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Beerntsen's

108 N. Eighth St., Manitowoc, WI 54220-4604
920-684-9616
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Ranked #1 of 86 restaurants in Manitowoc
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen, Ice Cream
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New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We needed a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, & were happily satisfied with great sandwiches, along with buying chocolates for later. The woodwork, lighting, & the whole atmosphere of Beerntsen's was like stepping back in time. The building is expertly preserved & the friendliness of the staff all made for a quaint & memorable experience.

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Cork, Ireland, Europe
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63 reviews 63 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This place is like a blast from the past. Not only is it a resturant it is also one of the best candy stores you will ever visit. They have all sorts of chocolate goodies plus good old fashioned candies. Christmas is a great time to visit when they bring out all of their seasonal stuff like candy canes and... More

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Beernsten's is a terrific stop in Manitowoc. They have been around for decades, and provide excellent chocolate and other sweets. The setting is unchanged from the beginning, with an open space containing dark wood booths, and a front area that has overflowing displays of all of their in-house treats. Have an ice cream sundae, a banana split, etc. and get... More

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Beerntsen's has been a favorite of my family's place to visit for 20 years now. What a great way to travel back in time to experience what an upscale ice-cream parlor was like 80 years ago. The dark wood booths, countertops, framing and shelves were absolutely beautiful. The choice of chocolates were sensational (dark chocolate cherry bark, dark chocolate sea... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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251 reviews 251 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This place is ice cream, candies, and more. They have a lovely lunch menu and I find their BLT to be one of the best I’ve ever had. They don’t go crazy on the bacon or overwhelm you with the size of the sandwich. This is a lovely stop for lunch, to find a special gift, or to indulge.

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Cranberry Township PA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

A local recommended that we stop at this little ice cream and chocolate shop. The ambiance is darling and the ice cream is great! Definitely worth a stop after a ride on the S.S. Badger car ferry that docks in Manitowoc.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I saw a recent reviewer say he/she has been going here since the '60's. Well, it's been here since 1932, so it goes back further than that. The decor looks like what it must have looked like in 1932 - lots of wood on the walls and in the booths. The menu is mostly soups and sandwiches, but everything is... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Beerntsen's was recommended by local friends and I have to say their recommendation was right on. There were so many choices of different kinds of candy and many freshly made.

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Columbus, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Maybe we picked the wrong ice cream item but the servings seemed very small. With all of the toppings and graham crackers in the s'mores sundae, there was not much room in the serving dish for ice cream.

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Bloomington, IL
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154 reviews 154 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We were referred here by our tour guide at the maritime museum. From the street this restaurant is not impressive. However, after entering the door, it is impressive. Beautiful black walnut booths. Great lunch menu. We had egg salad, tuna salad, prime rib on pretzel sandwiches, chili, tomato bisque and mushroom soups. All great! We then topped it off with... More

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