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Waterfront Restaurant

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10947 State Highway 42, Sister Bay, WI 54234
19208545491
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Hours:
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 145
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  • 35
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 4
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best restaurant in Door County

The great setting, building, service and overall ambience is only exceeded by the creative and tasty food. Top shelf.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
David N
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Suzhou, China
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Suzhou, China
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

The great setting, building, service and overall ambience is only exceeded by the creative and tasty food. Top shelf.

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Thank David N
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Waterfront was recommended by the clerk at our resort. We went in for a glass of nice wine and ended up staying for hours and trying several different drinks and the appetizers were so appealing we ordered those as well. Definitely try the DC Cherry Martini, it's a local speciality and very tasty. I love scallops and the Seared Scallops... More 

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1 Thank Tammy C
Wausau, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Food. Was. Amazing. Seriously, so good. We ended up getting there after dark, but were seated by the windows anyway so I don't doubt the view is stunning at sunset. Because we were there later, the place was quiet and the service was great. Food was top notch - one of the best meals we've had. Will definitely be returning... More 

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Thank MSchliepp
Winter Haven, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

What a wonderful restaurant. The hostess is so accommodating. Our waitress was amazing. The restaurant is pretty. The noise level perfect. The food was delicious from start to finish. We were there on Thursday Pasta Night. The pastas were totally delicious. The fresh made pasta cooked to perfection. The lobster bisque was great. Even the wedge salad was a step... More 

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1 Thank 3Vicki24
Arizona
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Nice location and beautiful sunsets took us to the Waterfront restaurant. However, was not impressed with food! There are a lot better fine dining restaurants in Door County. I had the wedge salad, it was fresh but nothing special. I chose the whitefish as I do every time I dine in Door County. My fish came layered, one small piece... More 

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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129 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

WOW! My wife and I at here for our first Anniversary dinner and it was AMAZING! The food was one of the best meals we had ever had in a Restaurant.(Make sure to make a reservation) The wait staff was very nice and on the ball and the views are just incredible! You have to sit in the window dining... More 

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1 Thank Boatking K
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Have been here twice now and that is two times too many. Nice location and food is OK (I prefer Wickman house in Ellison Bay for similar price point and unique dishes). But the customer service leaves a lot to be desired. On our first visit, the minute we walked in, it was obvious that the hostess, an older woman,... More 

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3 Thank rmparra
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful view at sunset, great dinner. Had the osso buco, and it was awesome. Great scallops for appetizer, and phenomenal finish with chocolate cake. Definitely a repeat.

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1 Thank Katherine B
Wausau, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

Ate here for our wedding anniversary, everything was wonderful. Great local white fish. Beautiful location and great service. Right on the water with a stunning view!

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1 Thank jjkreft02
Berlin, Germany
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

It was a warm and beautiful summer day at around 6 PM. Dressed to the occasion, I went inside the restaurant to find out if it was possible to have dinner outside (the restaurant is right at the marina). There were two ladies at the hostess desk: an older one, maybe in her fifties or sixties, and a younger one.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10947 State Highway 42, Sister Bay, WI 54234
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Sister Bay
  • Phone Number: 19208545491

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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