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Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik

$$ - $$$European, ,
10698 N Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay, WI 54234-9594
+1 920-854-2626
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pancakes” (215 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 20:00All hours
CUISINES
European, Swedish, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
10698 N Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay, WI 54234-9594
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1 - 10 of 1,537 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Went here 2 times in during our 4 day stay in Sister Bay. First time trying Swedish pancakes and will definitely get them again. Our last day in town, we had a group of 18 and our waitresses were fast and efficient and our food...More

Thank krislee4
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the most well-known restaurants in Door County. One visit, and you'll know why. Swedish founded and themed in every way. Lingonberry pancakes were outstanding, as was the oatmeal. Fun attached gift shop. If it's your first visit, look for the grass roof, with...More

Thank richardj100
GoatsOnTheRoof, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the kind words! So glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I would be licking the rest off this plate if it wasn't a public place.... But they give you a bread tray for this.

Thank Brandon B
GoatsOnTheRoof, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

LOL! Love it! So glad you enjoyed your food!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

OK the tourist trap draw with the goats on the roof was really fun. Get a bunch of pictures and pictures of the benches with carved animals. We stopped for an early dinner. Walked right in and service was very fast and efficient. Sadly the...More

Thank wacotom
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice ambiance, good food, standard fare, pancakes are swedish. Liked their lingenberries. Good service

Thank MerikayO
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the soup and corned beef sandwich special for lunch very good food at a good price. Service was above expectation. The waitress inquired about our time needs and responded accordingly. Waitress was a veteran and ran a tight ship while meeting our every need....More

Thank toyota_john
GoatsOnTheRoof, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

So glad to hear you'll be back! We appreciate your nice review!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We got to the restaurant at about 9:30am and were told we would have an hour and a half wait - we left and got coffee at a nearby coffee shop and came back about 30 mintues later and asked where we were for our...More

1  Thank Rachel T
GoatsOnTheRoof, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you, Rachel! So glad to hear you loved your visit with us! We love hearing this! Please come back again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very busy but short wait and great food! Family oriented😊Loved the goats on top of the grass roof. Staff dressed in authentic garb.

Thank Sandra A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Besides eating great meal be sure to check out the gift shop. They have things for all price ranges on the menu as well as items in the gift shop. We wanted a light supper. Will probably return for a meal while we are in...More

Thank edgars20132015
GoatsOnTheRoof, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the nice review! We appreciate it!

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you do not want to wait a while for a great breakfast this might not be the restaurant for you. We arrived and were told it was a thirty minute wait, which it was. Time goes fast when your trying to take in all...More

Thank gary c
GoatsOnTheRoof, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you! Love hearing from our happy guests! We hope you'll be back again soon!

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Valya1953
18 June 2017|
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Response from GoatsOnTheRoof | Property representative |
We are first come, first served and do not take reservations. Thank you for asking!
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hootie2017
26 May 2017|
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Response from GoatsOnTheRoof | Property representative |
Yes we do!
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BH24
9 July 2016|
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Response from John N | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure they don't have a lunch portion per say. Ive had side portions as small as 4 meat balls per serving, and larger entrée portions. Make sure to get the gravy and a side of lingon berry. Plan on napping... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
European, Swedish, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 20:00
Monday
06:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 20:00
Thursday
06:00 - 20:00
Friday
06:00 - 20:00
Saturday
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10698 N Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay, WI 54234-9594
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Sister Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 920-854-2626
Description
Door County, Wisconsin's most well-known restaurant, established in 1949. From May through October, look for the live goats on the roof, on top of an authentic Swedish log building. Inside, there's a traditional Swedish atmosphere and Scandinavian food specialties, all served by waitresses in dirndls. After dining, visit Al Johnson's Butik, featuring a beautiful selection of Scandinavian products, including clogs, Swedish linens, books, clothing, jewelry, decorative items, books and housewares. Open May - October, 6 AM - 8 PM, And November - April, 7 AM - 3 PM.
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