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The Summer Kitchen Restaurant

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10425 Water St, Ephraim, WI 54234-9501
+1 920-854-2131
07:30 - 15:00
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Sun - Fri 07:30 - 15:00
Sat 07:30 - 20:00
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Northfield, Minnesota
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

Excellent food....exemplary service....flowers everywhere....and a soup bar. Loved this place. We had the special which consisted of 1/2 Reuben sandwich, a big portion of fresh fruit, a trip to their soup bar and an ample piece of Dutch Apple pie for dessert....all for $12.95. We sat on the porch and it was delightful. Highly recommend.

Thank 55ReenieAnne55
Dousman, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

This is one of my favorite spots! If you are looking for a good breakfast, friendly, family atmosphere...this is the place! I enjoy the breakfast burrito, scrambled egg, egg with green & red peppers in wrap served with salsa & sour cream with fresh fruit garnish. My husband enjoys the farmers special, 2 eggs, cooked as you choose, hash browns,... More 

Thank akr131
Algonquin, Illinois
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Have only been here for lunch and have never been disappointed. Good menu which they seem to change up regularly. On this last visit, I had the cream of asparagus soup and wedge salad. Delicious!! Recommend eating here!

Thank Nancy G
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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170 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

My sons and husband loved the soups. All homemade and you can get unlimited for $15. I had a salad and it wasn't the greatest. This is a place reminded me of my Grandma's cooking. Great homemade pies too!

Thank Becky R
Alpena, Michigan
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015

We ate at The Summer Kitchen to have a light supper before heading over to the Northern Sky Theatre for an evening performance. The lasagne was very tasty as were the soup and salad. A selection of five different soups daily gives enough choices for almost anyone. The tomato-basil soup that both of us choose was delicious. We have eaten... More 

Thank Ellen E
New Providence, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015

Door County is lovely but pricy, The Summer Kitchen Restaurant had a great early bird special breakfast that was just right for our pocketbook. The staff was friendly and the restaurant was so cute with lots of flowers and birds to look at from the many windows.

Thank DarleneW55
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85 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

I had Citrus French Toast which had an orange flavor to the batter that the four pieces of French Bread was dipped in. So as not to diminish the orange taste I went without the maple syrup. The side of bacon was prepared as I had requested, crispy, and was a great accompaniment. The service was prompt and cordial.

1 Thank Eugene F
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015

Quaint surroundings and priced right! Location and service rocked! Wonderful soups and sandwiches. Always offers 5 soup choices and wonderful bread. Love the friendly atmosphere.

Thank Jsahmblnd
Blaine, Minnesota
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

Great little place with the feel your at your grandmother's house eating. Selection of soup was great sure to have something for everyone.

Thank johnny_purple
Montgomery, Illinois
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

This restaurant was right next to our hotel, so an easy walk. The food was wonderful. We ate there every morning of our stay. It is a family owned restaurant with a cute décor and a lovely patio. The food was excellent with ample portions and the bacon was the best I have ever tasted. I would highly recommend it.

Thank Susan H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Soups, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10425 Water St, Ephraim, WI 54234-9501
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Ephraim
  • Phone Number: +1 920-854-2131
The Summer Kitchen is renowned for its homemade soups, fresh bread and yummy desserts. At least five different soups are available daily. Order a single cup, two cups, a bowl or our Taster's cups and enjoy! All lunch entrees include a cup of soup. Dinner entrees are served with a baked potato, a side of vegetables, homemade bread and your choice of soup or salad.

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