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The Summer Kitchen Restaurant

10425 Water St, Ephraim, WI 54234-9501
+1 920-854-2131
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“breakfast” (75 reviews)
“soup” (98 reviews)
“sandwich” (17 reviews)
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American, Soups, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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10425 Water St, Ephraim, WI 54234-9501
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food at Summer Kitchen is good. The staff is friendly. However, the soup bar is just fabulous. All of them are good. But, our favorite is the tomato basil. Have some of the bread with it and you have a great lunch or dinner.

Thank Allzz10
OnBehalfOf, Owner at The Summer Kitchen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're flattered! It's wonderful to know that you found something on our menu that was worth the five-stars and that our service met the same expectations. Hope you'll join us again soon. ​

Reviewed 20 November 2017

They had a very extensive menu. Their soups are delicious. Serving sizes are plentiful but we thought they were a little on the pricey side.

Thank Phlegon
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Quiche was dried out. Probably the worst I've had too much stuff in the quiche not leaving enough space to keep the eggs light and creamy.

Thank Kathy O
OnBehalfOf, Owner at The Summer Kitchen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Kathy, we apologize that you didn't enjoy your quiche. Everyone has a different palate and preferences. Therefore, we do understand and respect someone disliking something others may love. As a family business, our guests' feedback is important, ​so we thank you for your review.

Reviewed 22 October 2017

Stopped in for breakfast around 9:30 on Saturday. we were seated right away. once we ordered our food, it was out and on the table in 5 minutes. Both our dishes, quiche with homemade applesauce and then the special which was a skillet with chorizo,...More

Thank Jen N
OnBehalfOf, Owner at The Summer Kitchen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Delicious, fast and fun - we love how you describe us! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We appreciate the review and hope the next time you're in the area you stop by again.

Reviewed 17 October 2017

We stopped for breakfast, I had the special-eggs, veggies with chorizo sausage. It was very good but could have used a bit more spicyness as I like heat. Neat setting, nice touches, lots of windows, seemed like it once was a home in it's original...More

Thank JG53558
OnBehalfOf, Owner at The Summer Kitchen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thank you so much for the ​nice review! We always love hearing from our guests. We look forward to your return.

Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We went for lunch and were seated at a lovely window table. We enjoyed the chardonnay and a bowl of soup from the soup bar, that is included with the entrees. There were 4 choices, all looked great! We chose French Cabbage and Cream of...More

Thank sunlovr2
OnBehalfOf, Owner at The Summer Kitchen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thanks so much for leaving us such a flattering review! Nothing makes us happier than guests who frequent and enjoy our restaurant. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to having you back again very soon!

Reviewed 12 October 2017

We had a late breakfast at the Summer Kitchen and enjoyed it very much. The food is fine although the prices are a bit high. The décor is interesting and the restaurant is filled with interesting knick-knacks and delightful decorating. Service is quite friendly. Some...More

Thank TravelinMJ
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Was hungry for Mexican and their description says American/Mexican food. I'll start by saying their soup was delicious. My husband ordered the perch.. first piece was good but the others were swimming in grease. I ordered the chicken fajita salad. My husband saw the cook...More

Thank Janet B
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We had breakfast here on a busy Fall morning and enjoyed our delicious breakfast of eggs, hash-browns, toast, and sausage. There was also fresh fruit available. Their menu has many breakfast options and a few daily specials. The hostess & waitress were both friendly and...More

Thank AreWeThereYet500
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

I had breakfast with friends here about 15 years ago and remembered their homemade granola so wanted to stop by again to try it with hubby. I had the granola with fruit and he had oatmeal with fruit. Both were yummy and we were happy...More

Thank LeBonVieTravels
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10425 Water St, Ephraim, WI 54234-9501
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Ephraim
  • Phone Number: +1 920-854-2131
The Summer Kitchen is renowned for its homemade soups, fresh bread and yummy desserts. At least five different soups are available daily. Order a single cup, two cups, a bowl or our Taster's cups and enjoy! All lunch entrees include a cup of soup. Dinner entrees are served with a baked potato, a side of vegetables, homemade bread and your choice of soup or salad.
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