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Waterfront Restaurant

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10947 State Highway 42, Sister Bay, WI 54234
19208545491
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 135
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Hidden in plain site... How had we never seen this place before?!

Friends recommended this restaurant to us for our 15th wedding anniversary. It was absolutely fantastic, a flawless experience. The food, wine, atmosphere and service was top notch. It is considered one of the most expensive dining options but our bill wasn't any higher than it would've been at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
WarmMeUp
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Central Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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Central Wisconsin
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Friends recommended this restaurant to us for our 15th wedding anniversary. It was absolutely fantastic, a flawless experience. The food, wine, atmosphere and service was top notch. It is considered one of the most expensive dining options but our bill wasn't any higher than it would've been at one of the nice restaurants in our small Central Wisconsin hometown.

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Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I don't know how Waterfront ended up at #12 because it absolutely should be higher on the list. I eat here at least twice a year and am always blown away. We even had my wedding dinner in the room upstairs which is GORGEOUS and overlooks Sister Bay Marina (you would have a hard time finding a better sunset). The... More 

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Mayville, Wisconsin, United States
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140 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is an example of getting what you pay for.... It definitely was expensive, but everything was first class..... from the initial hostess acting professional, to the wait staff being attentive, followed by the terrific view from our table, to the beautifully presented and tasting entrees followed by even better desserts. We chose two specials of the evening for dinner,... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We have always felt that the Waterfront in Sister Bay, WI is the best high end dining in Door County. Well, we tested our theory last weekend and we're blown away again. The room and lakefront setting is superb, the drink and wine selection is excellent, and the food and service is consistently wonderful. Yeah, lots of superlatives, but they... More 

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United States
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We went to The Waterfront to celebrate our anniversary with friends. All four of us thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the experience - from the cocktails through creative and tasty appetizers, entrees and desserts. None of us had a single criticism, which is unusual, LOL. The service was attentive but not obtrusive. Bayfront tables are pleasant, even on a cloudy... More 

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St. Augustine, FL
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent chef! My hat is off to the chef. We had an excellent dinner and what a romantic setting! Would highly recommend this restaurant if you appreciate fine dining and don't mind paying a little extra for it.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We went to Waterfront on our first night in town. The food was good. I had a very creamy lobster bisque and a ravioli appetizer that was a flavor explosion. My husband had fried perch that was also very good. All in all it was pricey and I think we could have had equally good food somewhere else. I would... More 

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Orland Park, Illinois
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We have gone to the Waterfront Restaurant many times over the years and have always enjoyed both the food and service. All their entries are outstanding and you just can't beat the view of the water ( especially at sun down).

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Franklin, Wisconsin
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20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This experience was outstanding on every front. The hostess, bartender and server were all at the top of their games. We relaxed and watched the sun set over the bay with cocktails before dinner. The bartender actually carried them to the patio for us. When time came for dinner the service and food were both impeccable. Salads were delicious. My... More 

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Tennessee
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226 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Dinner at Waterfront was a nice experience. Our table faced the marina so we got to enjoy the the boat and fishing activity. The hostesses were friendly, and waitress helpful. I have a restrictive diet and she went back and forth to the chef to consult on what would be the best meal for me. My husband and I both... 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, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?