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Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik

€€ - €€€European, ,
10698 N Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay, WI 54234-9594
+1 920-854-2626
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pancakes” (235 reviews)
“lingonberry jam” (62 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, Swedish, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
10698 N Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay, WI 54234-9594
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We ate here last night and had a delicious meal with our 2 year old with whom we shared our Swedish meatballs. They were delicious and all three of us enjoyed them tremendously. The service was excellent and very family friendly. Plus the goats on...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago

The goats weren't out due to the rain, but what a neat place. I was there when I was 18 and returned many years later. The food is GREAT! and the atmosphere is so worth the experience.

Thank MerrynDave
Reviewed 2 days ago

Coolest Casual Place To Eat In Door County! Amazing Swedish Atmosphere and Décor. Great Table Service. Super Menu. We've been coming here for years and it is always great. Would drive 100 miles just to have breakfast or brunch here! Super destination, actually a "Must...More

Thank Carl H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My family and I have visited Al Johnson's restaurant every time we visit door county and somehow I never knew they served breakfast. The Swedish pancakes are delicious and where else can you get Swedish meatballs as your breakfast meat? Same friendly servers and super...More

Thank kgillorrn
Reviewed 3 days ago

Go for a wonderful pancake breakfast, all day, and then watch the goats show off on the roof of the restaurant!! Goats may not be there after 1200 noon or during inclement weather.

Thank John M
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visit Al Johnson's every time we're in Door County. The food is fine, but the real draw is the atmosphere, the goats, and the gift shop. This trip I had eggs Benedict, which were cooked perfectly.

Thank J_from_Wisconsin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very busy on a casual Saturday in May. Server was good and food was delivered quickly. Prices are fair for Door County, and you must stop in to see the goats on the roof of course.

Thank Aarom M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have had both breakfast and dinner here. Highly recommend the blue gill dinner on Friday evenings. The breakfast is good, but some items are a bit more basic. Staff is always friendly and fun to see the goats on the roof!

Thank BAM7882
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch after the roofing of the goats. Considering how busy the day was for the restaurant, I had low expectations but wow! Both the food and the service was outstanding. The Swedish meatballs and the mash potatoes were delicious. As was the...More

Thank Sam18Wil
Reviewed 1 week ago

Swedish pancakes to die for. Breakfast is awesome. Dinner is just as good....swedish meatballs,mashed potatoes and gravy, fresh veggies, and the soup of the day is great. The specials are made well too. Just go there...the store is in the back for shopping..the waitresses are...More

Thank birdbrainpammy
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Valya1953
17 June 2017|
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Response from OurManagement1 | Property representative |
We are first come, first served and do not take reservations. Thank you for asking!
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hootie2017
26 May 2017|
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Yes we do!
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BH24
8 July 2016|
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Response from John N | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure they don't have a lunch portion per say. Ive had side portions as small as 4 meat balls per serving, and larger entrée portions. Make sure to get the gravy and a side of lingon berry. Plan on napping... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
European, Swedish, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 20:00
Monday
06:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 20:00
Thursday
06:00 - 20:00
Friday
06:00 - 20:00
Saturday
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10698 N Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay, WI 54234-9594
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Sister Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 920-854-2626
Description
Door County, Wisconsin's most well-known restaurant, established in 1949. From May through October, look for the live goats on the roof, on top of an authentic Swedish log building. Inside, there's a traditional Swedish atmosphere and Scandinavian food specialties, all served by waitresses in dirndls. After dining, visit Al Johnson's Butik, featuring a beautiful selection of Scandinavian products, including clogs, Swedish linens, books, clothing, jewelry, decorative items, books and housewares. Open May - October, 6 AM - 8 PM, And November - April, 7 AM - 3 PM.
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