those places we always seem to go back to. They have 5 soups hot and fresh every day, and you can enjoy sampling each soup if you want. Their menu is generous with so many choices. We find it to be a little on the pricey side, but we still really... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The last time we stayed in Door County we went for breakfast and it was sooo good that we went 3 times on our last visit.

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St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

While places right in town were packed and had a wait, we were able to walk right in to this restaurant. Have been to Ephraim many times but had not eaten here. The service was friendly, the soup delicious and the food very tasty! I would go here again.

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Montgomery, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Had breakfast twice here over the last week, both times very good. Generous portions, great tasting, and a quaint little restaurant with a very friendly staff. The place is as cute as it can be.

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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Summer Kitchen serves a great breakfast - yes I mean a great breakfast because it is always served hot, something many places can't seem to do. The pancakes are light and fluffy and the meats and eggs are all cooked perfectly. Hot coffee, friendly wait staff, and if you sit in the back room, a great view of the birds... More

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This little restaurant has everything. The setting is charming; I suggest sitting in the back porch area to view the garden and birds. Homemade soups are awesome and all entrees are tasty. Iced tea is great. Prices are reasonable and service is excellent.

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Chicago, Illinois
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156 reviews 156 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

This is the first time I am giving this a less than good rating. The soup bar is good, but our service was not. They completely mixed up my order, took a very long time correcting it, and did not attempt to make any service recovery. It is extremely overpriced. The surroundings are charming and the food was excellent once... More

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Rockford, Illinois, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This is a really neat place! The food was amazing but what I liked best was the staff! Everyone was so friendly. Very fun place!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The décor on the outside left me wondering what menu would offer, but we were not disappointed. (It was fun and colorful.) They had very tasty homemade soups and I had a spinach/bacon quiche that was very good. They were quite busy the day we were there, but the service was quick and friendly.

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