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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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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pancakes” (197 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 yesterday via mobile

I really enjoyed the sides! The Swedish rye bread and crackers with lingonberry jam were just delicious! The side salad was good! The mashed potatoes were homemade (not instant) and the steamed green and wax beans were a highlight! My only criticism is that I...More

Thank stevenrealife
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went for breakfast on a busy Saturday morning with my wife. We loved the menu choices..... not the usual stuff. I had the Swedish meatballs with my eggs , potatoes and toast. My wife's fruit and eggs were also very good. Everything you hear about...More

Thank ZippyF1
Reviewed 2 days ago

Always heard about Al Johnson's and finally visited and so glad we did. Goats on the roof are adorable! Very crowded of course and a long wait, but well worth it. And the wait goes fast with goat watching and the cute gift shop. Loved...More

Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had 4 people in our party we each got something different and everyone's entry was really good and a generous portion

Thank Ty H
Reviewed 5 days ago

A great place with lots of charm, wonerful wait staff, huge menu to select from, featuring Swedish pancakes, meatballs, etc, and GOATS on the grass roof! Nice Scandinavian gift shop inside too. Family friendly!

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 6 days ago

My sisters and I were absolutely delighted to find this charming restaurant in Sister Bay, WI. It is decorated in old world Swedish style. The food was wonderful!! Try the Swedish Meatballs - they're great. The wait staff was friendly and efficient. After we ate,...More

Thank Elise L
GoatsOnTheRoof, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the great review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed every aspect of your visit! We hope you'll be back again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the food and atmosphere immensely. We happened upon this place on the day of the Goat Festival and Goat Parade. Fun!

Thank Bill H
GoatsOnTheRoof, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

So glad you got to see our little small town fun! We hope you'll come back again next year!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We never miss this place on a trip to Door County. We always go for breakfast and we always have the Swedish Pancake Special--Swedish meatballs, Swedish pancakes and fried eggs! Cute "butik" here, too.

Thank NJCasey
GoatsOnTheRoof, Manager at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for the nice review! We are glad to be part of your Door County routine!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always stop by Al Johnson's to check out the goats on the roof. Always fun to see them, and it really is a fun novelty. We've only eaten breakfast here once and had a fine experience. The food was good, but not great. I...More

Thank Jay C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyable dining experience both outside and inside. We dined on good food while the goats dined on the grass roof. Great service too!

Thank D H
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Just to save some evening time... Is it possible to reserve a table prior the arrival?
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!
Do you offer takeout?
26 May 2017|
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Response from GoatsOnTheRoof | Property representative |
Yes we do!
I've been hearing about your fabulous Swedish meatballs, but as we're to be in Sister bay at lunchtime, I have wondered if you offer lunch-sized portions which include that item?
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
US$10 - US$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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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