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The Cookery Restaurant & Wine Bar

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4135 Highway 42, Fish Creek, WI 54212
+1 920-868-3634
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Description: The Cookery is a family run restaurant and wine bar in Fish Creek since...
The Cookery is a family run restaurant and wine bar in Fish Creek since 1977. Serving "fresh food, expertly prepared" (Midwest Living, Best of the Midwest). Our menu features American fare with a creative twist, all menu items are made from start to finish in our kitchen. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and small plates in the wine bar are served daily. We also have a nice selection of vegetarian entrees and gluten free items.
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  • 233
    Excellent
  • 153
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Decor, Food, Service - Excellent

We had lunch here twice in a 4 day period. Everything was delicious. The atmosphere was unexpected from what we'd seen in other Door County lunch spots. One day we sat downstairs at a high backed booth that was very private. The other day we enjoyed being outdoors on the patio. Highlights: Ron's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Richmond, Virginia
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  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Richmond, Virginia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We had lunch here twice in a 4 day period. Everything was delicious. The atmosphere was unexpected from what we'd seen in other Door County lunch spots. One day we sat downstairs at a high backed booth that was very private. The other day we enjoyed being outdoors on the patio. Highlights: Ron's Cheese Curds ($7.25) are beer battered, fried... More 

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Lake Mary, Florida, USA
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed a recent lunch here. We were promptly seated by the owner in this modern, nice looking place in an old house. Service was great and attentive as well. My sandwich was outstanding, just perfect, with the right bread and portions. All of us agreed, it was an exceptional lunch. Would love to go back for dinner next... More 

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Delicious dinner, supper friendly, quick service! The pork chop was amazing. The salads are bountiful and tasty. The cheese curds are excellent. The chicken salad was great, maybe for lunch not dinner though. I was still hungry. Cherry iced tea, need the recipe it was fantastic! Have been craving it:)

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Shawano, Wisconsin
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Amazing fresh walleye.. Yum! Also the Friday night fresh perch was excellent. We ate outside and the views are gorgeous of the bay. The flowers were all in bloom and we had a hummingbird friend throughout our meal, plus lots of people watching. We called ahead and they had a table waiting:). This has been a favorite for years and... More 

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Wisc. Rapids, WI, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

What a great restaurant in the middle of town. Very friendly waitstaff. Both indoor and outdoor seating. Very good food. We had the fish chowder and it was excellent. The waiter was very attentive even though they were busy. We have been here before a couple of years ago and knew we couldn't go wrong with coming back again.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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115 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We had never been to The Cookery so decided to stop for lunch. They have a very nice menu with some interesting choices. I had a turkey cream cheese sandwich made with cherry chutney and served with potato salad and a bit of fresh applesauce. It was wonderful. The lemonade tasted like it was not made from a mix. My... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The updated appearance from its original version is indicative of the food as well: fresh, modern and tasty. One of the best breakfasts you can get in Door County and really nice staff.

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Granbury, Texas
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We had breakfast here and it was ok. I ordered two eggs with spiced rubbed oven roasted potatoes (I could not taste any spice). I pointed to the menu at what I wanted and I received the order without meat. That was my fault, I should have doubled checked my order. My husband had the Biscuits and Chowder and said... More 

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Shawano, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We come here every year mainly because of the atmosphere. The food is pretty good as well. We normally come here for lunch as we have other favorites for dinner and breakfast, but their dinner and breakfast menus look great as well. We like the cherry chutney turkey sandwich and the BLT. The homemade potato salad and applesauce is the... More 

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Watertown, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We enjoyed the Cookery. Excellent wait staff, and they did well with our clan of seven. Cute decor, nice paintings from local artists, and the food was very good, and fairly reasonable considering the location. Highly recommended.

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Address: 4135 Highway 42, Fish Creek, WI 54212
Phone Number: +1 920-868-3634
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Fish Creek
Cuisine: American, Wine Bar

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4135 Highway 42, Fish Creek, WI 54212
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Fish Creek
  • Phone Number: +1 920-868-3634

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine

Description

The Cookery is a family run restaurant and wine bar in Fish Creek since 1977. Serving "fresh food, expertly prepared" (Midwest Living, Best of the Midwest). Our menu features American fare with a creative twist, all menu items are made from start to finish in our kitchen. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and small plates in the wine bar are served daily. We also have a nice selection of vegetarian entrees and gluten free items.

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