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The Cabin

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4680 Bay Shore Drive, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 (Formerly Schartners on the Shore)
19207432421
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Thu - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Driving by, it may not look like much is going on, but walk in the door and...
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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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Back in time

Food was unpretentious but delicious. Fresh ingredients, homemade desserts, friendly staff. Knotty pine and rustic interior. We dined here 2 nights in a row.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 31, 2015
Pat P
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Carpentersville, Illinois
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Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank LarryICan
Chicago
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 

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Thank nadacik
Carpentersville, Illinois
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Food was unpretentious but delicious. Fresh ingredients, homemade desserts, friendly staff. Knotty pine and rustic interior. We dined here 2 nights in a row.

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Thank Pat P
Houston, Texas
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43 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

My food was OK, nothing special. I had cup of chili & the fish & chips. My husband had the fried chicken which was good.

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Thank fachambers2
Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We went late on a Wedesday evening...plenty of tables and attention from the staff. Our server (Dori...very capable and friendly) told us that it is much busier on the weekends, so weekend visitors may not get the same level of attention and care that we did. Having said that, the food was delicious and cooked to perfection. The atmosphere was... More 

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Thank Peter C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

Nice small homey restaurant. American fare, well prepared and tasty. Excellent usual dinners and good home-made pie.

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1 Thank Charlie L
NE WI
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

My husband and I love their Vegetarian Chili. The menu has a variety of different choices. We would recommend trying this restaurant.

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1 Thank 2Trailblazers
Mackinaw, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

For several years my husband and I have been traveling to Door County from central Illinois and on our first trip we were looking for good food and homey, The Cabin was recommended so we decided to give it a try. We had a great time, the food was really good and the people working there were very friendly and... More 

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Thank Tammy N
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Fabulous tempura shrimp - not too heavily breaded or greasy. Nice light batter, and delicious succulent shrimp perfect for dipping into the Thai sweet chili sauce. We also had the Thursday night BBQ rib special - very tender and tasty, served with nicely seasoned yummy baby red potatoes. Love the ambience of old north woods Door County - knotty pine... More 

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1 Thank lipperdip
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

I don't know how this place has gotten so many great reviews! Went on a Thursday night, the noise level was so high I could not even hear what my husband was saying. My husband ordered a steak for $20 plus and we were told he could not have another roll because they were only allowed to give one roll,... More 

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1 Thank Susan G
TheCabinEric, Owner at The Cabin, responded to this review

Hello Susan, I'm so sorry you were disappointed with your visit! I hope that you will give us another try. It is true that we generally only offer 1 roll per guest each night as we lost one of our workers to a tragedy. They are now made from scratch by only me. We used to be able to be... More 

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Restaurant Details

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: 19207432421

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

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!
Open Hours
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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