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Albatross Drive-In

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Ferry Road & Main Road, Washington Island, WI
+1 920-847-2203
11:00 - 22:00
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Lombard, Illinois, United States
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Albatross, the island's only burger spot, is such an island institution that the community rallied to rebuild it after a fire. Island built swings and sandboxes will lull you into the island pace as you wait for your order - which I recommend includes an Alby burger, butterscotch shake & fries.

Thank Debbi D
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Granted, we ate here the 2nd last day of the season and they were understaffed, and yes, they warn the customers about the wait, but it really was a long wait for our order of 2 Alby burgers, one fry, and 2 shakes. Having said that, the food was delicious & hot and the specialty shakes were very, very good!

Thank unionrep1
Saint Charles, Illinois
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I have ready several reviews with comments related to service. While they are not fast (as the sign tells you right up front), they have great food. It is a fun family place with plenty of outdoor seating. Burgers are the best and the ice cream cones, sundaes and malts are out of this world. Maybe a bit pricey, but... More 

Thank Kevin M
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

All the different items we tried were great!! Too bad they aren't open year round - they would be a great addition to the island year-around. We are lucky to have stooped during their last weekend that they are open.

Thank Nicole D
Kansas City, Missouri
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

The soft-serve ice cream comes adorned with sugar eyes. Just makes you giggle! The servings are large, plenty of choices, and a nice covered area to enjoy your snack. We all enjoyed the Albatross!

Thank AJMcDuff
Midland, MI
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

They tell you this up-front, they are good, but not fast. This is true. Don't think of this as a burger fast-food joint. Plan on waiting while they make your food fresh to order. The burgers/fries are tasty and the ice cream (hand dip or soft serve) is great. If you are okay with waiting for a good burger or... More 

Thank jmkru
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Enjoyed lunch here, had the Alby burger which was very tasty. Like they say, its not fast food - but its friendly & delicious!

Thank MKEAmyS
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120 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Stopped for a snack with the family and everyone got something they liked: chessy fries, flurries, ice cream, frozen yogurt, banana splits and the like. All were good.

Thank mander22
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We stopped at the Albatross for a brief lunch on our day trip to Washington Island. The server who took our order was short and somewhat rude. Service was as it says on the window "not fast." The burgers we had were pretty good but the overall experience was not the best for the price.

Thank Ashley F
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

"If you want fast, go to Chicago." That's part of the handwritten sign in the order window of the Albatross Drive-In on Wasington Island. The sign tells you not to be in a hurry. And if you want to enjoy the Albatross, you'd best not be. But if you have a little extra time and an appetite for great hamburgers,... More 

Thank Jim L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ferry Road & Main Road, Washington Island, WI
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Washington Island
  • Phone Number: +1 920-847-2203
Order at window. Outside seating. Burgers, chicken, etc. and plenty of ice cream

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?