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Karly's Bar

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1265 Main Rd, Washington Island, WI 54246-9009
+1 920-847-2655
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Ellison Bay
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A winter day trip to Washington Island (via the car ferry) led to a surprise when we stopped at Karly's for a sandwich lunch. We had the best service from the sweetest elderly gal, which enhanced the congenial atmosphere making our food all the more pleasing. The two men had the prime rib sandwich which was thinly sliced and piled... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

My husband and I ate in the Cellar restaurant and the service was excellent and the foot was outstanding. I had the prime rib and my husband the mushroom ravioli and both of us thought it was one of the best meals we have had. In fact, the excellent waitress that served us gave me a great recipe for the... More 

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Thank mkn444
Marco Island, Florida
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262 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Eat in cellar Good food Local place Fish was good Nothing fancy! Good service! Feels like a local place!

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Thank pho2
sppringfield
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Ate dinner in the Cellar, just the best. Had the prime rib and did not go away hungary. Excellent was the service, staff and food. Glad we found it.

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Midland, MI
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

On the surface, it's a bar with some food. If you head downstairs to the "Cellar Restaurant", you'll find a full-service restaurant with really good food. The atmosphere is a little dark (it's a windowless basement), but the food is quite god.

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Thank jmkru
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

My teenager wanted a burger and fries for lunch when we visited Washington Island, so this seemed like the place. The set-up is weird. They have several outdoor tables and a waitress was out there waiting on tables. She didn't welcome us or anything, so we sat at a table and started reading the menus that were in a beverage... More 

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Thank 235vacationmom
St. Paul, MN
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142 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Because our last visit to the Island was for only one week, we made only one visit to Karly's this time. It's a popular and friendly place. We arrived on the last ferry, checked into our cottage and immediately drove to Karly's for their special Tuesday Hamburger Night. The hamburgers, cold draft beer, and french fries really hit the spot.... More 

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Thank Kate M
Indiana
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174 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

A local tavern with outside seating. Tables and chairs are basically in the parking lot. Okay menu with bar food and sandwiches and cold beer

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Thank JimHenry
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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40 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

It was a beautiful day on Washington Island so it was hard to walk down the stairs to the cellar with no windows. Upon being seated, we were served a celery and carrot plate and bread basket. Our server was polite. The food was plentiful and good.

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Thank Susanne444
North Miami, Florida
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

We have eaten at Karly's Bar and the downstairs Cellar Restaurant several times over the past few summers and their food is always excellent. Karly's Bar is great for a lunchtime burger or sandwich and you can enjoy your food at a table outside. The Cellar Restaurant is good for a nice dinner and has a wide variety of fancier... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1265 Main Rd, Washington Island, WI 54246-9009
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Washington Island
  • Phone Number: +1 920-847-2655

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?