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Grandma's Swedish Bakery at Rowleys Bay Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Dessert in Ellison Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Swedish
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Wonderful Features of Rowleys Bay Resort Historic Swedish Scratch BakeryFor more than 40 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.Door County's Affordable Waterfront ResortRowleys 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 BayRowleys 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 DoorIf you have a passion for sports, you have to come to Rowleys Bay Resort. From canoeing and kayaking to stand-up paddleboarding 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. All-You-Can-Eat Restaurant OfferingsIn 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.
Reviewed August 19, 2014

Fresh and familiar -- cinnamon buns, cherry danish and even bagels with cream cheese -- the hardest part was what to choose!
Coffee was delicious too and for guests, free until 9:30 a.m.

Thank Bernadette F
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Reviewed July 25, 2014

We stayed at the resort and went every morning for the cherry turnovers which were heavenly. Sure there were other turnovers...but heck, you are in Door County. Anyway, the cardamon bread was excellent. You can get other delicious pastries there, too.

Thank SandyKingstonNewYork
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Reviewed July 23, 2014

Rode my bike from Fish Creek to the bakery just to eat a cinnamon roll. The cinnamon roll was good but not great. It lacked cinnamon but the frosting was magnificent with a touch of almond. Lovely view and the staff was kind and thoughtful. Worth the drive or ride for the view and the tasty treats.

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Thank Flipafink
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Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were visiting Door County and were told that the best Pecan Roll (in the universe) could be found at Grandma's Bakery in Ellison Bay. It was a moderate but pleasant drive from Egg Harbor, but well worth the trip - yes, it was the best pecan roll that I've ever had. Loaded with pecans, perfect caramel topping (not too gooey or too sweet), and roll itself was moist but firm, with just the right amount of gluten firmness. And I'd judge the size to be large to extra large. You won't want to share this one!

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Thank 2009Benjamin
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

Basically this pecan roll changed my life. It's huge and every bite was amazing. It made me rethink every pecan roll I've eaten before it. Every pecan roll before this one was a mistake. We also had granola, coffee cookies, turnovers and cookies. Alll of them were pretty darn good. I'd drive the 6 hours back here for the roll and the granola.

Thank bericky
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