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Wilson's Restaurant

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American, Diner
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9990 Water Street, Highway 42, Door County, Ephraim, WI 54211
+1 920-854-2041
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Fri 11:00 - 22:30
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Sewell, New Jersey
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173 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A real taste of yesterday! Had a great lunch there; loved the pulled pork and a killer chocolate malted shake - yummo!!

Thank muszekfan
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3 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great old time feel, excellent food and the ice cream is worth the trip in itself. The scenery adds on the bay adds to the experience.

Thank Christopher C
Bocas del Toro, Panama
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is the place to bring the kids and grand kids in Ephraim. Traditions go back over 100 years as the place for ice cream. A lazy summer afternoon, of delightful taste treats for the family. Just the best.

Thank meencantacomida
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Whenever my wife and I come to Ephraim in Door County, we always make a stop at Wilson's for ice cream. It is not just a tradition for us, but a great place to eat lunch or just a snack. Our Door County trip would not be complete without a stop at Wilsons!

Thank gregnsylvia
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 March 2017

The milestone in Ephraim for Ice Cream or sandwiches. This place has been serving up Ice Cream tradition for decades. Well known and a good spot to sit and enjoy one of lifes simple pleasures.

Thank zigzagdude420
United States
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Cute old fashioned burger and "soda" stop. My husband and I stopped for lunch here, after biking through Peninsula State Park from Fish Creek. Great place to stop for a quick lunch! The shakes are better than the burgers. :)

Thank Live2Travel412
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Loved loved loved going here as a kid in 70s and 80s. My family would go out for ice cream and then walk over to the water. Loved their gift shop area. My parents bought hex signs which were painted circles that meant something I think in Dutch for good luck. They were colorful and you hang them outside of... More 

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Verona, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

ice cream is the focus, but sandwiches and salads are good too. this is a legendary restaurant - get a photo

Thank Chris S
Columbus, Ohio
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

The food and of course the ice cream is the best! What fun this place is. They give generous portions, too. My daughters love the root beer floats.

Thank stmichael94
South Louisiana
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102 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Oh, my, where to begin. This place is a throwback to all of the best times summer brings. My husband and I had a wonderful lunch of pure junk food - taco salad, chili dog - and it was good for our souls. Their homemade root beer is awesome, so using it to make floats elevates it to a fantastic... More 

Thank CampingJan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9990 Water Street, Highway 42, Door County, Ephraim, WI 54211
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Ephraim
  • Phone Number: +1 920-854-2041

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?