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“Very Nice Evening!”

Waterfront Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 35 Restaurants in Sister Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
North Freedom, Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Very Nice Evening!”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

We were enjoying a drink at JJ's (Waterfront's) sister restaurant, and we trying to decide where to have dinner. The bartenders recommended Waterfront . It was early, and we weren't dresses as we would have for a nice dinner. We were able to get a window table, and had a wonderful meal. Mother seafood is outstanding. The guests at the next table were very disruptive, and were constantly fussing with the window blinds, swapping seats, and generally being rude, so the atmosphere wasn't quite up to par, but that certainly wasn't any fault of the restaurant. I had scallops and my husband had seared tuna. Both were perfectly prepared and delicious. Make this a must for fine dining in Door County.

  • Visited August 2013
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Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fine sunset dining”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

It was fun to take out-of-state first-time Door County visitors to show them that the excellent cuisine and wine at our favorite restaurant are part of the charm of the peninsula. All of our meals - pasta, seafood, meat, salads, desserts - were excellent and the service matched the quality of the food. It would have been an outstanding evening even if we hadn't been treated to a spectacular sunset. Our friends were very pleased.

  • Visited August 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great experience every time”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

I cant say enough good things. You must try this restaurant. Go before sunset & request a water view table. beautiful spot, fantastic food, excellent service every time. We go back every year. This is a must stop spot with a nice atmosphere that is upscale but not stuffy.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Cathy8781
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Lawrence, Kansas
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best Dinner Ever!”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

My husband and I ate at Waterfront last week while vacationing in Door County. We have both worked at high end seafood restaurants and like to consider ourselves as foodies. Usually if it's a special night we cook at home to make sure it's a good experience but luckily we decided to try this place. We started off with martinis and sat outside while watching the sunset it was very calming and romantic. Our dinner was phenomenal, the wait staff was exceptional not overbearing but always there when you needed them. We started off with scallops that were seared perfectly and juicy tender on the inside Moved onto a salad, grilled lettuce of the day over fried goat cheese which was amazing. I had shrimp and grits (biggest shrimp I have ever seen the size of small lobster tails) and my husband had the seared tuna. Even though we were stuffed but knew we had to at least try a dessert and it was the perfect ending! I can't wait to go back and highly recommend it to everyone I know.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Jillian B
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Abingdon, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Fine Dining at its best.....”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

We found Waterfront to be just as the reviews say, excellent all round fine dining in Door County, not to be missed but do book a window table to view the magnificent sunsets. We were lucky to get one and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The menu is interesting and the food beautifully prepared with the best quality ingredients. The service is efficient if not a little distant but still an all round great experience.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Gill T
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