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108 N. Eighth St., Manitowoc, WI 54220-4604
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Ranked #3 of 85 restaurants in Manitowoc
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen, Ice Cream
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92% Recommend
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
51 helpful votes 51 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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Monmouth, Illinois, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The old world ambiance of antique black walnut booths is superb and all of the ice creams and chocolates are hand crafted and based on an eighty year old tradition. Our party sampled several of their super Sundae creations and two days later we went back for another round. The Door County Cherry ice cream is packed with deliciously tart... More

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Beerntsen's has delicious chocolates and ice cream sundaes that are large and tasty. It has a vintage, charming atmosphere perfect for date night.

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

When I was young, fifty plus years ago, it was a huge treat to visit Beerntsens for a sundae. It's still a treat both for the eyes and taste buds. This is a must place to go when you're in Manitowoc. Take your kids or grandkids. They will have a treasured memory.

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Kiel, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

A friend told me about Beerntsen Shop about 8 years ago when my son was 5. It immediately became "Mom & Ben" spot. We've been there often for a Mom and Son day. My oldest daughter really wants it to be her spot, too. They have very limited menu, but it just tastes better there, grilled cheese and tomato soup.... More

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

For a marvelous selection of candy and mouth-watering chocolates, go to Beernsten's! It is in a lovely old building. A treat to just go in and look around!

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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94 reviews 94 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

I used to go here for ice cream and snacks when I was in high school. That was in the 60's. They've been open that long, they must be doing something right. To this day this is a good place to get a chocolate fix, as they have many many varieties. Want a malt or a banana split or a... More

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