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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 #6 of 25 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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English first
Tularosa, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We definitely enjoyed visiting this restaurant; the goats atop the grass/ lawn roof of the restaurant; the wait staff was courteous and the service was fast despite the large number of patrons.

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Lisle, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a classic place and everyone comes here and after you eat and get your bill you will know why. The meatballs are very tasty, the pancakes are so good and the lingonberry sauce is fantastic with both. Now for the strange part, there are goats eating grass on the roof it is quite a sight. The downside to... More

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Sleepy Hollow
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I am not a expert on Swedish food, but the Swedish pancakes I had with Lingonberries for lunch where delicious! You definitely won't leave this place hungry with the generous portions. The decor is warm and comfortable, complete with orange shell back chairs that give the place a fifties/sixties vibe, Go at off hours to avoid the crowd and parking... More

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Saukville, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We loved this place it was our first time here and we enjoyed looking around the shop while waiting for our table all of the wait staff was really nice and the food was good! :)

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

In additional to goats on the rooftop, Al Johnson's has an amazing menu full of delights. I have eaten breakfast, lunch, dinner, and just pie here and have never been disappointed. If you come at a typical eating hour, be prepared to wait 30-45 minutes. The restaurant is usually quite busy, but the service is attentive and they move things... More

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Westport, Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is loud and bustling -- always busy. It has been around for many years. They have not changed the decor, but they shouldn't -- it is what it is. If you like Swedish Pancakes you must go, though they have many other dishes. The grass roof and the grounds are very cute.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We were told that this was a must stop. The building is definitely unique with a grass roof with goats grazing on the roof. We got there tight at noon on a Saturday and had to wait about 30 minutes to get in which for the day and time was not too bad. The decor and furnishing are dated, but... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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150 reviews 150 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed a hot, delicious breakfast complete with pancakes, lingonberry sauce, and sausage. It was served by waiters and waitresses dressed in Swedish clothing. The food was magic because it disappeared quickly. The place was packed out in no time. I noticed the staff really hustled to take care of customers. The gift shop was full of unique treasures. The... More

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Toronto, Canada
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132 reviews 132 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Al Johnson's is a must stop destination in Door County. The grassed roof with goats munching, the servers in traditional Swedish garb, a nice boutique with Scandanavian treasures and a restaurant serving up pancakes with lingonberries and Swedish meatballs. The restaurant is conveniently located in beautiful Sister Bay, a town full of great shops, bakeries, waterfront park and marina. This... More

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

.....and I have been going here for over 40 years. I have to stop here for breakfast every time I am in Door County! I can't review their dinner because I only had it once over the years. Whatever the wait might be, it is well worth it! Once you get seated, they serve you quickly because they realize the... More

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