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John Martin's Restaurant

50 S.Third Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
+1 920-746-6666
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Ranked #17 of 73 Restaurants in Sturgeon Bay
Price range: $5 - $24
Hours:
Sun 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Bistro, Fusion, Wine Bar
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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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English first
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The food was overpriced, but that was not the problem. The food was the problem. The service was good as well as attentive.

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We have eaten here a few times over this past summer and have never been disappointed. My husband has a gluten allergy and Chef Drew is more than accommodating. He makes every dish to order. A must visit if you're in the Door County area.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We like this restaurant a lot. The food was very tasty especially the meatloaf. The owner John Martin was sitting in the restaurant having his dinner while we were there. We had a really nice waiter called Stevie who made our night. Would recommend this place as they have a good choice of food and drinks and nice atmosphere.

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Chisholm, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Nice find. Food was very good. Atmosphere a little lacking but would definitely eat there again. Appetizer selection very nice.

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Davenport, Iowa
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The food was good, I was just surprised that they had not received their liquor license yet, even though their was mixed drinks on the menu. After traveling 4-5 hours to Sturgeon Bay I was looking forward to having a mixed drink.

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Madison, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We were in town for the weekend and excited to try this place because the menu looked amazing. DON'T BE FOOLED! First off, I felt terrible for the servers because there was only two of them working a full restaurant and bar. They were running their butts off, but it was still bad service because they couldn't keep up. There... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We went in with 12 people and literally order a different entrée for each person. . They all were fabulously cooked.. reasonable prices for well prepared food

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Cape Coral, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Chosen by a drive by, this was an excellent choice. Most friendly welcome by Stevie, bartender host and server. Food was amazing. When I am back within 50 miles, I will be there.

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Spring Lake, Michigan
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This restaraunt was amazing, and the Chef and Owner are great! We were so appreciative of being served late night, as I had been under the weather all day and needed something that was good quality and not fried. We were so happy to have stumbled across John Martins. Both my husband and I agreed that the whole meal was... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We stopped by around 4:00 to find we were the only ones in the restaurant. We were there with our 3 kids, although we were not offered a children's menu. We ordered sandwiches, burgers, and flat-bread pizza, so nothing to complicated. Overall the food was good, although it took a bit of time. We all cleared our plates and left... More

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