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Holiday Restuarant Hours, Christmas Meals & Music in Door County, WI 2014

POSTED ON December 19th  - POSTED IN Coffee & Tea, Entertainment, Restaurant Guide, Special Events
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The English Inn at Christmas

Dining in the Door in the colder months can be especially pleasing as restaurants are cooking up holiday flavors, hot drinks and soups, and soul-warming comfort foods on their regular menus and daily specials. “But what’s open,” you may ask? While it’s true that many local restaurants close their doors and take much needed time off in our “quiet” season, there are still many restaurants open through the Holidays, only for a short time, or are actually open year round.

Check out the holiday and winter hours for many Door County restaurants below, there’s even live holiday music at a couple of them!


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Getting hungry? Download the Door County Chefs FREE Mobile Dining Guide App and check out who’s open! Regardless of being listed as Open in Winter, business hours can change from week to week, and sometimes depend on the weather – so your best bet will always be to use our App’s handy click-to-call feature and check with the restaurant before heading out. If your phone isn’t compatible with our App yet, just browse to our mobile website where you can check out menus and restaurant maps and still use the click-to-call feature. Ready, set, search – find – eat!

Special Christmas Meals

The English Inn in Fish Creek – Winter Hours: open Thursday through Sunday at 4pm.

  • Open Christmas Day from noon-7:00 pm, they still have dates open for Christmas parties, book yours now!!! (920) 868-3076 for reservations.

Harbor Fish Market & Grill in Baileys Harbor - Winter Hours: Between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, Harbor Fish Market will also be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily from December 26-31, closed on Jan. 1st until Spring 2015.

  • Christmas Day Buffet, Dec. 25, 2014 – serving their traditional holiday buffet 11am-5pm. $19.95 per person, $8.95 for children under age 11. Reservations encouraged (their Thanksgiving Buffet sold out about a week before the day!) (920) 839-9999
    Serving: Oven Roasted Turkey with Old Fashioned Stuffing, Apple Cider Glazed Pit Ham, Succulent Roast Lamb, Chef Carved Slow Roasted Prime Rib, and Baked Alaskan Salmon with Chunky Cucumber Dill Sauce, as well as Freshly Baked Rolls, Great Selection of Sides, Appetizers & Salads, Decadent Dessert Selection.

Holiday Music

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Christmas at Base Camp!

Holiday Music at Base Camp in Sister Bay: Base Camp Christmas Concert w/ Jeanne Kuhns & George Sawyn (Small Forest opens) at 7pm on Dec. 20, 2014

Holiay Music at Brew Coffeehouse in Ellison Bay: Captain John Nolte on Dec. 20 & 27, 2014. Nolte performs nautical, folk, bluegrass, oldies and your Christmas favorites. Info: (920) 421-2739.

“Yuletide Tales” at Third Avenue Playhouse  in Sturgeon Bay – Dec. 26, 27, & 28, 2014: A reader’s theatre evening of moving and humorous stories by Hans Christian Andersen, O. Henry, and L. Frank Baum, along with a bit of Shakespeare, some beloved songs and abundant holiday cheer. $15/general admission. $10/students 12-24. $5/children 11 & under. Tickets & Info: (920) 743-1760

Home for the Holidays with AFT at Old Gibraltar Town Hall in Fish Creek – Dec. 26, 27, 29, 30, & 31, 2014: Reunite with AFT performers for an evening of songs of the season, holiday humor and a good old-fashioned sing-along. $22/adults. $13/children. Tickets & Info: (920) 854-6117

Special Orders – call ASAP!

Cupcake HeavenSpecial Orders Only in winter  call for Holiday Treats!

Gourmet A-Go-Go – Place your Holiday orders by Monday, Dec. 22, 2014

Holiday Music & Open Hours – Door County, WI


Donny’s Glidden Lodge Restaurant just north of Sturgeon Bay and south of Jacksonport – open for dinner Monday through Saturday, year-round from 4-9pm. December Special! Monday thru Thursday: $16.95 New York Strip Steak, includes Soup N Salad Bar! 920-746-9460

  • Closed Christmas Eve & Day
  • New Year’s Eve – serving regular menu with live entertainment by Mickey Grasso from about 8:30pm-1:30am.

136 Restaurant & Wine BarWinter Hours: open from 11am-9pm Wednesday through Saturday.

  • Closed Christmas Eve & Day
  • Open Dec. 22-23 and 26-31, 11am-9pm (except Sunday, Dec. 28 open at 4pm)
  • Open New Year’s Eve – special menu TBA!
  • Closed New Year’s Day

Gourmet A-Go-Go – Winter Hours: open Monday through Saturday, 9am-6pm. Offering Take & Bake frozen dinners, soups and bakery to pop in the oven so you can spend time with the family! Place your Holiday orders by Monday, Dec. 22, 2014

  • Closed Christmas Eve & Day
  • New Year’s Eve 9am-6pm offering holiday specials! (she will email to us)
  • Closed New Year’s Day

Hot TamalesWinter Hours: open Thursday through Saturday 7am-8pm, Sunday 8am-8pm (subject to change)

  • Open Christmas Eve 7am-12pm
  • Closed Christmas Day
  • Open regular hours Dec. 26, 2014-

Live Music & Entertainment at Stone Harbor Restaurant & Pub

  • Dec. 26, 2014 – Kitty Corona
  • Dec. 27, 2014 – Tommy Rock DJ Show
  • Dec. 28, 204 – Packer Party (Enjoy drink specials, make your own Bloody Mary, complimentary snacks at half-time, complimentary rail shots at every Packer score, and more! The party begins 1 hour before kickoff and goes until 1 hour after the game. (920) 746-0700


Door County Coffee & Tea Co. – Winter Hours: Daily 7:30am-5pm, drive-thru at 6:30am, breakfast 7:30-11am, lunch 11am-3pm.

  • Closing at 3pm on Christmas Eve
  • Closed Christmas Day


Coopers CornerWinter Hours: open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 11am-9pm.

Gibraltar GrillWinter Hours: open Fridays and Saturdays from 4-9pm through March, closed in April, and reopening on May 1st.

  • The Go Bo Foundation will be the beneficiary all winter of their Featured Steak Donation in memory of Bo Johnson.

The English InnWinter Hours: open Thursday through Sunday at 4pm.

  • Open Christmas Day from Noon-7pm. Accepting Christmas Party reservations


Base Camp CoffeehouseWinter Hours: open Monday through Sunday 7:30am-3pm.

  • LIVE MUSIC: Base Camp Christmas Concert w/ Jeanne Kuhns & George Sawyn (Small Forest opens) at 7pm on Dec. 20, 2014
  • Closed Christmas Day

Cupcake HeavenSpecial Orders Only during winter (please note: they not be accepting orders Jan 9-Feb 16 this year).

Door County Creamery – Winter Hours: open Fridays and Saturdays from 10:30am-6pm, and Sundays 10:30am-3pm through Christmas.

  • Closed Christmas Day. Reopening for the 2015 season in May.

The Inn at Kristofer’s – Winter Hours: open Thursday through Sunday at 5pm.

  • Thursday Special: choose 1 appetizer and 1 dessert to share with the purchase of two regular priced dinners.
  • Friday – Door County Whitefish $18.99

JJ’s La Puerta – Winter Hours: open Tuesday through Thursday 5-9pm, Friday & Saturday, 11am-10pm. Bar stays open later!

  • Closed Christmas Eve & Day
  • Closed New Year’s Day

Sister Bay BowlWinter Hours: open for lunch Tuesday through Saturday 11:30am-2pm. Evening Winter Hours are Nightly at 5:30pm, Fridays at 5pm.

  • Fresh made pizza available for eat in or carry out – call 920-854-2841 to order ahead or enjoy a beer at the bar while you wait for it to be prepared for you.


Shipwrecked Brew Pub - Winter Hours: open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 11am-9pm this winter.

Greens N Grains Market & Cafe – Winter Hours: Market open daily from 10am-5pm. Cafe is open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10am-4pm.

  • Closed Christmas Day
  • From Dec. 26 through Jan. 3, 2015, Greens N Grains will be open 10am-4pm daily.


Mink River BasinWinter Hours: open 11am-8pm daily, until 9pm Friday & Saturday. Breakfast Sunday 10am-Noon.

  • Open Christmas Eve 11am-6pm (serving lunch from 11am-2pm)
  • Open Christmas Day 2-8pm (bar only)
  • Open regular hours New Year’s Eve & Day

Brew CoffeehouseWinter Hours: open Monday through Saturday 6:30am-3pm & Sunday 10am-Noon

  • LIVE MUSIC: Captain John Nolte on Dec. 20 & 27, 2014. Nolte performs nautical, folk, bluegrass, oldies and your Christmas favorites. Info: (920) 421-2739.
  • Closed Christmas Day

Viking GrillClosed for the rest of the winter

  • Holiday Hours: open Dec. 27-30, 2014 – Friday 6am-7pm, Saturday & Sunday 6am-2pm
  • Reopening for the season on April 3, 2015.


Joe Jo’s Pizza & Gelato - Winter Hours: 11am-close daily

  • Closed now through Christmas Eve & Day
  • Open 27-31 for winter hours
  • Closed New Year’s Day

Shop Local & Save at Holiday Open Houses in Carlsville, December 11th, 2014

POSTED ON December 10th  - POSTED IN Coffee & Tea, Dining, lunch, Special Events, Wines & Spirits

DCmoonshineThursday, December 11th, make Carlsville, Wisconsin your daytime destination in Door County, and enjoy special savings at the holiday open houses of area businesses. Finish your holiday shopping (or maybe get it started?), sample coffees and wines, and get in the holiday spirit – just don’t forget to pause for a good meal!

Door Peninsula Winery will be offering fabulous in-store specials during their open house: Buy 2 Get 1 FREE on Wines, Fat Louie’s Oil, Shipwrecked 6-Packs & Door County Distillery Products and 25% off all merchandise and food items through-out the weekend. Can’t make it to Carlsville this weekend? Visit and get FREE Shipping on any 12 bottles of mix and match wine. Just enter the promo code FREESHIP at checkout.Candy Cane Mocha pic

Door County Coffee & Tea is all dressed up for the occasion too, open 7:30am-6pm so you can stop in for great gift shopping. Buy 2 Get 1 FREE on all coffee, 15% off pre-made coffee gifts, and 25% off holiday home décor, plus coffee sampling all day makes this a winning spot to enjoy breakfast or lunch! Throughout December you can also enjoy a delicious Candy Cane Mocha and Door County County Coffee & Tea will donate 50 cents for every one sold to United Way of Door County!

Visit Carlsville online for more information. Shop Local and Save!

Door County Coffee & Tea Helps United Way of Door County in December 2014

POSTED ON December 9th  - POSTED IN Coffee & Tea, News

Candy Cane Mocha picCarlsville, WI (Dec. 2014) – During the month of December, Door County Coffee & Tea in Carlsville is partnering with United Way of Door County. For every Candy Cane Mocha sold during the month of December they will donate 50 cents to United Way. The funds donated will go towards meeting United Way’s Annual Campaign need for 2014.

United Way of Door County’s mission is to empower people to build better lives. They focus their efforts in the areas in the Basic Needs, Community Wellness, Health, and Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA).

Door County Coffee & Tea is located at 5773 Hwy 42 in Carlsville. Their phone number is (920) 743-8930. Check out their website at

If you would like to learn more about United Way of Door County, please go to their website at United Way can be reached at (920) 746-9645 or

Live Music & Lots of Food at Fall Fest in Sister Bay, WI: Oct. 17-19, 2014


A marching dead band?! Catch the Parade on Saturday!

Most festivals tend to have two things in common – Music & Food – and these are two things to be found in abundance at the 69th Annual Sister Bay Fall Fest, Oct. 27-19, 2014. Throughout the weekend you’ll find Food & Drink vendors at various locations throughout the village (10-5 Fri./Sat. and 10-4 Sun.), and lots more to tempt the taste buds and please the palate at local restaurants, pubs, and coffee shops!

There are two special meals this weekend that you won’t want to miss: Friday from 5-8 pm, experience a Door County tradition – a real Fish Boil at the Fire Station on Mill Road, sponsored by Sister Bay Lions Club. On Saturday, from 7-11am, enjoy a fabulous Pancake Breakfast at the Village Hall Saturday, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Northern Door.

Live Music & More for Pumpkin Patch Weekend, Oct. 11-12, 2014

pumpkin alePumpkin Patch logoAccording to Travel Wisconsin Door County is at 70% Color and will peak the second week of October – so get up here and enjoy the beautiful outdoors! Pumpkin Patch Festival in Egg Harbor runs Saturday, Oct. 11 from 10am-5:30pm and Sunday, Oct. 12 from 10am-4:30pm. The festival is free to attend and great for families and groups of all age, featuring live music with Modern Day Drifters, Big Mouth, and even a children’s musician, food and drinks, and inflatables and carnival rides all day Saturday and Sunday.

The Harbor Fish Market Harnesses the Sun: Solar Water Heating System is ON in Baileys Harbor!

POSTED ON September 28th  - POSTED IN breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Dining, dinner, fish boil, lunch, News, Personalities
Harbor Fish Market Solar Panels (from facebook)

Harbor Fish Market Solar Panels (from facebook)

Karen and Carl Berndt, owners of Harbor Fish Market & Grille and Custards Last Stan in Baileys Harbor went live Thursday when they flipped the ‘ON’ switch on their new solar water heating system. 

The project, which took ten months to complete, included two very important people in the process: Ben Anschutz of Anschutz Plumbing in Baileys Harbor and Patrick Strantz, a building contractor, full time maintenance manager at the YMCA in Fish Creek and long time maintenance manager for the Berndts.

Together they have created a custom solar water heating system that not only addresses the water heating needs of the two restaurants but will also provide the hot water for the employee housing and the Berndt’s living quarters.

Door County Coffee & Tea 21st Anniversary Sale: Sept. 26-28, 2014

POSTED ON September 26th  - POSTED IN Coffee & Tea, coffee shop, Dining, Discounts & Specials, lunch, News, Special Events

Door County CoffeeHead to Carlsville, Wisconsin on the Door Peninsula this weekend for Door County Coffee & Tea’s “Biggest Coffee Sales of the Year” celebrating 21 Years! This sale is in-store only, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday from 7:30am-5pm. Call 920-743-8930 with any questions.  Sale includes:


Live Music at Cupcake Heaven in Sister Bay with Marybeth Mattson

Marybeth Mattson

Marybeth Mattson

SISTER BAY, WI (June 2014) – Cupcake Heaven in Sister Bay invites you to stop in and enjoy live music each week this summer with local singer/songwriter Marybeth Mattson, performing in the shop from 2-4pm every Sunday in August.

Mattson began her performance and songwriting career after the 2008 season of America’s Got Talent, in which Door County piano man Eli Mattson took second place. As any good big brother, Eli encouraged Marybeth to follow her dreams and, along with fellow performer Seth Raddatz, offered constructive criticism which ultimately helped shape her musical and lyrical choices, and gave her the courage and drive to record her first album Relative Hunger, released in 2012.

I Won! Where Can I Use My Door County Chefs Gift Certificate?

POSTED ON July 1st  - POSTED IN breakfast, carry out, Coffee & Tea, coffee shop, Dining, dinner, fine dining, fish boil

Congratulations Door County Chefs Gift Certificate Winners!

Door County Chefs Gift Certificate Promotion Sponsored by Door County Lodging!

lodging logoWe invite you to experience a variety of dining options on the Door Peninsula for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and drinks! From upscale dining to delicious pub fare and everything in between, Door County restaurants are pleased to serve up a tantalizing array of classic and unique dishes often utilizing locally grown or foraged produce, and locally sourced meats and dairy products.

The Taste and Tunes of Door County, WI June 12-15, 2014: Steel Bridge Songfest, DC Beer Fest, and Sip & Savor w/ Paddlefest

Get a taste and a tune in Door County this weekend! June 12-15, 2014 is Steel Bridge Songfest in Sturgeon Bay. This Saturday, June 14th is Sip & Savor with Paddlefest in Sister Bay, as well as Door County Beer Fest and the Ride For Nature in Baileys Harbor, and July 15th is Father’s Day – so bring Dad for all the festivities and toast to his health! Sample local beers, wines, and hard ciders, and treat the taste buds to dishes from a variety of local food vendors while you treat the ear buds to lots of live music. Skip the paisley tie this year and give Dad a six pack or two of a new brew or a few bottles of his favorite wine, and don’t forget that most of the musicians performing throughout the county this weekend sell CDs of their original music – which make great Father’s Day gifts too!


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The Tambourine Lounge, located next door to the Holiday Music Motel on 1st Ave. Sturgeon Bay, WI

Steel Bridge Songfest in Sturgeon Bay runs Thursday, June 12 through Sunday, June 15, 2014. This is an astonishing festival in that all the musicians who perform volunteer their time, and those who participate in the “Construction Zone” (there are some 70 this year) spend the entire week prior to the festival spinning a whiskey bottle to form groups in which they co-write dozens upon dozens of original songs which they record at the Holiday Music Motel, then perform for audiences at a variety of indoor and outdoor venues.

CLICK HERE for the Steel Bridge Songfest Venue Line-Up of Performers!

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