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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 #22 of 76 Restaurants in Sturgeon Bay
Price range: $5 - $24
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
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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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Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

This place had great soup (butternut squash). The flatbread bbq chicken was great as well! We went during the week, so it wasn't very busy. I'm sure on the weekends it is much busier and noisy. The staff was friendly, but could've been a little more attentive.

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Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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112 reviews 112 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

On one of the wettest weekends in Sturgeon Bay's history (3.0 inches), finally had lunch at John Martin's with a group of five. Am I glad we did. Menu has great Italian-American choices presented in contemporary treatments. Lite fare yet substantial on some items. Probably more Northern Italian or Northern California Italian. They make flat bread pizzas of all sorts.... More

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West Bend, Wisconsin
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Honestly, My husband and I ended up here when we couldn't get into another restaurant and I knew they had a pretty good rating on trip advisor so we called and they got us in at the last minute. The service was great and the food was very good, especailly the arancini on the appetizer menu. We also learned that... More

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Delavan, WI
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

After a long day of shopping and walking around Door County, my husband and I decided to try John Martin's out for a late dinner. When we walked in it was crowded but not packed. There were several open tables and at least 3 servers which was a lot as the place is not very big. The owner I believe... More

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Portland, Oregon
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82 reviews 82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012 via mobile

We had the fig salad (yum) and peppercorn steak and whitefish and all were very good. We were pleased with our wine choices. Loved the velvet devil! And dessert and coffee rounded things out (including our bellies). Portion sizes were very appropriate. Definitely suggest this restaurant.

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Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

I just recently moved up to Sturgeon Bay. This was my first restaurant that I ate at when I moved up here, and found it addicting and delicious! I would definitely go back and enjoy many many meals there. The service is superb! I had the meatloaf with cherry glaze! If you like cherries and you like meatloaf, you will... More

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Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

We were staying at the nearby Holiday Music Motel, and wanted a close restaurant we could walk to for dinner. We wanted some pasta to load up for the next day's Door County Century Ride, so we started walking up and down 3rd Avenue. Trattoria Dal Santo had a 1 hour wait, and the Inn at Cedar Crossing had a... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

This is our first visit to Door Peninsula, and we decided to stop at the Door County Visitor and Convention Bureau on our way into Sturgeon Bay. A gentleman came in, conducted some business at the window, and as he was leaving, told us if we were looking for a good place to have dinner to try John Martin's. He... More

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

We had dinner here. The staff here is very friendly and are obviously proud of the place where they work. They give good food and wine recommendations. We absolutely loved the flatbread pizza! We ordered the fig prosciutto to share as an appetizer, yum! Our dinners were very nice, but that flatbread pizza was our favorite part of the meal!... More

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Green Bay
5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012 via mobile

We hadn't read any reviews before going. We weren't sure what to it expect based on the outside of the building. Inside the decor was great and everything was extremely clean. We were there at about 3pm on a Thursday so it was not at all busy. We had great service and the food was delicious.

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bsabo1, Manager at John Martin's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We certainly appreciate you taking the time to comment on your experience at John Martin's. Please come back next time you are in our neck of the woods! More

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Additional Information about John Martin's Restaurant

Address: 50 S.Third Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Phone Number: +1 920-746-6666
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Sturgeon Bay
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 24
Cuisine: American, Bistro, Fusion, Wine Bar

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