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Second Story Restaurant in the Ephraim Shores Motel - CLOSED

10018 Water Street, Ephraim, WI 54211
+1 920-854-2371
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good36%
  • Average24%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
12 Oct 2016
“Worth stopping in.”
12 Aug 2016
“Restaurant closed for good”
Restaurant Hours Closed
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10018 Water Street, Ephraim, WI 54211
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Reviewed 28 September 2014

My husband and I ate here with our one year old child. I feared at first that it would not be a good place for the baby because it was really quiet and there were no other children in the restaurant when we entered -...More

Thank Dana B
Reviewed 25 September 2014

We've eaten here for 30 years and have never been disappointed. The view of the bay is lovely, especially if you can get a window table. Do know that it IS on the second story, so if you can't climb a flight of stairs you...More

2  Thank Janis K
Reviewed 14 September 2014

Small, quaint. Not very busy for dinners as Ephraim is a dry town - Food was hot and tasty; view would have been nice except we had a nasty storm and high winds

1  Thank carol m
Reviewed 10 September 2014

It is a total surprise because it is in the motel. Most certainly not a motel restaurant. Their meals were in line with any we had in our 10 day venture through the Pennisula.

1  Thank Dick P
Reviewed 9 September 2014

I miss they old owners and great homemade food. This is the first time we tried this restaurant since they new owner took over. We had breakfast. The eggs were a little dry and the fruit looked like it had been tumbled in a mixer...More

1  Thank hapanMilwaukee
nelson_soph, Manager at Second Story Restaurant in the Ephraim Shores Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2014

I'm sorry you feel the need to vent on Trip Advisor regarding an "issue" that was addressed in-house. After you voiced your concern that the fruit on your (made to order, fresh from the oven) quiche was "inedible" to our hostess- rather than to the...More

Reviewed 2 September 2014

fter the orevious Having visited many different venues, menus and restaurants in Door County for their Weekly Fish Fry Special, I found it to be a delightful and satisfying experience at this establishment. For more than a couple of decades my friends and I have...More

2  Thank Doug S
Reviewed 1 September 2014

All the ads said they opened at 730am but they open at 8. Was greeted with two friendly smiles from the newer owners and a good cup of coffee not to mention the outstanding views. The veggie omelet, western scramble and blueberry coffee cake were...More

Thank Markris2014
Reviewed 28 August 2014

While I never got to experience the "old" second story restaurant that people keep mentioning, I throughly enjoyed my dining experience at the "new" second story. The food was amazing, the view fantastic, and the staff was exceptionally friendly. I went there for both breakfast...More

1  Thank SwiceyC
Reviewed 26 August 2014

I was surprised to read the review of the Second Story Restaurant entitled "Disappointing." My experiences there have been just the opposite. Since the restaurant opened under new management in May, I have eaten there frequently (probably twice a week) and have never been disappointed...More

1  Thank Merrydelle
Reviewed 26 August 2014

The Second Story Restaurant in Ephraim has new owners and a scaled down menu with wonderful, fresh options. My sister and I had lunch there a few weeks ago and it was great. We had salads and soup and it was delicious. The views are...More

1  Thank curiousgeorge53
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$5 - US$20
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Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10018 Water Street, Ephraim, WI 54211
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Ephraim
  • Phone Number: +1 920-854-2371
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Enjoy our fresh, local, and homemade cuisine with a front seat view of the beautiful Ephraim Harbor.
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