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“Good food, service and atmosphere”

Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik
Ranked #5 of 37 Restaurants in Sister Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Swedish
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Description: Door County, Wisconsin's most well-known restaurant, established in 1949. From May through October, look for the live goats on the roof, on top of an authentic Swedish log building. Inside, there's a traditional Swedish atmosphere and Scandinavian food specialties, all served by waitresses in dirndls. After dining, visit Al Johnson's Butik, featuring a beautiful selection of Scandinavian products, including clogs, Swedish linens, books, clothing, jewelry, decorative items, books and housewares. Open May - October, 6 AM - 8 PM, And November - April, 7 AM - 3 PM.
Reviewed July 29, 2014

Breakfast at Al Johnson's was really good! The food was delicious, the service great and the goats on the roof made it lots of fun! It was also fun to look through the gift shop. There was a man playing a guitar on the front porch and the beach was right across the street, which made waiting a little while nice.

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Reviewed July 28, 2014

We stopped in for breakfast and were told the wait would be 30 minutes but it was only 10. We were seated and immediately offered coffee and water. Our window seat gave us a beautiful view of the water while we waited. We tried the pancakes which were as good as the hype and the meatballs that were also delicious. The goats arrived as we were finishing and we watched as they were brought to the roof to graze. Lots of picture taking and fun watching them. A great family place too. We will go back another time to try dinner. The dinner menu consisted o f lots of Swedish specialties that we look forward to trying.

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1  Thank Sharon M
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Reviewed July 28, 2014

We always go to Al Johnson's when we are in Door County for the goats and the food. This time our server was a little lacking, and the staff left a serving tray by our table for the entire time we were there. Our table and 3 others had to maneuver around it to get in and out if their seats. Numerous times the servers would scoot it one way or the other, but never folded it up.

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Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

First time at Al Johnsons. 25 min wait, but did not take that at all. Great service and wonderful food. Had the swedish pork roast with apple stuffing mashed potatoes, salad & veggies. Wow it was amazing! Will return next year!

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Reviewed July 27, 2014

the food was wonderful and the service was quick, great beer, enjoyed tryng new things here, get the mashed potaotes

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