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Rowleys Bay Restaurant and Fish Boil

££ - £££American,
1041 County Road Zz, Ellison Bay, WI 54210-9713
+1 920-854-2385
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“potatoes” (15 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 20:00 Hours
American, Scandinavian
££ - £££
1041 County Road Zz, Ellison Bay, WI 54210-9713
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

Stopped several times for drinks in the early evening on their patio. Get to listen to the fish boil story teller without having to eat boiled fish. Great view of New Port State park across the bay. Very nice people here.

Thank Bruce-Two
Reviewed 11 October 2017

In addition to the fish boil they also offer a nice large buffet w/ a variety of meats, veggies and full salad bar - this is a total bonus I think. A few more dollars then your average fish boil and you get a whole...More

Thank squirellybird
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

If you want to beat the crowds and the long drive while staying on the North end of the peninsula, this place is pretty good and not a bad deal. We got there a bit late but the food was tasty especially for a buffet....More

Thank Robert E
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Plan to spend some time at this fish boil. It started with a story teller while watching the fish boil. He takes on the character of a historic person for the area and gives you the background from 1800 to date. He was fun. The...More

Thank DCLauri
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

We found Rowley's on a driver around the Penninsula and stopped to have a sweet--we tried a cherry turn over and a swedish puff pastry. Both were so good we decided to go back in the evening for the fish boil/buffet. The fish boil story...More

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 6 September 2017

If you go for the fish boil, you have to listen to old man Rowley tell the tail of the area. Food is good and entertaining was great!

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We went to the story telling and fish boil before the buffet and it was very entertaining. Lots of history given on the area as told by an actor portraying a Rowley family member. Our teens enjoyed it just as much as the adults. Of...More

1  Thank lovinmymomlife
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We decided at the last minute to eat at the restaurant instead of adventuring out. To tell you the absolute truth, our breakfast was outstanding. It was clear by the number of people in the restaurant that others agreed as well. The atmosphere felt dated...More

1  Thank TurkeyGirl33
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Enjoy story teller and fish boil, so entertaining but the buffet is not the best. Still worth do it once.

Thank Piraon S
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Rowley's Fish Boil is tasty, but what sets it apart is the storyteller who entertains while the fire burns. A 90+ gentlemen who reenacts the area history, he holds everyone enthralled while the Boilmaster occasionally comes in to do his thing. It's fun, and even...More

Thank Midwestadvocate
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$19
American, Scandinavian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1041 County Road Zz, Ellison Bay, WI 54210-9713
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Ellison Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 920-854-2385
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Wonderful Features of Rowleys Bay Resort All-You-Can-Eat Restaurant and Fish Boil. In addition to an all-day menu, Rowleys Bay Restaurant features Door County's longest buffet and salad bar, providing you with variety, flexibility and tremendous dining value. On Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights the generous buffet includes the area's only all-you-can-eat fish boil, complete with an historical reenactment of the area's namesake Peter Rowley. The restaurant's famous Sunday Brunch buffet includes chef-carved prime rib and other choice meats, as well as pecan rolls and a variety of scrumptious treats from Grandma's Swedish Bakery. Our retro-inspired Rowley's Pub offers our own signature vacation drinks and cocktails, plus a selection of beer and wine, all at prices you won't believe. Door County's Affordable Waterfront Resort. Rowleys Bay Resort offers the best of both worlds-a waterfront destination with affordable lodging options. Whether you prefer a traditional room, suite, cottage or vacation home, all are just steps away from 700 feet of shoreline. As the largest waterfront resort in Door County, we accommodate and cater to the needs of a wide range of groups. The atmosphere is casual, relaxed and friendly. With our restaurant, bakery, pub, pool, library, game room, fitness room, banquet hall and meeting rooms all under one roof, families and groups feel safe and connected. Our rustic Stuga, nestled under cedars in front of the resort, is perfect for private parties and events.100 Acres of Solitude on a Pristine Bay. Rowleys Bay Resort is situated on 100 secluded acres dominating a pristine, undeveloped bay on Lake Michigan. Think of our unique, peaceful setting as a cul-de-sac without noisy through-traffic and bumper-to-bumper people. Be as one with nature as you enjoy four-season bird watching on our never frozen bay and the unique Mink River Estuary. Nature's light show on the water at sunrise and sunset come at no extra charge! Active Sports Access at Your Door. If you have a passion for sports, you have to come to Rowleys Bay Resort. From canoeing and kayaking to stand-up paddle boarding , zipline, segway tours and fishing, you won't find a better place in Door County for aqua adventures. The marina and DNR launch are your gateway and quick getaway to Lake Michigan and the Mink River. Sand Bay beach, accessible from our trails, is a great place for a summer dip. Kayak rentals and tours, as well as charter fishing boats, are available dockside. Landlubbers can walk, run or mountain bike on our 5-mile trail system. Featured attractions at Rowleys Bay Resort include Door County's only canopy zip-line and off-road Segway tours through our expansive property. Historic Swedish Scratch Bakery For more than 45 years, Grandma's Swedish Bakery has been tantalizing the taste buds of Door County visitors and natives with homemade pastries, decadent sweet rolls and other from-scratch bakery items. Family recipes have been handed down from generation to generation, ensuring that you will receive the same authentic Swedish delights originally baked by Grandma. Specialties include our 1/2-pound pecan and cinnamon rolls and Door County's only from-scratch bagels.
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