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The Summer Kitchen Restaurant

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10425 Water St, Ephraim, WI 54234-9501
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hutto, Texas
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Charlotte R
Madison, WI
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Were able to be seated immediately. Got a delicious hot breakfast very quickly. The service was great! If you go, try the breakfast burrito. It's great with salsa!

Thank KimKRN
Bolingbrook, Illinois
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we travel with out dog, i read this was pet friendly and we were nearing mealtime. it isnt anything fancy and there was nobody sitting outside - but we stopped anyway. AMAZING....i had the perch dinner which was wonderful. fresh, tasty-baked potatoe and perfect vegies. my husband had the taco salad and was very happy. the only strange thing was... More 

Thank Lynne R
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner there one night and breakfast there one morning. The food was ok but quite expensive. The food isn't anything special but it was ok. It wasn't crowded so we didn't have to wait.

Thank tmvallis
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mushroom and wild rice soup was exceptional. Turkey club was tasty and a generous portion. Resturaunt was recommended to us and we're happy we stopped-in. Waitress was very pleasant. A little pricey but what isn't in Door County?

Thank Bob W
Galesburg, United States
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a small vacation and exclusively ate out for every meal. We sampled many places but Summer Kitchen had the best tasting food of all of our dining for the weekend. We had a breakfast one day and decided to go back for their lunch the next day. We are glad we did. It was even better. Big,... More 

Thank Randy F
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We began our day by stopping here for breakfast. Its sort of your "hole on the wall" type restaurant....NOT there is anything wrong with this type of restaurant. The breakfast food was so good! I had the breakfast burrito and my friend had the quiche. Both were very good and were recommended by our waitress. Looking for a good and... More 

Thank obcine
Bloomingdale, Illinois
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81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time we go to Door County we always have breakfast here. The food is well prepared and has generous portions. The best thing about this restaurant is the soup bar. Every day you can try multiple soups made from scratch. Or even a flight with tastes from several different soups. And if you like, there are always cook books... More 

Thank Cathy H
Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had breakfast here on our last day in Door County. It's a very cute restaurant. The food is delicious and service is good.

Thank aphrodite T
Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of my Wife's and mine favorite breakfast restaurants. The food is very good and there is a nice variety. The staff is very friendly and the service is very good. There is never a feeling of being rushed. I highly recommend it.

Thank aantonsen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Soups, Mexican, 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
Families with children, Local cuisine
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?