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Bluefront Cafe

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86 West Maple Street, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
+1 920-743-9218
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Although I have been a frequent visitor to Sturgeon Bay, this was my first time eating at the Bluefront Cafe. My children recommended it to me and I was not disappointed. I had a local favorite - pan-fried Walleye. It was cooked to perfection and well seasoned. The hand-cut fries were extra crispy and I had a local draft beer... More 

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Thank Alan S
Sturgeon Bay
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Always consistent and a step above other restaurants! They put their own spin on all their food choices! Owned by 2 professional chefs, that challenge themselves to always do better! A step above the normal foods offered in the Door County area!

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Thank Sally S
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wish people would refrain from throwing decent, hardworking restaurant staff under the bus. Just mean-spirited. I just ate here and the food, hostess, and all of the waitresses were on top of it. Friendly, inviting, etc. Walleye with tomato soup could not have been better. Ignore the few negative reviews here and just GO! If it happens to be... More 

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Thank L. Scott V
bluefrontchef, Owner at Bluefront Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I showed them to my staff who ARE hardworking and try to provide a positive experience every day. We try to minimize things falling through the cracks as much as possible. When they occasionally do, it is not due to a lack of concern. We are in a busy seasonal tourist area which requires some... More 

Oak Creek, Wisconsin, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came in with my wife and two kids and there was a short wait. After about 5 or 10 mins they tell us there are two tables ready and they need to be cleaned. After three minutes they seat the family behind us in line and then tell us to wait again. The hostess then looks around and realizes... More 

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1 Thank Nathan S
bluefrontchef, Owner at Bluefront Cafe, responded to this review

I sincerely apologize for your confusing experience. I would be upset as well. This is definitely not what we strive for. We are working to remedy the problem immediately! More 

New Lenox, Illinois
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped here for dinner. She had the Fish Tacos and I had the pan fried Walleye. Both were very good. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone.

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1 Thank Fred M
Chicago, Illinois
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105 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe it was the unsatisfactory service that left a bad taste in my mouth, so to speak, but my party and I were not impressed with Bluefront. Upon entry, it was clear that the hostess didn't quite know what to do when there were more than two parties waiting for a table because she didn't take our name or the... More 

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Thank aps18
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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288 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brought some friends from Florida here for the first time and wasn't disappointed. Enjoyed the meatloaf sandwich and the quinoa salad, the kale-apple salad was good but not what I expected, and was a bit disappointed in the banh mi sandwich, kind of bland for my tastes. Would definitely return.

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1 Thank mywinetutor
Cedar Grove, Wisconsin, United States
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41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We knew it was highly rated. My fish sandwich was: sourdough, walleye, and creamy coleslaw all in one bite, heaven.

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Thank Ed A
Cedar Grove, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We knew it was highly rated. My fish sandwich was artistry. Sourdough, walleye, and creamy coleslaw in one bite. Heavenly.

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Thank dzi9er
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They have a good feel for food, and the wait staff is professional and friendly. Happily surprised with a delicious noodle bowl. Fresh ingredients and reasonable prices.

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Thank Barbara L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $25
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 West Maple Street, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Sturgeon Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 920-743-9218
Description
From freshly prepared soups to homemade desserts, you will find everything to be of the highest quality. Organic and locally-grown products used whenever possible. Large selection of craft beers and organic wines to accompany your meal. Casual menu with soups, salads, and sandwiches for lunch and dinner.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?