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Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik

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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” (237 reviews)
“lingonberry jam” (62 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, Swedish, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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10698 N Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay, WI 54234-9594
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great place to eat in Sister Bay. It is famous for the goats on the roof. You should get there early so you don't have to wait for a table and can see the goats before it gets hot and they are...More

Thank Traci V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Al Johnson's hasn't changed in years and I'm glad. Swedish pancakes were so good and breakfast sandwich was excellent.

Thank italian71
GoatsOnTheRoof, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We’re glad to hear you appreciate our familiar ways. We hope you’ll keep coming back for years to come!

Reviewed 3 January 2018

Tradition brings the family to Al Johnson's at least on an annual basis. The wait may be long sometimes, (last time we waited almost a half-hour) but the attached store gives plenty of interesting items to look through as you wait for your name to...More

Thank William G
GoatsOnTheRoof, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful review! We are thrilled you have made us part of your family traditions!

Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Always looking for a great big family breakfast here! We can smell the coffee and the food as we walk in and we get hungrier with each step! In the nice weather the goats can be viewed grazing on the rooftop! We remind ourselves to...More

Thank legacyendeavors
GoatsOnTheRoof, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

We really appreciate this great review and are so glad to hear you all enjoy your visits! We hope you’ll be back to visit us again soon!

Reviewed 30 December 2017

Great food Great service Whatever you want you will find it here. Breakfast was FANTASTIC. Pancakes sausage eggs ALL of it. Anything and Everything. Ask for Sarah she was a wonderful waitress.

Thank Ron M
GoatsOnTheRoof, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

We love reading this great review! Thank you for taking the time to write it and for coming in to dine with us. We’ll pass your compliments on to Sarah!

Reviewed 27 December 2017

The staff was great, very cultural experience since the staff is brought in from other countries. food came out quick, taste, and average in price range. They also have a gift store attached if you wanted to buy something to remember your trip. I hope...More

Thank Tina G
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Have you every had them? If not, or even 'If so', you can find a darn fine example of them at Al Johnson's. I enjoyed the meal and service a great deal. The staff was efficient and extremely busy. I'm counting that they serve a...More

Thank Brett W
Reviewed 17 December 2017

If you find yourself in Door County looking for breakfast, take the drive to Sister Bay and eat here. You will not regret a single decision you made, I promise. My wife and I stayed overnight in Ephraim on a Saturday night in late November....More

Thank goose3nbc
GoatsOnTheRoof, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

We are so glad you decided to give us a try, and are so happy you enjoyed your visit! We appreciate this wonderful review and hope this won’t be your last visit!

Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

We always love to visit here once or twice a year. Not just to see the goats but enjoy the good food here. It is always consistent along with the friendly service. Wish they would open for dinner during November since so few places to...More

Thank billp422
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

When in Door County you need to stop at Al Johnson’s. This year I had fish and chips and spiked cocoa. Everything was delicious and yummy!! The servers were friendly and very nice. They made another visit to Door County a pleasant one. 👍👍👍👍👍 Thanks...More

Thank Darrell_Parsons
GoatsOnTheRoof, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2017

Thank you for coming in and for this nice review! We are glad you got to visit us on Black Friday!

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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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Yes we do!
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
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
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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