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The Summer Kitchen Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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10425 Water St, Ephraim, WI 54234-9501
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a cute little place that offers some wonderful breakfast choices. I have only eaten breakfast there since it is so close to where I stay in Door Co. Anyway I absolutely LOVE their breakfast granola. It is fabulous! And good for you too! YUM!

Thank Diane P
Oak Forest
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited Door County this past weekend. Saturday was cold, windy and dreary. It was early afternoon and we stopped at the Summer Kitchen. The interior is simple and light. We were seated in the enclosed porch. The atmosphere was nice, the employees were friendly and helpful and the soups were delicious. A cup of soup is included with each meal.... More 

Thank georginep2016
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

They are famous for their soups, and my mushroom rice was very good. End of compliments. From there on everything was BLAND! How can you get a tasteless grilled cheese sandwich when you use real cheese and multi-grain bread?

Thank Herbert M
Forest, IN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food reasonably priced. Loved our seating in enclosed porch area. Could view the birds and lovely garden area. Sorry we did not find it sooner.

Thank Carol S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love soup on a chilly day, this is the place for you. The soup bar stocked with bread and butter also features five different soups. You can get a two cup menu or the soup tasting menu where you can try all five soups. We chose the tasting menu and were not disappointed - just stuffed. The soups... More 

Thank Terri P
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The soup buffet is OK but the cinnamon rolls are great! Soup service is with large coffee cups. Decor is fairly nondescript. When we're in Door County this is an OK stop, but definitely not among our favorites.

Thank summersailor1
Manning, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for any place that offered breakfast and got lucky to find the Summer Kitchen. It on the main drag in Door County but not stuck in town where parking can be a real problem. The food was very good, service extremely fast and friendly. Save some room for their frosted cinnamon rolls.

Thank augustleroy
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On this visit to Door County the weather was a little cooler, gray with some rain so the soup bar at the Summer Kitchen hit the spot. Awesome. They had four or five homemade soups, you have the option of 1 cup, 2 cups or the sampler at varying prices. We opted for the 2 cup serving. The soup was... More 

Thank Tumbleweed854
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting restaurant. Stands out so it's easy to find. Had the soup and sandwich from the lunch menu. Soup was limited to one coffee cup sized serving and the sandwich was quite large. Would have preferred smaller sandwich and 2nd cup of one of the 5 varieties of soup available. Soup is their claim to fame. Service was fine but... More 

Thank TravelingBill_13
Omro, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Summer Kitchen restaurant is a nice place to eat, you don't have to dress up, and it's family friendly. The employees were very friendly, service was super fast, and the view from their back eating area is cute, nice pond. The menu is quite large and there were three choices of fresh home made soup. What I liked best... More 

Thank AlohaOmro

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Soups, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10425 Water St, Ephraim, WI 54234-9501
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Ephraim
  • Phone Number: 19208542131
The Summer Kitchen is renowned for its homemade soups, fresh bread and yummy desserts. At least five different soups are available daily. Order a single cup, two cups, a bowl or our Taster's cups and enjoy! All lunch entrees include a cup of soup. Dinner entrees are served with a baked potato, a side of vegetables, homemade bread and your choice of soup or salad.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?