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The Cabin

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4680 Bay Shore Dr, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235-9735 (Formerly Schartners on the Shore)
+1 920-743-2421
Tue - Sun 11:00 - 00:00
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

My family & I were staying just down the road from The Cabin. It doesn't look like much from the road but we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The service was friendly, the food was delicious. Our waitress offered menu suggestions & talked us into the homemade blueberry pie for dessert. It was divine! Food came quickly & portions were generous.

Thank mimison
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 October 2016

A little wayside bar and grill, the Cabin is a real diamond in the rough! Excellent whitefish meal. The biscuits are homemade and to die for. Save room for the out of this world homemade 3 apple bread pudding a la mode. The atmosphere is reminiscent of a 1960's rec room, and the (very efficient and very pleasant) server/bar tender... More 

Thank momoftwins847
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Once again, great food, great service, we have yet to be disappointed when dining at the Cabin. My husband ordered their fried chicken, which he really liked. (They bread and fry fresh chicken, no frozen precooked just heat it up product here, said our server!). I ordered their shrimp tempura, and added a filet of perch. I can hardly begin... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Our first night in Sturgeon Bay, we ate at The Cabin, which happened to be close to our resort. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but the food was so great! My husband ordered fish and chips, and I ordered smothered chicken. Both were delicious. We returned the second night for the beef tips on noodles special. It... More 

1 Thank Jelis55
1 review
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and service! Beef barley soup, grilled chicken sandwich, broasted chicken, fresh homemade chips, slightly sweet coleslaw and warm homemade apple pie with whipped cream were perfect on this cool rainy fall day. All food was made from scratch. Friendly waitress gave us the history of the restaurant. Would definitely return here.

Thank Paul R
Schaumburg, Illinois, United States
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92 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We enjoyed our meal at The Cabin. I had shrimp tempura which was excellent and the homemade rolls are to die for! We also had an excellent server, Dori - she was fun, attentive, and at the top of her game!

1 Thank Pam S
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for the fish fry. Sat at the bar for a drink. Watched what appeared to be the chef and possibly the owner come out and do a shot during dinner service. No too professional. Sat down and our waitress came over. She asked if we wanted a drink. We both had full cocktails sitting in front of us.... More 

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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Went for a steak dinner after biking the Door County Century. We wanted to celebrate. Four of five in our party ordered the Ribeye dinner priced at $21+. Mine was tough. One was riddled with gristle. My wife's was almost raw though ordered as medium well. They knocked $6 off each meal but it was pretty awful. Should have sent... More 

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Svandersteen4, Owner at The Cabin, responded to this review

I'd like to apologize for the terrible dining experience and also thank you for this post I have changed vendors and I hope this fixes the problems again thank you for this post and hope u come in again so I can make it up to you More 

Saginaw, Michigan
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner. Cucumber salad was great. We both had steaks, I liked mine, friend didn't enjoy so much. Service was slower.

Thank julieandabbe
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
1 review
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This spot is sweet. The fish is fantastic and the atmosphere is perfect for Door County. Cheese curd burger is enough to fill up anyone with a big appetite. Packer games on TVs as well. Free shots when they score. I'll definitely be back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4680 Bay Shore Dr, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235-9735 (Formerly Schartners on the Shore)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Sturgeon Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 920-743-2421
Driving by, it may not look like much is going on, but walk in the door and you'll find our original knotty pine walls and bar (that date back to the 1930s), friendly faces, and a menu that the locals keep coming back for. We don't do things too fancy, or too crazy, but we put a lot of effort into making sure your meal is fresh and delicious and (with the exception of, say, quinoa) pronounceable! The local perch is always a hit, but try our excellent chicken, shrimp, steaks, and other favorites! Oh, and save room for our homemade dessert-- it's always scratchmade and usually heavenly!

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