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“Our favorite meal from a 5 day Door County Trip” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Harbor Fish Market and Grille

Harbor Fish Market and Grille
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Distinctive waterfront dining in the heart of Door County. Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner seven days a week spring through fall. Outdoor, garden, waterfront dining in season. Healthy kids' menu. Full bar with exceptional wine list. Creative menu using locally sourced ingredients. Wonderful historic building right on the water in downtown Baileys Harbor, Door County, Wisconsin. Reservations encouraged and can be made on our Facebook page or on our website.
Cary, Illinois
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114 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Our favorite meal from a 5 day Door County Trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

My family and I (including my 17 month old son) stopped here for lunch while in Door County. We did not read reviews ahead of time, this was done on a whim. We are glad we stopped!

The staff was friendly and accommodating. The location was great, with amazing water views. And the food was excellent! It was good quality for a reasonable price.

You wont be disappointed with this place.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank lougordon1306
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Karen B, Owner at Harbor Fish Market and Grille, responded to this review, 1 September 2014
We love hearing from you! And thanks ever much for the wonderful comments! We strive daily to provide the best food and service in Door County -- we know you have many wonderful restaurants to choose from and we, of course, want to be the best! We look forward to seeing you again -- hopefully soon!
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Wisconsin
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great fish and with a view!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

This restaurant is right on the main drag and it sits on Lake Michigan. We sat at the outside area under an umbrella for lunch. The sun had just come out and warmed things up enough to really enjoy being outside. We all ended up getting some sort of fish dish and we were all very pleased with our meals.

Visited July 2014
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Thank TammyJ13
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Karen B, Owner at Harbor Fish Market and Grille, responded to this review, 1 September 2014
Serving the freshest fish and products available -- and locally sourced whenever possible -- is our priority here! And it sounds like you enjoyed eating our fish! Our local fish comes from Hickey Brothers Fishery right here in Baileys Harbor -- and we love to see David Peterson trotting in the front door every few days with the lovely fish! Thanks for the wonderful comments! We appreciate hearing from you!
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Wausau, Wisconsin
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Excellent Lobster Boil!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

First time here - very nice restaurant. Doesn't look like much from the outside, but is very nice on the inside. Has a nice bar area with comfy seating. The restaurant is very nice overlooking the habor. There is outdoor seating as well. We had 4 adults in our party. The menu is heavy on different fish and seafood, but does have steaks and prime rib. Highly recommend the lobster boil!!! It was excellent. A three course meal - 1st, lobster bisque soup. 2nd, a 2lb. whole lobster, clams, mussels, potatoes, and corn. 3rd, cherry bread pudding. There was so much food in those three courses. 2 others got prime rib and lobster tail, which was excellent. The 4th got halibut cheeks, which aren't always on the menu, but were delicious as well. We all had a nice time. Meals run $25-$40. The lobster boil was $55, but was well worth it because of the quality and amount of food. Would not hesitate to go back. It was one of the best meals we've ever had in Door County!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank 13CMR
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Karen B, Owner at Harbor Fish Market and Grille, responded to this review, 1 September 2014
We started having our lobster boils about 5 years ago and people continue to discover them! Door County is known for our fish boils -- but here in Baileys Harbor, we love to introduce folks to our lobster boil! It is a wonderful meal -- and everyone agrees that we serve "way too much food". I think it's the fun of the wood fire under the pot between the dining room and the water that lends to the festive feeling. This past week we served over 200 lobsters -- yikes! Thanks for taking the time to write here -- and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Geneva, illinois
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Say no to Cherry pancakes!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

Went for breakfast. Ordered pancakes with door county cherries. I received 2very large pancakes on a dinner plate, a little on the overlooked side. Cherries were in a thick sauce covering about 80% of the pancakes. It turned the pancakes to mush. It was unpleasant to eat.
I suggested that they put the sauce in a side dish to
pour. Location was good, pleasant surrounding.. My fiend has no problem with the French toast.

Visited August 2014
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Thank Linda L
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Karen B, Owner at Harbor Fish Market and Grille, responded to this review, 1 September 2014
We do love our cherries here in Door County -- and I have shared your concerns about the cherry pancakes with our executive chef. She feels that because our pancake batter is made from scratch, our pancakes are so fluffy that they do absorb all that yummy Door County flavor. The cherries we use are the same ones that we use in our homemade Door County cherry pies. We did discuss using less thickening in the cherry topping but will continue putting those yummy cherries right into the pancakes as they cook. Hopefully your concerns will lead to even better cherry pancakes! We hadn't heard this comment before and appreciate the chance to improve that entree. Sending you best wishes for a lovely fall -- and thanks for writing a review here!
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Sparta, Wisconsin, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best lobster boil!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

We were here with 8 adults and 7 children ages 1.5-8 and we all had a fabulous meal! The lobster boil was fabulous!! We had three gluten free eaters in our bunch and the gf choices were great! Flour less chocolate cake was like heaven!!

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Thank SBH1980_12
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Karen B, Owner at Harbor Fish Market and Grille, responded to this review, 23 August 2014
Hello! We started serving our New England Style Lobster Boil about 6 years ago and it's popularity just keeps on growing! We currently serve about 40-50 each night during the summer -- although we serve the boil on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings -- we also feature live Maine lobster on the other nights as well! So many people are gluten free these days -- and we love helping folks pick entrees, etc. to meet those needs. Hopefully we will see you again soon!
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