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The Summer Kitchen Restaurant

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10425 Water St, Ephraim, WI 54234-9501
+1 920-854-2131
07:30 - 15:00
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Fri - Sun 07:30 - 15:00
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Park Ridge, Illinois
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75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

I have had several good sandwiches here - my favorite is the Ephraim philly. Each sandwich comes with fruit and a cup of soup. I have eaten here about fifteen times.

Thank Robert W
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Excellent soup and turkey, We were there on the last day of their season. We'd have gone back the next day, but they were closed.

Thank blmoore
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83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We dined here today on what was the last day of the season for the restaurant. We were informed immediately that there was no beef or corned beef left at 11:00 am, and we couldn't get breakfast at 11 am on Sunday. Really? No beef of any kind? Fortunately, soup came with every meal. I found the crab bisque to... More 

Thank 4catcouple
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a cute little place that offers some wonderful breakfast choices. I have only eaten breakfast there since it is so close to where I stay in Door Co. Anyway I absolutely LOVE their breakfast granola. It is fabulous! And good for you too! YUM!

Thank Diane P
Oak Forest
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Visited Door County this past weekend. Saturday was cold, windy and dreary. It was early afternoon and we stopped at the Summer Kitchen. The interior is simple and light. We were seated in the enclosed porch. The atmosphere was nice, the employees were friendly and helpful and the soups were delicious. A cup of soup is included with each meal.... More 

Thank georginep2016
Rockford, Illinois
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

They are famous for their soups, and my mushroom rice was very good. End of compliments. From there on everything was BLAND! How can you get a tasteless grilled cheese sandwich when you use real cheese and multi-grain bread?

Thank Herbert M
Forest, IN
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Great food reasonably priced. Loved our seating in enclosed porch area. Could view the birds and lovely garden area. Sorry we did not find it sooner.

Thank Carol S
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

If you love soup on a chilly day, this is the place for you. The soup bar stocked with bread and butter also features five different soups. You can get a two cup menu or the soup tasting menu where you can try all five soups. We chose the tasting menu and were not disappointed - just stuffed. The soups... More 

Thank Terri P
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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96 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The soup buffet is OK but the cinnamon rolls are great! Soup service is with large coffee cups. Decor is fairly nondescript. When we're in Door County this is an OK stop, but definitely not among our favorites.

Thank summersailor1
Manning, Iowa
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231 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We were looking for any place that offered breakfast and got lucky to find the Summer Kitchen. It on the main drag in Door County but not stuck in town where parking can be a real problem. The food was very good, service extremely fast and friendly. Save some room for their frosted cinnamon rolls.

Thank augustleroy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
American, Soups, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?