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The Shoreline

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12747 State Highway 42, Ellison Bay, WI 54210-9792
+1 920-854-2950
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Middleton, Wisconsin
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187 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to eat dinner here on our first trip to Door County. We got here 10 minutes after they opened and there was a 45 minute wait. I did call before and they said they did not take reservations. What I did learn was you can come in earlier in the day and put your name on a list.... More 

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Thank voyageurfoodie
West Bend, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

We were looking for a new place to try for a fish fry and stopped at The Shoreline. The food, service, view, drinks and atmosphere all exceeded our expectations! Great fish fry and walleye dinners … the portions were definitely filling. The price was a bit more than we’d typically spend on fish, but it was worth it! Will definitely... More 

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Thank CorvetteWI
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch and were not disappointed! I could not say enough about the walnut apple salad! I got it with chicken and it was cooked and seasoned very well. Fast service. My boyfriend had the fish and it looked great as well. Waitstaff was extremely friendly and attentive. Again, walnut Apple salad a must have :)

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Hinckley, Illinois
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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

My partner and I dined here many years ago, back then it was the view as well as this time. There is not much in this area so we stopped while making our way around the peninsula. We ordered hamburgers and Bloody Mary's. The hamburger and fries (not many places screw this up) were mediocre and the Bloody Mary's were... More 

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Thank Micki B
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We stopped here for lunch on a Sunday. They were very busy. We sat on their patio and enjoyed a great view. Staff is very friendly and attentive.

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Thank jeffrey3487
Chicago, Illinois
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108 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

When we visit Door County Wisconsin, we have dinner at least once at The Shoreline Restaurant. The food is excellant, as is the service, and to top it all off, the view is great too. If you go there go early. The restaurant opens at 5 p.m. for dinner and there is usually a line waiting outside to get in... More 

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Thank babica49
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

We have been eating at The Shoreline for years. It is one of our "must go to" restaurants whenever we are in Door County. Whether it's the cranberry turkey sandwich or perch basket or sautéed five berry salmon dinner, every order has been delicious. The desserts are creative and outstanding! The sawdust pie is very good as well as their... More 

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Thank Lynda2nd
Centreville, Delaware
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Okay--it's not a fancy hotel. Who cares--you'll be out enjoying Door County all day. When you return just before sunset, take your fresh smoked fish from adjacent Charlie's Smokehouse, and some wine with you to your West-facing veranda to enjoy spectacular sunsets--and on weekends usually accompanied by live music. Then, venture to the connected restaurant for an authentic Wisconsin supper.... More 

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Thank Michael T
Green Lake, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

Great cocktails, gourmet food at affordable prices. LOVED it! Super view of the bay. Extensive menu. Does not take reservations. Arrived at 4:30 and spoke with the hostess and pointed out the table we wanted. Had wonderful cocktails and watched the sunset for a short wait until our table was ready. Extremely pleases with the menu and our choices. Can't... More 

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Port Byron, Illinois
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Shoreline restaurant is one of my favorite places to have dinner. The food is great and so are the drinks. Never a bad meal.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10
Cuisine
American, Soups, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12747 State Highway 42, Ellison Bay, WI 54210-9792
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Ellison Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 920-854-2950

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?