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“Breakfast Brunch”

Rowleys Bay Restaurant and Fish Boil
Ranked #6 of 12 Restaurants in Ellison Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $19
Cuisines: American, Scandinavian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations
Description: Wonderful Features of Rowleys Bay Resort All-You-Can-Eat Restaurant and Fish Boil. In addition to an all-day menu, Rowleys Bay Restaurant features Door County's longest buffet and salad bar, providing you with variety, flexibility and tremendous dining value. On Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights the generous buffet includes the area's only all-you-can-eat fish boil, complete with an historical reenactment of the area's namesake Peter Rowley. The restaurant's famous Sunday Brunch buffet includes chef-carved prime rib and other choice meats, as well as pecan rolls and a variety of scrumptious treats from Grandma's Swedish Bakery. Our retro-inspired Rowley's Pub offers our own signature vacation drinks and cocktails, plus a selection of beer and wine, all at prices you won't believe. Door County's Affordable Waterfront Resort. Rowleys Bay Resort offers the best of both worlds-a waterfront destination with affordable lodging options. Whether you prefer a traditional room, suite, cottage or vacation home, all are just steps away from 700 feet of shoreline. As the largest waterfront resort in Door County, we accommodate and cater to the needs of a wide range of groups. The atmosphere is casual, relaxed and friendly. With our restaurant, bakery, pub, pool, library, game room, fitness room, banquet hall and meeting rooms all under one roof, families and groups feel safe and connected. Our rustic Stuga, nestled under cedars in front of the resort, is perfect for private parties and events.100 Acres of Solitude on a Pristine Bay. Rowleys Bay Resort is situated on 100 secluded acres dominating a pristine, undeveloped bay on Lake Michigan. Think of our unique, peaceful setting as a cul-de-sac without noisy through-traffic and bumper-to-bumper people. Be as one with nature as you enjoy four-season bird watching on our never frozen bay and the unique Mink River Estuary. Nature's light show on the water at sunrise and sunset come at no extra charge! Active Sports Access at Your Door. If you have a passion for sports, you have to come to Rowleys Bay Resort. From canoeing and kayaking to stand-up paddle boarding , zipline, segway tours and fishing, you won't find a better place in Door County for aqua adventures. The marina and DNR launch are your gateway and quick getaway to Lake Michigan and the Mink River. Sand Bay beach, accessible from our trails, is a great place for a summer dip. Kayak rentals and tours, as well as charter fishing boats, are available dockside. Landlubbers can walk, run or mountain bike on our 5-mile trail system. Featured attractions at Rowleys Bay Resort include Door County's only canopy zip-line and off-road Segway tours through our expansive property. Historic Swedish Scratch Bakery For more than 45 years, Grandma's Swedish Bakery has been tantalizing the taste buds of Door County visitors and natives with homemade pastries, decadent sweet rolls and other from-scratch bakery items. Family recipes have been handed down from generation to generation, ensuring that you will receive the same authentic Swedish delights originally baked by Grandma. Specialties include our 1/2-pound pecan and cinnamon rolls and Door County's only from-scratch bagels.
Reviewed July 9, 2014

We were here for a family breakfast brunch and it was pretty good. The pastry was delicious with the Danish pastry and turnovers. However, I am a fan of biscuits and gravy and those didn't even look good, the gravy wasn't even "pourable". Maybe because there was a crowd, it took a while to fill up the food trays.
Overall, it's not a bad option if you are staying there.

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Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

For twice the cost of a pastry from Grandma's Bakery (which is also part of Rowley's Bay Resort) you can get the full buffet which includes smaller sizes of all those pastries. The buffet also included Swedish pancakes with an array of toppings, potato pancakes, sausages/bacon, awesome egg lasagna, and tons of fresh fruit. The atmosphere was very comfortable (even with a 1.5 year old) and service very friendly!

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Reviewed June 26, 2014

We ate breakfast and dinner here for five days. There are a lot of choices and the food is generally good. Those who like delicious and gooey bakery items will be in seventh heaven. There are always a variety of items which come from the bakery next door. Desserts feature cherries and the Swedish pancakes with cherry filling are outstanding. The fish boil is definitely a must if only for the experience. Sometimes the food was cool, and service was spotty; it was hard to get coffee refills in the morning. Otherwise five stars.

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Thank Carol N
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Reviewed June 22, 2014

If you plan to attend a fish boil while in Door County, Wisconsin, and have some in your group who are not a fan of eating fish, this is the one you should choose. While the fish boil is occurring, "Mr. Rowley" tells stories about the local history. After the fish boil is completed, the food is served buffet style in the restaurant. There is a full salad bar, lots of side salads, and desserts. The night we were there, the main dishes included beef tips, pork loin, and fried chicken in additional to the fish boil ingredients of potatoes, onions, and fish.

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Reviewed June 13, 2014

Prime rib was good, but barely warm. The meat/omlette station wasn't set up for 45 minutes after the start time of the buffet. Omlette was very good, lots of fresh veggies to add to it.
Yummy pecan and cinnamon rolls, had to wait over an hour for the swedish pancakes. That is what I wanted too. Nice cherry topping for them- and other toppings too. No ham, but hot turkey with gravy and dressing. Its very good for the price, but there was a lot of waiting for what we wanted. Beautiful view at window seat.

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1  Thank Dawn H
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