Door County dining just got better - we'll lead you to the best Door County restaurants, dining, food and treats! Yep - now you can find the right Door County Wisconsin restaurants for great Door County Wi dining - all in one place!
From famous Door County fish boils, to fine dining, casual dining, and food of every kind! Find the best ice cream or custard, bar or tavern, coffee house or cafe, bakeries, even grocery stores and pizza restaurants! Professional and accurate Door County Wisconsin dining reviews are right here! And videos too!
Be sure to check out our Made in Door County! section on our Shopping page! Great stuff made in Door County Wisconsin!
Choose your favorite location, restaurant or eatery using the the drop-down menus above. Find the best in specialty foods and wines, jams, farm market items, fish, fresh bakery and even catering! Your soon-to-be favorite Door County restaurants are now a click away!
We have spent a lot of time searching out Door County Wisconsin dining establishments, so that you can enjoy every minute of your trip. So before you select a fish boil, frozen custard or ice cream, fine dining establishment or even a casual dining locale, make your first read our professional and accurate Trusted Reviews, and get more enjoyment out of dining out on the peninsula. From Sturgeon Bay or Sister Bay, or Egg Harbor, Fish Creek, Gills Rock, Ellison Bay, Baileys Harbor, Carlsville, Jacksonport or Ephraim - let us help you find the right restaurant!
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Door County shopping offers some great opportunities to find the best, unique and most unusual Door County Wisconsin shops from Antiques, Gift, Men's Clothing, Women's Clothing, Christmas shops, Boutiques, Bookstores, Children's Clothing, Furniture, locally reoasted coffees, and a whole lot more - right here! Your Door County shops are a click away!
Historical Sites & Points of Interest in Door County
There are plenty of hsitorical sites in Door County Wisconsin - so plan on visiting some on your next trip to Door County and enjoy! It will be fun and you will see some beautiful things while learning more about Door County!
10049 Water Street
This is a restored country store, built in 1858 and which is on National Historic Register.
Art & Nature Center
Main & Jackson Harbor Rd.
Devoted to the history of Washington Island
Hwy 57, South
Cana Island Lighthouse
NE of Baileys Harbor
Built in 185 - follow signs to get there
Cave Point County Park
For Info: call Door County Parks & Recreation: 920-746-2914
Cave Point is a geological wonder with rocky limestone bluffs as high as 200 feet – part of the Niagara Escarpment – yes Niagara as in the falls.
7836 Egg Harbor Road
Built by Levi Thorp in 1871, Cupola House stands as a National Historic Landmark building in the heart of Egg Harbor.
Door County Historical Museum
18 N 4th Av
Dedicated to the history of the area
Door County Maritime Museum
120 N. Madison
Eagle Bluff Lighthouse In Peninsula State Park
It was built in 1868, and is on National Historic Register. Ephraim Monument Moravians landed in about 1853, and this honors and commemorates this.
Ellison Bluff County Park
At Anderson Dock on Hwy 42
Art gallery in building which is a national historic landmark.
Historical Marker at Friends Church.
Old School House
Hwy. 42 & 57,
Built in 1866, it was the first schoolhouse in Northern Door County.
Jackson Harbor Maritime Museum
Washington Island Dedicated to history of the island's maritime industry.
Log Cabin of Asa Thorp
(Original) Founder's Square, Fish Creek, behind the shops Built in 1849, by the founder of Fish Creek 920-868-2316
Noble House Museum
Corner of Hwy 42/Spruce
Built in 1875, On National Register of Historic Homes
Old Rugged Cross
1913 Maple Ave.,
Pioneer School House
9998 Moravia St.,
Original 1869 schoolhouse
Portes des Mortes (Death's Door)
This is the body of water between Gills Rock and Washington Island. Very strong currents, which during storms took many ships to the bottom.
Near the Ridges & Bailey's Harbor (follow signs) Similar to lighthouses, these are guide lights for ships.
Ridges Sanctuary (Nature sanctuary)
Hwy 57, N - 1/2 mile N. of Baileys Harbor
A beautiful nature preserve formed by the lake waters No cars here, just walking.
Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal & Coastguard Station
Lighthouse Eastern foot of canal. Completed in 1882.
Thomas Goodletson House
Built in 1857, it is restored & furnished for the period. One of the first houses in Door County.
Washington Island Farm Museum
Jackson Harbor Rd.,
Washington Island Old farm equipment, log buildings.
Make Door County your Golf Destination this Spring, Summer and Fall!
With 11 courses to choose from, Door County has become a genuine golf destination! If you like golfing, you can escape to Door County for a weekend or a week and be challenged all the way on a variety of courses that mix beautiful vistas, challenging slopes, and interesting play.
There are no other places like Door County in the Midwest – it is a unique blend of 250 miles of coastline, lighthouses, historic villages, islands and just beauty. And now, a wonderful variety of golf courses that will keep you challenged no matter what your handicap or skill level.
From shoot around practices courses, golf ranges and championship bent-grass courses, you will now find it all in Door County. The last couple of years has added two wonderful courses in Horseshoe Bay Farms and The Orchards, has seen Maxwelton Braes be completely reinvented, and other courses really step to the challenge. You will find wonderful golf resorts that have everything from great accommodations and fine-dining restaurants to great golf.
You can select from some suggested weekend golf tours that we have developed here, or build your own! Or you can golf in Door County for a week and not be bored. See our special sections for our “45 Hole” and “63 Hole” golf weekends, which include places to have a nice breakfast or lunch too, and a blend of uniqueness of the courses to provide a myriad of challenge, beauty and play. Or see our “Short- Warm Up Courses” section for some good shorter, “practice” courses.
Check other resorts for special packages including accommodations. You can even golf the island, at Deer Run on Washington Island.
Get all the details and plan it all right here. And Golf Door County!
See Our Golf Course Listings & Reviews See Our Recommended Courses
Arrive in time to golf 9 holes on Friday, then 18 on Saturday, and 18 on Sunday. Here are a couple of suggested 45-hole golf outings.
45 Hole Golf Weekend #1
Nine Holes on Friday
Arrive by 2 PM so you are ready to golf your first 9 holes conveniently at Alpine Golf Course in Egg Harbor. You can gold up to 38 here, but you can also elect to play a quick nine. This is a a great course!
18 Holes on Saturday
Saturday morning, golf 18 at Peninsula State Park! If you golf in the morning, you can enjoy breakfast at Julies in Fish Creek (near the entrance to the park, not the course). If you golf in the afternoon, enjoy lunch outdoors at Wilson’s Restaurant in Ephraim! This is a challenging course with some beautiful vistas! Read our Peninsula State Park review!
18 Holes on Sunday
You’re on a roll! Now head back to Apline Golf Course in Egg Harbor and gold 18 (of the 36 holes available). Then head to either Idlewild in Sturgeon Bay for a challening 18, or The Orchards also in Egg Harbor.
You can also head back to Cherry Hills in Sturgeon Bay to golf the entire 18 hole course this time, and again, now on your way out! It is a true challenge!
45 Hole Golf Weekend #2
Nine Holes on Friday
Arrive in time for an afternoon nine. You can play a quick nine at Alpine(they have 36 holes). You can choose White or Red for nine holes. Nice start to your weekend. Read our Alpine Review
18 Holes on Saturday
OK, now it off to Idlewild Golf Club in Sturgeon Bay, about a 18 mile drive south of Egg Harbor. Idlewild is a nice course, with lots of dog-legs and water. Fun course, and challenging enough for all. Definitely get a cart!
18 Holes on Sunday
Keep going! Now phead back to Peninsula State Park for 18, or to The Orchards in Egg Harbor.
OK, you had a nice 45-hole weekend! Try it again, and Golf Door County!
You will need to arrive in time to golf 9 on Friday, then 36 on Saturday, and another 18 on Sunday. This is a real golf weekend!
9-Holes on Friday
Have time to have some fun on Friday? Then golf an easy nine at Deer Run on Washington Island, after a 20-minute Ferry Boat ride over! Very peaceful ride. You can eat at the Old Post Office Restaurant in Ephraim, or at the Shoreline in Gills Rock. The course is mostly fun to get to! If you do not have have time for a Ferry Boat ride, then golf a quick nine at Alpine Golf Course in Egg Harbor. You can golf the White or Red, but not the scenic Blue when only golfing nine. Eat at the Village Café in Egg Harbor!
36-Holes on Saturday!
OK, get ready – long day! Start out at Idlewild Golf Club in Sturgeon Bay for 18. Idlewild is a nice course, with lots of dog-legs and water. Fun course, and challenging enough for all. Definitely get a cart.
Then when you have completed Idlewild Golf Club, head to a very tough 18 at Horseshoe Bay Golf Club. Everything thing about this private club is first class. Call ahead to make sure you can get in and discover how you might be able to play this private course. It is outstanding in every regard. This will be a challenging day!
18 on Sunday
Head out to The Orchards in Egg Harbor, another fine golf course in Egg Harbor. This is supposed to be a superior bent-grass course! A challenging finish to your 63 hole weekend! Have breakfast at The Village Café on Egg Harbor; or if having lunch or a snack afterwards, head to Caseys in town, or Trio for dinner if you have the time. Both in Egg Harbor. Or you might enjoy a nice snack and hand-crafted micro-beer at Shipwrecked, also in town – sit out on their patio!
If you are in a hurry, or just want to shoot around a short game or practice round, try:
Stonehedge Golf & Driving Range (9 holes)
East on Hwy. E from Hwy. 42
27 Pines (9 hole executive course)
5611 Silverdale Rd
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Getting to Know Our Peninsula People!
Door County Wisconsin not only has natural treasures and gems to enjoy, but also has some terrific people from artists to shopkeepers and innkeepers, from those who run cherry and apple orchards to farmers, from master fish boilers to ferry boat operators - Door County Wi has it all! In our Peninsula Profiles section, we intend to bring you more detailed information on some of Door County's most interesting people. After all, it's people who make the difference, and so many of the people in Door County add to its charm, mystique and wonderful ambiance. So let's go meet some!
Peninsula Personality Profile
Nick Dokolas, Owner and manager, Segway the Doors Tours
What’s your role with the business?
As owner and manager of Segway the Door Tours, I make sure that the FUN SEEKERS (those that make a reservation for a tour) and tour guides are taken care of to the best of my ability. I take reservations and answer questions late into the night and early in the morning on a daily basis. I monitor reservations and scheduling and occasionally get to do what I like best; give tours.
Where do you live?
I live in Green Bay, Wis., most of the time but occasionally in Sister Bay during the summer.
What’s a typical day like for you?
I start taking reservations in the morning. Throughout the day I monitor the business operations, assign tours for the next day, take reservations, and answer FUN SEEKER questions.
When you’re not working, what do you like to do in Door County?
I like to hike, disc golf, and take the Segway around.
I understand you are a former teacher; what attracted you to the tourism industry?
After I got married and first started coming up to Door County, I had a hard time finding fun things to do and interesting places to visit. When I learned that Segway tours were starting to pop up in the big cities, I thought it would be a perfect match for Door County. I really enjoy learning about and sharing the beauty and rich history of Door County and the Segway facilitates this.
You offer so many tours in Door County from Peninsula State Park to rural Egg Harbor; what makes this mode of touring special?
Segway Tours are great for everyone. Some people want to experience the beauty and history of Door County and some people just want to have fun on the Segway. On a Segway Tour with us you get to experience both. The reason we offer so many tours is because there are so many unique places in Door County that are worth learning about and seeing.
Why is Door County a good place for a glide?
Door County has historic and beautiful places and very little traffic on some roads. This is where I chose to offer Segway Tours.
Read our full Trusted Review of Segway the Door on DoorCountyNavigator.com
Door County Lodging
Find the Best Places to Stay Now!
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Finding the right Door County hotel, resort, inn, motel, cottage, home, bed & breakfast, even campgrounds is a whole lot easier now! Choose your favorite town and type of lodging from the drop down menus above, or choose all types of lodging for a particular town! The best Door County lodging is only a click away - even Dog Friendly places to stay!
If you are in a hurry, choose one of our featured properties on the right! We have personally reviewed them all, and met with the managers and owners. And we are in touch with them often - like no one else.
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Read our professional Trusted Reviews to find the accommodations that match what you are looking for - from Sturgeon Bay to Gills Rock, you'll find the best Door County lodging information right here!
Some of the best in Door County Lodging, Resorts and Hotels!
Over the past 17+ years, we have reviewed so many B&Bs and inns in Door County and have written up Trusted Reviews to help you decide which places best meet your needs.
Over the last 9 years or so, we have focused on searching out and reviewing some of the many resorts in Door County, and we have discovered, as you will, that these are some of the finest resorts in the Midwest!
These beautiful resorts have established a wonderful niche that blends multiple activities and wide choice of accommodations, with charm, warmth, and just plain fun, for couples, friends and families. You can even find resort rooms that are so country-chic that you’d think you were in a B&B! If you are looking for The Resort Life, you are in the right place! When DoorCountyNavigator.com goes out and reviews a place, does video and more - when you get there, it's going to be like we said! We are accurate in our reviews, and our opinions can help lead you to the best Door County has to offer.
Our users have been requesting more resort coverage, and so we added a Resorts listings section at the Inns and Places To Stay page, and continue to seek out and review more and more resorts for you! What we have found has been both inspiring and exciting, so we’ll keep bringing you our first-hand experience so that you can “Navigate Your Way to the Best!”
Whether you are traveling with a family, with kids or with a group, or if you are looking for exciting activities, a relaxing atmosphere, a conference center for a business meeting or family reunion, you can now find it all in Door County’s rich and wide assortment of resorts, with well-appointed and decorated rooms and plenty to offer. And some of the resorts have rooms that are accessible to people with handicaps,ú so please check ahead, of course, but keep this in mind too while planning your trip.
Amenities like indoor and outdoor pools, waterfront locations, golf, bicycles, row boats or canoes, tennis courts, restaurants right on the grounds and a whole lot more bring a variety of opportunity to families and couples alike, as well as businesses planning retreats. There really is so much to choose from now in Door County, with great resorts virtually in every town!
For so long, most people heading to Door County would by-pass Sturgeon Bay to get to the “real” Door County. Not so anymore! Long overlooked, Sturgeon Bay has seen a wonderful resurgence over the past 10 years or so. We love the restoration of 3rd Avenue in Downtown Sturgeon Bay; we love the beautiful B&Bs in Sturgeon Bay; and we love the many new waterfront resorts we have discovered in Sturgeon Bay! And there are some super restaurants, harbors, festivals and more too! Great art galleries like AMO Gallery and Framery, cafes like Kick Coffee on Third Avenue, shops like the Dancing Bear. Great home made fudge and gourmet popcorns at the Copper Kettle – wow! This trip, think about staying in the Bay - Sturgeon Bay!
Bridgeport Waterfront Resort, Bay Shore Inn and Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort are wonderful examples of relatively new resorts that have been done in a first-class tradition. You can read our reviews at our Review/Places to Stay section.
In addition, many other resorts in Sturgeon Bay, like Stone Harbor Resort and Conference Center, add to the rich selections you have available to you - all in Sturgeon Bay.
The Bridgeport Waterfront Resort, for example, offers well appointed 1, 2 and 3 bedroom suites, but also has a heated outdoor pool that even has a waterfall, an indoor pool as well, and even a recreation center that has an indoor children’s play park. Not bad! Their website even details a whole lot more, and our review give you our first-hand view of this resort.
Just north of Sturgeon Bay, Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort is located on Bay Shore Drive and boasts 38 suites, all with a bay view! This is one complete resort with a heated outdoor pool, an indoor pool, sauna, video game room for us kids, a fitness center, paddle boats and row boats in season (of course), a picnic area right on the shore with gas grills, laundry facilities for guests and more. Their suites have water views, covered decks, kitchens, fireplaces and double whirlpools! Wow — great spot! What a location! Read our Review and Watch the Video from there! Some of the best burgers are at Birmingham’s right down the road!
Bay Shore Inn is right on the waters of Green Bay, has wonderful apartment-style suites, fully equipped, and lots of things to see and do, like take a dip in the outdoor heated pool, or in the indoor heated pool, relax in the whirlpool, and let the kids play in the playground area. Sit around the campfire at night on the shore, build a roaring fire and roast marshmallows and talk to friends, or meet new ones! And guests can use complimentary bikes, row boats, paddle boats, and even a tennis court! We love it! Very nice place! Read our Trusted Review!
Want cottages on an interior Door County lake? Then head to Kangaroo Lake Resort run by truly wonderful people! Read our Review and Watch the Video from there too!
Gordon Lodge is just awesome, and we know you will love it - check them out!
Egg Harbor has Alpine Resort (which has 36 beautiful holes to golf, a great restaurant and terrific resort); while The Landing Resort offers an indoor pool, volleyball, whirlpool, a heated outdoor pool, tennis and basketball courts, bike rentals, a picnic area with gas grills, in-room phones and fax, video arcade games and more. The Shallows offers heated pool with Jacuzzi hot tub, tennis court, free rowboats, canoes and bikes, two picnic areas, two areas for nightly bonfires, a children’s play area and a beautiful setting, right on the waters of Green Bay. Read our Trsuted Review and Watch the Video from there too!
The Newport Resort offers numerous amenities, and is walkable to the entire town of Egg Harbor! This is another exceptional place, run by an exceptional staff.
Further north, Fish Creek offers The Homestead Suites, and Parkwood Lodge and others.
You might also want to check out The Hilltop Inn - right at the top of the hill at Hwy 42 and F - excellent! Video too!
Continue north to Ephraim and stay at the beautiful Bay Breeze Resort with a great outdoor pool and beautiful flower gardens. Read our Trusted Review! This is a great place right across from the Green Bay waters!
Another terrific resorts, is Somerset Inn & Suites, with a ton of amenities, beautiful grounds and great management!
Also check into the High Point Inn for a terrific stay - gorgeous! Tell Missy hi!
Eagle Harbor Inn is every bit the traditional, inviting Bed and Breakfast but also available at Eagle Harbor are large one and two bedroom suites in seven separate buildings close to the main house. The suites are equally gorgeous and offer a large whirlpool, 2-way fireplaces, kitchen and many other amenities. These will suit couples as well as families. This place is spectacular!
In Sister Bay, Country House Resort is a 27 acre wooded retreat with an 1,100 foot shoreline! Read our Trsuted Review! This is one awesome resort for adults only, with a pool that makes you feel like your in the tropics, a great selection of rooms and suites, water views, you can use row boats, walk to the town along the shore and a whole lot more!
Scandinavian Lodge, also in Sister Bay, offers romantic getaways for two, and great accommodations for families and friends. With both an indoor and outdoor heated pool, a children's pool, whirlpool, sauna and fitness center - there is truly something for everyone. Want tennis courts, a playground, game room, bike rentals and more? This is the place! Select from a romantic studio, or a one, two or three bedroom suite - and all the suites with full kitchens have all the things you need to dine in if you want. This lodge is close to the heart of Sister Bay, and all the shopping, dining and interesting sites in Sister Bay - a truly great place to stay! Read our Review!
And here is another spectacular find! The Little Sister Resort offers peace and quiet, in a waterfront setting, with cottages, chalets and more! And, they have Fred & Fuzzy’s Waterfront Bar and Grill – simply wonderful!
Birchwood Lodge is terrific as well! We did video too! Tell Roman and the staf we sent you. This is a great place!
This gives you an idea! You will find many more resorts listed in our Resorts listing section. Visit their websites for more detailed information on the exact kinds of relaxing amenities you would like, or the specific activities you might be seeking. And please tell them you found them on DoorCountyNavigator.com!
Enjoy a fresh look at Door County - from couples to families, you can find some revitalizing good times at some of Door County’s finest resorts — check them out! And we will keep searching out more and reviewing them for you!
So live it up - up in Door County!