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Nautical Inn

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American, Hamburgers, Pub, Pizza & Pasta
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234 Kentucky St, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235-2512
920-746-6706
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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On our winter vacation we were searching for a new place to eat, and are so glad we stopped here! The food was both plentiful and delicious, and our server was terrific. The Inn is the oldest inn in Door County, with original decor dating back to the 1800s. Our server in her spare time was happy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Mary C
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West Salem, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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West Salem, Wisconsin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

On our winter vacation we were searching for a new place to eat, and are so glad we stopped here! The food was both plentiful and delicious, and our server was terrific. The Inn is the oldest inn in Door County, with original decor dating back to the 1800s. Our server in her spare time was happy to tell us... More 

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Miami, Florida
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203 reviews 203 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I found this place by accident as I was attending a large corporate gathering at a hotel down there street and I felt the need to escape. This was the perfect answer for what I was looking for...the typical "Wisconsin Tavern". The interior was warm and the staff friendly. They had a great bar with a nautical theme to it... More 

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Goffstown, New Hampshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Over Thanksgiving weekend, my wife and I found ourselves in Sturgeon Bay around dinner time on a slow Saturday. Sturgeon Bay appears to not have many dining options unless your appetite consists of fast food. Figuring that most pubs have good food, we decided to proceed inside (after seeing their chalk board menu from the outside glass on the door).... More 

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Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The most charming bartender waited on us and our friends. She is truly dedicated to customer service and with a smile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

The food was great, and the staff was amazing. Fun, great knowledge of the history in Door County! Wish I lived up here I would be a regular!!!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Come in once a year to watch the Badgers on the Saturday before our Packer game tickets. Lots of nostalgia, nice family business and good drinks. Only reason it's 4 stars instead of 5, is last year they gave out Jell-O shots in syringes with each touchdown, and this year nothing. Bummer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

All staff are trained to make an amazing Bloody Mary. We went on a Friday afternoon and experienced these bloodies and amazing service from Jeanine and Laura. They even shared some spooky history about the iconic place.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Happened upon The Nautical Inn. We were not familiar with Sturgeon Bay and where just looking for a place to grab a bite to eat for dinner that was not high end nor a bar. The Nautical Inn seemed to fit the bill. The menu is basic dinner fare from a selection of appetizers, entrees, wraps, sandwiches, pasta and fish... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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131 reviews 131 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The food at the Nautical Inn was average at best, but it was nice to have a limited salad and soup bar included with the meal. Service was prompt and friendly. Décor of the restaurant portion is warm (wooden paneled to look like a ship's interior).

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Neillsville, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We decided to experience what we had heard was the oldest restaurant in town. It's got an 1886 fireplace, historical charm and memorabilia, a lot of beautiful dark wood, arched doorways, an impressive collection of ring buoy life preservers with photos of the ships they're from, and the staff is friendly and they enjoy sharing stories. We had a very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 234 Kentucky St, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235-2512
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Sturgeon Bay
  • Phone Number: 920-746-6706

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Pub, Pizza & Pasta

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