We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rowleys Bay Restaurant and Fish Boil

££ - £££American,
1041 County Road Zz, Ellison Bay, WI 54210-9713
+1 920-854-2385
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“potatoes” (16 reviews)
“prime rib” (8 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Scandinavian
££ - £££
1041 County Road Zz, Ellison Bay, WI 54210-9713
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (101)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

21 - 30 of 101 reviews

Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We went to have the Fish boil. What a wonderful experience. Hearing the story is a must and the whole buffet was amazing !

Thank Teri F
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Gorden Ramsey should come here for Kitchen Nightmares! The decor is completely outdated, it reminded me of a funeral home. The so-called "dinner buffet" was I am not even sure where they got their food from! The dessert bar was choc. chip cookies and rock...More

Thank tinytim19852
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Quiet, laid back with a great view of the bay. Food was fantastic and the service was outstanding. We will certainly visit again

Thank frankanddonna2015
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Rowleys Bay Restaurant is truly a unique find on the peninsula. The owners of the Resort and Restaurant strive to create an atmosphere that is warm, welcoming, but more importantly one that makes you feel as if you are family. Went to the fish boil...More

Thank Gavinfine
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Exactly what we expected; just as it was advertised. A wonderful evening with yummy food and great service!!

Thank bethdC7067SW
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Twenty years ago we stayed at the campground down the road and walked down to Rowley's Bay for dinner. It was so good that we still remembered it twenty years later and wanted to go back. We chose to go back for the fish boil...More

Reviewed 26 August 2016

The bar at this place is the size of a large bedroom. They do give you a coupon for a free cup of coffee in the morning and a Dollar off the buffet at night.

1  Thank CheeseheadsII
Reviewed 26 August 2016

The whole experience of the fish boil at Rowleys is the best you will find anywhere! The story teller is the best I have seen. The setting with views of the bay are perfect for the telling of this story. Unlike any of the other...More

Thank Rarmstrong75
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I can’t rate the food as we didn’t get to eat there so this is a service rating. We were on our way home from WA Island and decided to swing in to Rowleys Bay since we’d never been there. Usually when we’re on the...More

Thank Jen M
Jewel O, Owner at Rowleys Bay Restaurant and Fish Boil, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

We understand what you are saying but we have our policies for a reason. Most buffets don't allow takeout service, because once you set that precedent and people see takeout boxes leaving the restaurant, everyone would want to take home more food. Also, when the...More

Reviewed 19 August 2016

They have a great buffet,the food is delicious the variety is unreal staff is very friendly I also had a very delicious Fish Boil.

Thank xbody75
Nearby Restaurants
The Fireside Restaurant
232 reviews
3.04 miles away
Door County Creamery
251 reviews
4.78 miles away
Wickman House
291 reviews
2.88 miles away
Grasse's Grill
532 reviews
4.76 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Glide N.E.W. - Segway the Door Tours
356 reviews
3.08 miles away
Door County Creamery
157 reviews
4.77 miles away
Charlie's Smokehouse
50 reviews
4.82 miles away
Newport State Park
101 reviews
2.42 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Rowleys Bay Restaurant and Fish Boil staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

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, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Serves Alcohol
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
  • E-mail
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing