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John Martin's Restaurant

50 S.Third Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, WI
9207466666
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Ranked #17 of 69 restaurants in Sturgeon Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American, Bistro, Fusion, Wine Bar
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Located in downtown Sturgeon Bay on Historic Third Avenue in beautiful Door County, Wisconsin.Choose to dine at the bar, at a bistro table along the sidewalk or relax on a cushioned chair in the cozy wood floor dining room. Large photos focusing on the history of Sturgeon Bay pepper the restaurant. The new chef has a strong bent on creativity and local sourcing. His philosophy for features is “Familiar enough to be comfortable but exotic enough to be exciting”. The focus is on local and fresh (organic features, and appetizers, in season) is apparent, and when blended with the passion of the staff, it is becoming a foodie destination. We will work with any and all dietary restrictions or food allergies. Ask about “Chefs Choice” options. Call for reservations or a chef consultation for that special occasion.
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Minnesota
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

fresh ingredients and excellent preparation at each of the 4 or 5 times we have dined here. if you want something other than steak and potatoes (though they have great prep on both) - they change up their menu often and shared service style means you never go without.

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De Pere, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Went there on Saturday afternoon. It was around 1/2 full. 2 Waitstaff. Once we ordered, it took almost 45minutes for food. They tried to give us someone elses order and when they found the proper table, they were one of 2 that had issues with wrong food(fries). My burger came out with cheese on it(ordered no cheese). The waitress looked... More

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Egg Harbor, Wisconsin
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100 reviews 100 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

My mom and I frequent this restaurant whenever we're both in town and we love to get their steaks. They cook it perfectly and it's topped with onions and mushrooms. I got mine with a side of baby reds and brussel sprouts and those were also cooked perfectly. They have a decent selection of beer and wine and our server... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

My husband and I stopped here for a mid afternoon Monday lunch on our way home from Egg Harbor. We found the food very good and the service was excellent. We enjoyed the decor and the music in the background; standards by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, etc, played at a volume that allowed you to enjoy it, but still have... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Nearly everything about our time here was bad. We were seated quickly thanks to a reservation. Our waitress came by three times before she even took our drink orders. She just kept stopping by to tell us she'd be right back to get them. The restaurant isn't large...12 tables or so. And there seemed to be plenty of wait staff.... More

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

went with my mother and son at 430 on Monday. All of a sudden a rush of people came. Our server was very harried as she was supposed to get off at 5. We ordered our food and received it in a decent amount of time. Never saw the server again. My food did not contain the caramelized onions as... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

We had a delicious, casual dinner and would definitely return. Must haves include tortilla soup and to die for carrot cake. Service is warm and friendly and prices are great!

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Southern Pines, North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

2 couples dined on a Tuesday night and the wait staff were overwhelmed by a near full house. Staff were friendly and working hard but could not keep up. Many tables went uncleared diminishing the atmosphere. Whitefish fair with somewhat greasy vegetables. Salads were very good.

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Food wasn't hot. Hair in food and waitress did nothing about it. Food prices way too high for what you get. Will never return again!

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Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

You read all the good reviews of a restaurant and then the night you go, it had to be an off night! My husband had the special of the night - Panko crusted pan fried New York strip steak. It was a 12 oz, thin, over fried country chicken fried steak! Compare to Dennys! It was presented with bland, no... More

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