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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 - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 47
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Ice cream delight

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Mark S
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Ephraim, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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409 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ephraim, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
Senior Reviewer
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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Topeka, Kansas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

This is basically a hamburger joint. It has quite a reputation but we were not impressed by the food.

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oxford
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110 reviews 110 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Wilson's has one of the best BLT's on the planet. Couple that with their homemade ice cream or a chocolate shake, and the meal is complete. Locals pop by all evening for cones (sold at a counter outside). In summer, sit out under the red/white awning and enjoy the great lakes' breeze while you eat. Great for a kid's birthday... More 

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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64 reviews 64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Of course - for Ice cream. Even though the temp was in the 40's, the place was loaded with customers. The food is typical burger fare, but in that quaint setting, it just seemed to taste wonderfully well. The only downfall is the waiting time. They are a victim of their own success.

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Mchenry
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Heard about this from local guy at breakfast in Sturgeon Bay. Never met an ice cream cone I didn't like. This was no disappointment. Place was packed for both sit-down food as well as for ice cream. Got waffle cone & it was overflowing with very yummy mint chip & mackinaw island fudge ice cream. Hubby got butterscotch sundae which... More 

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Illinois
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11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Try their fantastic ice cream flavors and you will know why you usually have to park along the road in Ephraim. And yes, the locals say it like "E-fram". Foods good too great 50s& 60's music. Friendly waitresses. And let's face it-ice cream knows no season. Any time is perfect for ice cream here!

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?