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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pancakes” (251 reviews)
“lingonberry jam” (64 reviews)
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European, Swedish, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10698 N Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay, WI 54234-9594
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Goats were not on roof- which is always fun to see, but We still had a great lunch. Our waitress was very patient and helpful as we decided on our lunch choices. My husband had the herring plate, which he loved( I would never prepare...More

Thank Mary G
Reviewed 4 days ago

My grandmother was Swedish and always made traditional Swedish foods for special occasions. Now I go to Swedish restaurants when ever possible. This is one of the best. We had the Swedish pancakes with strawberrys. My wife, who does not care for pancakes thought that...More

Thank rlav48
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Al Johnson's is open 6am to 8pm with the same menu the entire day. There were 4 of us. Two of us had the Swedish pancake special, one had the Meatball sandwich plate and the other had the days special - chicken dinner. All were...More

Thank LouAnn R
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I stopped for a late lunch. Usually have the Swedish pancakes and meatballs but tried something different this time. We both had the Swedish meatball lunch. Comes with meatball, mashed potatoes, green bean and a assortment of Swedish breads and crackers. Lingonberries...More

Thank Boblinda403
Reviewed 6 days ago

We heard from numerous people that we had to go to the place with grass and goats on the roof. It was a large restaurant with a gift shop attached. They pride themselves on getting people in and served in a timely fashion. They do...More

Thank pac54man
Reviewed 6 days ago

What can one say about a place where GOATS eat the roof ? The food was real in the Swedish cooking. Not so happy with the seating but it was a bit full. A bit cool to sit out side but nice in side. Service...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in town for the weekend and looking for a place to eat. All the bar restaurants were full with people watching the brewers game. We ended up at Al Johnson's and I'm glad we did. I had no idea if I'd find anything...More

Thank jodimae38
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had drinks at the beer garden on September 17 at 1 PM. Two beers and one Swedish sangria which I ordered and picked up at the bar. The total charge was $17 and I left a $2 tip. The bartender manipulated the bill to...More

Thank Rhonda G
OurManagement1, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Rhonda, we are so sorry to hear there was a mixup with your card! If you could please email us at brynb@aljohnsons.com we would be happy to take care of this for you. Please accept our apologies for the mistake. We’ll keep an eye out...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This icon of Door County has been pleasing people for 65 years with traditional Swedish fare and the goats are just part of the experience. Family owned and operated is a plus. Her pancakes and my fish were nicely done - properly cooked and no...More

Thank bassbum
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent, but....... Interaction with the front cashier clerk left a bad taste in our mouth. Not being familiar with this restaurant, and being right there, we stopped in early in the day to ask about reservations for our group of 8. No reservations was the...More

Thank iliketowrite
OurManagement1, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We’re so glad you still enjoyed your visit despite a setback with a hostess. Our employees are usually known for their hospitality and we are sad to hear you caught one on an off day. You have our apologies and we hope you’ll visit us...More

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Questions & Answers
30 June 2018|
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Response from dbutch2018 | Reviewed this property |
No. It’s first come first serve
18 June 2017|
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Response from OurManagement1 | Property representative |
We are first come, first served and do not take reservations. Thank you for asking!
26 May 2017|
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Response from OurManagement1 | Property representative |
Yes we do!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
European, Swedish, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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
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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