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All 10 Ephraim Restaurants

Wilson's Restaurant

9990 Water Street, Highway 42, Door County, Ephraim, WI 54211
920 854 2041
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Ranked #4 of 10 Restaurants in Ephraim
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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Topeka, Kansas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

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

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oxford
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This cute little place you can't miss when driving through Ephraim. We stopped to have some lunch and ice cream. There burgers are your typical diner burgers (we had the mushroom and swiss one). The chicken sandwich was good, nothing special. We had a root beer float which was really yummy. They make their own root beer, and the ice... More 

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

We went to Wilson's each night of our stay. The food is excellent, the service is quick and very polite. And the ice cream is a perfect ending.

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Chicago, Illinois
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69 reviews 69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Can't speak to the food, as we did not eat here. We visited after dinner for coffee and ice cream, enjoying it very much, and sat on the bench and enjoyed the GREAT view of the bay. I had a hot fudge sunday that was very good. My family had cones - the single scoop itself is huge. There is... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This place had great food and lots of it. Ice cream servings were huge. Awesome cherry pie. I was hoping for homemade chips but no. Friendly waiter.

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West Lafayette, Indiana, Usa
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We arrived in Ephraim on a Sunday afternoon. Went to Wilson's about 20 minutes before closing and got ice cream cones. As we started to sit down we were told in not so pleasant a manner that the seats were only for customers who ordered from the menu. There was just a couple people in the "restaurant" at that time.... More 

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Additional Information about Wilson's Restaurant

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