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10640 N Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay, WI 54234-9594
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Ranked #11 of 26 Restaurants in Sister Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bar, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: The Sister Bay Bowl is a family-owned, family-friendly landmark offering great food, friendly service, ample portions, full bar and just happens to have a six lane bowling alley. "Da Bowl" is located on the hill in heart of Sister Bay.
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English first
Albuquerque, New Mexico
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is not my first visit to the Bowl and certainly not the last. On a previous visit I had the ribeye steak and raved to my family about it. So this time the whole group ordered the steak and none were disappointed. It was cooked to perfection with wonderful flavor. Do you know how hard it is to get... More 

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Frankfort, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

It's become a joke between me and my husband that I have to go to Sister Bay Bowl whenever in Door County to get "the perfect meal!" I am a huge fan of bbq ribs and I consider theirs to be at the top of the list! Then you pair it with the pan fried perch, a baked potato, a... More 

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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93 reviews 93 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We bowled as a couple on a Friday night in the winter and had a lot of fun. Balls, shoes all available at a nominal fee. Drinks just steps away at the bar.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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94 reviews 94 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The restaurant at the Sister Bay Bowl represents the counterculture of Door County dining. Ambiance? Truck stop. Service? Down home diner style. Food? Best whitefish you will ever eat. Every time I go to Door County I include a dinner at the Sister Bay Bowl. You can get much fancier and pay much more in Door County, but you won't... More 

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201 reviews 201 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We have been visiting for more than twenty years. Our latest experience was on a Tuesday night. The special is perch, walleye, shrimp. We ordered the perch. there were three fillets. Excellent. Lightly and perfectly fried. Bread is included prior to the entree and the entree included a choice of potato and cole slaw. This is quintessential family, supper club... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I had to laugh at the review from the patron who was 'disppointed'. We were there for Friday Night Fish Fry on a festival weekend and could not have been more pleased. The service and food are exactly what you think it would be at a older family run restaurant. (and a bowling alley to boot!) Not sure why some... More 

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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99 reviews 99 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I have been coming to Sister Bay Bowl for 30 years. It is always a good fish fry. The perch was great. We always send someone ahead to put our name in and then show up later or bowl!. Great outdoor bar also! This is a must see and eat for Door County!

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Streamwood, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Sister Bay Bowl is a unique dining experience, Arrive for dinner before it opens, because there is always a line to get in. And the entire dining room fills up fast. Some people run to sit by the windows. We ate the lake perch - which was simply delicious. We also had cole slaw and a baked potato. Well worth... More 

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West Allis, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Stopped for lunch one day last week. I was looking forward to experiencing Sister Bay Bowl as this was the first time for me after traveling to DC several times a year for the past 35-years. Other than bar stools at the bar, there were four booths that were filled. Our party of four sat a table just outside the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Were able to get in on a busy night and luckily had a table near the window. Wonderful service (even with a full room) and food was delicious (broasted chicken & BBQ ribs). Not a fancy place but the food is excellent and service is wonderful & attentive. A great family restaurant.

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Additional Information about Sister Bay Bowl

Address: 10640 N Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay, WI 54234-9594
Phone Number: 920-854-2841
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Sister Bay
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Bar, Family Fare

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