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Nelsen's Hall

1201 Main Rd, Washington Island, WI 54246-9009
+1 920-847-2496
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We are members!

Fun place to stop for a drink. We sat at the bar and our server was fantastic. She told us the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kansas City
via mobile
stopped for lunch

Cool old historic building, we stopped for lunch and a weekday afternoon only one other table of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wayne A
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  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“bitter end” (3 reviews)
“member card” (2 reviews)
1201 Main Rd, Washington Island, WI 54246-9009
+1 920-847-2496
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun place to stop for a drink. We sat at the bar and our server was fantastic. She told us the history behind Nelson's. After doing a shot of bitters you are given a member card. Just don't forget the chaser!

Thank Kcabr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cool old historic building, we stopped for lunch and a weekday afternoon only one other table of guests, the waitress was very attentive and provided good service, the food was average at best. The whitefish sandwich was small fries were ok. My wife had the...More

Thank Wayne A
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Just excellent, became Bitter's club members (thank you Jesse!, bartender extraordinaire) the first night and returned 2 more times, for drinks and for dinner. What a history this place has!, the staff is super, food was really good. Probably the most "touristy" spot we visited...More

Thank CarenGast
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Finally made it here to do my shot of bitters and join the club. Would have been more fun with a larger crowd but we had to hurry to make the ferry back to the mainland. Otherwise it was great, bitters really isn't that bad....More

Thank Jon W
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Classic small town WI tavern but offers even more. Great atmosphere and friendly bartenders. Be sure to join the Bitters Club - once in a lifetime opportunity.

Thank Sara B
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Always a great place for fun food and bitters! Fun history and cold beer. I have been a client each year for 42 years and will never miss an updated Bitters Card. It is a must visit Washington Island icon! Have a shot of bitters...More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Came up to escape reality on Super Bowl Weekend. The crew at Nelsen's is always the best. The shot of famous Bitters....not so much. But it's worth the "Ewwwww!" Can't review the food as it was all free, fun and delicious for the big game....More

Thank TruckerGary
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Nelson's Hall is the oldest continuously operated tavern in Door Co. (thanks to the owner's applying for a pharmacy license in order to sell bitters during prohibition) - Food was average.

Thank Carol635
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Nick was our server for a recent Packer game. He provide top notch service. Love this historic tavern. Food is excellent!

Thank kdpools
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Finally joined the Bitters club, after all these years of coming to Door County. What a nice tradition and interesting place. The food is actually well above average. Definitely recommend taking the plunge and joining the club.

Thank Gem1920
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