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“Relaxed and easy going”

The Viking Grill & Lounge
Ranked #6 of 10 Restaurants in Ellison Bay
Price range: $11 - $34
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The Viking Grill in Ellision Bay features affordable family favorites and our world-famous Viking Fish Boil! Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner. Our buttermilk pancakes are light and fluffy, but our biggest secret is our outstanding Swedish pancakes (served all day). Try them- you won't be sorry! Another early morning favorite is our award winning homemade Corned Beef Hash. A great way to start a busy day on the Door peninsula. And whether you are looking for hearty or light The Viking Grill has something for you. Wrapped sandwiches, homesytle soups, a selection of 7 salads, and mouthwatering appetizers - perfect with a cold beer or cocktail from the bar. Dinner at The Viking means broasted chicken, Lake Perch, generously cut steaks and more. Come experience the Viking - we'll leave the grill on!
Ellison Bay, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Relaxed and easy going”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

We live in Ellison Bay year round and this is our "every day" locale eatery. It's relaxed and fun with a great fish boil. Nothing fancy about it and the people are just your next door neighbor kinda' folks. If you're looking for a sit down homey meal...this is it.

Visited September 2013
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Neenah, Wisconsin, United States
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Don't bother!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

12-28-2013
The food was way over priced.
My husband and I both thought the food was not tasty at all.
The wait staff were slow and not friendly at all!!
Save your money and time!!

  • Visited December 2013
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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Swedish pancakes & lingonberries without a goat on the roof”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

The morning of our departure from Ellison Bay after a weekend at the Clearing, the breakfast was originally planned to see if I could finally catch a glimpse of a goat on top of Al Johnson's. A change of plans: we were heading for Viking Grill no more than a mile from the Clearing. Three of us all ordered exactly the same thing: swedish pancakes with lingonberries. The waitress, in her jeweled-adorned sandals, hair pulled back and a roomy sweatshirt declaring DOOR COUNTY said, "Better than Al Johnson's" when asked how the swedish pancakes were. We agreed they were very good. We didn't have a taste competition but we felt the Viking Grill would have fared very well! The waitress may be right! My friend the coffee snob rated Viking's offering "Good!" (That's a definite stamp of approval!) There was a movie made in Door County called FEED THE FISH, an off-beat comedy that probably will not make the 100 Classics list despite the appearance of wonderful Tony Shaloub. Ellison Bay and the Viking Grill are featured in it. Having been in this area in the past, I delighted in the feel of recognition when the movie had a special showing in central Wisconsin. No goats at the Viking Grill but Tony Shaloub surely had coffee there!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Wis_Traveler_Susan
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Marinette, Wisconsin
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111 reviews
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“Unpretentious atmosphere with good coffee.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

We chose this restaurant based on reviews here, hoping we would find a down-home breakfast and a friendly atmosphere.

We arrived around 9:30 a.m., and found a few tables of locals (usually a good sign) as well as a few other visitors. The hostess and the waitress were cordial, but their friendliness seemed forced, not genuine.

I ordered the special, hoping to get quick service and a warm breakfast, while my husband ordered an omelet. He could not finish his, and told me it tasted fishy. It was not served warm.

It took longer than we expected to get our food, although our ordered was taken promptly.

My special, a melange of eggs, potatoes, sausage, cheese and peppers, tasted OK, but was not served warm either. I found it a bit too heavy, but it was what I ordered. There is a pretty decent a la carte offering, and clearly I should have ordered from that menu.

Coffee is very good and served in very large pottery cups with the Viking Grill logo, which are also for sale. Coffee is served in a thermal carafe, so warmups are right at the table. We liked this.

Definitely worth a try, but we probably will not return. Our total came to $21 for two people.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank MimiJWisconsin
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Beloit
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“Great Food, Great Value, Great Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

We had been here many times for breakfast over the years. Now we had three other couples with us. We highly recommended the corned beef hash. Our recommendation proved to be trusted by the group and everyone so enjoyed that we came back for several other meals. They were all awesome!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Bonnie12228
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