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Wilson's Restaurant

9990 Water Street, Highway 42, Door County, Ephraim, WI 54211
+1 920-854-2041
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (555 reviews)
“sundae” (78 reviews)
“burger” (145 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
American, Diner
9990 Water Street, Highway 42, Door County, Ephraim, WI 54211
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cute, old fashioned ice cream parlor with nice outdoor seating. Ice Cream is fun, with a hidden Jelly Bean in the bottom of the cone. Hot Dogs and fries are a must, washing it down with a Root Beer Float.

Thank Maureen N
Reviewed 22 January 2018

What a great vacation vibe and who doesn't love ice cream? I look forward to stopping by every year. The staff is so fun and friendly. I am counting the days until my next visit.

Thank Neem26
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Many generations of families have always made Wilson's Ice Cream & Restaurant a must top destination. You can't miss the red and white stripped awnings and in the summer you will see people waiting in line to get in...so plan accordingly. The lines are for...More

Thank doorcountytraveler
Reviewed 7 November 2017

A freezing cold rainy day- ice cream? YES, if it's here. I have not had a good chocolate soda in years. The girls behind the counter were ice cream pro's!! Others in our group had ice cream cones. All the flavors were good- cones were...More

Thank Kim38EdenPrairie
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Quaint classic americana. the atmosphere it worth the visit and the ice cream is just the cherry on top

Thank VacationTonyC
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We grew up coming to Wilsons in Door County for an ice cream or a hamburger. Don't let the long lines by the door scare you away. It is totally worth the wait...which goes fast. The serving size of ice cream is very big, the...More

Thank rsaljg
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Oh, wow! We both ate inside and had sundaes. Very large servings and couldn't have been tastier. Fun environment with decor and music. Can't wait to return. Thanks for the experience!

Thank Marsha R
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Fun soda fountain joint with great burgers and root beer.The music adds a great 50s vibe to the place. We wanted to dance the entire time we were there. Just a side note, I had a very good side dinner salad with my burger which...More

Thank Jackie L
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Stopped by here on a Sunday afternoon for an ice cream cone. The line was a mile long, but worth the wait. Lots of different flavors. Excellent ice cream.

Thank Rose Marie C
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Always stop by at least once when we're in Door County. This is just like the old ice cream and sandwich joints from the past and it's still here. Great homemade ice cream and the sandwiches are pretty darn good too. Sample a slice of...More

Thank James F
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18 April 2016|
Response from Jackson A | Reviewed this property |
This I do not know. They do have gift certificates and they probably will send one to you. Enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9990 Water Street, Highway 42, Door County, Ephraim, WI 54211
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Ephraim
  • Phone Number: +1 920-854-2041
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