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“Great food and view” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Waterfront

Waterfront
10947 State Highway 42, Sister Bay, WI 54234
920-854-5491
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Ranked #3 of 26 Restaurants in Sister Bay
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great food and view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My wife and I ate here recently. We had a 6pm reservation (highly recommended) on a Friday. The staff did not rush us at all, which is a nice change from many places. We left shortly after a spectacular sunset that we were able to watch both from our table and from the patio right outside. I had scallops which were some of the best I have had and my wife had halibut which was probably the very best we have tried. The chef accommodated us by substituting different sides than normally went with the halibut - despite being very busy. The portions were probably just adequate. Without the bread and an appetizer or other dish you probably will not leave particularly full. The prices are also fairly high, with entrees being mostly around $35. However, for a special occasion or last night of vacation meal, the quality of food, service, and view, was worth the price.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Naperville, Illinois
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114 reviews 114 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Another great anniversary meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We returned to Waterfront for another anniversary dinner and were reminded of our last visit here. Great atmosphere, fantastic view and excellent food. We started by sharing some escargot that were prepared with a delicate, fried crusty shell and were very tasty. I had a wedge salad that was to die for. The blue cheese dressing with crumbled bacon was so good I could have eaten a whole bowl of it. My tenderloin was one of the best I had. Not too huge and it just melted in your mouth it was so tender and the bordalaise sauce was excellent. My wife had the diver scallops that were also delicious. Since we were celebrating we both had desserts that were also very good. (chocolate chip cookie pie with chocolate sauce and ice cream). When in Sister Bay, don't pass up an opportunity to dine at Waterfront

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Excellence on the Waterfront”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

A small party of us trusted ourselves to the hoped for tender mercy of the staff of the Waterfront Restaurant - and our hopes were not dashed. The restaurant is located right on the Green Bay shoreline of Sister Bay, in Door County of Wisconsin. And we were seated beside windows wide and tall, giving us sweeping water views and, eventually, of the sun setting into the bay. Superb!

What about the dining experience? Well, actually, there's not much to say other than when eating at the Waterfront, you will encounter EXCELLENCE. The service is friendly but professional - and very efficient. The ambience, given the views, cannot be faulted. The food .... the wide-ranging food, of generous portions, is top quality and cooked to perfection. And although the cost for all of this is not cheap, it is acceptable. You really do get what you pay for at the Waterfront Restaurant. Check it out if you're in the vicinity.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lake Forest, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A bit slow”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Repeat visit here. Outstanding food especially the ahi tuna. Appreciate the more European pace but it did take 45 minutes just to get the bed basket. Things improved after we complained but I took a star off the rating anyway

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Princeton, wisconsin
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A Gem in Sister Bay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The hostess' ensuring us a window table was the beginnng of a near perfect dining experience at the Waterfront. Matthew provided exceptional service. The tuna tacos were one of the best appetizers we have enjoyed as was the lobster bisque soup--it was so creamy and had a rich lobster flavor. We chose the seasonal fish of the day which was a swordfish with a mango salsa served with broccolini--it was superb. The only flaw in the meal was the cherry cobbler dessert which contained more apples than cherries. We will definitely be back.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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