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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
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pancakes” (268 reviews)
“lingonberry jam” (67 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, Swedish, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
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LOCATION
10698 N Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay, WI 54234-9594
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A door county visit can’t be done without a stop at Al Johnson’s. The best breakfast and service. Pancakes and Swedish meatballs help you start your day.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Spomes
OurManagement1, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the kind words!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visit Sister Bay! You cannot miss the grass roof building with the goats grazing on top! The Pancakes and meatballs are just as memorable! Before Christmas, our 1st grade grandson had an assignment to draw a picture of his favorite holiday-4th of July- fireworks and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank j36johnson
OurManagement1, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a nice review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had eggs and Swedish meatballs, very good, meatballs a little “heavy” but tasty. Other breakfasts were very good especially the Swedish pancakes.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Deezee30
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Grass on the roof & goats up there too! Fun topic of conversation while dining on delicious Swedish or American style food. Can’t go wrong to dine at Al Johnson’s.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Phil H
OurManagement1, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the nice review! We appreciate it!

Reviewed 7 December 2018

As it was of Swedish heritage I went for the herrings. There were plenty, but all the same, i.e. salted rollmops. I would have expected some variety of herrings.Service OK, but a bit quaint.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Pikemere
Reviewed 4 December 2018

Went for breakfast and it was an interesting menu - but really it was just average food which was disappointing. Fun to go to and they have a nice gift shop with unique gifts.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Diedre C
Reviewed 4 December 2018

I am not a fan of Swedish food but if you are then this place will be perfect for you. Everything here is pickled. Food that isn't pickled seems very bland and nursing home like. The goats on the roof are worth viewing but I'd...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank deanabingham
Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

Great food, warm and friendly atmosphere, reasonably priced good food. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. I had the vegetable panini and cucumber salad and my husband had the open faced roast beef sandwich with mashed potatoes. We both enjoyed our meals and we will...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Diana B
OurManagement1, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2018

We are so glad to hear you’ll be back! Thank you for the kind words!

Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

A great Sister Bay landmark. Awesome Sweedish and American food restaurant. Nice gift shop too. Courteous waitress staff, dressed in Sweedish clothing. A landmark in Sister Bay! Goats on the grass roof in spring and summer ... photo OPP for sure!!!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank mrmjmsm
OurManagement1, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

Thank you for such a nice review!

Reviewed 17 November 2018

LIke my review title: this is a Door County institution. Judging by the wait times and lines out the door, everything is good with their business. Very picturesque restaurant, with the goats on the grass roof, lovely Swedish goods in the gift shop while you...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Felicite34
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eckyhome
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Response from dbutch2018 | Reviewed this property |
No. It’s first come first serve
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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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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, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 15:00
Thursday
07:00 - 15:00
Friday
07:00 - 15:00
Saturday
07:00 - 15:00
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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