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Journalist, Marie Bartlett Shares Dining Destinations In Door County

When not touring lighthouses in Door County, there’s still plenty to see and do in and around the peninsula, and many great restaurants to visit for treats and great food. Stop for coffee at the Door County Coffee & Tea Company for a scrumptious breakfast of fruit and muffins while savoring the multi-flavored coffees roasted onsite using the finest quality Arabica beans.

Have lunch at Wilson’s Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor, a landmark on the peninsula since 1906, still featuring old-fashioned jukeboxes, sodas and home-brewed root beer. Sample the world-class cheese curds, fresh from Wisconsin’s renowned dairy farm cheese producers. 

In fact, the state of Wisconsin and the art of cheese making have resulted in more than 600 varieties of high-quality
types and styles of cheese. Look for the Wisconsin Cheese Logo on packaging to ensure quality and flavor.

At night, enjoy an authentic Fish Boil casual dinner, found only in Door County, at Rowley’s Bay, a vintage waterfront resort. Sit outside with a cold brew and while the fiery cauldron heats up, listen to a local storyteller tells visitors the history of this unique dinner tradition. Using freshly caught Lake Michigan whitefish cooked over an open fire, the chefs toss onions and potatoes into the mix, just as Scandinavian settlers did more than a century ago. Chefs prepare to toss the potatoes and onions into the cauldron while a local storyteller prepares his audience.

Then, when the food is cooked, go inside to Rowley’s Bay Restaurant for a full-fledged buffet with something for
everyone. Try the Swedish Limpa Bread baked onsite at Grandma’s Swedish Bakery as part of your meal.

Another fun outdoor venue is Fred & Fuzzy’s Waterfront Grill in nearby Sister Bay. Their signature dishes are the Steak and Blu Cheese Sandwich and the spectacular Three-Cheese Deluxe - it takes a grilled-cheese sandwich to a whole new level. End the causal evening with Fred’s infamous Cherry Juice Margarita while sitting by the lake as the sun goes down.

When looking for a place to stay during your trip the 42-acre Landmark Resort at Egg Harbor is a favorite stop-over for families. There are a variety of family-oriented, modest and upscale places to stay throughout Door County, including the 42-acre Landmark Resort at Egg Harbor, offering rooms and condominiums; the Village Green Lodge; Rowley’s Bay Resort and the Somerset Inn and Suites.

By Marie Bartlett

Getting There:

All are conveniently located within an easy drive up and down the 70-mile long peninsula. For a complete list of attractions, lodgings, shopping and dining experiences in Door County, contact the Door County Visitor Bureau in Sturgeon Bay toll-free at 1-800-RELAX, or visit the website at www.doorcounty.com.

To learn more about the Door County Coffee & Tea Company visit www.doorcountycoffee.com

See the full menu of Wilson’s Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor at www.wilsonsicecream.com.

Learn more about the Rowley’s Bay Restaurant and Resort at www.rowleysbayresort.com.

 Discover more on the Fred & Fuzzy’s Waterfront Grill at www.fredandfuzzys.com.

For details, including a guide to Wisconsin cheese and how best to store it, visit www.EatWisconsinCheese.com.

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About The Author

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