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“Best ambiance in Door Co.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Wickman House

Wickman House
11976 Mink River Rd, Ellison Bay, WI
+1 920-854-3305
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $29
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Wickman House is a new restaurant, in its second season, located in a historic lodge in Ellison Bay, Door County. Offering sandwiches from grass-fed hamburgers to lobster clubs and entrees from fresh fish to pork chops all paired with local produce, the Wickman House has an option for every appetite. With a focus on farm-to-table dishes and a select list of wines and microbrews, Wickman House offers the Door County restaurant-goer a NEW standard in casual dining.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Best ambiance in Door Co.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Wife and I dined here on recent getaway. Staff provided excellent customer service and the ambiance is the best in Door Co. Food was good (she ate butternut squash ravioli, I had the seafood stew) and reasonably priced for fine dining in the area...but the reason to go is the atmosphere. We'll be back.

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Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Terrific Meal In A Lovely Setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Wickman House is definitely worth the drive to Ellison Bay! The setting outside the restaurant is beautiful, all illuminated at night, and the interior is a step back in time. We all sampled from the craft cocktail list, where we were able to enjoy $5 cocktails until 9pm. Some members of our party were a little intimidated by the "trendiness" of the menu, but everyone enjoyed their entrees immensely! The ingredients were fresh and locally sourced, and I must say the butternut squash ravioli special I had was insanely delicious. The desserts get a special mention of their own! We ordered a tasting of each, and there wasn't a dud in the bunch! The "ice cream sandwich" and creme brulee are must-eats if you go. The staff were attentive, friendly, and sociable without being intrusive and the ambience (with it's soft lighting and lit fireplace) makes for a cozy respite on a rainy autumn night. Wickman House is an upscale dining experience for a reasonable price, and I would 100% recommend visiting during your Door County stay.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“good all around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The drinks and food were outstanding, the service friendly, informed but not intrusive. And a nice setting. Quieter music would be welcome.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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California, Maryland
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89 reviews 89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“A treat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

Good food, good service, good setting, reasonably priced for what you get. I wrestled whether to give it four or five stars, even had five stars but changed it back to four because while the food was very good, it didn't quite meet the standard of great. Notwithstanding, I enjoyed it very much and would go back. Loved the tequila sunrise and artisan salad. My wife loved the rolls. The soup was good, the ravioli was better than good, the desert was good and one other entree was good. Wish I had the option to give it 4-1/2 stars.

Visited October 2013
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Dallas, tx
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Door County Gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I have been there several times in the past couple years. It is now one of our favorite dining destinations, especially when we take special guests we want to see the excellent dining experiences available in DC. We also very much appreciate that they get the nearby fresh and high quality foods from local producers. It's worth the drive and effort to get there.

Visited August 2013
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