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Sister Bay Bowl

10640 N Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay, WI 54234-9594
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Ranked #13 of 25 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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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92 reviews 92 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

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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180 reviews 180 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

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
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

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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89 reviews 89 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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
13 helpful votes 13 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

You know why you go to this restaurant. Comfort food! They don't disappoint and the portions are more than adequate.

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Brown Deer, Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Don't be fooled by the fact that there's bowling here...this place has good food for great prices. Dining room filled quickly (mostly locals), even on a Monday in October, but wait staff is energetic and attentive. Our server, Bethany, was wonderful. We enjoyed prime rib-the Monday special-and the perch dinner, and fresh, warm apple pie for dessert. Great comfort food!... More

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River Falls, Wisconsin
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I saw an episode of "Around the Corner with John McGivern" on Wisconsin Public Television from Door County in which he featured the food at Sister Bay Bowl (and the bowling). Having confirmed from several locals that the best perch around was to be found there, we stopped in for a late lunch. Even though the perch basket wasn't on... More

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