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The Cabin

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4680 Bay Shore Drive, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 (Formerly Schartners on the Shore)
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

Great drinks! Wonderful service, food was excellent. Very casual and relaxed we will definitely be going back. They make the salad dressings and it was great ! I had the pasta and meatballs with the sauce very good!

2 Thank Jean R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

I very much enjoyed the broiled walleye! Everything tasted great and the Apple pie was amazing! The staff was very polite and did a great job!

1 Thank catsandguitars
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

Arrived at the Cabin about 7:30 in a Friday night, party of 2 restaurant was about half full waited about 15 minutes to be seated. A server took our drink order after another 10 minute wait and yet another server took our food order 10 minutes after that. Salads delivered "Rolls were in the oven" finished salads and still no... More 

3 Thank LarryICan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

I chose this place due to their menu items and ratings on Trip Advisor. We were looking for a restaurant that offered a wider selection of fish entrees. It looked more like a bar when we entered due to half the space being occupied by a bar. Although there were only a few people at the bar, their voices were... More 

1 Thank nadacik

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $25
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
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 Drive, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 (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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