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Nelsen's Hall Bitters Pub

) #5 of 17 Restaurants in Washington Island ££ - £££ American, ,
1201 Main Rd, Washington Island, WI 54246-9009
+1 920-847-2496
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good38%
  • Average20%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (5 reviews)
“cheeseburger” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Pub
££ - £££
1201 Main Rd, Washington Island, WI 54246-9009
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really really enjoyed the whitefish sandwich, but didn't try the Angostura Bitters. Folks, please offer free refills on soft drinks!

Thank CrossgarDown
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm a Chicago guy and so I know good pizza. When I asked the bartender if I could get the pizza with the cheese on top of the sausage & pepperoni, she initially questioned it before agreeing to ask the kitchen to make it that...More

Thank GoneOffTheGrid
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a historic bar in that it served bitters (roughly 90 proof herbal elixir) during prohibition. They have plenty of memorabilia to the same and of course the opportunity to join the bitters club by drinking a shot. Worth a stop if on Washington...More

Thank dsj5777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little lunch spot on Washington Island with a great story. Be sure to join the bitters club, your waiter/waitress will explain the details.

Thank Makemeabeliever
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the ferry to Washington Island and am glad we had the car. It's a hike but well worth the stop. We didn't eat but did drink. My bartender had gone to school in Malmo, Sweden....the same town my daughter spent a year in. For...More

Thank Jim N
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Stopped for lunch and had an awesome Bloody Mary. The staff was wonderful and the food was good too. The interior has tons of antiques, and you could spend hours just exploring the history.

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Went here for drinks and the bitters club. Great bar tender that was knowledgeable and told us alot about the history of the hall. What a great old time bar to visit that is still run old school. A must visit when visiting Washington Island.

Thank Kathi B
Reviewed 26 November 2016

For almost a decade, we have stopped by here for our annual shot of bitters and to "renew" our membership in the bitters club (usually followed with some fried food product). You'll either love the shot of bitters or hate is. It's been described as...More

Thank KaNuiNanni
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I took a day trip over to Washington Island and made Nelsen's a must stop so we could become a member of the bitter's club. The bartender Sam was super friendly and made the perfect Bloody Mary. All of the locals were...More

1  Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

great atmosphere, unchanged since early 20th century. fried whitefish excellent. kids loved pizza. shots of bitters a once in a lifetime experience.

Thank Matthew K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 Main Rd, Washington Island, WI 54246-9009
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Washington Island
  • Phone Number: +1 920-847-2496
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