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“Great Place to Get Ice Cream” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Wilson's Restaurant

Wilson's Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 1 Dessert in Ephraim
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great Place to Get Ice Cream”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

Our family enjoyed some delicious ice cream at Wilson's. It is the perfect place to stop before you take in the sunset on Green Bay across the street. Many benches are right across the street, on the water. Make sure you arrive early, because the line can be very long. Take a number (right inside the door). The prices were a little high, but the servings were generous. The system for filling orders was a little slow and could use some tweaking. A couple walk-up windows would be great for those to-go orders. It was very crowded and jammed inside the door, with no place to move and rude customers. They do have a child size scoop available, but a child must be present to order. I wish I could have ordered the child scoop myself, because the single was too big for me.

  • Visited July 2014
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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89 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Old fashioned ice cream parlor”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

You get the charm of this old fashioned ice cream parlor with a real juke box, booths and wire-backed chairs, along with burger/sandwich baskets, plastic squeeze ketchup and mustard, yummy root beer, and amazing malts, shakes, and ice cream creations. If you want a sundae, plan to share--or just skip dinner!

Visited July 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Was middle of the road ice cream.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

Maybe I had high expectations. This restaurant is always busy and looks cute on the in and outside. Ice cream was okay- nothing special.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Port Washington, Wisconsin
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75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“ROOTBEER!!!! GET IT!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

Simply THE BEST ROOTBEER I've ever had. The food, Ice Cream and staff were all wonderful... but the rootbeer!!!!!! Mmmmm

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kingston New York
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135 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“A Fun Place to go”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

This ice cream shoppe/restaurant has been around for a long time and it replicates (or is) an old fashioned ice cream shop and fountain. It is informal. You can sit inside or outside. You can sit at the fountain or at booths that can accommodate six or eight people. The service was quite good and the food is very good as well.

It is a Door County - must do

Visited July 2014
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