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Wilson's Restaurant

9990 Water Street, Highway 42, Door County, Ephraim, WI 54211
+1 920-854-2041
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (597 reviews)
“sundae” (85 reviews)
“burger” (161 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:30 Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
9990 Water Street, Highway 42, Door County, Ephraim, WI 54211
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We passed by Wilsons the first day as they had closed at 5:00 pm that day, the next day we were going to stop in got there about 4:00 and a sign was posted that they had closed for the season. However, if you are...More

Thank Gary G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After numerous trips to Wilson's (and several favorable reviews), I found everyone's favorite 50;s retro diner/ice cream parlor to be nothing more than average. Maybe it was that we were there the second to last weekend of the season, but our burgers at nearly $10...More

Thank sloomis31
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by for some lunch and were very pleased with our order. We couldn't order any Ice Cream because we were so full. So we drove around and came back around 4pm. Boy were we glad we did. We all had different orders and...More

Thank DaBear51
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wilson’s is a necessary stop if you are visiting Door County. It is a fun restaurant with delicious food, great root beer and incredible ice cream! It is definitely family and kid friendly. I highly recommend eating at Wilson’s.

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take a step back in time at Wilson's as it has been in existence since 1906. Booths have 50's feel with retro music boxes in the booth and old signs on the wall. Had a patty melt and turkey reuben. Reuben was good, patty melt...More

Thank mike h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an old-fashioned diner, and very popular. The fountain coke took me back to my childhood when my grandma would take me to Woolworth's. Wish I hadn't already eaten when we came upon this place. My friend had a cheeseburger that looked great. I...More

Thank luv2trvl123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here for ice cream - great staff and very creamy ice cream with wonderful special combinations. We tried the cookie dough and oreo cookie flavor - yummy!

Thank Marilyn N
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Wilson's is an ice cream parlor in the style of the 50s. You can get dozens of choices of ice cream flavors and a couple of sherberts or sorbets. You can get them in waffle cones or plastic cups in various sizes. Sitting on the...More

Thank GentlemanFromVerona
Reviewed 3 October 2018

If you are looking for great food, great prices and a view while you eat, Wilson's is the place to go! The main course of the Wilson Burger and fries is great but don't forget the ice cream and milk shakes and root beer floats!...More

Thank J D
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Nice lunch on lake front. We had lunch, a Cheeseburger, Patty Melt and Chili. All was very good, staff friendly and other customers were very kind and humorous. I would go back again and try other options.

Thank Kris R
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Questions & Answers
28 June 2018|
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Response from Billy R | Reviewed this property |
I stand corrected on my earlier reply, they serve Cedar Crest which apparently is very good and made in Wisconsin, they're root beer is homemade and really good
17 April 2016|
Response from Jackson A | Reviewed this property |
This I do not know. They do have gift certificates and they probably will send one to you. Enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9990 Water Street, Highway 42, Door County, Ephraim, WI 54211
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Ephraim
  • Phone Number: +1 920-854-2041
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