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The Cookery Restaurant & Wine Bar

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American, Spanish, Wine Bar
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4135 Highway 42, Fish Creek, WI 54212
+1 920-868-3634
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
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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  • 48
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  • 14
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  • 2
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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
Breakfasts to end all breakfasts.

This is a busy place and for good reason. The selection is excellent and delicious. We have never had to wait long and it is well worth it to sit and relax and enjoy one of the best breakfasts ever.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sharon K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a busy place and for good reason. The selection is excellent and delicious. We have never had to wait long and it is well worth it to sit and relax and enjoy one of the best breakfasts ever.

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Shorewood, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This is a great spot in general, and very handy if you're at the Thorpe Inn cottage next door. Tasty.

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Weeki Wachee, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

My family and I have been visiting Fish Creek for over 35 years. The Cookery was one of the places that we always went to for breakfast, sometimes lunch or dinner. We visited again this year and the food and service were still excellent. The one thing that has changed is the cozy feeling the Cookery used to have. After... More 

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Thank Carolyn S
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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

My wife and I, along with her brother and his wife, first visited here shortly after noon; I was the only one who decided to have lunch, as the others opted for breakfast. They raved about the Farmer's Breakfast and the Omelettes, while I took a chance (with waitress recommendation) on the Chicken Salad Sandwich, and it was superb! The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Went for breakfast and loved it! I had a mimosa ( kinda strong on the champagne) but tasty. I had egg whites, bacon, and blueberry pancakes. YUM! Everything was great. They made the bacon burnt like I like it and I didn't even have to tell them. Usually get greasy limp bacon. Theirs was perfect. The pancakes were bursting with... More 

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Lake Villa, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

First time visit to Cookery, though we have passed it many times over the years. We had breakfast. Food was average. I had a French toast dish which was very good. Hubby had pancakes -- he was not impressed -- pancakes have always been his favorite breakfast choice.

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Thank Millers413
Chicago
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This is a wonderful place to go for breakfast. The dishes are unique and all homemade. Most of the ingredients are grown in the area. We will love to go back and try lunch. Definite stop when we are in Door County. Don't miss it.

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Thank ChicagoHelli
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Loved this restaurant before the rebuild and still love it. The food, location, and service are consistently great.

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Thank LouAnne H
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

This is great place to eat for a spoiled foodie from a big city :))) The salads are amazing, good choice of drinks too! We were very pleasantly surprised with the place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed salmon and walleye at this inviting restaurant. Service was friendly and attentive. There is live music on some weekend evenings.

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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, Spanish, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children

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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