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Wilson's Restaurant

9990 Water Street, Highway 42, Door County, Ephraim, WI 54211
920 854 2041
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Ranked #5 of 10 restaurants in Ephraim
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Sometimes the line is out the door for ice cream, but you can take a number so you won't lose your place. Great ice cream in serious flavors makes a nice end to a fun day. Also a cute old-fashioned soda shop and diner as well as small gift shop.

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Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you are an ice cream lover, than this is a stop that you should make in the Door County area. Be prepared, as it is often quite busy. Be sure to take a number when you walk in the door. There are many flavor options and their single scoop is large enough to feed two. The biggest issue I... More

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Southern Illinios
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Wilson's is known for their ice cream but I found their Chicago Style Hotdog and Homemade Rootbeer quite good. If you visit after 2 pm the crowds will be much smaller.

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Wisconsin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Delicious giant sized sundaes - big enough for 2 to share! Friendly service, beautiful view. Prices in line with all the other Door County establishments. We got a table right away, but there was a line when we left, very popular! We were only there for the ice cream, so can't comment on the rest of the menu.

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Chicago, Illinois
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83 reviews 83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Beautiful, quaint and nostalgic traditional ice cream parlor. Outstanding sundaes, milk shakes and ice cream floats. Not sure why I ordered nachos but it would not do it again, not that the nachos were bad, they were actually homemade and alright, but you should be eating ice cream here. Stick to what they do best!

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Sikeston, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

No trip to Door County, WI is complete if you don't stop for ice cream at Wilson's!! It is an absolute must. It is like a step back in time to a Malt Shop and the ice cream is fabulous! It is fun to stop there and even better if you go in the evening and walk across the street... More

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West Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This place is a Door County Icon. If you have never been to DoorCounty you won't miss Wilsons. If you have been to Door County you know it well! It resembles a step back in time with it's vintage look and ice cream counter. If you are having a cone it has to be taken out (to go). If you... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Fun atmosphere, old-style type diner. Food was decent. I ordered the double cheeseburger and it was pretty bland, similar to Burger King. However, the ice cream was delicious. Lots of different flavors and old-fashioned sundaes are the best.

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minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Great place and a must stop while in Door County. Old time Ice Cream shop/restaurant that makes their own Root Beer. Service is good, Burger & Fries good, Root Beer great! We also had ice cream sundae's which come in the turtle glasses and was wonderful tasting! Love this place!

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Clinton, Iowa
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69 reviews 69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Had to go to try their Ice Cream as the reviews were so good. It was well deserved. Lots of choices and very generous portions. It seems packed but they do a very nice job of moving through the wait, do not let the crowd keep you away.

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