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Wilson's Restaurant

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9990 Water Street, Highway 42, Door County, Ephraim, WI 54211
920 854 2041
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 218
    Excellent
  • 128
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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If you're looking for a relaxed atmosphere, good food, great ice cream, and a beautiful lake view, Wilson's is definitely your place. No regrets whatsoever!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Hannah F
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Madison, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Families with children
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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

If you're looking for a relaxed atmosphere, good food, great ice cream, and a beautiful lake view, Wilson's is definitely your place. No regrets whatsoever!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

As always, our visit to Wilsons is a must. Whether for lunch or just an ice cream, it's always a joy to look forward what color of jelly bean we'll get.

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Chicago, IL
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Wilson's is always a required stop on our yearly trip to Door County. The food is reasonably priced, and tasty. Not the best burger of your life, but tasty. Burgers, and other short order type grill items are the menu. Very simple menu, which is fine because you want save room for the Ice Cream. Very delicious. I have liked... More 

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Sobieszewo, Poland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This is not only a place for a good meal and a summer treat, it is a place for the family to look forward to. Door county is wonderful place for the family and there is no better way to enjoy it than making memories at Wilson's. If you have not been there you have to live part of the... More 

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Two Rivers, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is my 'regular' lunch stop when driving down the peninsula. I usually do a club sandwich sitting outside overlooking the water. The only bad thing I can say about the place is that it's in a 3G / 4G dead spot and I've never been able to use my Verizon-based smartphone there.

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Ephraim, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I always try to make it to Wilsons when I make it up to Door County and Ephriam. I had my first meal with my future wife there back in the late '70s. It is always busy.

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Sister Bay, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is the ideal place to take the family for Ice Cream in Ephraim. Its an old fashion fountain service ice cream parlor with great food like burgers and sandwiches. Not the place you want to go if counting calories. It is in Eagle Harbor with one of the best views in Door County. There's a boat rental right across... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Wilson's is a Door County tradition for thousands of people annually. Their ice cream deserts along with everything else on their menu is fabulous. Their employees are very courteous and friendly.

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Evanston, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

You have got to stop here at least once on your trip to Door County. Old time hot dog place complete with a soda fountain. Try off times or you will have to wait i.e. late afternoon. A flash from the past and simply delicious!

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Iowa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Good diner food / soda shoppe. Perfect fit for traveling with a youngster. She enjoyed this very much.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9990 Water Street, Highway 42, Door County, Ephraim, WI 54211
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Ephraim
  • Phone Number: 920 854 2041

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?