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Old Post Office Restaurant

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10040 Water St, Hwy 42, Ephraim, WI 10040
+1 920-854-4034
07:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 23:30
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Gurnee, Illinois
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended the fish boil, a Scandinavian tradition, in the fall. The meal is preceded by a 20-30 minute talk by the boil master outside around the fire while your meal is being cooked. He shares information about the fish boil and the history of Door County and the restaurant, while folks sit on benches and can purchase wine or... More 

Thank Charlie4577
Plainfield, Illinois
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90 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Early morning breakfast always a delight. The eggs Benedict & Omelet were simply delicious. Herb teas upon request. Quiet atmosphere, polite wait staff. The Old P.O. has a unique atmosphere that adds an ambiance that takes you back in time. There is a charming history to this place and their menu items are delicious. Will certainly be back when in... More 

Thank Angel E
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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277 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed cherry pancakes and wonderful coffee cake for breakfast. We were able to sit down right away. Service was average - food came quick. Great views of the water; will return.

Thank Ann W
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Food was great. Space was OK. But the part I didn't like was that they made you wait outside on the porch for a table. I get that there isn't much room inside to wait BUT waiting on an open porch when the weather is bad wouldn't work for me. So, for that reason; I would only go there on... More 

Thank carbobdoo
Seattle, Washington
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153 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We were spending a few days at the Ephraim Shores motel at nearly the end of the tourist season. We had discovered that the owners of the Second Story restaurant in the Ephraim Shores property had retired and the restaurant was closed. Seeking out breakfast, we walked through the Edgewater Inn property to the Old Post Office Restaurant for breakfast.... More 

Thank shri420
Little Chute, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Went to the fish boil. Love the show before and the meal is A+ white fish they debone for you. boiled onions, potatoes yummie. and to finish off the meal homeake cherry pie and ice cream.

Thank rhondabartel
Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We popped in here for a quick breakfast since it was within walking distance to our hotel. The menu was simple and the service was friendly and prompt. The meal was nothing to write home about, but we also weren't seeking out the best meal of our lives either. Pretty basic and that was just fine for us. Clean, friendly,... More 

Thank aeb317
Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Great breakfast and great service. Had eggs and sausage couple mornings. They serve a cherry preserve that is relish. Also had French toast one morning. All very good. The view of the water makes it extra special.

Thank Oma7861
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Service was fantastic. The Latino server we had was awesome! He kept my coffee cup full and the food came out super fast. I had the 3-egg omelet with a side of hash browns and toast. The preserves for the toast was very good! The coffee was also very good.

Thank kebo8716
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Squeaked in right before they closed. We were sat in front of the windows. What a great view! Omelettes, toast, hash browns were hot and cooked well. Had a yummy cherry mimosa. Very romantic, even for breakfast! A bit pricey but worth it just for the view.

Thank Vicki N

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:30 - 23:30
07:30 - 23:30
07:30 - 23:30
07:30 - 23:30
07:30 - 23:30
07:30 - 23:30
07:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10040 Water St, Hwy 42, Ephraim, WI 10040
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Ephraim
  • Phone Number: +1 920-854-4034

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