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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

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Visitor rating
  • 6
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 6
    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
Stop here for slow food and good people

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Amy L
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Tennessee
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226 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

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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Two Rivers
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

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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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

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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Saint Charles, Illinois
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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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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The food at this place is amazing and ambiance too...my wife ordered chicken quesadilla and i ordered chicken sandwich wt avocado , they took about 15 min to serve & I can say they have the best bread. It was soft and crispy baked to the right consistency . I would recommend and would definitely go there if I visit... More 

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Tomahawk, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We stopped in on July 3, 2014, and sat outside. I enjoyed a Chicken Salad sandwich, and my wife had a BLT with Romaine lettuce. Great food, great service. And our dog got a bowl of water.

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Dowagiac, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

sorry, there's nothing to like here. i'd have to say "greasy spoon with an emphasis on grease." loved the name, great location, also has kayak rentals.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We were on Washington Island for the day and stopped in at Bread and Water for lunch. We were glad we did. The food was excellent with the atmosphere of your mother's kitchen. The soup and sandwich were home made with love. The service was excellent and so pleasant. We chatted with the owner and her daughter. They could not... More 

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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
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?