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Sister Bay Bowl

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10640 N Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay, WI 54234-9594
+1 920-854-2841
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 am
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is a very good "retro" restaurant attached to a small bowling alley. Steak, chicken, fish, a pasta dish, and some salads. Nothing you can't pronounce. It's all done competently, without cutesy "presentation". The prime rib is really excellent, and if you go on Saturday evening, you can save $4-$5 as a "special". If you're old enough, you might remember... More 

1 Thank Chris D
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72 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We arrived around 5:00 thinking we would beat the rush but still had a 45 minute wait. However, the perch was delicious and worth the extra time. Service once we were seated was quick and efficient. An excellent meal all around.

Thank OhioTigger
Chicago, Illinois
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99 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Who would think a restaurant that is also a bowling alley could be so good? And a lovely view of the area to boot. The food was awesome and there was something for everyone. We had steak, broasted chicken, mac-n-cheese and the ribs. Everyone was happy and that’s does not happen often. The wait staff was great, not too pushy,... More 

Thank G b
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Such a quant fine place and the perch dinner was amazing!! Run by the same family for 51 years. The service was great. Looks out over the town. Lots of beverage choices too!

Thank Lyn A
Ingleside, Illinois
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

First off I want to say we had a family gathering of 15 big table many orders. You must ask for Noel she is absolutely the best waitress had to even tell her hostess. Not one meal was to the wrong person the food was fantastic your drinks were always topped off and she had other tables. This lady was... More 

1 Thank HaroldC533
Rachel W, Owner at Sister Bay Bowl, responded to this review

Thank you, HaroldC533! We really appreciate you taking the time to give us this feedback. It means a lot to us to hear from our customers. I shared your review with Noel, who is just as nice of a person as she is an efficient server. We are blessed with a great team of staff members. Please come see us... More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Have always enjoyed the broasted chicken - a Sister Bay Bowl tradition. The restaurant isn't much to look at but it is comfortable and reminds me of something out of the 1950's. A throwback worth the visit.

1 Thank David C
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

it can be a crowded wait, but the "broasted" chicken is worth it, especially if you've never had it. My wife had not and she was reluctant to eat "fried chicken is not on our diet" but she really loved it - guilty pleasure! Bring the kids and knock down a few pins at the old 6 lane bowling alley.... More 

2 Thank Hank P
Saint Charles, Illinois
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172 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This was our second year for the Friday night fish fry. Get there early! The fish is awesome and there is a choice of perch, cod, and two more. You just can't beat the perch. Good potato salad, coleslaw and bread. Service is friendly. Someone next to us had ribs and they looked good. Plan ahead, the locals and tourists... More 

2 Thank Eric M
Rantoul, Illinois
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

We are never disappointed by the Sister Bay Bowl. Delicious prime rib and steaks! We went back a second time on this trip for fish fry. It's a great place to take even small children...as long as you arrive early. Otherwise there may be a wait!

2 Thank Erin N
Wood Dale, Illinois
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This was our worst meal in Door County. We wanted to try a fish fry and had heard that Sister Bay Bowl had a good one. Forget it. I ordered the walleye which had a distinct fishy smell and the ends were hard. I suspect that the fish was past expiration. My wife had the shrimp platter which was just... More 

Thank Ron S
Rachel W, Owner at Sister Bay Bowl, responded to this review

Dear Bothrops7, As a small third generation family run business, it’s devastating to hear a customer of ours had anything less than a great experience at Sister Bay Bowl. I sincerely hope you spoke to an owner during your visit and allowed us the opportunity to make this right for you. Best, Rachel More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10640 N Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay, WI 54234-9594
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Sister Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 920-854-2841
The Sister Bay Bowl is a family-owned, family-friendly landmark offering great food, friendly service, ample portions, full bar and just happens to have a six lane bowling alley. "Da Bowl" is located on the hill in heart of Sister Bay.

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