While known for the historic fish boil, a Door County fish fry is exceptional in its own right. Not only is it a specialty of our freshwater communities, but Fry-days are events that bring family and friends together in winter throughout our lakeside lands. Wherever you are in Door County, you can easily find a nearby fish fry to add to your Lenten meal plan like these.
Sturgeon Bay Fish Fry-Days
Donny’s Glidden Lodge
The only thing better than the Friday fresh catch dinner is the view of Lake Michigan when you look up from your meal at Donny’s Glidden Lodge. (For the best seats, the 4 p.m. reservation is recommended.) Open every day except Sundays, the restaurant also offers certified Black Angus cuts of steak and other fresh Midwestern fare.
The Mill Supper Club
You’ll get the best of both German and American dishes at The Mill Supper Club. Their longstanding tradition of excellence comes through in their Friday fish fry. Choose from cod, perch, white fish, shrimp, scallops, or a little bit of everything with a full range of sides. Stop by during happy hour and ask about the exclusive Mill Mug Club membership before it’s full!
Nightingale Supper Club
Serving Door County since 1913, Nightingale Supper Club is a cultural landmark featuring a twice-weekly fish fry (Wednesday and Friday) you won’t want to miss. Reservations are encouraged to partake in the best of Wisconsin’s supper club tradition, which is also home to the “best deep-fried cheese curds in the county.”
Samuelson's Creek Pub and Grill
The only fish fry with the option of pretzel crust walleye is just one reason Samuelson’s Creek Pub and Grill is a must for anyone in Door County. The menu reflects cooking from the original Samuelson’s Family Restaurant, with memorability adorning the walls. As part of the White Birch Inn, Samuelson’s is a staple for your winter weekend getaway, featuring over 50 craft beers and cocktails, plus unique specialties such as “Bratchos” and pizza of the month.
Scaturo’s Baking Co. & Cafe
Although hours adjust in the winter, the family-owned and operated Scaturo’s Baking Co. & Cafe is still open seven days a week for seasonal creations you’ll love. That includes Chef Bert’s perfected Friday fish fry, and fresh bakery items made daily. Come for a meal or stop by for a grab-n-go meal to bake at home for the family.
Waterfront Mary’s Bar and Grill
Wintertime is still the perfect time to enjoy Sturgeon Bay views — add Waterfront Mary’s Friday Fish Fry, and you’ve got yourself a weekend to remember. Open every day, this unique restaurant can accommodate parties of any size. As the locals say, “It’s not a dead end; it’s the road to Waterfront Mary’s.”
Egg Harbor Fish Fry-Days
Come for the view and stay for the Friday fish fry, where you’ll enjoy award-winning food with incredible views of Green Bay (from every seat available). The Carrington is on a bluff at the north end of the Landmark Resort, easily accessible for resort guests and locals alike. The upscale casual atmosphere is complete with an extensive menu of American classics, a full bar, and plenty of tempting desserts to try.
On the snowmobile trail of County E at Kangaroo Lake, you’ll find an all-you-can-eat fish fry that stands apart from the rest at Coyote Roadhouse. You’ll enjoy a sweet, deep-fried grouper with lake views and friendly service here. Open for lunch or dinner all winter long, Coyote Roadhouse has other mouthwatering specialties, as well, such as their “Kanga” Reuben and “heaping loaf” of fried onion strands.
Open weekends during the winter, Log Den is a must-see for Door County visitors. Admire the hand-carved wildlife featured throughout the 10,000-square-foot cabin restaurant and lounge within the wooded retreat. Then choose between fried perch or baked parmesan haddock for your fish fry, with other country fare and exotic food items also available.
Fish Creek Fish Frys
There’s no other fish fry quite like what you’ll experience at The English Inn. The former lumber mill of a century ago still stands today as a traditional supper club with the elegance of years gone by. The all-you-can-eat Friday night fish fry starts at 4 p.m., with your choice of perch, walleye, cod, catfish, whitefish, bluegill, or a mix of your favorites.
White Gull Inn Restaurant
The adjoining White Gull Inn Restaurant has served award-winning cuisine for more than 125 years that includes several fish dishes. Choose from the pan-fried herb-crusted walleye or they offer broiled options like lemon dill whitefish and whitefish parmesan.
Baileys Harbor Fish Fry-Days
Harbor Fish Market and Grille
The Harbor Fish Market and Grille is a seafood lover’s dream. Along with the lake perch or whitefish Friday fish fry, you can also enjoy a traditional New England lobster boil here, all within a historic building surrounded by the best harbor views. Open year-round with seasonal menus, Harbor specializes in fresh seafood, fine wines, and house-made desserts.
Sister Bay Fish Fry-Days
Husby’s Food and Spirits
If casual is your mood, make your way to Husby’s Food and Spirits, the original sports bar of Door County. Open every day, all winter long, it’s the perfect way to welcome in the weekend, surrounded by flat screens, pool and bar games, and delicious nightly specials, including the Friday fish fry. Everyone is welcome at Husby’s, which is wheelchair accessible.
Sister Bay Bowl
Where can you enjoy the Best Fish Fry (as recognized by the readers of Door County Advocate) plus a game of bowling all in one place? Head downtown in Sister Bay to Sister Bay Bowl, a one-of-a-kind supper club, where the owners are family and the portions are too.
Endless options await your next Door County fish fry, so don’t wait to make Fry-day plans. Learn more about this dish and other traditional cuisine of Door County now.
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