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The Summer Kitchen Restaurant

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10425 Water St, Ephraim, WI 54234-9501
19208542131
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7:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Omro, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank AlohaOmro
New Hope, Minnesota
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Never disappointed in the Summer Kitchen Restaurant. Lovely little place and great breakfast. Worth the wait!

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Thank 845katym
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The waitress we had was very rude and took our order without asking details and when she brought are food and drink she set it down and took off.

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Thank Erin B
OnBehalfOf, Manager at The Summer Kitchen Restaurant, responded to this review

Erin, We're disappointed to see that your experience with us has not resulted in a higher opinion of us and that you didn't leave as impressed as most of our guests, because we can assure you the service is there. Hope you'll give us another try sometime for us to show you a more typical experience and make sure you... More 

Peoria, Illinois
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great brunch here. Portions and prices were good. Service was good. Loved being out in the little sun porch area and watching the wildlife!

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Thank Sara P
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every year we make a point of stopping in at least once. I adore the cabbage soup! The one thing that keeps us from going more often...it's a tad pricey. And yet, the soups are that good and we enjoy our memories that we have to go at least once.

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Thank Bill M
Wheaton, Illinois
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first meal was breakfast. I had special consisting of 2 eggs, 3 sausage, hash browns and toast. It was very good. The cost was reasonable. The next meal we ate here was the following day. We both had turkey club sandwiches. They came with soup and bread. The soup was excellent, the bread was also very good. The sandwiches... More 

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Thank Inspector2001
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the staff was very personable and friendly, lots of food for the price.loved sitting on the porch litening to the birds and feeling the breeze. love the cups for the soup!

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Thank stormk
Port Washington, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time at the summer kitchen. Very pleased with the food especially the soup bar. Great way to try different soups

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Thank Portperson
Central Wisconsin
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2016

I love this restaurant's soup, specifically the tomato dill. It is SO good. This year we didn't make it here for lunch/dinner but came for breakfast instead. Their breakfasts are very good too! Good portions. Kids devoured their plates. I had a quiche which was really tasty. The only downside is that the place is a little musty. I've always... More 

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Thank WarmMeUp
Hutto, Texas
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

After being ignored in Sister Bay, we decided to drive up the highway and see what else we could find. Just happened to spot this little place and stopped. We only had to wait a moment to be seated and the waitress was very attentive the entire time. Forget Carroll House and come here for breakfast. It was delicious and... More 

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Thank Charlotte R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
American, Soups, Mexican, Cafe
Meals
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
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?