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Wilson's Restaurant

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

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  • 309
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  • 64
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  • 18
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Decorated like an old time soda shop.

Great sandwiches and ice cream treats. We have only stopped for lunch and/ or an ice cream but there is a full menu.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Sharon K
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great sandwiches and ice cream treats. We have only stopped for lunch and/ or an ice cream but there is a full menu.

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Thank Sharon K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

No visit to Door Co should be without a stop at Wilson's in Ephraim. The Ice Cream Cones are huge and delicious homemade ice cream.

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Thank pityann
Granite City, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Traditional lunch: a Chicago dog & root beer float. Great old fashioned ice cream parlor. Have quarters for the juke boxes if you sit inside.

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Thank Joan R
Joliet, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Best ever ice cream, place takes you back to a time when things were simple, just wonderful ingredients, no nonfat, low fat, no sugar, low sugar, just loaded with heaven. Scoops are huge so save room.

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Thank isopen45
Ankeny, Iowa
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Wilson's is a tradition in Door County. The ice cream shop and eatery is located right on the main road in Ephraim. Wilson's is a historic eatery and looks like a 1950's malt shop. There is an interior and open air section to the restaurant and looks out directly at Green Bay and a marina. The few is fantastic. The... More 

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Thank Curt J
Minneapolis
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83 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We visit Door County each year, and a visit would not be complete without having lunch at Wilson's. The food is classic; I go simple in order to allow for an ice cream treat. Everything is wonderful, from malts and floats, to good old ice cream cones -- with a jelly bean in the cone to keep it drip-free.

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Thank halfcafqueen
Whitewater, Wisconsin, United States
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Very good food and massive desserts. They still use real ice cream instead of softserve which is a big plus.

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Thank Cory C
Madison, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Great ice cream, but just OK food otherwise. Very family friendly, and fun stop for children. Beautiful marina across street that makes for a nice walk with great scenery.

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Thank kristine m
Texas
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed stopping in this very cool looking diner. Good food at a decent price served by a friendly staff. Loved the dusty roads sundae for dessert!

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Thank gatorfan57
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

I have been going there since I was three, and it is my favorite! The ice cream has awesome flavors and it is super family friendly. There is a playground along the back and at the front there's a romantic beach/dock walk at sunset. It is historic and worth the wait! The best part is that you get a lot... More 

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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?