Door County Chefs Putting DC Restaurants on the Map Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:37:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Romantic Dining for Valentine’s Day in Door County! Fri, 10 Feb 2017 18:07:59 +0000 Valentine’s Day is just a few days away, have you made your dinner reservations yet? Check out these fabulous restaurants, open and serving with love this weekend and on Valentine’s Day, and scroll down to find live music, lodging packages, and more this weekend!

Scaturo’s Baking Co. & Café in Sturgeon Bay is serving a Sweetheart Brunch from 9am-2pm on Sunday, Feb. 12th, and a 4 Course Dinner for Valentine’s Day on both Saturday Feb. 11th and Tuesday, Feb. 14th from 5-8pm. $49.99 per couple includes assorted appetizer plate, soup or salad, an entrée and decadent dessert. View VALENTINE’S MENU. Reservations recommended, call (920) 746-8727.

Root Bistro & Wine Bar in Sturgeon Bay will be open 11am to 8pm on Valentine’s Day, and will be offering a free dessert to every couple dining and 20% off all glasses and bottles of wine… Both offers are available all day for those dining for lunch or dinner! Lunch served from 11am-3pm; dinner
served from 5-8pm. Reservations welcome but not required (920) 743-9463.

The English Inn Fine Dining in Fish Creek (as well as the Green Bay location) will be open 4-9pm on Valentine’s Day serving their famous Beef Wellington, salads with home-made Hot Bacon Dressing, and lots more! Reservations recommended, please call (920) 868-3076 or request reservations online.

The Fireside Restaurant in Ellison Bay will be serving a 5 Course Wine Paired Dinner at 6pm on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14th. Limited Seating, $75. Please call for reservations (920) 854-7999.

Wickman House of Ellison Bay will be serving this weekend through Valentine’s Day evening (their last night open until Spring Open). View the Valentine’s Day MENU. Reservations are recommended (920) 854-3305 or reserve online.

Door County Coffee & Tea’s “We Love You” Sale continues through Feb. 15th so you can spoil the Coffee-lover in your life! Get 25% Off all Coffee & Gifts, just shop online and use the code COFFEELOVE at checkout! The café in Carlsville will be open on Valentine’s Day for your breakfast or lunch date with your sweetie!

Make it Dinner & a Show!

LOVE ON HOLIDAY CONCERTS at Third Ave. Playhouse

Friday, Feb. 10 & Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017: Performances from the 6th annual Love On Holiday songwriting collaborative will feature different songs each night, including favorites from past years and brand-spanking new songs written this week, so you might want to attend both nights! Concerts start at 7pm at Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay. For more information please visit Tickets are just $5 at the door for this evening of incredible, original music!

LIVE MUSIC at Stone Harbor Resort

Live music begins at 8:30pm in the Pub at Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay. Rooms and suites are still available for your romantic getaway this weekend – call (920) 746-0700 or Toll Free (877) 746-0700 or visit online for reservations.

  • Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 @ 8:30pm: The Moonlighers
  • Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 @ 8:30pm: Rob & The Rest

WORDS ON FIRE at Door Community Auditorium Fireside Concert Series

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 @7pm: “Poets pair with musicians to create a real coffeehouse atmosphere. Nothing decaf here, just great music and verse presented by some of Door County’s finest.” Series Sponsor: The Cordon Family Foundation. Coffee Service Provided by: Base Camp Coffee Shop. 7pm. Walk-ins welcome, or visit Door Community Auditorium online.

VALENTINE’S CLUB JAZZ at Birch Creek Music Performance Center

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 @7:30pm: “A wonderful evening of music with Reggie Thomas (Jazz Piano and Voice) Rick Haydon (Guitar) and Mark Urness (Bass)! Heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and cash bar in the intimate setting of Juniper Hall! Visit online for more information: Birch Creek.


Looking for more ways to make your Valentine’s Day in Door County extra special?

Book a Romantic Lodging Package including great add-ons like candlelit dinners, chocolates and flowers, massages and pampering, and fireplaces and whirlpools to help you get some quality one on one time with your darling.


Holiday Meals & Restaurant Hours in Door County, WI: Dec. 23, 2016 – Jan. 2, 2017 Mon, 19 Dec 2016 18:42:10 +0000
  • 5th & Jefferson Coffee House in Sturgeon Bay – 920.746.1719
    OPEN Christmas Eve until Noon
    CLOSED Christmas Day
    OPEN Dec. 26-30
    OPEN New Year’s Eve until 5pm
    CLOSED New Year’s Day
    • Chef’s Hat Cafe in Ephraim – 920.854.2034
      CLOSED Christmas Weekend
      OPEN Dec. 30th 8am-2pm bf & lunch, 4:45-8pm dinner
      OPEN New Year’s Eve 8am-2pm bf & lunch, 4:45-8pm dinner
      OPEN New Year’s Day 8am-12:30pm serving breakfast only

    • English Inn in Fish Creek – 920.868.3076
      OPEN Christmas Eve 4-9pm
      OPEN Christmas Day Noon-7pm 
      OPEN at 4pm the entire week between Christmas & New Year’s
      OPEN Dec. 30th & New Year’s Eve – Live Music at 6pm! 
    • Fireside Restaurant in Ellison Bay  920.854.7999
      CLOSED Christmas Eve & Day
      OPEN Dec. 27-31
      OPEN New Year’s Eve – 4pm-1am Reservations recommended. Live Music 6-10pm.
    • Harbor Fish Market and Grille in Baileys Harbor – 920.839.9999
      OPEN Dec. 23 for lunch & dinner
      CLOSED Christmas Eve
      OPEN Christmas Day 11am-5pm Christmas Day Buffet
      OPEN Dec. 26-31 serving lunch & dinner daily
      OPEN New Year’s Eve – Reservations recommended
    • Shipwrecked Brew Pub  in Egg Harbor – 920.868.2767
      CLOSED Christmas Weekend
      OPEN Dec. 28—Jan. 1st 11am-9pm
      OPEN New Year’s Eve & Day 11am-9pm
    • White Gull Inn in Fish Creek – 920.868.3517
      OPEN Christmas Eve 7:30am-2:30pm
      CLOSED Christmas Day
      OPEN Dec. 26 for breakfast, lunch & dinner
      OPEN New Year’s Eve – Reservations Required

      OPEN New Year’s Day
    • Wickman House in Ellison Bay – 920.854.3305
      CLOSED Christmas Eve & Day
      OPEN New Year’s Eve – Reservations Required for Dinner seatings, Cocktail seating first come first served!

      CLOSED New Year’s Day
    Thanksgiving Day Buffets in Door County, WI: Nov. 24, 2016 Wed, 09 Nov 2016 17:17:41 +0000 Celebrate Thanksgiving Door County style by dining at local restaurants for your big meal or place your order early to take out from Scaturo’s in Sturgeon Bay, and book great lodging packages and rooms from the options listed below!

    • English Inn in Fish Creek: Thanksgiving Buffet 12-7pm. $21.95 adults / $5.95-$12.95 children (add $0.95 to child’s age from 5-12 yrs). (920) 868-3076
    • Fireside Restaurant in Ellison Bay: Thanksgiving Buffet seatings at 12 & 2pm. $26.99 adults / $10.99 children under 12 yrs. Large group and family friendly! VIEW MENU (920) 854-7999
    • Harbor Fish Market & Grill in Baileys Harbor: Thanksgiving Buffet 11am-5pm. $22.95 adults / $8.95 children under 11 yrs. VIEW MENU (920) 839-9999
    • Scaturo’s in Sturgeon Bay: TAKE OUT your Thanksgiving Day Dinner! $16.99 per person (minimum 6 people per order, advance orders required). VIEW MENU (920) 746-8727
    • Stone Harbor in Sturgeon Bay: Thanksgiving Buffet 11am-3pm. $18.95 adults / $8.95 children under 12 yrs. VIEW MENU (920) 746-9004

    And don’t miss the annual Thanksgiving Day parade and all the holiday festivities happening this weekend… Visit‘s blog Thanksgiving Events, Lodging Packages and Rooms to book your stay and find out more about Holiday Festival events on Thanksgiving weekend!

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    22nd Annual Cherry Fest in Jacksonport: August 6, 2016 Mon, 01 Aug 2016 20:26:06 +0000 The cherry crop is booming and pick-your-own orchards invite you to take part in the harvest throughout the county!

    Celebrate everything cherry with the family at the 22nd Annual Cherry Fest in Jacksonport at Lakeside Park from 8am-4pm on August 6th. From jams and jellies, to fresh cherries, to pies, kolaches, and ice cream, to cherry brats and burgers, there will be delicious things to eat and drink all day from the food vendors while you peruse the arts and crafts fair and listen to live music.

    There will also be kids events in addition to the park’s playground to keep everyone busy, and you won’t want miss the historical collections and the 3rd Annual Car Show on the other side of the street! For more information visit

    Find great dining options with click-to-call phone number and GPS directions, and check out upcoming events throughout Door County with the Door County Chefs Mobile Dining Guide – FREE for iPhone and Android   

    ]]> Carlsville Day in Door County, WI: July 30, 2016 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:07:37 +0000 This Saturday is Carlsville Day! The short stretch of Hwy 42 that makes up downtown Carlsville in Door County, WI is home to the Door Peninsula Winery & Distillery and the Door County Coffee & Tea cafe and coffee roaster, as well as restaurants and shops open year round.

    This annual celebration invites you to bring the family and spend the day together! Gather at 10am for the Parade, and at 1pm participate in a Cherry Pie Eating Contest or a cherry/grape stomp. Shop local that the arts and crafts booths while you enjoy live music with the Modern Day Drifters from 11am-3pm, and at noon you wont’ want to miss the Wild West Reenactment! There’s lots more going on in Carlsville this Saturday – we’ll see you there!

    Looking for a place to stay this weekend? Visit Door County Lodging’s Last Minute Lodging Blog!

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    Door County Wine Fest in Egg Harbor: June 25, 2016 Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:02:43 +0000 Celebrate your love of wine and your love of things made in Door County at Egg Harbor’s brand new event, the Door County Wine Fest! Organized by the Door County Wine Trail and the Egg Harbor Business Association, the Wine Fest will feature over 80 different wines made right here in Door County, as well as lots of tasty food, and music!

    Demonstrations are scheduled throughout the day for your edutainment, and VIP attendees get extra perks including additional wines to sample and early admission. The Dave Steffen Band and Brass Differential will provide live music all afternoon starting at 12pm at the Harbor View Park Stage, and a variety of other bands can be found at the Nicolet Bank Stage, the Hwy 42 South Stage, and the Cupola House Gazebo Stage from 1-5pm. Greens N Grains hosts a collaborative Poetry Reading by Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets and Write On, Door County including Chicago poet and musician Al DeGenova, former Door County Poet Laureate Estella Lauter, and current Door County Poet Laureate Ralph Murre, as well as well as several others.

    Tickets can be purchased online for $35 each or at the event for $40 (21+). There is no charge for Designated Drivers as the event has grown to exceed the festival grounds! The Door County Trolley and Kobussen Buses will be running shuttles to and from the festival from a variety of Egg Harbor locations from 11am-6:30pm on Saturday at no charge (tips appreciated!) – please visit online for shuttle schedule and parking info!Door County Wine Fest logo

    Uncork Summer Festival & Olde Ellison Bay Days: June 25, 2016 Wed, 15 Jun 2016 19:57:20 +0000 Uncork-Summer-2014

    June 25, 2016

    Now in it’s 3rd year, the Uncork Summer Food, Wine & Music Festival is a much-loved addition to Olde Ellison Bay Days, which also features arts and crafts, art demos, kids activities, a parade, food, and lots of fun throughout the day on Saturday, June 25th.

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    Uncork Summer starts at 10am on the grounds of Wickman House (11976 River Rd. Ellison Bay, WI 54210). From 10am-2pm meet the host of Public Television’s Wisconsin Foodie program, Kyle Cherek, who will give a keynote address on Farm-to-Table Dining starting at 12:30pm on the main stage under the big tent, followed by demonstrations by Chef Terri Milligan and Chef Janice Thomas.

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    Katie Dahl Band

    Throughout the event enjoy live music from Small Forest and the Katie Dahl Band while you sample from dozens of participating restaurants including Bearded Heart Coffee and Harbor Fish Market (Baileys Harbor), Door County Creamery and Sub Express (Sister Bay), Shoreline Restaurant (Gills Rock), The Fireside Restaurant, Mink River Basin, Island Orchard Cider, and of course Wickman House (Ellison Bay), and many more!

    Admission to the Uncork Summer Festival is just $5 and Food and Drink Tickets may be purchased at $5 each (each drink or dish = one ticket). Free Parking is available at the Liberty Grove Historical Society, with shuttle service to and from the festivities. Due to another event, Hwy 42 will be closed in Egg Harbor, so you may want to take the scenic drive up Hwy 57 to avoid detours!


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    Find GPS directions and click-to-call phone numbers for all of Door County’s wonderful restaurants, including those participating in Uncork Summer, on the Door County Chefs FREE Mobile Dining App on iTunes and the Google Play Store!

    2016 Farmer’s Markets in Door County, WI Fri, 03 Jun 2016 17:43:05 +0000 Throughout Door County, Wisconsin the Farmer’s Markets are getting going and will run through mid to late fall – some featuring live music to entertain you while you shop, some with brat and hot dog stands or even crepe stands so you can break for lunch, and all offering locally grown produce, as well as preserves, meats and cheeses, breads and pastries etc… and hand made and locally created arts and crafts!

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    SATURDAY – Sturgeon Bay Farmer’s Market. 8:30am-12pm (June 4-October 29) Farmers Market held in the Market Square parking lot located between Michigan Street and Nebraska Street. All items are handmade or homegrown and items for sale vary with the seasons. More info HERE!

    SATURDAY – Sister Bay Farmer’s Market. 8am-12pm (June 18-October 8) Farmer’s Market held at the Corner of the Past Museum grounds at Hwy 57 and Fieldcrest Rd.

    SUNDAY – Baileys Harbor Farmer’s Market + Live Music. 9am-1pm (May 22-Sept 25) Farmer’s Market held on the Baileys Harbor Town Hall grounds on Hwy 57. More info HERE! Enjoy Live Music/Concerts in the Park during the market Sundays, June 26-Aug 28, 2016)

    TUESDAY – Jacksonport Farmer’s Market + Live Music 9am-1pm June 14-October 25 Farmer’s Market held in Lakeside Park on Hwy 57. Live Music June 21-Sept. 27 with Marybeth Mattson, Jerry Voelker, and Birch Creek Music (weather dependent).

    WEDNESDAY – Fish Creek Farmer’s Market 9:30am-1:30pm (June 8-October 26) Farmer’s Market held at The Settlement Shops on Hwy 42.

    WEDNESDAY – Sister Bay Farmer’s Market. 2:30-5:30pm (June 16-October 13) Farmer’s Market held at the Country Walk Shops of Sister Bay.

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    Mother’s Day Brunches & Buffets in Door County, WI: May 8, 2016 Tue, 03 May 2016 18:05:36 +0000 Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake - The Fireside RestaurantIt’s Mother’s Day weekend! This Sunday, May 8th, treat Mom to a special breakfast, brunch, or buffet at one of these great locations from Sturgeon Bay all the way up to Ellison Bay! These meals are often very popular and routinely sell out, so make sure to get your reservations made ASAP!

    The Fireside RestaurantEllison Bay, 9am-1pm Mother’s Day Brunch, like their regular menu, is sure to include some delicious twists on the classics! Call for reservations: (920) 854-7999

    Mothers Day Scaturos 2016 [40663]Scaturo’s Baking Co. & CaféSturgeon Bay, 9am-2pm Mother’s Day Brunch at Scaturo’s features Honey Glazed Ham, Scaturo Chicken, Biscuits and Gravy, Blueberry Pancakes, Apple Crisp, and Desserts, as well as Eggs and Omelets to order. Brunch also includes a flower for every mom! Cost is $15.99 for adults and $6.99 for kids 10 and under. Regular breakfast will be served from 7-9am for you early risers! Reservations suggested: (920) 746-8727.

    Wickman outside 400x226Wickman House Ellison Bay, 10am-2pm Chef Matt will roll out a very special Spring menu. Reservations are recommended. This is the first Wickman Brunch of the year (the next won’t be until May 29th so make your reservations ASAP).

    Mothers day brunch HFMarket 2016Harbor Fish MarketBaileys Harbor, 10am-3pm This exceptionally popular Mother’s Day Buffet is known to fill up fast as they routinely serve over 400 people, so early reservations are encouraged! Enjoy Roast Lamb, Prime Rib, Baked Alaskan Salmon, Stuffed French Toast, Pancakes and Egg Bakes, and all the delicious sides you crave. Buffet is $21.95 for adults and $8.95 for kids under 11 years old! Call for reservations and check out the Harbor Fish Market‘s new website – you can even make reservations online. 920.839.9999

    English Inn Mother's Day BuffetThe English Inn – Fish Creek, 10am-3pm The English Inn will be serving their traditional Mother’s Day Brunch featuring Eggs Benedict, Baked French Toast, Bacon, Sausage, Hash Brown Casserole, Blackened Whitefish, Turkey, Ham, fresh fruit, the Dessert Table, Salad Bar and lots more! English Inn’s famous Chocolate Fountain will be flowing during brunch and evening dinner! Open nightly at 4pm – and every Friday is their all-you-can-eat Fish Fry! Reservations: 920.868.3076

    Mothers-Day-Buffet-MenuStone Harbor ResortSturgeon Bay, 11am-3pm. This Mother’s Day Buffet is $18.95 for adults, and $8.95 for kids 4-12 years old, under 3 are free! The buffet features Chicken Parmesan, Prime Rib, Salmon w/ Dill sauce, and more including tasty sides and delicious desserts. Reservations welcome, please call: (920) 746-0700

    511The Cookery Restaurant & Wine Bar – Fish Creek  is a favorite breakfast spot on Mother’s Day. In addition to their regular breakfast on Sunday they’ll be serving a delicious Egg Strata featuring Nueske’s Ham and Asparagus, and Rhubarb Coffee Cake! Celebrate a day early on Saturday afternoon with live music in the Wine Bar from 3:30-5:30pm with local duo Deathfolk!

    Find more To Do in Door County, Wisconsin this weekend and all summer long with our Door County Events Calendar… View the full calendar and find great places to stay at or access upcoming events right from the Door County Chefs FREE Mobile Dining App for ANDROID or iPhone

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    Mother’s Day Buffet at Harbor Fish Market: May 8, 2016 Fri, 08 Apr 2016 18:05:51 +0000 Mothers day brunch HFMarket 2016Harbor Fish Market is currently open weekends, and beginning May 1st they will be open 7 days a week serving breakfast from 7:30am, lunch from 11:30am and dinner from 4:30pm! Located right on Lake Michigan in downtown Baileys Harbor, the Harbor Fish Market features great views from window tables and outdoor seating, a much-loved regular Lobster Boil, as well as a Doggie Menu so you can dine with your favorite canine on the deck!

    Their exceptionally popular Mother’s Day Buffet will be on May 8th, 2016 (Mother’s Day of course!) and they are already taking reservations for seatings from 10am-3pm. Harbor Fish Market’s Buffets are known to fill up weeks in advance as they routinely serve over 400 people at each, so early reservations are encouraged! Call 920.839.9999 for reservations and check out the Harbor Fish Market‘s new website – you can even make reservations online.

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