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Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik

) #5 of 24 Restaurants in Sister Bay $$ - $$$ European, ,
10698 N Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay, WI 54234-9594
+1 920-854-2626
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
European, Swedish, Scandinavian, Norwegian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
10698 N Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay, WI 54234-9594
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1 - 10 of 1,408 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Always heard about Al Johnson's and finally visited and so glad we did. Goats on the roof are adorable! Very crowded of course and a long wait, but well worth it. And the wait goes fast with goat watching and the cute gift shop. Loved...More

Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had 4 people in our party we each got something different and everyone's entry was really good and a generous portion

Thank Ty H
Reviewed 5 days ago

A great place with lots of charm, wonerful wait staff, huge menu to select from, featuring Swedish pancakes, meatballs, etc, and GOATS on the grass roof! Nice Scandinavian gift shop inside too. Family friendly!

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 6 days ago

My sisters and I were absolutely delighted to find this charming restaurant in Sister Bay, WI. It is decorated in old world Swedish style. The food was wonderful!! Try the Swedish Meatballs - they're great. The wait staff was friendly and efficient. After we ate,...More

Thank Elise L
GoatsOnTheRoof, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the great review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed every aspect of your visit! We hope you'll be back again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the food and atmosphere immensely. We happened upon this place on the day of the Goat Festival and Goat Parade. Fun!

Thank Bill H
GoatsOnTheRoof, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

So glad you got to see our little small town fun! We hope you'll come back again next year!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We never miss this place on a trip to Door County. We always go for breakfast and we always have the Swedish Pancake Special--Swedish meatballs, Swedish pancakes and fried eggs! Cute "butik" here, too.

Thank NJCasey
GoatsOnTheRoof, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for the nice review! We are glad to be part of your Door County routine!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always stop by Al Johnson's to check out the goats on the roof. Always fun to see them, and it really is a fun novelty. We've only eaten breakfast here once and had a fine experience. The food was good, but not great. I...More

Thank Jay C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyable dining experience both outside and inside. We dined on good food while the goats dined on the grass roof. Great service too!

Thank D H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fun and quaint breakfast place! The atmosphere is very authentic. It's a Swedish theme. The waitresses are dressed accordingly. The food and gifts are Swedish made. The food is good and fresh. Definitely a must if you are in the area. It's great!

Thank rachael1107
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Weekends are very busy. Over an hour wait for a table for breakfast. Food was OK but nothing special. European flair, but missing authentic foods.

Thank Whosonfirst16
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Valya1953
Just to save some evening time... Is it possible to reserve a table prior the arrival?
June 17, 2017|
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Response from GoatsOnTheRoof | Property representative |
We are first come, first served and do not take reservations. Thank you for asking!
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hootie2017
Do you offer takeout?
May 26, 2017|
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Response from GoatsOnTheRoof | Property representative |
Yes we do!
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BH24
I've been hearing about your fabulous Swedish meatballs, but as we're to be in Sister bay at lunchtime, I have wondered if you offer lunch-sized portions which include that item?
July 8, 2016|
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Response from John N | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure they don't have a lunch portion per say. Ive had side portions as small as 4 meat balls per serving, and larger entrée portions. Make sure to get the gravy and a side of lingon berry. Plan on napping... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10698 N Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay, WI 54234-9594
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Sister Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 920-854-2626
  • E-mail
Description
Door County, Wisconsin's most well-known restaurant, established in 1949. From May through October, look for the live goats on the roof, on top of an authentic Swedish log building. Inside, there's a traditional Swedish atmosphere and Scandinavian food specialties, all served by waitresses in dirndls. After dining, visit Al Johnson's Butik, featuring a beautiful selection of Scandinavian products, including clogs, Swedish linens, books, clothing, jewelry, decorative items, books and housewares. Open May - October, 6 AM - 8 PM, And November - April, 7 AM - 3 PM.
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