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The Summer Kitchen Restaurant

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10425 Water St, Ephraim, WI 54234
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had eaten out a few times and the waits were long. We were just at Al Johnson's where the wait was 2 hours -insane!! So we just drove up to The Summer Kitchen and felt b/c it wasn't located "in town" the wait would be less and we were right. We were seated right away. The wait staff are... More 

Thank hawkhoos
Delafield, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just great food and service! Beautiful outside deck to enjoy breakfast. Have only eaten breakfast there but it is always the highest quality. Very fresh and plenty to eat.

Thank BLTravel2015
cameron wis
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed in door county was driving looking at sites and decided to catch a bite of lunch so we stopped here.. Best move every! I ordered a reuben sandwich and we got a cup given to us to have a cup of soup comes with every meal I think? so I go to get soup and guess what it... More 

Thank wallygirl7
Dorchester, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place! Best chicken dumpling soup I've ever eaten and the bread pudding with cherries dessert was my favorite.

Thank Denise987
New Castle
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149 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've only had pie here, which is GREAT, but the regular menu looks good as well. The pie slices are a good size and both the crust and the pie filling are wonderful. The berry pie is the best!

Thank lulubird487
Carbondale, Illinois, United States
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We couldn't leave Door County without having cherry pie and I'm so glad we had it here! That was the biggest and best piece of cherry pie I've ever had! Loaded with tart cherries and without all that thick jelly one usually gets! Bravo!

Thank Joyce S
Fort Myers, Florida
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90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The fare is pretty standard. It appears the restaurant has been passed down to the daughter. They typically have a special that includes a sandwich, soup bar (which apparently is a draw) and dessert. We were hoping for something more inline with the area (local fish, desserts with local available fruits). Service was quick, staff attentive.

Thank BridgTom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place isn't fine dining, it's more diner fare--but what it does it does best! Twice now I've stopped in when visiting Door County and twice I've had maybe not the best food I've ever eaten, but certainly among the best soup I've ever had and darn tasty sandwiches to go along with! I will never visit Door county and... More 

Thank reVamp11
OnBehalfOf, Owner at The Summer Kitchen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the nice review! We appreciate it, and your loyalty. We look forward to seeing you the next time you are in Door County. More 

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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had simple soup and sandwich meal, but homemade mushroom soup was yummy and chicken salad sandwich just right.

Thank grammerjammer
OnBehalfOf, Owner at The Summer Kitchen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you! We're happy you enjoyed the soup and sandwich. Please return again. More 

madison, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a wonderful late breakfast this past weekend. Great menu with many selections. Breakfast was amazing. I tried some soup from their soup bar. You must try one of the offerings. Amazing!!

Thank Christian W
OnBehalfOf, Owner at The Summer Kitchen Restaurant, responded to this review

Christian, Thank you so much for the nice review! We appreciate you sharing your experience, dining with us, with others. We hope you are able to return again soon. The Summer Kitchen Team More 

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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
  • 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?