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Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik

) #5 of 24 Restaurants in Sister Bay $$ - $$$ European, ,
10698 N Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay, WI 54234-9594
+1 920-854-2626
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pancakes” (202 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 20:00All hours
European, Swedish, Scandinavian, Norwegian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
10698 N Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay, WI 54234-9594
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Their food was good, but I really liked the gift shop the best. My husband and I have Swedish heritage, so we have Swedish food for special occasions.

Thank Erika S
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The Norwegian goat cheese was delicious and not like any other goat cheese I've had...goes well with lingonberry jam. We weren't there for the goats on the roof, but we still had a good meal.

Thank mspblh
GoatsOnTheRoof, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2016

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed it! Come back again soon!

Reviewed 23 August 2016

Passing thorough the town of Siister Bay you are almost sure to come upon a restaurant with grass on its roof and goats sitting on top of it. The traffic almost always comes to a stop around the area. So, one day we decided to...More

3  Thank Kinga N
GoatsOnTheRoof, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2016

We are so sorry to hear you didn't enjoy our meatballs! They are fresh made and our grandmother's recipe but we know everyone has different tastes. We hope you told your server you weren't satisfied as they would have been happy to get you something...More

Reviewed 23 August 2016

The first thing to notice are the goats grazing on the roof - very unusual to say the least. This place seems to do a very good business. We ate there about 2 PM on a Tuesday afternoon in mid-August and there were plenty of...More

Thank TravelingHappy66
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This place was recomended by our rental agent. She was correct. Food good. Highlight of meal was the green grass roof with 4 goats! Yes goats, on the roof! Amazing and in the middle of this quaint & charming town.

Thank connie p
Reviewed 22 August 2016

My husband and I went to Al Johnson for breakfast; though It was super busy but time went fast as they have a cute little shop inside the restaurant that you can walk into or go outside and find Goats on the roof which is...More

Thank SLove5
GoatsOnTheRoof, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2016

So wonderful to hear you enjoyed your first visit! Thank you for the kind review and we hope you will return!

Reviewed 22 August 2016

We drove past this restaurant several times as we traveled the peninsula (and of course saw the goats!) and the restaurant always seemed busy. So, it wasn't a surprise that there was a moderately long wait. The perch dinner was great. My wife got the...More

Thank Rick G
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Wonderful atmosphere AND food! I couldn't resist the Swedish meatballs, and they were delicious! Heartily recommended!

Thank Rita B
GoatsOnTheRoof, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2016

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit! We hope you will be back again soon!

Reviewed 21 August 2016

We visited here and ate in 2008 with Texas friends that we brought. They enjoyed t a we did, and the wife remembers the goats. The place is very attractive, has lovely food, a nice butik, and great service. I ordered the salad that contains...More

Thank cooley25
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Very good food and atmosphere just like a Swedish home! We enjoyed our burger, blt, and breakfast dish for lunch on Wednesday. It was very busy, but after being told it would be one hour and five minute wait, we were seated in 20 minutes....More

Thank Tracie M
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18 June 2017|
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Response from GoatsOnTheRoof | Property representative |
We are first come, first served and do not take reservations. Thank you for asking!
27 May 2017|
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Response from GoatsOnTheRoof | Property representative |
Yes we do!
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
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
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
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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