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The Summer Kitchen Restaurant

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10425 Water St, Ephraim, WI 54234
(920) 854-2131
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

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  • 47
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  • 43
    Very good
  • 23
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  • 15
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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This chilly day on October we opted for soup & sandwiches. We have been here for breakfast and lunch in other years. Very friendly staff. My sandwich-a grilled ham Reuben- was so delicious, I asked our server to let the chef know how much I enjoyed it. She did, and he came out to say thanks... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2014
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  • Local cuisine
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Melrose Park, United States
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94 reviews 94 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Our group has at least 2 meals at the Summer Kitchen in the Fall. There is ample parking and it is handicap accessible. Depending of the day and time there could be a waiting line, but they do have outdoor seating also. The inside is a little small but it has a very quaint Northwoods setting. There are usually 4-5... More 

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Illinois
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11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This chilly day on October we opted for soup & sandwiches. We have been here for breakfast and lunch in other years. Very friendly staff. My sandwich-a grilled ham Reuben- was so delicious, I asked our server to let the chef know how much I enjoyed it. She did, and he came out to say thanks! Charming country gardens outside... More 

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Hartford, Wisconsin, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Food is home cooked. No "francise like" portions. Eating area overlooks a quaint garden area with lots of trees, and bird houses.

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172 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We stopped for lunch. Have always enjoyed the soup bar. We opted for the two cup soup lunch. Very small cups. Price was $10.95. Cabbage soup was good but could not find much ham. The Chicken Dumpling was primarily dumpling. Bread accompanying the soup was good. Wait staff attentive and friendly. Believe that they need to improve the price/value equation... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Based on the other reviews, you have thought it would have been better, but unfortunately it was a sad state of affairs. From the time we walked in - we couldn't wait to leave. :-( The soup was tepid, not hot which is what we were hoping for. For the price that you pay to eat here, it was a... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

You cannot be disappointed by your choice off this menu. I had French toast that was so light and perfect. And the service was excellent.

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6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Twice we have tried this restaurant as it is a great location and atmosphere. We loved the idea of the soup Buffett. After getting ill the first time. We decided to try again. Unfortunately the soup was just lightly warm. We choose something else. And have not returned.

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My wife and I each had the omlette breakfast. It was good. The omlette was light & fluffy. Breakfast is served until 11:00am. We were a little after that, but they were kind to accomodated us.

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North Aurora, Illinois
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111 reviews 111 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I was expecting same type of food as first visit. There was ony 4 choices of soup.The soup I had was too thick(Cream of Mushroom) I thought I could refill like first visit but now it was only one cup with your main dish. The sandwich was ok and so was soup this time. The view of the gardens in... More 

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Flushing, Michigan
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126 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Stopped here for lunch. My wife and I had the special, which consisted of a half of a Reuben Sandwich with Thousand Islands Dressing on the side, a slice of cantaloupe, and a small bunch of red grapes. Our son opted for the Philly Steak Sandwich. All items included a cup of one of five soups, along with a thick... 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: (920) 854-2131

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Coffee Shop, Bakeries, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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