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John Martin's Restaurant

50 S.Third Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, WI
9207466666
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Ranked #20 of 73 restaurants in Sturgeon Bay
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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English first
Rock Island, Illinois, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Honestly one of the best meals we've had! The food and it's plating was what you would have expected at a 3 or 4 star restaurant but the cost was so affordable. From the time we walked in till we left the staff treated us like we were the most important customers they had.

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Baileys Harbor, WI
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My husband and I live north of Sturgeon Bay and have many great restaurants to choose from! This was our first visit to John Martins and we were pleasantly surprised. We were there for lunch and had a great Rueben Sandwich and a wonderful Caesar Salad. We had the homemade chips with our sandwich and they were the best we... More

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DeLand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Ate here on a recent visit to Dorr County. Got off on a shaky start as the dining room filled up as right after we arrived. But the service soon became very good. I had the Chicken Vesivio which is very difficult to find outside of the Chicago area. It was every bit as good as I remembered it!

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Mountain Home, AR
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is a really nice small restaurant in Sturgeon Bay with an excellent meal. By far our best meal of the week in the thumb of Wisconsin!

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Midwest family
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

An unassuming looking building, but believe me they have excellent food. I had a ribeye which was cooked to perfection and my husband had the sausage pasta. Both meals were more like the type seen in an upscale restaurant. Salads were fresh and dressings were homemade. Wish we would have had room for their luscious looking desserts, but we were... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I was a little worried when the restaurant was completely empty when we showed up, but went ahead and ordered. The soup and salad that came out first were okay, nothing to get excited about. My boyfriend and I each ordered a shrimp pasta dish and, WOW, they were good! The shrimp were very large and cooked to perfection. The... More

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We went in and just got a weird vibe. Lots of drinks on their menu but sounds like they must have lost their liquor license. Server brought us water and then disappeared for a long time. That was handy as we had changed our mind, so we left a $2 tip for the water and headed out the door. Went... More

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Hibbing, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We chose this restaurant on a whim, while visiting Door County. We will be sure to return when we visit the next time. The decor is very minimal and muted, but the menu is not! The food was exceptionally fresh and tasty. Try the salmon with a side of pesto gnocchi - wonderful!

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Appleton
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90 reviews 90 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We arrived kind of late that evening; however the staff still invited us in. Served us with smiles, and great food! We also split a desert, two spoons, sharing it with my sweetheart!

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North Aurora, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

A local resident suggested this spot. She recommended the food, & did add that they did not have a full bar, just serving beer & wine, if that made a difference. Stopped in, & found that they did have a full bar, for anyone interested. We were able to taste the wine, before making a final selection. We were told... More

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