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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.

The Cookery in Fish Creek

POSTED ON February 9th  - POSTED IN breakfast, Dining, dinner, lunch

The Cookery in downtown Fish Creek offers a variety of options. Although it had always been known as a breakfast hot spot, the restaurant suffered a devastating fire in 2008, which forced the Skare’s to update the Door County classic. The restaurant re-opened in June 2009 after much anticipation. The restaurant has expanded to include a second floor, water view wine bar.  It is now 85 seat restaurant that also includes lodging and a full line of jams and sauces. The restaurant now serves lunch and dinner seven days a week as well as breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer.

Check out the Cookery’s Website for the most updated menus as well as the live entertainment calendar during the summer season. Unfortuneatly, The Cookery will be closed this winter but will reopen in April.

wine bar


  • smoked whitefish spread- locally smoked whitefish, red & green peppers, wasabi powder/ 6
  • eggplant fries– accompanied by house made three pepper yogurt sauce/ 7
  • artichoke tapenade – artichoke, green olive & caper tapenade. accompanied by flatbread crackers/ 7
  • wisconsin cheese plate – three artisanal cheeses with house made  cherry chutney / 13
  • baked brie- brie, caramelized onions with four berry jam in puffed pastry/ 8
  • caramelized onion dip- with house made potato chips/ 8
  • ron’s cheese curds/7

small plates

  • roasted vegetable quesadilla – dry rubbed roasted red peppers, zucchini, eggplant, red onion, mushrooms, and tomatoes with monterey jack and salsa / 9.95
  • half door county cherry & apple salad – granny smith apples, cherries, walnuts, green onion, gorgonzola and mixed greens tossed with red wine tarragon vinaigrette / 6.75
  • cheese burger – locally raised ground beef / 7
  • fish & chips – two hand breaded lake perch fillets with house made caper tartar sauce and french fries / 12.95
  • sliders- locally raised waseda farms organic beef  with cabernet onions, cheddar / 3 each
  • half asian rice salad – brown rice, pineapple, red kidney beans, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, carrot, dried montmorency cherries, and green onion tossed with sesame peanut vinaigrette / 6.50
  • caprese flatbread – roasted cherry tomatoes, basil pesto, mozzarella, parmesan and garlic on washington island wheat crust / 10
  • roasted eggplant & green olive flatbread – monterey jack, garlic, parmesan, and crushed red pepper on washington island wheat crust / 10
  • nachos – shredded chicken, queso cheese layered into white corn tortilla chips. with house made pico de gallo and sour cream / 9.95


  • chicken salad sandwich – chicken, house made cherry chutney, mayonnaise, celery, and onion on toasted granola bread with lettuce. served with house made dill potato salad and apple sauce / 9.75
  • turkey cream cheese and cherry chutney sandwich on toasted granola bread with lettuce. served with house made dill potato salad and apple sauce / 9.25
  • grilled wild salmon sandwich served with house made potato salad and apple sauce / 11.95
  • reuben served with fries / 9.75
  • grilled chicken sandwich served with fries / 9.75
  • cookery club served with house made dill potato salad and apple sauce / 9.75
  • perch sandwich served with fries / 11.95
  • pesto garlic burger one third pound hand packed, local, ground beef, pesto, monterey jack cheese, lettuce, and tomato on a ciabatta roll. with fries / 9.50
  • cheese burger – one third pound hand packed, local ground beef. served with fries / 8
  • roasted eggplant & green olive flatbread topped with monterey jack, garlic, and crushed red pepper on washington island wheat crust / 10
  • blt with dill potato salad / 8.50
  • pulled pork sandwich bbq red wine vinaigrette with pickled onions on mustard slaw. served on ciabatta. with house made dill potato salad and apple sauce / 10.95
  • grilled ham and cheese served with dill potato salad and apple sauce / 8.95
  • roasted vegetable quesadilla dry rub marinated zucchini, eggplant, red peppers, red onion, mushrooms, tomatoes and monterey jack / 9.95
  • door county cherry and apple salad with walnuts, green onions, gorgonzola cheese and mixed greens with red wine tarragon vinaigrette / 9.95 half salad / 6.75
  • asian brown rice salad – brown rice, pineapple, red kidney beans, red and green bell peppers, carrot, dried cherries and green onions with a sesame peanut vinaigrette dressing / 9.95 half salad / 6.75
  • house salad / 5.95
  • soup & salad / 8
  • whitefish chowder & salad / 9
  • whitefish chowder cup / 4 or bowl / 5
  • soup of the day cup / 3 or bowl / 4


*entrees are served with seasonal vegetables

  • whitefish – basted with house made pesto and broiled, topped with roasted red peppers. with smashed buttermilk yukon gold potatoes / 16.50
  • wild salmon – marinated in soy and garlic and grilled. served with a sweet mustard and shallot vinaigrette. with house made sweet potato salad / 19.95
  • walleye topped with fourteen herbs and spices, then broiled and garnished with fresh limes. over asian slaw and with a baked potato / 17.95
  • perch – hand breaded and served with caper tartar sauce. with house made dill potato salad / 19.95
  • new york strip grilled with a smoked paprika dry rub, topped with balsamic caper vinaigrette. served with smashed buttermilk yukon gold potatoes (also available without dry rub & vinaigrette) / 21.95
  • smoked pork chop – grilled nueske’s smoked pork chop with an apple cider glaze. served with apple sauce and sweet potato salad / 17.95
  • half chicken roasted with fresh thyme, kosher salt, and garlic. served over a bread stuffing with a white wine pan sauce. accompanied by smashed buttermilk yukon gold potatoes / 17.95
  • vegetable kebob zucchini, eggplant, red peppers, green peppers, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes basted in apricot mustard sauce. over a whole grain & brown rice medley / 14.95

*selected sandwiches are also available at dinner

**please inquire about gluten free & vegetarian options / this menu is subject to change, visit for the most up to date menu

breakfast- saturday and sunday

  • omelette with broccoli, nueske’s ham and cheddar/9.95
  • omelette with roasted tomato, spinach, pesto /9.95
  • 2 eggs and nueske’s bacon, sausage or ham with toast or biscuits / 7.95
  • 2 eggs and potatoes served with toast or house baked biscuits / 6.50
  • farmer’s breakfast – two eggs, potatoes, mushrooms, onions, green peppers, and wisconsin cheddar / 8.95 add nueske’s ham / 2
  • crab and shrimp cakes topped with two eggs and served over mixed greens tossed in house made mustard dill vinaigrette / 12.95
  • 3 buttermilk pancakes / 6.50
  • with nueske’s ham, bacon, or sausage links / 8.75
  • cherry or apple pancakes 3 buttermilk pancakes topped with house made cherry sauce or apple sauce / 9
  • 2 eggs and 2 buttermilk pancakes / 5.75
  • 2 eggs scrambled with nueske’s ham and 2 buttermilk pancakes / 8.75
  • whole wheat oatmeal pancakes / 7.50
  • with nueske’s ham or nueske’s cherrywood smoked bacon, or sausage links / 9.75
  • granola french toast made with house made granola bread and topped with cherry sauce or apple sauce / 9
  • old fashioned oatmeal / 6.50

our regional farmers & producers

  • seaquist orchards / sister bay
  • j & m fisheries / gills rock
  • jorns’ sugar bush / egg harbor
  • sully’s produce / sturgeon bay
  • tim biwer farms / fish creek
  • otto’s meats / luxemburg
  • charlie’s smokehouse / gills rock
  • lautenbach’s orchard country market / fish creek
  • malvitz strawberries / sturgeon bay
  • nueske’s applewood smoked meats / wittenburg
  • milo’s poultry farm / bonduel
  • country ovens / forestville
  • ron’s cheese / luxemburg
  • vern’s cheese/ chilton
  • door county growers throughout the season
  • including our own restaurant garden

proud to be travel green wisconsin certified

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