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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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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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11:00 am - 3:00 pmAll hours
American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
12747 State Highway 42, Ellison Bay, WI 54210-9792
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Reviewed August 4, 2015

This is a great place to have a nice dinner. The view is spectacular and the food is very good. Warning !!! if you want an early dinner get there for 5 pm. There is usually a waiting line before they even open and the...More

1  Thank babica49
Reviewed August 4, 2015

My husband and I recently dined at the Shoreline Restaurant in Gills Rock, to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We had been there numerous times before this and had almost always had a very good experience. Being that it was a special occasion for my husband...More

8  Thank Sun4MePlease
Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

Most of the reviews revolve around the view, and indeed the Shoreline Restaurant has a great location. Because you're paying elevated prices for food that is rather average, be sure to wait for seating that takes advantage of the view. I have visited Shoreline a...More

2  Thank daveeman
Reviewed July 29, 2015

Let me start by saying that we also stayed at the Shoreline Motel adjacent to the restaurant. It was saturdat night and there were at least 15 people lined up 10 minutes before the place even opened for dinner! I have never seen anything like...More

1  Thank itraveleverywhere
Reviewed July 28, 2015

This is a great restaurant to visit for the beautiful view, great food and friendly people. We ate here a couple of years ago for dinner and wanted to go back for lunch on this visit to Door County and it was just as great....More

1  Thank Robt C
Reviewed July 27, 2015

This place always is good. We sat outside on the tables with a drink, first, while waiting for a table....walked down to the water....it all is very picturesque. This place has a charming setting and then, you are served the food and it matches what...More

1  Thank TennisgalGreenBay_WI
Reviewed July 26, 2015

Two of us visited for an early (5:30) dinner on a Sunday night. We were seated right away at a table overlooking the water. Our hostess and waitress were very helpful and polite. One of us had pecan crusted walleye. The walleye was prepared perfectly....More

3  Thank Micaelabird
Reviewed July 26, 2015

If the weather is good, it is worth eating here for the view alone. Try to plan your mealtime, such that you are around for the sunset. The food was good, but not great. My salmon was slightly overdone. The mixed vegetables and rice pilaf...More

1  Thank Lord_Kevin
Reviewed July 24, 2015

I ordered the salmon salad, which is by far one of the most beautiful salads I've ever seen. I think I ordered the tomato basil balsamic dressing, the last one listed on the menu, and it was so good. The staff were super friendly, and...More

1  Thank RunsAmok
Reviewed July 23, 2015

We love coming to The Shoreline. Food is always good. They don't take reservations, but you can't mind sitting bayside on the peaceful lawn, sipping a cocktail, watching another beautiful Door County sunset as you wait for a table. This is a family friendly restaurant....More

1  Thank TriciaB101255
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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