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Summer Kitchen Restaurant
10425 Hwy 42
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Summer Kitchen Restaurant in Ephraim sounds like the place you need to go - and it is. The folksy vibe and homemade soups are the perfect touch.
They offer an extensive menu. Simple, yet a fiesta - and the fiesta-style dinner wear backs it up - a nice touch. Great soups at the soup bar and great food in a very fun and summery atmosphere. The outside is a garden, with a few tables on the deck for outdoor seating. There also is a ramp in addition to the steps to get into the restaurant - which one of the guests we were speaking with said is a terrific feature.
They also serve beer and wine. We at DoorCountyNavigator like this restaurant a lot and highly recommend it. After we dined here a few times, we spent time with Armando, the owner along with his brother Nino (they also own Fish Creek Grill). We watched him prepare dishes in the kitchen, and got to understand his goal of customer satisfaction - his staff is friendly and efficient, and Armando is a real people-person in addition to a very good and creative chef.
For lunch, one of our reviewers ordered the cashew chicken salad pita. It was stuffed full with alfalfa sprouts and delicious cashew chicken salad. It came with a side slice of cantaloupe, strawberry and grapes. All dishes come with a cup of soup, or you can order the Taster's Cup, which includes as many trips to the soup bar you want to take - and you can sample all 5 soups available at any one time. I selected the chicken dumpling soup for me, and it was fabulous. Perfect flavor and texture and not over salted. Nice!
Our other reviewer ordered a BLT Special - this is one of our toughest reviewers. And he loved it. Crispy bacon was done perfectly and the sandwich was packed full, and was "excellent." Trust me, if this guy says it is excellent, it is excellent. Our reviewers are tough. He had the French Cabbage soup - terrific.
The soups available this day were:
We sampled the cherry bread pudding as well, and that was to die-for. Awesome.
On another occasion, we ordered some breakfast items: eggs with hash browns - perfectly done; and French Toast. OK - look - do this if you like French Toast at all: ORDER THIS! It is thick, light cinnamon, and just stellar - this is a real winner. We also order fruit plate - and it was delicious. Fresh fruit just fills a large plate. Yum.
We highly recommend Summer Kitchen for the fun and the food. Mind-blowing soups, sandwiches and lots more. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Head in and tell Armando that DoorCountyNavigator.com sent you - that helps us keep all this info flowing for you to have a better Door County vavcation! Enjoy!
Other dishes we have tired in the past as well.
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