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Nautical Inn

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234 Kentucky St, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235-2512
920-746-6706
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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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
Ok place to get a beer and sandwich

This was on our list as one of the many restaurants we wanted to try in Door County (specifically Sturgeon Bay). It was just ok. The atmosphere is nice with a big fire place and cozy tables. The service wasn't very good. The waiter we had was running around like a chicken with his head cut off, but... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 31, 2015
Jennifer K
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Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
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Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

This was on our list as one of the many restaurants we wanted to try in Door County (specifically Sturgeon Bay). It was just ok. The atmosphere is nice with a big fire place and cozy tables. The service wasn't very good. The waiter we had was running around like a chicken with his head cut off, but we were... More 

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Thank Jennifer K
Algoma, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

we thought we would try as I never was in the restaurant and looking for good food and atmosphere . I always thought it was a bar not realizing it had a restaurant in the back side of the street. every thing was excellent it was a Friday night I took a perch basket home for my husband he loved... More 

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Thank colleen e
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

The Nautical Inn was an excellent experience of a quiet and very accomodating bar in downtown Sturgeon Bay. The owner was the bar tender the night myself and 3 others visited and she was exceptionally friendly. I tried the fish shot - the have a large jar that holds little minnow fish, the bar tender pours you a shot with... More 

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Thank trevor w
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Great place to have a few beers and get a burger. It's an old historic building that was popular with sailers and shipbuilders.

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Thank Teresa W
Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

When the power was knocked out in the entire county from Egg Harbor north, my friends and I hopped into the car to Sturgeon Bay since all of us have electric stoves. Hoping for a good meal, we found ourselves seated immediately at the Nautical Inn. They told us it would be about 45 minutes for food, which we said... More 

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Thank Delaney S
Rochester, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Went with Tripadvisor reviews, because we do like to find locally owned spots. The burgers were good, service was friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is outstanding! The decor is amazing. It's in an out of the way place, but worth looking for.

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Thank Rick S
Defiance, Mo
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

This wasn't on my list of places to go but we stopped in after shopping one afternoon. Really cute decor!! And the food was a great surprise!! I got the beef vegetable soup and it was obviously freshly made with big chunks of fresh veggies. So good I could have eaten a second bowl. My husband got the fried perch... More 

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2 Thank Mindy M
Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

So pleasantly surprised with this restaurant! Price was very reasonable and the food was excellent. We had fried Cheese Curds, Sea Food platter, Fish tacos and a Sausage and beef sandwich. We were all very happy with our choices! I had the fish tacos and they were Excellent. Would definitely eat there again if ever traveling through the area!

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4 Thank Deb F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

Best meal we had during our stay in Door County including those that cost twice as much. Service was great and the price was even better.

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3 Thank VanDebby
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We were looking for a place to eat a late lunch and we were going to go to a place down the street but they were closed and thank god they were or we wouldn't have stopped at this little jem of a pub. I love Nautical things myself and this was a great place to stop. We had burgers... 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 15
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza, Pub

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