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“Great view, decent food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Donny's Glidden Lodge

Donny's Glidden Lodge
4670 Glidden Dr, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235-9196
(920) 746-9460
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Ranked #3 of 74 restaurants in Sturgeon Bay
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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27 restaurant reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great view, decent food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Some things never change. The Glidden lodge has been serving good food consistently for decades. They have specials every night and you could make a meal out of the salad/soup bar. You'll never leave hungry. They do take reservations, but my experince is that you always have a wait. I think they like to have people hang at the bar. When the weather is nice, grab a drink and sit outside. The building itself is awesome - constructed of shore washed stone. The building sits about as close to the lake as you can get without having the water splash you in the face.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“A Door County favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

My favorite restaurant in Door County. The view is beautiful, right on the lake with a nice flag stone patio that's great for a pre dinner drink. The restaurant it's self is stone, wood, and a lot of huge windows looking out over the lake.
The food and service is top notch. The prime rib dinner is outstanding. Melt in your mouth. A must when visiting Door County.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Gurnee, Illinois
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118 restaurant reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Traveling salesman”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012 via mobile

Stopping here on a 3 day vacation we came motercycles. Since the restaurant has a Sturgeon bay address but is ten mile outside of town. If you're riding a motercycles BRING A JACkET in September. Other than tho the evening and dinner were excellent. The location is next to a resort so expect casual attire. The desert was very good but the coffe was fair. This is a family owned business and all of the family is involved with the success at different positions from bar tender to hostess to server.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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“Ddf123should go to McDonald s”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

For Chicago resident visiting Donny's I ask u these ?s. did u have a reservation, experienced fine dining, excellent food, awesome views? Waitresses especially Cassi can't be more accomidating; Tim the owner and dad Donny believe the customer comes first. Do Chicago restaurants offer daily specials with best prime rib below market price on Thursdays and same for perch on Fridays. Also is early bird dining and of course home made soup and salad bar gratis. I guess ur wife puts up with a lot! Preston Marks

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pecatonica, Illinois
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“This is a restaurant with such a splendid view.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

We liked the ten minute drive to the restaurant, turning into the lodge, and seeing all of the lake spread out before you. The day was sparkling, and we could have just sat out at one of the tables with a drink and enjoyed the environment.
Service was very good, portions are HUGE! We were there on a Wednesday night, which is also their German night. They have a salad bar, bread, and soup. Then, the giant entry shows up. We had an evening special (early bird specials are from 4:00 to 5:30. All during this time, the place is very busy, so I would say that reservations are mandatory. The building, made of stone, with huge windows to view the lake is beautiful.
Prices, for what you get are fair. Food was excellent.

Visited August 2012
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