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Sister Bay Bowl

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American, Bar, Seafood, Family Fare
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10640 N Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay, WI 54234-9594
920-854-2841
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: The Sister Bay Bowl is a family-owned, family-friendly landmark offering...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 82
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Oh my, try the Salted Caramel Vanilla Cake!

After the delicious and generous servings of Friday Night Fish Fry (perch for each of us), we shared a piece of Salted Caramel Vanilla Cake. Mmmmm, wonderful. Next time we'll save room so we can each get a piece.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Ingrid H
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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203 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

After the delicious and generous servings of Friday Night Fish Fry (perch for each of us), we shared a piece of Salted Caramel Vanilla Cake. Mmmmm, wonderful. Next time we'll save room so we can each get a piece.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

We only had drinks here. The people truly cared about the guest experience. We saw things we didn't like but it was not intentional or to be skimpy on service, it was just oversight. We'll be back. The outdoor bar was nice and we had fun. My wife did feel like she was ignored while my drink was kept fresh... More 

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Sister Bay, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The Sister Bay Bowl in a Main Stay Historic Restaurant with a Classic Bowling Alley. The food is consistently good especially the perch/walleye dinners. Although I love their Broasted Chicken. The service is very good and starts with a warm loaf of bread on your table. They also offer steak, ribs and delicious prime rib dinners, all of which are... More 

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USA
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Took the kids bowling for the first time and it was wonderful! The staff was great and helpful and the food and drinks were equally good. Looking forward to going back.

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Rock Island, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you are in Door County in the fall and love football, this is the place to have lunch. We would not miss "the Bowl" to enjoy their wonderful fish, a beer and a game. The service is freindly and the fish is fresh. Give it a try.

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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We've been frequenting "The Bowl" for 30 or more years. The Willems family is First Class is in their cocktails, food and service. We visit Sister Bay 5 or 6 times a year and our first stop is The Bowl,. lunch is GREAT, as well as the beverages after driving 3 hours we're there again for dinner. This family is... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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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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97 reviews 97 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10640 N Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay, WI 54234-9594
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Sister Bay
  • Phone Number: 920-854-2841

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Seafood, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?