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The Shoreline

12747 State Highway 42, Ellison Bay, WI 54210-9792
+1 920-854-2950
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“whitefish” (51 reviews)
“salad” (30 reviews)
“perch dinner” (5 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
12747 State Highway 42, Ellison Bay, WI 54210-9792
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

Food is excellent; service was good, but kitchen was slow because wait at the door for opening filled up the whole restaurant. Other times have not had to wait for food.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Traveler787451
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

I try to get to this restaurant every time I’m in Door County. The view is priceless, the restaurant is quaint and the food, while not fantastic, is good. (I was a bit disappointed in the patty melt I had the last time I visited...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Tracy R
Reviewed 9 October 2018

The setting is very pretty right on the water; can't beat that. The food was just OK. The Grilled Cheese half sandwich with bacon and tomato and the half Reuben were pretty good, but the accompanying soups were not. Chicken Dumpling soup - no. Whitefish...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank iliketowrite
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Our 3rd time dining here and we have loved it each time . Beautiful location so make sure you get here before the sunset . Full service bar just in case there is a wait .Try the Friday special whitefish. It’s excellent! It closes soon...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Joanna K
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Excellent service and got d food! Very accommodating and helpful staff. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to others looking for a nice dinner in Door County!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Amy26975
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

We went for lunch. The food was good the waiter, we had appeared to not want to be at work that day. He seemed to want to be somewhere else. Maybe better service with later staff.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Judy R
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The food, service and view are all great. The prices are reasonable, the fish fresh and other foods all very tasty. The view of Garrett Bay and the surrounding forests and waters of Green Bay make this location special. Plus, if you are a fan...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank das189
Reviewed 2 October 2018

A party of four enjoyed a variety of tasty fresh fish diners, whitefish, and perch. The salads were fresh and crisp. A variety of sides was greatly appreciated. Good variety of wine choices. Great place to end the day after a trip to Washington Island.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank trishdf
Reviewed 29 September 2018

We came here one day for lunch and liked it well enough that we returned a couple of days later. We enjoyed their innovative menu. I liked the half a turkey/cranberry sandwich and soup. Had a salad another day. Service was good the first time...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank AroundtheWorld36
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Ive been here many times for sunset suppers, cocktails. First lunch. Service was excellent and very attentive. Even the gardener was friendly to us! Hostess to bartender to waitstaff all are at a high level of making our experience welcoming.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Peter M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12747 State Highway 42, Ellison Bay, WI 54210-9792
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Ellison Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 920-854-2950
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