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108 N. Eighth St., Manitowoc, WI 54220-4604
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Ranked #1 of 86 Restaurants in Manitowoc
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen, Ice Cream
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English first
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

What can an adult say about a place that glitters with all kinds of sparkling dishes. A place with mirrors that reflect all the surfaces that are dripping with treats. This place has a menu that comprises wonderful deli sandwiches as well as ice cream confections that are the stuff of dreams. They make sodas, malts, shakes, sundaes and cones.... More

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Flint, mi
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785 reviews 785 reviews
532 restaurant reviews
291 helpful votes 291 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

My wife and I always have to stop and eat at this wonderful place every time we are in Manitowoc. This time we came later in the evening after a stroll down the lakeshore trail between Manitowoc and Two rivers (I highly recommend visiting the trail and West of the Lake). We were pleasantly surprised to find out that Beerntsen's... More

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The food was pretty decent but the place was a mess. Every table was covered with dirty plates when we walked in - maybe a giant rush had just come and gone? Or they just don't have enough waitstaff. Also, there was only one other group of customers there while we ate, but they were so loud that we could... More

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New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
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
24 helpful votes 24 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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258 reviews 258 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
51 helpful votes 51 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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