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Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik

10698 N Bay Shore Drive, Sister Bay, WI 54234
(920) 854-2626
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Ranked #7 of 26 Restaurants in Sister Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Swedish
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
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Denver, Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Been eating here for over 40 years it is a must for me. Swedish pancakes with cherries and whip a no brainer.

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Gardner, Kansas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A charming restaurant specializing in traditional Swedish dishes. Lots of Swedish dishes and well as American offerings, enough to satisfy all tastes. Waitresses wear Swedish clothing. Excellent food with a charming gift shop also full of Scandinavian items. This restaurant maybe most known for the daily visit by goats on the grassy roof of the restaurant. They graze on the... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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75 reviews 75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This was my first visit to this restaurant and it was in November, so I can't say anything about the service and food in the busy months. I've heard from numerous people that this is a must see when in Door Co. We were greeted and instantly seated during this visit. The staff was all very friendly and dressed in... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I had a bacon cheese burger and fries and hot chocolate. Very tasty compared to recent years. The waiter was very observant and friendly. I hope the next time I go I have the same kind of experience.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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112 reviews 112 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Touristy? Yes. Homemade goodness? Yes. We love going to Al Johnson’s for a late breakfast during our off-season visits to Door County. Swedish pancakes with a side of Swedish meatballs or the meatballs entrée are always just want we need during the cold fall/winter mornings in Sister Bay. Coffee is delicious and topped off by attentive staff with varying Scandinavian... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you are in Door Co., a stop at Al Johnson's in Sister Bay to see the goats on the sod-filled roof should be on your list of things to do! From what I understand, the goats are only up on the roof during the day in Spring and Summer. If you can't make it to see them live in-person,... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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88 reviews 88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Service was quick and professional. The food was excellent. The cole slaw was the best we've ever had. Portions were of nice size. It was quite enjoyable to see the goats on the roof.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We took our boys (under 11) here for breakfast. Our waitress was Swedish and super sweet. The Swedish pancakes were such a delicious treat - even had strawberries on top. The restaurant is an older Swedish/Scandinavian decor, but very clean and inviting. It is always busy from breakfast to dinner so plan to have a small wait. It's worth it.... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We (two adults and 4 tweens and teens) had lunch on a blustery Halloween afternoon. The hot apple cider was a delicious start to our meal. The two younger kids ordered standard kid food, cheeseburgers and french fries. The two older kids ordered breakfast, which is available all day. The French Toast was made of thin bread and served with... More 

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Prairie du Sac, WI
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I had my heart set on an omelette but am glad they didnt have them because then I tried the amazing Swedish pancakes with cherries! Too windy for the goats to be out and about, but that was more than okay. My husband had the pancakes with Swedish meatballs and described them as pretty good. I generally don't like meatballs... More 

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Additional Information about Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik

Address: 10698 N Bay Shore Drive, Sister Bay, WI 54234
Phone Number: (920) 854-2626
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Sister Bay
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Swedish

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