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Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik

££ - £££European, ,
10698 N Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay, WI 54234-9594
+1 920-854-2626
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (235 reviews)
“lingonberry jam” (62 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, Swedish, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
10698 N Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay, WI 54234-9594
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1 - 10 of 1,628 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

I enjoyed a Swedish pancake breakfast for the first time. The food was very good. The wait staff was a little slow. When we tried to return for lunch the next day, the lobby was completed full and wait times were long so we opted...More

Thank Deb W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We finally made here. All five of us enjoyed our meals. From the Swedish pancakes, to the fish and chips. I even tried the poutine to say I had it. We all walked out stuffed and happy.

Thank mdresher
OurManagement1, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Stuffed and happy are just the way we like to see guests leave! So glad to hear you enjoyed the visit and we appreciate the nice review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anyone going to Al Johnson's MUST order their "Swedish Pancakes"......these were so awesome and I LOVED the lingonberry topping! My husband had eggs, sausage the full plate full that was huge and delicious!!

Thank T1544pl
OurManagement1, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We’re thrilled you love the Swedish Pancakes and lingonberries! It’s our Grandma’s recipe and we love them, too! We appreciate you taking the time to write such a nice review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you see longevity in a restaurant like Al Johnson's, you know its good. And it is! The food was really good, from their Swedish meat balls to their Swedish pancakes, all very good. The wait staff all dressed in their native dress were very...More

Thank Jim L
OurManagement1, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, Jim! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you go there, get the Swedish Pancakes. We went first thing in the morning and got seated right away. Food came out fast and hot. Will go back for sure.

Thank Jonathan M
OurManagement1, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad to hear this! Thank you for taking the time to write us a nice review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The only place we have breakfast in Door. Love the breakfast potatoes. Swedish meatballs and Swedish pancakes. Eggs Benedict are fantastic. Everything is so good add the coffee and you're good for the day.

Thank rsh158
OurManagement1, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We love hearing how much you enjoy your visits with us! Thank you so much for the nice review!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wife enjoyed her swedish pancakes very much. Biscuits and gravy weren't bad, bit different than I was used to but good. Huge portions. Nice shop in there as well.

Thank belgarat_1961
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

By far the best restaurant in Door County with goats on the roof. Besides that sort of average and old. Smells like my grandma’s house. It’s not horrible.

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 2 April 2018

My daughter loved her Swedish meatballs and we both enjoyed sampling the typical Swedish bread/crackers served with our meal. The shop is also full of interesting Scandinavian items.

Thank Senorapm
Reviewed 24 March 2018

My wife fell in love with the Swedish pancakes with cherries and whipped cream, all heads turn when they serve these- massive and delicious. The meatballs and lingon berries were part my breakfast each day. The goats on the roof catch your eye but the...More

Thank dvn3b
OurManagement1, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

We're glad to hear you both enjoyed your breakfasts!

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Valya1953
17 June 2017|
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Response from OurManagement1 | Property representative |
We are first come, first served and do not take reservations. Thank you for asking!
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hootie2017
26 May 2017|
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Yes we do!
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BH24
8 July 2016|
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Response from John N | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure they don't have a lunch portion per say. Ive had side portions as small as 4 meat balls per serving, and larger entrée portions. Make sure to get the gravy and a side of lingon berry. Plan on napping... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
European, Swedish, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 20:00
Monday
06:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 20:00
Thursday
06:00 - 20:00
Friday
06:00 - 20:00
Saturday
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10698 N Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay, WI 54234-9594
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Sister Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 920-854-2626
Description
Door County, Wisconsin's most well-known restaurant, established in 1949. From May through October, look for the live goats on the roof, on top of an authentic Swedish log building. Inside, there's a traditional Swedish atmosphere and Scandinavian food specialties, all served by waitresses in dirndls. After dining, visit Al Johnson's Butik, featuring a beautiful selection of Scandinavian products, including clogs, Swedish linens, books, clothing, jewelry, decorative items, books and housewares. Open May - October, 6 AM - 8 PM, And November - April, 7 AM - 3 PM.
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