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“Best Fish Boil Ever!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pelletier's Restaurant & Fish Boil

Pelletier's Restaurant & Fish Boil
Ranked #10 of 32 Restaurants in Fish Creek
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Fast Food
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Roscoe, Illinois
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Best Fish Boil Ever!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2009

We just got home from the 4th of July weekend in Fish Creek. One of our favorite dinners was spent at Pelletier's on Main Street. The "boil" process is something you get to watch on the back terrace of the restaurant. There are 2 men that explain the steps to a fish boil as they are cooking. You get to watch the entire process. Let me just tell you it's the very best fish boil I have ever had!! The fish in the melted butter is so mouth watering, the potatoes are so tender and the onion is SO sweet!! You also get a choice of beverage and dessert. Our family who normally wouldn't chose cherry pie did because we were told to by our friends. I will tell you the same thing....the cherry pie is to DIE for!! Don't forget to make your reservations in the morning. Trust me...you won't be disappointed!!

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nw indiana
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“Our favorite Door County restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2009

On a typical 3 or 4 night stay in Fish Creek, we'll eat every breakfast at Pelletiers and have their fish boil dinner 2 or 3 times. In our view, it's the best place for Swedish pancakes and fish boils anywhere on the Penninsula (and in 20 years of traveling there every summer, we've tried most of the restaurants.)

Matt and Reagan greet us warmly whenever we return, and we always experience very good service from their staff. Matt offers his guests a very good explanation of each step of the fish boil, and patiently answers every question.

In a nutshell, if you want a good fish boil, good breakfasts, attentive and friendly service and an overall great experience, we recommend Pelletiers!

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WI
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“Good place for family fun and dinning experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2009

We want to try fish boil at door county, so we went to there with my parents-in-law, they have good inside and outside setup. Fish Boil's schedule are very frequent so you don't need to wait for too long to see the fish boil process. The rest. outside yard connect with other stores so you can shop around while waiting. They have people explain it while they do it. Serving starts right away after they finish the process. Very good portion for each of us and good environment for family and couple. Recommend to everyone. We like it.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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“If your high school cafeteria served a fish boil, this would be it!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2008

If you're looking for a good fish boil, go anywhere but here! My husband and I were looking for a great Door County Fish Boil experience, but we were really disappointed by the experience at Pelletier. We entered and were forced to wait in line for quite awhile to pay, get our drinks from the bar (no table service) and be seated--which is a first come, first serve free for all. The alcohol they served was terrible. We were lucky enough to get a table outside, though so we did get to enjoy the quaint location and beautiful evening. The fish boil itself was pretty cool, but that was the only highlight of our evening. We were served our food about 3 minutes after the food was taken off the fire, leading me to suspect that our meal might not have actually been served from the kettle, but might have been prepared in the kitchen. Our server was less than professional and we had to ask repeatedly for her or the bus boy to remove the sodas from the patrons who had sat at our table previously. Then, they brought out our meal on divided plates--yes, the type you were served meals on in school! The food was very bland, but edible. The fish was warm, not hot, which further fed my suspicion that our food hadn't come from the boil we'd just witnessed. The bread was limp and fell apart when we buttered it. I held out hope that dessert might redeem the place, but worst of all, the "Door County cherry pie" was surely made with canned pie filling (it tasted like Wilderness Brand) and was way too sweet. We were extremely disppointed and will absolutely not return the next time we're in Door County.

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Bay City, Michigan
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“Fish Boil entertaining, food OK....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2008

This WI tradition is interesting and entertaining. Essentially, they have a large, black iron pot of water boiling, with a wood fire underneath. Potatoes, whitefish and onions are added at various times, and cooked for different lengths of time, then kerosene is added to the fire at the end of the cooking, a huge flame of fire shoots up and over the pot, which then "boils" over, bringing the fish oils up and out of the pot. I hope I got that right! Anyway, fun to watch and capture on film, with a little history/cultural/cooking lesson thrown in for good measure. The meal was OK-potatoes and onions very good, whitefish OK. You should be prepared for the task of removing the skin of the fish and deboning it, but they give you instructions on a printed paper, and can advise you if you still need help. The meal also includes a piece of cherry pie and all drinks-pop, water, milk, tea or lemonade. $15.50/person (adult). Service was friendly. Restaurant decor OK. Pleasant evening. I do recommend attending a fish boil, though any restaurant that provides them would be about the same, I am guessing.

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