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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%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (234 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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LOCATION
10698 N Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay, WI 54234-9594
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for Sunday morning breakfast last in the fall. Oops, just as busy in the fall as in the summer. We waited 1.5 hours for a table--they told us it would be about that long so met our expectations. We knew it was a popular...More

Thank mooring10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in because where else can you get Swedish pancakes, lingonberries and Swedish meatballs for breakfast? We were fortunate, it was not crowded when we got there, so we were able to get seated right away. As others have stated, they turn tables pretty quickly....More

Thank lefty0418
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Al Johnson's is a MUST when you are in Sister Bay! The Swedish Pancakes are the best I have ever had. The Goats are an added attraction. Lots of cute items in the gift shop.

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

We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit! Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed 9 November 2017

The wonderful aromas overtake you as you enter the restaurant. This place is busy during breakfast time which lasts all morning on a Saturday, but it is worth the wait. The food and service was great. There are many options to be had ranging from...More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a nice review! We hope you’ll be back soon!

Reviewed 7 November 2017

What a great place to eat! First of all, the goats are so funny to see on the roof. The swedish pancakes and meatballs were so good! Loved the gift shop- such lovely gifts. The video playing in the cozy lobby were interesting. You must...More

Thank Kim38EdenPrairie
GoatsOnTheRoof, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We appreciate this nice review! Thank you for coming in to dine with us!

Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

This is the place with the grass roof and goats on the roof, weather permitting. I don't have a picture of that because it was raining when we came. A wide range of items on the menu with many Scandinavian options. Service was friendly and...More

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

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and apologize our website hours didn’t update on time. Everything should be current now. We are happy you got to come and enjoy our food!

Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Were surprised at how good the food was. We were late for the lunch rush so seated and served quickly. And the goats on the roof are great fun.

Thank MOBX
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Last summer we came up to Door County for the day and was only able to see the famous goats on the roof since the wait was so long. We just recently visited in the last weekend in October and they were already into their...More

Thank travelmiamor
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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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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
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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