Door County's Al Fresco Destination
Sister Bay has been a dining destination ever since a local character put a goat on a roof 50 years ago, but an influx of new chefs and restaurants has made Northern Door’s largest village the place for food and drink as well as outdoor concerts, entertainment, and sports and recreation.
Patios, waterside decks, and other outdoor dining options beckon as you stroll the 1,900 feet of public waterfront, and the beautiful beach and marina call you to the bay. Toss a Frisbee on the waterfront, jump off the dock, or enjoy a summer concert in between visits to iconic shops and galleries, cozy coffee shops, beloved watering holes, a historic rural campus, and famous restaurants.
Restaurants in Sister Bay
The largest community in Northern Door, Sister Bay also boasts the most restaurants and taverns open all year. Enjoy supper clubs, Swedish meatballs, local pub fare, artisan cheese, fresh seafood, or wood-fired pizza. No other village can claim so much flavor.
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Lodging in Sister Bay
Sister Bay lodging runs the gamut from quaint bed and breakfasts to resorts with full ranges of amenities, all within steps of the village. You’ll find classic motels in the heart of the scene and upscale boutique lodging on the edges of town. Stay in historic lodges or modern suites.
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Things to Do in Sister Bay
Hit the water. Hit the bike. Hit the beach; hit it all in Sister Bay. Shop an array of local clothiers and sports stores or find fine furnishings. When you’re done, wash down your day’s adventure with fantastic food and drink at a parade of amazing restaurants, beer gardens, and ice cream shops.
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5 Must-Dos in Sister Bay
1. Stroll 1,900 feet of public waterfront at sunset
You’ll be joined by a crowd clamoring for a picture, but you won’t notice them as you lock in on another beautiful day’s end.
2. Dine and drink
Sister Bay has long been home to fantastic year-round dining options, but thanks to an extensive downtown street reconstruction, the village is hopping more than ever before.
3. Take a dip
Sister Bay’s new beach is a great place to cool off. You can also rent kayaks, paddleboards, or boats on the shore, so there’s no excuse for not getting on the water.
Sister Bay is home to several well-regarded galleries and shops, as well as three specialty outdoors stores where you can gear up for a Door County adventure.
5. Ride on!
Bring your motorcycle or bicycle and ride through some of the area’s most beautiful winding roads, from Sister Bay to the tip of the peninsula. Make your way back down beautiful country back-roads and finish in time for a sunset and a beverage on the shore.