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“Best meal in Sturgeon Bay, WI”
Review of John Martin's Restaurant - CLOSED

John Martin's Restaurant
Price range: $5 - $24
Cuisines: American, Fusion, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Description: Located in downtown Sturgeon Bay on Historic Third Avenue in beautiful Door County, Wisconsin. Choose to dine at the bar, at a bistro table along the sidewalk or relax on a cushioned chair in the cozy wood floor dining room. Large photos focusing on the history of Sturgeon Bay pepper the restaurant. The new chef has a strong bent on creativity and local sourcing. His philosophy for features is "Familiar enough to be comfortable but exotic enough to be exciting." The focus is on local and fresh (organic features, and appetizers, in season) is apparent, and when blended with the passion of the staff, it is becoming a foodie destination. We will work with any and all dietary restrictions or food allergies. Ask about "Chefs Choice" options. Call for reservations or a chef consultation for that special occasion.
Midwest family
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106 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Best meal in Sturgeon Bay, WI”
Reviewed June 26, 2014

An unassuming looking building, but believe me they have excellent food. I had a ribeye which was cooked to perfection and my husband had the sausage pasta. Both meals were more like the type seen in an upscale restaurant. Salads were fresh and dressings were homemade. Wish we would have had room for their luscious looking desserts, but we were full. We've been in Door County for five nights and this was by far the VERY best meal we've eaten. Do not miss it if you are in Door County.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank DDaisydoo
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137 reviews from our community

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Yum! Delicious entrees!”
Reviewed June 23, 2014

I was a little worried when the restaurant was completely empty when we showed up, but went ahead and ordered. The soup and salad that came out first were okay, nothing to get excited about. My boyfriend and I each ordered a shrimp pasta dish and, WOW, they were good! The shrimp were very large and cooked to perfection. The flavor of the pasta sauces was incredible. We both agreed it was some of the best pasta and shrimp we had ever had.

Apparently they got a new chef in the last few months, so I highly recommend giving it a try, even if you have been before.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Demi H
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Weird vibe”
Reviewed June 22, 2014

We went in and just got a weird vibe. Lots of drinks on their menu but sounds like they must have lost their liquor license. Server brought us water and then disappeared for a long time. That was handy as we had changed our mind, so we left a $2 tip for the water and headed out the door. Went next door and had a great meal.

Visited June 2014
Helpful?
Thank Jacqueline G
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Hibbing, Minnesota
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
Reviewed June 10, 2014

We chose this restaurant on a whim, while visiting Door County. We will be sure to return when we visit the next time. The decor is very minimal and muted, but the menu is not! The food was exceptionally fresh and tasty. Try the salmon with a side of pesto gnocchi - wonderful!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Lakegirl7154
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Appleton
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132 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Great Staff and Food!”
Reviewed June 1, 2014

We arrived kind of late that evening; however the staff still invited us in. Served us with smiles, and great food! We also split a desert, two spoons, sharing it with my sweetheart!

Visited December 2013
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2 Thank JimVH
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