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1275 Main Rd, Washington Island, WI 54246-9009
920-847-2400
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8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Valerie is the owner of Bread and Water, and she is renowned sea kayaker, chief cook and bottle washer at the restaurant, accommodations hostess, & has the butterfly house! We stayed at her Tipping Bucket Farm, in the Artist Room, where accommodations are minimalist but adequate.

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Thank Dorene G
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Prior to the lavender festival, we decided to stop in for a quick bite to eat. Definitely, quick doesn't occur on the island. Yes, food is homemade and to order, but on a festival weekend staff was limited. Not happy that "jelly' for breakfast was only a 1 inch packaged indefinite shelf life variety. . Really, buy local was the... More 

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Thank lani474
Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful food, excellent service and interesting and homey atmosphere! We stopped for breakfast before the Island Lavender Festival and returned mid-afternoon for a late lunch because breakfast had been so good. Everything is done to order and is excellent. This business has won awards for being "green", and gently prods it's customers to become "green" also. Just a wonderful experience... More 

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Thank Barbara M
Wisconsin
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Bread & Water looked intriguing -- the perfect mix of food and prayer, or should that be prayer and food. In any case, the prayer is optional but the food was excellent. The egg salad sandwich was generous and delicious. I can't recall what my friend ordered, but it too was very good. And the cherry pie -- with what... More 

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Thank TomLDelaware
Iowa
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

I rented a kayak and paddled Jackson Harbor. They also have a small kayak museum with a story to tell about great adventures. Do not miss that! They are also a cafe with lodging as well. I appreciated the hospitality and helpfulness of my rental. Great prices too! Thank you Valerie and I will be back!

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Thank Karen B
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

I visited the joint on a 4th july weekend. They are really nice people and well managed. Given the crowd and how other restaurants were rude to us, they were the shining star in my trip. Good food for vegetarians too.

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Thank shobhit s
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

If I would come back to Washington Island it would only be for this amazing gem. This place is homey and green! We had oatmeal and toast for breakfast and couldn't have been more satisfied! Owner was very helpful with activities and thanked us for finding them during our adventures. Really wish they would have had a vacancy the weekend... More 

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Thank Jamelf19
Lake Forest, Illinois
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113 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

loved the cafe...very good food, warm atmosphere, delightful service. and my husband said he had the best door-county cherry pie of his lifetime, which was high praise!

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Thank cyn m
Swindon, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Wonderful small restaurant, home delicious cooked foods, take your time and enjoy the atmosphere. Lodging available.

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Thank 29anthonyl
Gurnee, Illinois, USA
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We stopped for lunch looking for vegetarian food. We ordered soup and salad. Unfortunately the salad was very stale and had no taste. The soup was extremely thick and not warm. We told the waitress about the food but did not receive any response. Will not visit again.

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Thank Raj275

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1275 Main Rd, Washington Island, WI 54246-9009
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Washington Island
  • Phone Number: 920-847-2400

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