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“Excellence on the Waterfront”

Waterfront Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 37 Restaurants in Sister Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Excellence on the Waterfront”
Reviewed August 16, 2014

A small party of us trusted ourselves to the hoped for tender mercy of the staff of the Waterfront Restaurant - and our hopes were not dashed. The restaurant is located right on the Green Bay shoreline of Sister Bay, in Door County of Wisconsin. And we were seated beside windows wide and tall, giving us sweeping water views and, eventually, of the sun setting into the bay. Superb!

What about the dining experience? Well, actually, there's not much to say other than when eating at the Waterfront, you will encounter EXCELLENCE. The service is friendly but professional - and very efficient. The ambience, given the views, cannot be faulted. The food .... the wide-ranging food, of generous portions, is top quality and cooked to perfection. And although the cost for all of this is not cheap, it is acceptable. You really do get what you pay for at the Waterfront Restaurant. Check it out if you're in the vicinity.

  • Visited August 2014
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Lake Forest, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A bit slow”
Reviewed August 13, 2014

Repeat visit here. Outstanding food especially the ahi tuna. Appreciate the more European pace but it did take 45 minutes just to get the bed basket. Things improved after we complained but I took a star off the rating anyway

  • Visited August 2014
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Princeton, wisconsin
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A Gem in Sister Bay”
Reviewed August 10, 2014

The hostess' ensuring us a window table was the beginnng of a near perfect dining experience at the Waterfront. Matthew provided exceptional service. The tuna tacos were one of the best appetizers we have enjoyed as was the lobster bisque soup--it was so creamy and had a rich lobster flavor. We chose the seasonal fish of the day which was a swordfish with a mango salsa served with broccolini--it was superb. The only flaw in the meal was the cherry cobbler dessert which contained more apples than cherries. We will definitely be back.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Sharon B
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wisconsin
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“waterfront ~ savory, sights, sunset”
Reviewed August 7, 2014

We wanted an enjoyable evening for our anniversary. Had heard from the locals that there was a phenomenal taste experience. BOOM ~ absolutely fantastic. The waiter explained the specials, and had expertise knowledge of the featured foods. Started with scallops, I had wedge salad and tenderloin, hubby had the halibut and crab cake. Complete explosion of taste ! Too full for dessert. ENJOY THE SUNSET VIEW

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank techiebug
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Milwaukee
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Sister Bay's Waterfront Restaurant--Better Than Advertised”
Reviewed August 4, 2014

With a table looking directly out on the Bay in Door County's Sister Bay Waterfront Restaurant, we began a superlative dining experience. The Waterfront offers its diners' a sensational view that accompanies some of the finest dining in one of the country's premier vacation spots, Wisconsin's Door County Peninsula.

We had heard from a hospitality industry insider that the food would be exceptional and the scallops would be some of the best we've ever had. Well, he was right; the Waterfront didn't disappoint and was even better than advertised. Our scallops entrée was superb. The dessert was an added pleasure and the wine list outstanding. The entire experience was underscored by first-rate service from the hostess and our server. Clearly, we will be back. The Waterfront is Door County dining at its best!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank TosaTravelers
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