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“It's not the meal....it's the nostalgia” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Wilson's Restaurant

Wilson's Restaurant
9990 Water Street, Highway 42, Door County, Ephraim, WI 54211
920 854 2041
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Ranked #5 of 10 Restaurants in Ephraim
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout
Madison, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“It's not the meal....it's the nostalgia”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Wilson's may not have the most amazing food, but their limited menu has plenty of delicious options in the area of sandwiches, chili and more. Their ice cream menu is what sets them apart. With an endless selection of huge sundaes, a huge selection of scooped ice cream and even a black cow using their homemade root beer...everyone will be happy. Finally, They have maintained the soda fountain atmosphere with stainless accents, juke boxes, decor, and more. Wilson's is a wonderful family tradition.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
peoria, il
2 reviews
“Food review”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Friendly staff and relatively quick service. Sure do like their ice cream! Located on the bay so you can then sit and enjoy the view.

Visited August 2014
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103 reviews 103 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Don't miss the ice cream....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This has become a routine stop when we're exploring hwy. 42 - great ice cream and lots of great places to sit and savor it along the water front. So get a number as soon as you enter, don't be put off by the crowd as they move you along pretty fast and split a two scoop dish with your traveling companion. You'll save a little money and enjoy the treat.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Moorhead, Minnesota
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441 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 128 cities Reviews in 128 cities
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
“Great old fashion burger.place with soda fountain ice cream selections”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My title said it all. Not the cheapest though but ok. Fast and great drive-in specialties. Good strawberry ice cream soda.

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great selection and high quality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

It was so good, we went back twice. Interesting flavors, large portions, and ice cream had big chunks of add-ins in them. Great view, too. You should go!

Visited August 2014
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