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“Iconic Fish Fry”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Sister Bay Bowl

Sister Bay Bowl
Ranked #6 of 34 Restaurants in Sister Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Sister Bay Bowl is a family-owned, family-friendly landmark offering great food, friendly service, ample portions, full bar and just happens to have a six lane bowling alley. "Da Bowl" is located on the hill in heart of Sister Bay.
Evanston, Illinois
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155 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Iconic Fish Fry”
Reviewed 15 March 2014 via mobile

I have been coming up to Sister Bay for over 35 years and we always go to " The Bowl " on Friday for the fish fry. Let me tell you how the fish melts in your mouth, the lightly breaded fish is curled because it is briefly steamed before frying. This has always been an old fashioned place with the wait staff working at a hurried pace to turn tables so more anxious customers can come in and get the goods. Wonderful Sister Bay Bowl.

Visited March 2014
Thank ChaChi121
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English first
Adams, wi
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80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Friday Fish Fry”
Reviewed 26 February 2014

Had a weekend get away and went to Door County and stopped in Sister Bay, while talking to the motel clerk asked her a good place to get a fish fry, she pointed the wife and I to the Sister Bay Bowl. A very low key place friendly staff and since off season we were seated quickly. I had the whitefish and the wife had the perch, both were great. They have a dual loaf of bread, white/wheat and was warm. We asked for second loaf as we were leaving and they gave one at no charge. Prices were within reason. View of the snowy downtown was neat.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Todd H
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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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71 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“OK Fish Fry”
Reviewed 25 January 2014

We went to Sister Bay Bowl for a fish fry in the Fall, and had high hopes! There were so many cars parked near by and a long wait for a table. Sorry to say that we were so disappointed!! The fish was heavily breaded and very greasy. We much prefer a more flavorful, lightly breaded coating. Everything was just average - no special service, nothing special for food - just ok. There are so many better options in Door County. We will not go back.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank SCB711
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“fun place to go!”
Reviewed 12 December 2013

great prices and just a fun place to go. prices are perfect and the staff is great. thank, i will be back

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank weeatalot
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882 reviews
428 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
“Nice beef, great local atmosphere ”
Reviewed 30 November 2013 via mobile

Both had the Saturday night prime rib special. A nice size with salad and potato for $16.95. Well prepared medium rare. Good service in a busy dining room. Local favorite with decent bar and of course a bowling alley (not visible or audible from dining room). Other nightly specials.

1 Thank dsj5777
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