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Wilson's Restaurant

9990 Water Street, Highway 42, Door County, Ephraim, WI 54211
+1 920-854-2041
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (619 reviews)
“sundae” (91 reviews)
“burger” (162 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
9990 Water Street, Highway 42, Door County, Ephraim, WI 54211
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family vacationed in Door County for years. This establishment was a staple to my family. I don't remember the food as we always went for desert, but its one heck of a way to end your evening. I have not been in YEARS, but...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Zack_Pelka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You CANNOT travel to Door County without a stop at Wilson's, a Door County destination. Awesome desserts and a great lunch or dinner destination. Beautiful views of Lake Michigan bay. A perfect and MUST stop. Open May till October only.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank mrmjmsm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only open during “the season”. Nice portions of ice cream other food items. They allow dogs to be brought in to “porch” area.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Tenjeff
Reviewed 25 October 2018

We passed by Wilsons the first day as they had closed at 5:00 pm that day, the next day we were going to stop in got there about 4:00 and a sign was posted that they had closed for the season. However, if you are...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Gary G
Reviewed 23 October 2018

After numerous trips to Wilson's (and several favorable reviews), I found everyone's favorite 50;s retro diner/ice cream parlor to be nothing more than average. Maybe it was that we were there the second to last weekend of the season, but our burgers at nearly $10...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sloomis31
Reviewed 23 October 2018

We stopped by for some lunch and were very pleased with our order. We couldn't order any Ice Cream because we were so full. So we drove around and came back around 4pm. Boy were we glad we did. We all had different orders and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank DaBear51
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Wilson’s is a necessary stop if you are visiting Door County. It is a fun restaurant with delicious food, great root beer and incredible ice cream! It is definitely family and kid friendly. I highly recommend eating at Wilson’s.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sareeves57
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Take a step back in time at Wilson's as it has been in existence since 1906. Booths have 50's feel with retro music boxes in the booth and old signs on the wall. Had a patty melt and turkey reuben. Reuben was good, patty melt...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mike h
Reviewed 12 October 2018

This is an old-fashioned diner, and very popular. The fountain coke took me back to my childhood when my grandma would take me to Woolworth's. Wish I hadn't already eaten when we came upon this place. My friend had a cheeseburger that looked great. I...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank luv2trvl123
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Stopped here for ice cream - great staff and very creamy ice cream with wonderful special combinations. We tried the cookie dough and oreo cookie flavor - yummy!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Marilyn N
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Questions & Answers
28 June 2018|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Billy R | Reviewed this property |
I stand corrected on my earlier reply, they serve Cedar Crest which apparently is very good and made in Wisconsin, they're root beer is homemade and really good
18 April 2016|
Response from Jackson A | Reviewed this property |
This I do not know. They do have gift certificates and they probably will send one to you. Enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9990 Water Street, Highway 42, Door County, Ephraim, WI 54211
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Ephraim
  • Phone Number: +1 920-854-2041
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