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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 214
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  • 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 of 5 stars
Nice Lunch Stop

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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  • Families with children
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Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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79 reviews 79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
Senior Contributor
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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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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Topeka, Kansas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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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?