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Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik

$$ - $$$European, ,
10698 N Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay, WI 54234-9594
+1 920-854-2626
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (235 reviews)
“lingonberry jam” (62 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, Swedish, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
10698 N Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay, WI 54234-9594
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A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Cute seeing the goats on the roof. The Swedish environment was great. The Swedish pancakes were good, different, topped with cherries and tons of rediwhip. Lingonberry jelly was good.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food was ok. The dining room was very small. It was more of a store than a restaurant. If you have a lot of time eat there. Other wise wait till it’s not busy.

Thank dbutch2018
Reviewed 2 days ago

Of course, everyone tells you to come see the restaurant with the goats on the roof. But you don't have to stay and eat -- you can just drive by and see the goats. I would encourage you to take the time to eat here...More

Thank 2017Queen
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Anyone who has been to Sister Bay has seen the goats on the roof of this restaurant. This will definitely peak your interest. We had been here several years ago, and enjoyed ourselves, so thought we would go back to try it. We got there...More

Thank roelskm
OurManagement1, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for the nice review! We hope you’ll come back to visit us again!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of the highlights of our trip. What an atmosphere. The goats are not there all the time on the evenings. Look at the goat cam to check before you go. They were there the day we went. The Butik had lots of items to...More

Thank phislamajama
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Ambiance is great. Server was obviously a transplant from Europe, but it added to charm of visit. Single goat was out, more out next day. Pancakes with cherries were awesome. My husband had breakfast too, eggs with hashbrowns and bacon. Asked for crispy bacon and...More

Thank jaarsmam
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is an event. First, there are goats on the roof that draws you into the parking lot. Then there is a gift shop inside with fantastic Scandinavian and Wisconsinite items reasonably priced. Then there is the food. The Swedish pancakes are delish. My...More

Thank ambeh79
OurManagement1, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

“An event.” Love that! What a nice complement! We are so happy you enjoyed everything and look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is a must when visiting Door County! Kind staff, yummy food and fun atmosphere. Very accommodating with young children, and there’s a gift shop to explore while waiting for your food. The goats were not out in the evening, but I would definitely...More

Thank Sarah W
OurManagement1, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We hope you’ll visit us again and come by to see the goats! Thank you for the nice review and for bringing your family here!

Reviewed 5 days ago

Highly recommend a meal here. What it might be lacking in elegance, it makes up for in great tasting food and the most friendly wait staff in Door County! Portions are large, food is tasty and service is great! Can be a bit noisy at...More

Thank Rhonda W
OurManagement1, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We appreciate the kind words and hope you’ll visit us again!

A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We ate here last night and had a delicious meal with our 2 year old with whom we shared our Swedish meatballs. They were delicious and all three of us enjoyed them tremendously. The service was excellent and very family friendly. Plus the goats on...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
OurManagement1, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for bringing in your family and for the nice review! We’re thrilled you all enjoyed your visit!

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Valya1953
18 June 2017|
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Response from OurManagement1 | Property representative |
We are first come, first served and do not take reservations. Thank you for asking!
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hootie2017
27 May 2017|
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Yes we do!
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BH24
9 July 2016|
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Response from John N | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure they don't have a lunch portion per say. Ive had side portions as small as 4 meat balls per serving, and larger entrée portions. Make sure to get the gravy and a side of lingon berry. Plan on napping... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Cuisine
European, Swedish, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10698 N Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay, WI 54234-9594
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Sister Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 920-854-2626
Description
Door County, Wisconsin's most well-known restaurant, established in 1949. From May through October, look for the live goats on the roof, on top of an authentic Swedish log building. Inside, there's a traditional Swedish atmosphere and Scandinavian food specialties, all served by waitresses in dirndls. After dining, visit Al Johnson's Butik, featuring a beautiful selection of Scandinavian products, including clogs, Swedish linens, books, clothing, jewelry, decorative items, books and housewares. Open May - October, 6 AM - 8 PM, And November - April, 7 AM - 3 PM.
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