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Albatross Drive-In

Ferry Road & Main Road, Washington Island, WI
+1 920-847-2203
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good22%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (19 reviews)
“burger” (27 reviews)
“fries” (10 reviews)
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American, Fast food
Ferry Road & Main Road, Washington Island, WI
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Reviews (68)
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1 - 10 of 68 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Cute little burger and ice cream place, a must stop if on the island. Shakes are huge for the price and if you like burgers, you must stop for lunch or dinner on your trip.

Thank Christopher M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This establishment has been well run with wonderful food choices for 40 years! Also, I must add there are many ice cream flavors to choose from, both scooped and soft serve. Shakes and Sunday's are also available.

Thank Edengineer
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The Albatross, the island's only burger spot, is such an island institution that the community rallied to rebuild it after a fire. Island built swings and sandboxes will lull you into the island pace as you wait for your order - which I recommend includes...More

Thank Debbi D
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Granted, we ate here the 2nd last day of the season and they were understaffed, and yes, they warn the customers about the wait, but it really was a long wait for our order of 2 Alby burgers, one fry, and 2 shakes. Having said...More

Thank unionrep1
Reviewed 13 October 2016

I have ready several reviews with comments related to service. While they are not fast (as the sign tells you right up front), they have great food. It is a fun family place with plenty of outdoor seating. Burgers are the best and the ice...More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

All the different items we tried were great!! Too bad they aren't open year round - they would be a great addition to the island year-around. We are lucky to have stooped during their last weekend that they are open.

Thank Nicole D
Reviewed 28 September 2016

The soft-serve ice cream comes adorned with sugar eyes. Just makes you giggle! The servings are large, plenty of choices, and a nice covered area to enjoy your snack. We all enjoyed the Albatross!

Thank AJMcDuff
Reviewed 6 September 2016

They tell you this up-front, they are good, but not fast. This is true. Don't think of this as a burger fast-food joint. Plan on waiting while they make your food fresh to order. The burgers/fries are tasty and the ice cream (hand dip or...More

Thank jmkru
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Enjoyed lunch here, had the Alby burger which was very tasty. Like they say, its not fast food - but its friendly & delicious!

Thank MKEAmyS
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Stopped for a snack with the family and everyone got something they liked: chessy fries, flurries, ice cream, frozen yogurt, banana splits and the like. All were good.

Thank mander22
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is your restaurant Dog Friendly? We are looking for a place to eat lunch the 1st week of June on our way to camp at Rock Island and we will have our dog with us.
23 May 2015|
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Response from Traveling415 | Reviewed this property |
We had our dog with. As long as on a leash, it was okay. All seating is outside.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ferry Road & Main Road, Washington Island, WI
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Washington Island
  • Phone Number: +1 920-847-2203
Order at window. Outside seating. Burgers, chicken, etc. and plenty of ice cream
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