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Wilson's Restaurant

9990 Water Street, Highway 42, Door County, Ephraim, WI 54211
920 854 2041
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Ranked #5 of 10 restaurants in Ephraim
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
New Berlin, Wisconsin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Stopped for lunch yesterday (Wed) - the restaurant was full, and had a 15 minute wait to be seated. We ordered malts (chocolate and raspberry), and a BLT and hamburger. The malts were ENORMOUS, and a meal in themselves. The BLT was great, and the hamburger OK. A highlight for lunch.

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Kearny, New Jersey
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102 reviews 102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We've been to Wilson's for ice cream over the years and it's a mainstay in Door County. Located right on the harbor it's a great place to catch a sunset with your massive ice cream. Portions are huge and it's easy to share especially for little ones. Wilson's is as much a gathering place with a gazebo nearby. It's always... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Wilson's is a must visit when we visit Door County. It has great burgers and similar sandwiches. The ice cream treats are also hard to beat. There is great outdoor seating with a nice view of the bay in Ephraim. Their homemade root beer is a family favorite.

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Racine, Wisconsin
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Very busy! Be prepared to wait a bit for your food. There is a lot to choose from, mainly burgers and sandwiches and ice cream for dessert (in a lengthy selection of flavors sure to please). I especially enjoyed my ice cream. I can't recall the clever name, but essentially it was blackberry and chocolate ice cream with white chocolate... More

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Delafield, Wisconsin
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I had my hopes high, but was a little underwhelmed. It was super crowded at 2 in the afternoon and a little dirty. The ice cream wasn't spectacular and very overpriced. Good atmosphere with kids though.

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La Crosse, WI
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This is a mainstay of Door County. You take a number when you arrive, and can sit outside or cross the road to view Eagle Bay. The ice cream is premium--no low-fat scoops here, although they do have a couple low-sugar options.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We stopped by Wilson's in the afternoon to get some waffle cones (the mint fudge was delicious). Parking was a bit of a hassel, but once we got to the shop it had an old time charm and lots of options for flavors. After ordering (all ice cream orders are "to go") we sat on a bench across the street... More

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Montgomery, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is one of our four must stops when we are in Door County. Its not too busy if you get there before noon. Otherwise if its a nice day "in season" be ready to wait. Wait time depends on if you want to eat or just get ice cream. Its been around a long time and it's a nice... More

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Greenfield, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The last time I was here before tonight was in 1989, I brought my 12 year old with me this time. Wow, took me back! Still everything that I would expect from great small-town customer service to fresh ingredients in their food . They can look busy but it moves pretty quick in and out, we sat on the enclosed... More

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Chicago
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We just had ice cream here. One of the finest ice cream I have ever had. Must to have if one is in the area.

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