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John Martin's Restaurant

50 S.Third Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, WI
9207466666
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Ranked #18 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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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 NEW

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
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9 reviews 9 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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Rock Island, Illinois, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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
14 helpful votes 14 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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