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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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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (522 reviews)
“sundae” (74 reviews)
“burger” (129 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:30All hours
American, Diner
9990 Water Street, Highway 42, Door County, Ephraim, WI 54211
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great. Chicago Dogs are the best. Terrific ice cream. Old fashioned service. Great Cherry Cokes. Don't miss this time tested restaurant.

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 3 days ago

For many, this is a must-see in Door County. Perhaps it is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, however, the lines are enough to put off a young family with hungry kids. Don't expect children to eat if they know that after dinner you are going to have...More

Thank 4Youandyou
Reviewed 4 days ago

The icecream is very good! There is a number system if you would like your icecream to go. The numbers are located right next to the door. You will be seated in the back if you'd like to have booth service but they do not...More

Thank MinnesotaRandy
Reviewed 4 days ago

average food, good ice cream. Went because of history, was put in small hallway between indoor and outside.

Thank Daffany H
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have only had the ice cream there. Definitely plan on a wait. Playground near parking lot for kids. Place to watch the water and sunset across the street.

Thank stgabs01
Reviewed 6 days ago

My teenage son follows Wilsons on Facebook, the food and sundaes are that good. Our favorites are the burgers and club sandwiches. We also end with The Dark Secret and The Dusty Road sundaes.

Thank Kori H
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have been going to Wilson's since I was a child and no trip to Door County is without a trip to Wilson's! Love the atmosphere and the service is great!

Thank CZano
Reviewed 1 week ago

Super crowded all the time, esp in the evening. Allow ample time to wait after you take a number. Food is average. Service is hit or miss. Icecream you can get the same brand at the grocery store. They make their own rootbeer. Place is...More

Thank Smorefun
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great ice cream, great history, a definite must stop. You can't go to Door County without visiting this place. They do offer food as well as ice cream. We only come for the ice cream. After you enjoy , you can walk across the road...More

Thank quack20
Reviewed 1 week ago

So, if you're headed up North through the Door County WI peninsula and your sweet tooth is aching for some satisfaction, then Wilson's can be the cure. A landmark stop for ice cream at the minimum. Expect it to be busy and maybe even crowded...More

Thank Jerry P
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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
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, 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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