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1275 Main Rd, Washington Island, WI 54246-9009
920-847-2400
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8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
a must-do for your island stay

loved the cafe...very good food, warm atmosphere, delightful service. and my husband said he had the best door-county cherry pie of his lifetime, which was high praise!

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 5, 2015
cyn m
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Lake Forest, Illinois
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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

If I would come back to Washington Island it would only be for this amazing gem. This place is homey and green! We had oatmeal and toast for breakfast and couldn't have been more satisfied! Owner was very helpful with activities and thanked us for finding them during our adventures. Really wish they would have had a vacancy the weekend... More 

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Thank Jamelf19
Lake Forest, Illinois
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

loved the cafe...very good food, warm atmosphere, delightful service. and my husband said he had the best door-county cherry pie of his lifetime, which was high praise!

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Thank cyn m
Swindon, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Wonderful small restaurant, home delicious cooked foods, take your time and enjoy the atmosphere. Lodging available.

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Thank Anthony L
Gurnee, Illinois, USA
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We stopped for lunch looking for vegetarian food. We ordered soup and salad. Unfortunately the salad was very stale and had no taste. The soup was extremely thick and not warm. We told the waitress about the food but did not receive any response. Will not visit again.

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Thank Raj275
Tennessee
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241 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

The decor of this establishment is strange. An eclectic mixture of church related items---crosses, holy water font, a prayer box. Though we were the only ones in the cafe, every table was in need of servicing though there were 3 staff in the room doing nothing. We ordered 1 slice of apple pie and tea for two. The pot was... More 

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Thank RonsKay
Two Rivers
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Disappointed, to say the least. Food was outrageously expensive. Staff was WAY TOO YOUNG to be working in a restaurant. Coffee was terrible and $3.00 per cup for an 8 oz. cup of coffee to go. This will be on our list of places never to return to on Washington Island. I believe this was our worst experience. I would... More 

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Thank Dana B
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Bread and Water was a delight and we are so happy that we ate here during our visit on the island. Word of warning, though-- it did take us almost an hour to get our food during a not busy time of the day--but that was okay with us. Others around us and service was perceived as slow. So it's... More 

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1 Thank Amy L
Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

This family owned business is clean, decorated with lots of Christian items (including a Prayer Post) and has very friendly service. Portions were large and tasty- giant quesadillas! Since our waitress was also the cook, the whole experience was a little long, but they had toys for the kids to play.

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Thank W2824KNtraveler
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

Nice people, but the teen server couldn't handle the small number of guests. We had to remind her after we asked for ketchup (it came in two tiny condiment containers for four of us) and had to remind her again for a coffee refill. The kids chocolate milk was a small squirt of Hershey's syrup in milk. I had to... More 

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1 Thank Troy G
Saint Charles, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

It was a great little place for lunch: friendly staff, good food and enjoyable atmosphere. They even have a bike rack in front for those who are biking around the island. That was a nice bonus.

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Thank Martha N

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1275 Main Rd, Washington Island, WI 54246-9009
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Washington Island
  • Phone Number: 920-847-2400

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?