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The Cabin

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4680 Bay Shore Dr, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235-9735 (Formerly Schartners on the Shore)
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This spot is sweet. The fish is fantastic and the atmosphere is perfect for Door County. Cheese curd burger is enough to fill up anyone with a big appetite. Packer games on TVs as well. Free shots when they score. I'll definitely be back.

Thank veryselfabsorbed
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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273 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The restaurant was understaffed and our waitress was doing her best, She was frustrated! Food okay! Next time I will try something else!

Thank GrammaH
Fall River, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't judge a book by its cover. This place has awesome food. In fact I would rate it higher than any other supper club on the peninsula. The perch was delicious and done to perfection and the red potatoes were awesome. The best part are the rolls made daily as they are some of the best that I have ever... More 

Thank RE1179
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband enjoyed his perch fish fry, I had a tasty burger and delicious sweet potato fries. Simple and tasty food, nostalgic atmosphere. Took a star off for a sticky table, that remained so after it was re-cleaned.

Thank Sandra A
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are local to Sturgeon Bay, and have been going to The Cabin for some time now. It is a wonderful, local "joint" and we mean that in a good way. It is a prototypical Wisconsin tavern, only with really great food (and has especially gotten better since the new owner took over a few months ago). You'd have to... More 

Thank Terry T
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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155 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Love this quaint little bar & Resturant! Food, service, atmosphere, cocktails everything is perfect for an off the beaten path meeting place for friends. I posted pics of the menu.

Thank mabarley777
Carpentersville, Illinois
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Came upon this restaurant on our way to Egg Harbor. It was a pleasant surprise, and looked like a locals'spot. The service was attentive , the food excellent. We went on a Friday night and had walleye. It was in October, so the hours were shorter. Going back this summer...can't wait!

Thank Pat P
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

After hearing that the Cabin had new owners, we decided to give it a try. Wow, this experience exceeded our expectations! Hubby was very happy with his perch plate, and my burger was great. The prices are fair and reasonable, nice to have a quality Door County dining experience that's affordable for us locals !! 🙂👍🏻 Nice menu, really good... More 

Thank littled00rharb0r
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

When you walk in it definitely has a mom and pop feel. You can smell and hear the kitchen cooking. The tables and chairs are mismatched on purpose. We went on Father's Day my daughter and I both had the large perch plate which consists of 3 perch butterfly fillets. We couldn't finish them. They were so fresh and flaky!!... More 

Thank Kerry M
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

The Cain has recently changed ownership and I see nothing but success in the future for Sean! The menu has been expanded - love seeing some burger choices now - the decor has been updated, and the staff has remained friendly and efficient as ever! I have nothing but great things to say about the food, the excellently mixed drinks,... More 

Thank mhfam1987

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $25
American, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4680 Bay Shore Dr, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235-9735 (Formerly Schartners on the Shore)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Sturgeon Bay
  • Phone Number: 19208181414
Driving by, it may not look like much is going on, but walk in the door and you'll find our original knotty pine walls and bar (that date back to the 1930s), friendly faces, and a menu that the locals keep coming back for. We don't do things too fancy, or too crazy, but we put a lot of effort into making sure your meal is fresh and delicious and (with the exception of, say, quinoa) pronounceable! The local perch is always a hit, but try our excellent chicken, shrimp, steaks, and other favorites! Oh, and save room for our homemade dessert-- it's always scratchmade and usually heavenly!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?