By the Numbers:
Dining in Door County

By the Numbers: Dining in Door County

The dining scene in Door County is an exciting and ever-changing area, with restaurants serving as annual family traditions to new destinations that are sure to offer you something interesting and delicious. Whether you are looking for supper club savory or a healthy grab-and-go, there’s a location for every situation. 

Check out the facts below for an introduction to all that Door County dining has to offer. Ready to find your next dining destination? Use our helpful dining guide to filter for what you are looking for.

The peninsula and Washington Island contain more than 100 dining establishments with varying levels of formality:

16 fine dining locations for a special occasion, date night, or night out

77 places you’ll find casual dining

31 places to enjoy a delicious breakfast before a busy day

36 places for group dining options—check out our group travel page for more group planning tips

Trixie's in Ephraim

Specialty Items Galore

3 the number of local cheesemakers who sell award-winning cheeses and supply local restaurants with fresh, delicious cheese

Cherry pies are normally produced with around 250 cherries, but Seaquist Orchards packs them in with more than 300 cherries in one pie, meaning that a standard slice contains 50-plus cherries!

Speaking of pies, Sweetie Pies sells 500-550 pies per week in the summer months! Last year they went through 125 pies the day before Thanksgiving alone.

10 weekly farmers markets that take place in and around Door County, offering local produce, products, handmade items. and more

50 - the number of states that Door County Coffee ships their specialty coffee to after it's made and packaged in Carlsville

Dining in the Great Outdoors 

51 places with outdoor dining options—from patio to rooftop to lakeside

Don’t let the water out of your sight with 30 places with waterfront or water-view dining

8 places offering an authentic fish boil complete with a boiling kettle

The Old Post Office in Ephraim

Quench Your Thirst

10 places to grab your morning (or afternoon) cup o’ joe

0 the number of stand-alone chain coffee shops in Door County. All of our coffee shops are owned by local, independent coffee roasters, bakers, chefs, and baristas.

33 pubs to satisfy your 5 o'clock somewhere sips or post dinner libations

Door County is home to: 4 Breweries, 9 Wineries, 2 Distilleries, and 1 Cidery

Time To Get Cozy

11 supper clubs to serve you classic Wisconsin cuisine and brandy Old-Fashioned’s

200 pounds of perch - the amount of fish the Sister Bay Bowl goes through on a Friday fish fry during the summer!

1922 - the year John and Paul Bertschinger opened the Alpine Resort and its Hof restaurant. The resort and restaurant is still run by the Bertschinger family today. 

64 places open in winter for off-season dining

The Mill Supper Club in Sturgeon Bay

For the Kids & Kids at Heart

10 places that have ice cream by the scoop

3,500 - the number of cones Door County Ice Cream Factory serves during a summer week!

1 place where a train delivers your food

50 places that welcome the little ones and feature a specific kids menu

Al Johnson's in Sister Bay