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“Excellent entrees, work a bit on the details”
Review of Wickman House

Wickman House
Ranked #2 of 11 Restaurants in Ellison Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$29
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Wickman House is located in a historic lodge in Ellison Bay, Door County. Offering sandwiches from Paying tribute to the property's original owners and namesake, this historical landmark was reborn as Wickman House in 2012. The renovation and design of the property are dedicated to restoring its history with an eclectic blend of original decor from the early 1920's. Also true to the property's original purpose: the restaurant's focus is on sustainable agriculture, featuring a menu inspired by fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced from local farms and gardens. Finally, the property's enhanced space strives to be a true gathering place, much like The Ellison Bay Lodge was nearly a century ago. The proprietors, chefs, and staff at Wickman House strive to provide their guests with the ultimate dining experience through professional service and the use of only fresh, sustainable foods. All seafood is humanely harvested and sustainably considered. Nearly all ingredients not arriving from the sea come from local Wisconsin farms, artisans, and growers. All baked goods, desserts, sauces, stocks, and soups are made in house from scratch, just the way the Wickman Family would have wanted.
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Our dinners were delicious - excellent food, creatively prepared. Our waiter and the support staff were professional, pleasant and attentive. Complements to the chef! A few things that would improve the overall experience: it was very difficult to get a reservation. No one answers the phone, and we had to leave messages 3 times over 2 days before finally getting a call back. The tables are just a little too wide, and the main dining room is VERY noisy, so you really have to lean over the too-big expanse to hear your dinner companion. The wait staff rush to and from with the floor going thump thump all the time. Consider some ways to baffle noise. Finally, the rolls didn't live up to the rest of the food - tasted like supermarket bread.

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Reviewed 30 June 2014

The menu changes as the available fresh ingredients change. There's not a ton of choices like this in Door County and Wickman house is doing an awesome job.

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Reviewed 19 June 2014

This was recommended to me by a local gallery owner as "the place" to eat if you are into good food. While the wait was horrendous (due to a wedding party that was a half hour late and then sat an hour beyond expectations), the cocktail while I waited was top notch. The decor is spartan, but its an old farmhouse, so its very appropriate and doesn't distract from the food. Wait staff was incredible and knowledgable about what was being offered that evening. I had Monk Fish cheeks, which sounded odd but they were like perfect sea scallops. While generally not a fan of beets, the beet salad was tempting and worth the gamble. So if you are ever up in Door County, make a reservation and head to Wickman House.

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1  Thank GlenClarkST
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Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

We saw good reviews on trip advisor and had to check it out. We got there right at 5 to beat the rush with our 1.5 year old. Food was excellent, great place. They accommodated our son but kids menu was pricey. We will definitely be back, without child, next time.

All of the food is local and the drink menu had a lot of cool options. Overall, it's probably the nicest place we've been to in DC.

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

We have been traveling to the Door County area for years and try new restaurants each and every trip. I will say this is, by far, the best dinning experience we have had. In fact, it has compelled me to write my first online review ever.
After reading the story of how this place came to be, we decided to give it a try. We live in Chicago and have had some fantastic dinners; however, this place beats them all. The décor is fresh, clean, and white. The photos online do not do it justice. Set back on a small street off the main drag keeps this place secluded and quiet. After trying our appetizer ( Wisconsin Meat & Cheese Plate) we were convinced these two entrepreneurs knew their stuff. The service was incredible and we were surprised to see both owners walking about clearing tables, filling wine glasses and helping the wait staff. Dinner arrived and it was better than imagined. All ingredients are fresh and the plates were prepared with care. Our 10 year old son ordered the Lobster Club sandwich (he is as difficult to please as any 10 year old is) and rated it an 11 on a scale of 1-10 !
The menu is priced higher than the average restaurant in Door County, but you get what you pay for and will not be disappointed.
"Amazing" is an overused word these days and I have tried very hard not to use it in this review; however, I have no other way to explain our experience. The two owners and their staff should be proud of their accomplishments and have knocked it out of the park with this place. We cannot wait to return and share this place with our friends and family.

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