There’s lots to be thankful for in Door County this weekend! Check out our dining blog for Thanksgiving Brunches, Buffets, and Dinners at Door County Restaurants, visit our lodging blog for Last Minute Lodging Options so you can stay and play on the peninsula, and read on for festive events, shopping, and dining this weekend…
Nov. 27, 2014: Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade in Jacksonport
The only Thanksgiving Day Parade in Door County takes place each year in the quiet town of Jacksonport and is an extra special event as the parade is always a benefit for a good cause. This year’s funds will help Maggie DeMeuse, a local resident of Institute (just north of Sturgeon Bay), who is in stage four of breast cancer. Parade attendance is a fun social gathering in which you can make a difference in someone’s life.
Take a load off and leave the cooking to someone else this year! Here are the Door County restaurants that will be serving Thanksgiving meals and buffets on Thanksgiving Day 2014…
The English Inn in Fish Creek serves a delightful Thanksgiving Day Buffet from Noon-7pm on Thanksgiving Day. Cost is $19.95 per person, with an ascending scale for children starting with 5-years of age at $5.95, 6-years at $6.95, 7-years at $7.95, etc. …matching their age to the price accordingly up through 12-year olds at $12.95, and children 4 years of age and younger are free. The buffet includes their famous 5-tier chocolate fountain, surrounded by goodies to dip – fresh fruit, cookies, marshmallows, biscotti, etc… as well as chef-carved Ham and Turkey, Baked French Toast, Stuffed Hash browns, Eggs Benedict, Quiche, Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Sausage and Bacon, Kielbasa and Sauerkraut, Au Gratin Potatoes, Pepper Steak, Swedish Meatballs, Shish kabob, Baked Chicken, Blackened Whitefish, Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Vegetables and a Full Salad Bar, and Full Dessert Table with assorted Desserts. Reservations Encouraged: (920) 868-3076.
Harbor Fish Market & Grille in Baileys Harbor offers a Thanksgiving Day Buffet each year, and it fills up fast, so make your reservations ASAP! Reservations are available from Res 11am to 5pm, and the cost is $19.95 per person ($8.95 for children under 110. The buffet includes Oven Roasted Turkey with Old Fashioned Stuffing, Glazed Pit Ham, Chef Carved Slow Roasted Prime Rib, Baked Alaskan Salmon with Chunky Cucumber Dill Sauce, Montrachet Whipped Potatoes, Rich Turkey Gravy, Candied Sweet Potatoes, Potatoes Au Gratin, Garden Fresh Green Beans, Scalloped Creamed Corn, Sweet Garden Carrots with Brown Sugar, and more! Freshly Baked Rolls with Sweet Creamery Butter, a great selection of Appetizers & Salads, and a Deliciously Decadent Dessert Selection will also be available. Reservations Encouraged (920) 839-9999
The Mink River Basin in Ellison Bay will be open on Thanksgiving Day at 11am, serving lunch until 2pm, bar open late. ThanksGIVER at the River! (920) 854-2250.
Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay will be serving their Thanksgiving Day Buffet from 11am-3pm. Dinner is $17.95 for adults and $8.95 for children 4-12. Buffet includes Carved Prime Rib,Sweet Basil Roasted Pork Loin, Roasted Rosemary Chicken, Baked Tilapia Fillet with Crab Meat Stuffing, Cheese Stuffed Jumbo Pasta Shells, Twice Baked Potato Casserole, Maple Pecan Baked Sweet Potatoes, salads and veggies, fresh rolls, and a variety of desserts. For reservations call (920) 746-0700.
The Baileys Harbor Community Association has announced their Annual Complimentary Thanksgiving Dinner, which will be held at the Cornerstone Pub for all family and friends of Baileys Harbor. Doors will open at 2pm and dinner will be served until 5pm. The menu will include turkey, ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, rolls, assorted salads and desserts. Milk and coffee will be provided, and there will be a cash bar for more beverages. This event is sponsored by the BHCA and is made possible by the generous contributions of local individuals, businesses, and organizations. You can still volunteer or donate to help offset the costs, please call Brynn at (920) 839-2366. Reservations Appreciated (920) 839-9001.
Alexander’s of Fish Creek will be serving Thanksgiving Day Dinner from 12-6pm. All-you-can-eat dinner is $20 and $12 for children. (920) 868-3532.
Carrington Pub & Grill at The Landmark Resort in Egg Harbor will be serving their be Thanksgiving Day Buffet from 10am-3pm. Dinner is $16 for adults and $9 for children 4-11 (3 and under, free). (920) 868-3205.
The Log Den in Egg Harbor will be serving Thanksgiving Day Brunch from 10:30am for $18.95 per person. (920) 868-3888.
Scaturo’s Baking Company and Café in Sturgeon Bay is preparing a Moveable Feast, take-home Thanksgiving dinner. $16.99 per person, minimum order for six people. Last day to order is Nov. 25, 2015: (920) 746-8727.
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In celebration of Non-GMO Month, Greens N Grains in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin will kick off their season of film screenings with “GMO OMG.” This first Dinner & a Movie will be held on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 at 6pm, with the screening beginning at 7pm by the Green Door Film Society. Greens N Grains will be serving a special soup, salad, fresh baked roll with a cup of tea for $7.50 starting at 6pm. The movie screening is free, but loft area seating is limited to 30 people so reservations are advisable! Dinner & a Movie will be a bi-weekly event, so visit Greens N Grains online and join their mailing list to stay in the loop! For reservations, call 920.868.9999 or email email@example.com. Check out the link for a preview of the film: “GMO OMG.
Sturgeon Bay, WI (Oct. 11, 2014) The United Way of Door County 19th Annual Chefs for a Day event will be held on Saturday, October 18th at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club. Doors will open at 6:00 pm and volunteer servers will be distributing hors d’oeuvres from 6:30 until 7:15 p.m. At 7:15 guests will be able to sample the entrees, served by each chef at numerous buffet stations.
During the hors d’oeuvres, guests will have the opportunity to sample wines and cheese pairings.
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.
Head 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:
- BUY 2 POUNDS OF BULK COFFEE & THE 3RD POUND IS FREE!
- FREE COFFEE SAMPLING & DOOR PRIZES
- NEW! PUMPKIN SPICE SINGLE SERVE CUP SALE
Celebrate Labor Day Weekend in Door County with Great Food, Lots of Live Music & Theater, and Marina Fest 2014
Kick off your work shoes and slip away to Door County, Wisconsin this Labor Day Weekend! With autumn approaching, the county is blooming with delicious flavors and aromas, and local restaurants are creating dishes with lots of local ingredients. Stroll through a farmer’s market in Sturgeon Bay and Sister Bay on Saturday, and in Baileys Harbor on Sunday, and bring the bounty home. Bring the family to Sister Bay to experience the excitement of the Sister Bay Marina Fest, going on all day Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 and ending with a fireworks display!
Take in dinner and a show! AFT’s original musical “The Bachelors” opens at the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek this weekend. The English Inn and Gibraltar Grill are both close to the DCA and Arroyo Bay Grill is across the street – just let them know you have tickets when you are seated. “Butler,” a sharp-witted Civil War drama wraps up this weekend at Peninsula Players Theater – 8pm nightly through Saturday, and Sunday, August 31st at 4pm. Grab a bite at the Bayside Tavern to hold you through the performance, then stop at Not Licked Yet Frozen Custard for a post-show treat.
Book Your Culinary Weekend in Door County at Eagle Harbor Inn w/ Chef Terri Milligan, Oct. 24-25, 2014
For more information about this great weekend experience visit Chef Terri Milligan online – see the menu you’ll be creating as well as the weekend agenda! This class will be on October 24-25th, 2014 and is limited to 8 people so reserve your spot today! You may even want to book a private a la carte cooking class (minimum of 4 people) and come back to Ephraim to help Nedd & Natalie Neddersen celebrate their 20th Anniversary of owing & managing the Eagle Harbor Inn. They have welcomed innumerable guests who return annually making new memories with every visit while contributing to the Inn’s 70 year history! Check out their ‘History Wall’ with photos from the old cottage days & historic rate cards & ads – they’ll even invite you for a glass of lemonade and their fantastic homemade treats! Visit www.EagleHarborInn.com & www.ChefTerriMilligan.com for more details!
Lewis & Hoffman Join Katie Dahl at The Cookery plus August Late Night Wine Bar Hours & Happy Hour Specials!
The Cookery Restaurant & Wine Bar in Fish Creek has extended their wine bar hours for the month of August to accommodate Door County’s delightfully long summer nights! The kitchen will be open until 11:00 p.m. nightly, serving the full bar menu & dessert menu. Not a late night person? Stop in from 3 to 6 p.m. every evening for Happy Hour and enjoy $5.50 wine glass pours, $3.50 tap beers, and appetizers on special from $2.50 to $8.
Also a great Door County music scene, The Cookery offers live music in the wine bar three nights a week! Local folksinger Katie Dahl performs each Wednesday evening starting at 8 p.m. and on July 30th will be joined by special guest multi-instrumentalists Eric Lewis of Memphis and Rory Hoffman of Nashville (check out Rory’s story on GuitarPlayer.com HERE) – this is a duo you don’t want to miss!
The dining scene in Door County often offers more than a great meal, especially at Gibraltar Grill in Fish Creek where diners can enjoy live music from the patio four nights a week. With plenty of room on the lawn, you can bring chairs and hang out before or after dinner while you enjoy drinks from the outdoor bar and a variety of music from live bands and musicians.
Offering a wide selection of menu items sure to please from steaks and seafood to pasta and appetizers to sandwiches and salads, Gibraltar Grill also has a kids menu as well as a Gluten-Free Menu! Bring your best friend for supper too – Gibraltar Grill’s patio is dog friendly, welcoming well-behaved dogs on leashes. All performance begin at 7:30 p.m. with the exception of their Gibraltar Music Festival (End of Summer Party III) on Sunday, August 31, which runs from 2-10 p.m. and includes music from Cookee, One Too Many, and Big Mouth & The Power Tool Horns!