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John Martin's Restaurant

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French, American, Fusion, Bistro, Wine Bar
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50 S.Third Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
+1 920-746-6666
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Description: Located in downtown Sturgeon Bay on Historic Third Avenue in beautiful...
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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  • 66
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  • 40
    Very good
  • 17
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food

We live near by and had never gone to John Martin's and decided to give it a try. The food was really good and the wait staff excellent. I had the meatloaf bomb and it was excellent and my husband had the steak and he said it was very tasty. To full for dessert but each took a piece home... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2014
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Maplewood, Wisconsin, United States
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Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

The trendy decor and subtle lighting really got my hopes up for great food. But alas, my mom and I left disappointed with the food and the prices.

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Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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108 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Trip adviser says open now but I called the number and recording from AT&T said this number is no longer in service and offered to suggest another business.

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Maplewood, Wisconsin, United States
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We live near by and had never gone to John Martin's and decided to give it a try. The food was really good and the wait staff excellent. I had the meatloaf bomb and it was excellent and my husband had the steak and he said it was very tasty. To full for dessert but each took a piece home... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

Good food and service was fun and friendly. Could improve atmosphere.The ribs were delicious.The bacon meatloaf was great. Food is slightly too salty though. Was thirsty later.

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Colleyville, Texas
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Not a very fancy restaurant, more like a neighborhood bar serving food. Orders got screwed up and took a long time to get food. Very apologetic and discounted dinners.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The only reason this place is getting a 2 is because of the food. It's amazing. It's homemade Italian that tastes fresh and looks great. My husband and I found John Martins last year when we were in Door County (staying down the street) and had amazing service and connected with the owner (from our hometown!). Because of this -... More 

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Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

What a great experience! I love this place, they always have award winning chefs, great service and staff and I look forward to "Big John" sitting at the bar to visit with. I LOVE the way they make their lamb...Mmmmm! Salads, soups and desserts are homemade and original. So nice to go somewhere where you don't just get "resturant food"!!... More 

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Ojai, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

It was a Sunday night and there was not many restaurants open so we tried John Martin's even after seeing some of the disappointing reviews on TA. Those reviews turned out to be on mark. This is a bar with a few tables spread around. Their menu seems to have selections beyond what you would expect in most bars but... More 

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Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Being a Local to Door County I must say that I frequent the area but also enjoy traveling to out of town Restaurants to find best of the best. The first time I walked into John Martin's I was promptly greeted by a busy, but Friendly and Customer-oriented staff! A must try! Even down to the salad dressings, everything was... More 

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The breakfast here was outstanding! It was very reasonably priced and the food was mouth watering delicious! It's our new favorite place in Sturgeon Bay. The atmosphere was delightful, service was wonderful and they feature an enticing menu. Can't wait to go back and try some of the other breakfast menu options (they all looked so good) and also give... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 S.Third Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Sturgeon Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 920-746-6666

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 24
  • Cuisine: French, American, Fusion, Bistro, Wine Bar

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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