Making Memories at Bridgeport Resort

January 22nd, 2018

Bridgeport Resort is an ideal location to host a family get together. Suites are roomy with the three bedroom Utopia able to accommodate up to eight. Many people believe that Door County is “closed” for the winter, but that is not the case. Here at Bridgeport Resort, we are open year round. No matter how cold it gets outside, our indoor pool, whirlpool and splash play area are warm and cozy. With the onsite children’s play area, fitness room, complimentary movies and games there is always something to do. Many of our families plan their Door County Christmas at Bridgeport Resort year after year.

We are always happy to hear about your visits to Bridgeport Resort however you wish to share them… by letter, email or even on Trip Advisor! We recently received this letter from the Bergman family and wanted to share their experience and picture with you.

“One year our entire family came to Bridgeport to celebrate the final chemo treatments for one of our own. We decided to have our Christmas celebration here as well. That was nearly ten years ago. We all have been coming to Bridgeport the weekend before Christmas ever since. The 14 grandchildren have grown through the years and so have our memories of all being together to celebrate our holiday season. We have discussed going to a different place, just for a change, but we all agree that Bridgeport will always be where we come every year. The grandparents have made this tradition possible, and as long as we can be together, Bridgeport is where we want to be….together, making memories.”



December 20th, 2017
    1. Door County Fish Boils have been celebrated for decades as definitive of Door County and distinctively Wisconsin, each fire offering the crowd of hungry onlookers an unforgettable experience followed by an incomparable meal.
    2. Door County Wisconsin has 300 miles of coastline, and with 11 lighthouses, has one of the highest concentration of lighthouses of any county in the country!
    3. Door County wines, beers, and liquors are taking over taverns and pubs nationwide. See where the country’s lust for cherry wine and Door County beer began with a wine tasting, a visit to one of the area’s many breweries or distilleries, or a trip to a pub where a friendly bartender can suggest his or her favorite locally grown spirits.
    4. Door County is home to numerous swimming beaches. If fact… Door County has fifty three public beaches! You can download a PDF of the Door County Beaches to print.
    5. The 19 county parks dotting Door County are all located on the water, and many double as historic landmarks. These often overlooked gems include some of the most jaw-dropping overlooks, secret picnic spots, and shoreline hikes, plus boat launches, beaches, playgrounds, and pavilions.
    6. Every town in Door County offers their own specialty stores that can delight all tastes and will fit the bill for any special treasure or gift. Visitors can expect eclectic galleries, boutiques, gift shops, and even grocery stores, all within walking distance of each other.
    7. Door County Cherries are picked and processed right here in Door County to ensure the freshest product possible. Come to a farm market or roadside stand to pick cherries, or buy them ready-picked.
    8. Door County’s Islands make this area a boater’s dream. Drop anchor in a cove and take a swim or drop a line for some of the best fishing found in the Midwest.
    9. No visit to Door County is complete without visiting at least one of the Door County Museums.
    10. Door County’s Performing Arts scene will leave you with a story to tell. Nearly a dozen performing arts organizations call Door County home, filling the calendar with theater, comedy, symphony and every music genre you can think of.Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, offers Door County's widest selection of specialty shops, fine restaurants, and museums with year-round service. Every year Sturgeon Bay hosts a variety of unique celebrations you will not want to miss! #bridgeportresort #doorcounty #doorcountyhotel



Bridgeport Waterfront Resort Guest Services Directory

May 13th, 2016

Welcome to Bridgeport Waterfront Resort… our rooms carry Guest Services Directories for your convenience. Sometimes guests are looking for the information after they have returned home… trying to remember the place they visited so they can return on their next trip. Here is the full Guest Services Directory for your convenience including links to get to the businesses listed.


January – Mid June & September – December

Our guest service hours are from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. daily. Family and friends can reach your suite after hours by entering your suite number when directed by the automated attendant.

Mid June – September

Our guest service hours are from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. daily.  Family and friends can reach your suite after hours by entering your suite number when directed by the automated attendant.


Bridgeport partners with Nightingale, Kitty O’Reilly’s Irish Pub and Scaturo’s Baking Co.& Woldt’s Corner Pub.  If you present your key card, you receive a 10% discount. The Mill Supper Club offers 15%.  If you need directions to any of these restaurants please see the front desk.


Need a babysitter?  Bridgeport has a list available at the front desk of babysitters.


We have 3 gas grills for your grilling convenience.  They are located near the three exits 101, 112, and 126.


Covered bike storage is available outside near the waterfall.  Ask front desk if you need help locating this area.


Located by the Front Desk, Bridgeport’s Store carries a variety of amenities, medicines, soda, chips, candy, ice cream, and more!


Help yourself and learn more about Door County with a rack full of brochures of local attractions throughout the county.  This rack is located near the front desk.


A variety of coffee, juices, milk, and flavored teas are available complimentary in the parlor area 24 hours a day.


Your suite will be ready for you as early as 3:00 p.m.  For the convenience of our incoming guests, check out time is 11:00 a.m.


Peabody’s Play Park is located on the lower level, next to the fitness center room.  Peabody’s Play Park includes a ball pit, Lego table, and video arcade games.  This is open from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. daily.


Bridgeport is wireless throughout the resort.  There is no additional charge for this.  No password is needed, connect to Bridgeport. There is also an internet center located next to the front desk for your convenience.


There is one elevator in the building.  It is located to the right of the main entrance.


For your safety, outside entrance doors are locked at all times.  Your suite key card will open the doors.


Fax and copy machines are located at the front desk.

Outgoing faxes – $3.00 for the 1st page and $1.00 for each additional page

Incoming faxes – $1.00 per page

Copies – $0.25 per page


The fitness room is located on the lower level across from the elevator on first floor.  We keep it locked for child safety reasons; the key can be picked up at the front desk.  The fitness room is intended to be used by adults only (16 years and older).  It is available for use during the hours of 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.


Treat a friend or relative to a relaxing and wonderful experience at Bridgeport Waterfront Resort.  Gift certificates are available at the front desk.


For future reservations, please request a handicap accessible suite in advance to assure availability.


There is housekeeping service daily.  Let the front desk know if you have any special requests or if you choose not to receive housekeeping service.


The ice machine is located on the lower level across from the pool entrance.  There is also an ice maker in the refrigerator in each of the suites.


There is an iron and ironing board in each suite, located in the front closet.  There is also an iron and ironing board available in the guest laundry room on each floor.


Coin operated washers, dryers, and soap dispensers are located on each level.  Quarters are available at the front desk.


An assortment of books is located in the parlor in the nicely furnished bookcase.


There are luggage carts available at the main entrance to assist in carrying luggage to and from your suite.


There are three meeting rooms at Bridgeport Waterfront Resort.  The front desk staff would be happy to give you a tour of these meeting rooms if available.


In the lobby by the brochure rack there is a basket of menus for nearby restaurants in Door County.  Feel free to ask the front desk for directions and recommendations.


A red flashing light on your phone indicates that there is a message for you.  Dial 500 to receive it.  To turn off the message light follow direction on the recording when receive the message.


Bridgeport provides complimentary movies and board games.  The movies are located at the front desk and the board games are in the parlor area in the armoire.



Pack n’ Play and highchairs are available at the front desk for $5.00 a day.  Please contact the front desk for availability.


Otumba Park is located within walking distance of the resort.  Walk out the door by 101 and follow the walkway along the water to the beach and park.  Otumba Park has playground equipment, picnic tables, grills, tennis courts, basketball courts, and a sandy beach.


Sorry, but NO pets allowed.  We will be happy to provide you with information on boarding kennels.  It is the request of the owners, management, and staff that no pets are allowed.  We hope this does not interfere with your stay at Bridgeport Waterfront Resort.


Local telephone calls from suites are $.50.  Long distance telephone calls are $1.00 connection fee, plus $.40 a minute.


The indoor pool and whirlpool can be found on the lower level across from the elevator.

Indoor Pool Hours:  Sunday- Thursday   8:00am-10:30pm                                                                  With adult hours 9:30-10:30pm
                                       Friday- Saturday    8:00am- 11:30pm
With adult hours 10:30pm-11:30pm

Outdoor Pool Hours:             8:00am- 8:00pm

*Children 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult


The towels in your suite can be used as pool towels; otherwise there are pool towels available in the pool area.


The sauna is located in the pool area. It is open 8:00am-10:00pm.  It is a DRY HEAT sauna.


We have hats, clothing, cups, popcorn, coffee, swim diapers, cameras, film, etc. for sale across from the front desk.


Bridgeport Resort is a completely smoke free resort.  We appreciate your cooperation.


There is a list of the detailed channels on the following pages.


There are tennis and basketball courts available at Otumba Park.  Complementary balls and rackets are available at the front desk.


There is a DVD Player in each suite.  Complimentary videos are available at the desk.


In front of our resort is a beautiful walkway along the bay.  This walkway can be taken to: Otumba Park, Maritime Museum, or across the bridge to the downtown area.


Please dial the front desk “0″ between 7:00am-10:00pm to make your wakeup call requests.  When you receive the call, you must pick up your phone as it will continue to ring back every 5 minutes until it is answered.


Your suite is equipped with a whirlpool bath.

* Fill the bath a maximum of 3″ above the inlets and push the button located in the middle of the tub to activate the water jets.
* The turbulence may be varied by adjusting induction control.  The direction of water may be adjusted by rotating the inner jet assemblies.
* Whirlpool jets are on a timer and run approximately 10 minutes.


We sell wine and champagne at the front desk from 8:00a.m.-9:00p.m. daily.

LOCAL CALLS Dial 8 + Number
LONG DISTANCE Dial 8 + 1 + Number
(Billed to Suite)
CREDIT CARD & Dial 8 + 0 + Number (Include area code)
LOCAL CALLS $.50 per local call
LONG DISTANCE $1.00 connection fee & then $.40 a minute.

*You have the right to reach other long distance carriers from this phone. You can do so by dialing the access code provided by that carrier.




AMO GALLERY & CUSTOM FRAMERY                                         STURGEON BAY       (920) 743-2259

G & J GLASSWORKS                                                                                      STURGEON BAY            (920) 818-0493

GRECO GALLERY                                                                                            STURGEON BAY            (920) 743-5000

POPELKA TRENCHARD GLASS STUDIO                                      STURGEON BAY       (920) 743-7287


AMERICAN FOLKLORE                                                                              FISH CREEK             (920) 854-6117

EGG HARBOR           (920) 868-3763

FISH CREEK             (920) 868-2728

PENINSULA PLAYERS                                                                                 FISH CREEK             (920) 854-4060

DOOR SHAKESHPEARE                                                                             BAILEYS HARBOR    (920) 839-1500

THIRD AVENUE PLAYHOUSE                                                       STURGEON BAY       (920) 743-1760


CINEMA 6                                                                                                         STURGEON BAY       (920) 743-3569

SKYWAY DRIVE-IN                                                                           EPHRAIM       (920) 854-9938


DOOR COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY                                       STURGEON BAY       (920) 743-5809

DOOR COUNTY MARITIME MUSEUM                                          STURGEON BAY       (920) 743-5958

MILLER ART MUSEUM                                                                               STURGEON BAY       (920) 746-0707

FISH CREEK             (920) 868-2091


STURGEON BAY       (920) 743-9065


STURGEON BAY       (920) 743-7048

SISTER BAY               (920)854-4828

EPHRAIM                   (920)854-7501

STURGEON BAY       (920)818-0805


ALPINE                                                                                                             EGG HARBOR            (920) 868-3232

BAY RIDGE                                                                                                       SISTER BAY               (920) 854-4085

CHERRY HILLS                                                                                               STURGEON BAY            (920) 743-3240

IDLEWILD                                                                                                       STURGEON BAY            (920) 743-3334

BAILEYS HARBOR    (920) 839-2321

HOSESHOE BAY                                                                                             EGG HARBOR            (877) 599-GOLF

PENINSULA STATE PARK                                                                           EPHRAIM                   (920) 854-5791

STONEHEDGE                                                                                                 EGG HARBOR            (920) 868-2566

THE ORCHARDS                                                                                             EGG HARBOR            (920) 868-2483






CAVE POINT                         STURGEON BAY

QUARRY                                STURGEON BAY


STURGEON BAY       (920) 746-2890

STURGEON BAY       (920) 823-2400

FISH CREEK             (920) 868-3258

NEWPORT                                                                                         ELLISON BAY                        (920) 854-2500


EGG HARBOR           (920) 743-6742

STURGEON BAY       (920) 743-6666


EGG HARBOR FUN PARK                                                                          EGG HARBOR           (920) 868-9417

SISTER BAY               (920) 854-4929

SISTER BAY               (920) 854-4715

RED PUTTER                                                                                    EPHRAIM                   (920) 854-5114


EGG HARBOR                      20 minutes
FISH CREEK                         30 minutes
EPHRAIM                               35 minutes
SISTER BAY                           40 minutes
ELLISON BAY                        45 minutes
GILLS ROCK                          1 hour


(920) 746-4560 or (920) 495-4560

(920) 743-3092

(920) 495-5586

(920) 743-9534

(920) 746-9499



STURGEON BAY       (920) 743-5058

STURGEON BAY       (920) 743-2929


STURGEON BAY       (920) 743-4716
JOSEPH’S STURGEON BAY       (920) 743-2062
PETER & PAUL STURGEON BAY (920) 743-4842


BAY VIEW                                                                                          STURGEON BAY       (920) 743-4705

STURGEON BAY       (920) 743-9806
JOHN STURGEON BAY (920) 743-5343


UNITED                                                                                             STURGEON BAY       (920) 743-3241

EGG HARBOR           (920) 868-3112


MOVAVIAN                                                                                        STURGEON BAY       (920) 743-6218



STURGEON BAY       (920) 743-8896

STURGEON BAY       (920) 743-8830

EGG HARBOR           (920) 868-2120

STURGEON BAY       (920) 743-8772

WALMART                                                                                          STURGEON BAY       (920) 746-0402

TARGET                                                                                             STURGEON BAY       (920)743-5775

WALGREENS                                                                                     STURGEON BAY       (920)746-5245


STURGEON BAY       (920) 746-4416

STURGEON BAY       (920)743-8587

DOOR COUNTY VISITORS BUREAU         (920) 743-4456
STURGEON BAY VISITORS CENTER         (920) 743-6246


STURGEON BAY       (920) 746-9596


MAAS’S                                                                                                           STURGEON BAY       (920) 743-6518



QUARRY PARK                                                                                 STURGEON BAY




HOLE IN ONE MOBIL STATION                                                                STURGEON BAY       (920) 743-8772


2        WBAY- ABC Green Bay
3        WPNE- PBS Green Bay 38
5        WFRV- CBS Green Bay
7        HSN
8        WGBA- NBC Green Bay 26
11      WLUK- FOX Green Bay
13      WCWF-THE CW
14      QVC
15      WACY- MyTV Appleton 32
16      WGN
17      Telemundo Wisconsin
21      Fxx
22      C-Span
25      Investigation Dicovery
27      Food Network
28      ESPN 2
29      ESPN
30      FSN- Fox Sports Network
31      NBC Sport Network
32      FOX Sport 1
33      BTN
34      USA Network
35      TBS
36      FX
37      TNT
38      A & E
39      Lifetime
40      Tru TV
41      Sci-Fi
42      Comedy Central
43      Turner Classic Movies
44      E!
45      The Disney Channel
46      National Geographic
47      Discovery Channel
48      TLC
49      Animal Planet
50      The History Channel
51      ABC Family
52     Cartoon Network
53     Nickelodeon
54    TV Land
55    CNN
56    HLN
57    CNBC
58    MSNBC
59    The Weather Channel
60    MTV
61     VH1
62     Spike TV
63    CMT
64    AMC
65    HGTV
66    Bravo
67    EWTN
69    Esquire Network
70    Fox News
71     Travel Channel
72    Fox Business Network
77    Jewelry TV
78   Hallmark Channel
79    LMN
80   GSN
82   C-Span3
83   Disney XD
84   MLB Network
85   Oxygen
86   Golf Channel
87   ShopHQ
88   Bet
89   Tv Guide Network
90   C-Span2
91   MTV 2
92   ION Television
97  OWN
99  Fox Sports North Plus
181  Charter Information Network
184  Charter Extra
185  Charter Main Street
186  Celebrity Shopping Network
189  WBAY- Live Well Network
190  WGBA- MeTv
192  WBAY- Weather
196  WPNE- Wisconsin Channel
197- WPNE-Create
317- Regional Sports Extra
461  Showtime- East
981  Public Affairs channels
995  Wisconsin Eye

Finding Events in Door County

April 12th, 2016

Door County is specifically and intentionally designed with you in mind! One of the really great things about a tourist destination is that the businesses strive to provide everything that you are looking for in a vacation. Door County is full of everything from restaurants to entertainment to shopping. There is literally something going on somewhere in Door County every single day. It can be hard to know about all of the available events and activities.

Here are a few resources to help you plan your perfect vacation.

The Door County Visitor Bureau Website is not only full of information about Door County and the businesses in it, but also has a listing of Events and Festivals for All Occasions. You have the ability to view the results both by date and alphabetically.

There is also a great Door County Interactive Map that allows you to plan out your own personalized itinerary. You can click to add from categories including lodging, dining, shopping, see and do, sports activities and helpful services. You can map out your day this way without guessing what will be next and see how you will travel throughout the Door!

The Door County Navigator would like to help when you are looking for Door County events and things to do in Door County!  The many activities in their Door County Wisconsin Calendar of Events which are conveniently presented in monthly calendars.  You will find listed many of the fascinating and fun activities that will be taking place in Door County year round!  Music Festivals, town festivals, parades, performing arts activities, fun arts and crafts shows, and a whole lot more!

The Door County Pulse allows you to easily browse by category or date. You are also able to find out the latest Door County News on this site. Sign up for Pulse Picks! Get daily news, features, arts, entertainment and events delivered to your inbox! Bridgeport Resort subscribes to this list and prints it for your convenience each day!

View the 2017 Door County Official Visitors Guide Book Online. The book is interactive. Clicking will take you to numerous other resources. This book is specifically planned to assist in planning every last detail of your vacation. The book contains a calendar of events by date and resources by category and then broken down by community.  Would you really prefer to have a paper copy of the book sent to you free of charge? Simply enter your information and you will receive a free copy of the 2017 Door County Official Visitors Guide Book.

Plan on staying right in Sturgeon Bay? The Sturgeon Bay Visitor’s Bureau puts out a Sturgeon Bay specific listing. Enjoy our community even more with these other events! From live music to special events, look what’s happening this week or in the weeks to come!

Directions to Door County Lighthouses

April 1st, 2016

Door County is home to eleven lighthouses! You can find out much history and information about them by visiting the Door County Visitor’s Bureau Website. Many people like to visit and see the different lighthouses. Door County is small enough that you are able to drive all the way from the bottom to the top in about an hour. Many people like to make a day trip out of visiting the different lighthouses. Some are drive by viewing only… and others do allow tours and visitors. Here are directions to some of the most popular Door County Lighthouses.

Canal Station

From Hwy. 42-57 turn east just north of the Bay View bridge onto Utah street right onto Cove road, left onto Canal road to the station.

Range Light

At the north end of Baileys Harbor turn at the Sandpiper Restaurant on the corner of Hwy 57 and follow Ridge road ½ mile to the beach parking lot.

Cana Island Lighthouse

Shuttle buses depart every 20 minutes from Baileys Harbor Town Hall located at the north end of Bailey’s Harbor on Hwy. 57. Last bus departs for Cana Island on Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Park your vehicle behind the fire station. No parking allowed at the island.

Eagle Bluff

Open all summer through the third weekend in October. Tours start on the hour, 20 minutes past the hour, and approx ½ hour. Follow Hwy.42 tot he north end of Fish Creek to the entrance of Peninsula State Park. Stop and pay admission fee ($7.00 non residents park admission fee, $ 3.00 one hour $ 5.00 resident) and acquire directions to the light house.

Chambers Island Lighthouse

(920) 743-5958. $30.00 Saturday 8:30-1:00, 1:30-6:00 and Sunday 10:00-3:00. The Quo Vadis departs from te Fish Creek dock. Take Hwy. 42 to Fish Creek. At the intersection of Main street and Hwy 42 either fo straight if you’re coming from te sough or turn right if you’re coming form the north. Continue tote Fish Creek dock and the Quo Vadis. (Quo Vadis is not a shuttle service)

Pottawatomie Lighthouse

(Oldest Light and the most difficult to reach) Those visiting should plan to spend the entire day to do so.  Special cost involve the Washington Island Ferry trip to Washington Island, 1-920-847-22523. Follow Hwy 42 to Gills Rock, then right to Northport Peir.

Spring Blossoms in Door County

March 15th, 2016

Wildflowers are the first sign of spring… popping up as winter comes to an end. From cherry blossoms to daffodils, Door County is home to a wide variety of wild flowers. You can expect to see the daffodils first popping through around April. Of course… the blooms are completely dependent upon the weather! The last of the blooms generally happen in August… letting us know that fall has come. You can find a chart of What’s Blooming When if you would like to visit when your favorites are in bloom.

You are only in it for the Door County Cherry Blossoms? There is a site especially for you! Find out when to see the blossoms, when to expect the cherries to be ready, where to pick them and even how to cook them “Door County Style!”

Ready for a nice spring walk to see the blossoms? Try a few of these places…

Crossroads at Big Creek, Sturgeon Bay 

Peninsula State Park, Fish Creek 

Potawatomi State Park Sturgeon Bay 

The Ridges Sanctuary, Baileys Harbor 

Rock Island State Park, Washington Island 

Whitefish Dunes State Park, Sturgeon Bay 

Still want to know more about the spring blossoms in Door County? Here is a great article from Midwest Weekends – Door County Blossoms.

Sturgeon Bay Wineries

March 3rd, 2016


Door County is home to numerous wineries. You are able to sample and sip at each of the Door County Wineries. Choose from traditional favorites… or try some Door County Cherry Wine. There are two wineries conveniently located right in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Door 44 Winery and Red Oak Winery. The wineries are open year round. In addition to wine tasting, there are also a few great events throughout the year!

Door 44 Winery
4020 Hwy 42/57 #2
Phone:(888) 932-0044

Summer Wine & Food Fest Series
Join us this July for our new Summer Wine & Food Fest Series. On select Saturdays in July from 12-5 pm join us for a day of wine, delicious food a local vendor, live music, vineyard tours and more all while overlooking our beautiful 10 acre vineyard! Make sure to bring your own chairs, seating is limited.
Admission is free! Please no carry-ins.
Wine Sampling ($6) includes: 5 samples and a Parallel 44 Signature Wine Glass.
Food available for purchase from a local vendor each week.
More Events… Door 44 Online Calendar of Events

Red Oak Winery
3017 Enterprise Rd
Phone:(920) 743-7729

Wine & Canvas at Red Oak Winery
Saturday, April 9th @ 6-9pm
The Wine & Canvas calendar for sign-up won’t be ready until March 20th.
To sign up for our next class, please go to

Best Restaurants in Door County

February 9th, 2016

Door County is home to over two hundred and thirty restaurants! That is a lot to choose from. How do you decide where to go when you are on vacation? Try going where the locals like to go! We polled the staff of Bridgeport Resort to find out their favorite places and favorite menu items. Here is the list… sample a few or try them all!

Dakota: Door County Fire Company
Pulled Pork Sandwich: Slow roasted pork topped with barbeque sauce, pickle strips and cole slaw on a roll.
38 S 3rd Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Nicole: Kitty O’Reillys Irish Pub
Dragon Eggs: Baked jalapeños, grilled chicken, smoky bacon, cream cheese, ranch dressing
59 E Oak St, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Jessica: Scaturos
Veggie Omelet: Three egg omelets include home fries and buttermilk biscuits. Morel and Leek Cheese, onions, green peppers, broccoli, tomatoes, mushrooms and spinach.
19 Green Bay Rd, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Gretchen: Nightingale
Tenderloin Oscar (Saturday Night Special): 8 oz beef tenderloin chargrilled over asparagus, topped with crab meat and house made Bearnaise sauce.
1541 Egg Harbor Rd, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Mindy: Old Mexico
Enchiladas al Carbon: Three grilled steak enchiladas covered with enchilada sauce. Served with rice, beans, lettuce, guacamole and pico de gallo.
901 Egg Harbor Rd, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Jessie: Trattoria Dal Santo
Chicken Parmesan: Boneless skinless breast of chicken with seasoned bread crumbs, baked and finished with melted mozzarella cheese, served with spaghetti marinara.
117 N 3rd Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Brittany: Nightingale Supper Club Prime Rib (Thursday Night Special): 16 oz with au jus
1541 Egg Harbor Rd, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Dave: Birmingham’s
Big Dave Special (large salad with garden vegetables) topped with 1 grilled chicken breast
4709 Bay Shore Dr, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Gary: Donny’s Glidden Lodge Restaurant
Prime Rib: A time-honored family tradition. Slow roasted with select herbs and spices.
4670 Glidden Dr, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Rick: Donny’s Glidden Lodge Restaurant
Ribeye Steak: 14 oz. choice Black Angus center cut, grilled to your liking. Served with Au jus.
4670 Glidden Dr, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Cara: Sonny’s Pizzeria
Chicken Alfredo: Chicken breast and pasta tossed in a creamy Alfredo sauce.
129 N Madison Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Melisa: Sonny’s Pizzeria
Crispy Chicken Salad: iceberg/romaine lettuce blend, grilled or crispy chicken breast, red onion, tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, and croutons.
129 N Madison Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Holly: Sonny’s Pizzeria
Spaghetti with meat or marinara sauce.
129 N Madison Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Cassie: Greystone
Prime Rib Sandwich
8 N Madison Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Andrew: Culvers
Bacon Deluxe: We start with fresh, never frozen, Midwest-raised beef. Layer on two strips of crisp bacon, Wisconsin cheese, fresh lettuce, ripe tomatoes, pickles, red onion and our signature mayo. Then cap with a lightly buttered, toasted bun. It’s our ButterBurger® at its bacony best.
5581 Gordon Rd, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Alicia: Hong Kong Buffet
Crab Rangoon, Chow Mein, Sweet n Sour Chicken
1300 Egg Harbor Rd # 102, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Jerry: Kitty O’Reillys Irish Pub
Dragon Eggs: Gold Nachos, Ruben Stack, Irish Eggs
59 E Oak St, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Door County Family Dining

January 19th, 2016

Door County is a great place to bring the whole family. There are many different options for family friendly dining in Door County.

Wild Tomato

Address: 4023 WI-42,
Fish Creek, WI 54212
Phone:(920) 868-3095

Wild Tomato Wood Fired Pizza and Grille is founded on two things: using sustainable products to create an affordable dining experience and developing a broader definition of service. The restaurant not only produces the best wood-fired pizza, salads, sandwiches and burgers on the peninsula, but also shares their success with the surrounding community.

White Gull Inn

Address: 4225 Main St,
Fish Creek, WI 54212
Phone:(888) 364-9542

Famous traditional Door County fish boils, featuring Lake Michigan whitefish. Breakfast, lunches, candlelight dinners and fish boils are also served to the general public. Open all year.

Door County Ice Cream Factory and Sandwich Grill

Address: 11051 WI-42, Sister Bay, WI 54234
Phone:(920) 854-9693

Weekly limited edition flavors of ice cream, our famous subs, and homemade pizza are available daily from 11am till 10pm.

The Cookery

Address: 4135 WI-42, Fish Creek, WI 54212
Phone:(920) 868-3634

Dick and Carol’s goal for their restaurant was to create a welcoming, casual environment where customers could enjoy great food that is prepared from start to finish in the restaurant’s kitchen. The restaurant’s recipes were rooted in Carol’s experience of learning to cook on her mother’s apron strings on a small family farm in rural Minnesota. Over the years, the Skares expanded to become an 85 seat restaurant that also included lodging and a full line of jams and sauces.

Frozen Spoon

Address: 210 N 1st Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Phone:(920) 818-0250

Self-serve frozen yogurt bar and restaurant in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin! Serving Sandwiches, Soups, Salads and Pizza!


Address: 19 Green Bay Rd, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Phone:(920) 746-8727

Scaturo’s specializes in home cooked food, a comfortable, casual atmosphere and service with a smile. Scaturo’s is a FULL SERVICE restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and the “Bay’s Best Sunday Brunch” year around, with all items available for carry-out. We specialize in catering for all occasions, whether intimate or social and offer our famous Door County Fish Boil (Served with Whitefish straight out of Lake Michigan). Homemade specialty breads and sweet treats of all kinds from cookies to pecan rolls to homemade pies are located in our bakery, and naturally we serve only the finest Door County cherries.


Address: 9990 Water St S, Ephraim, WI 54211
Phone: (920) 854-2041

Wilson’s Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlor has been located in the heart of Ephraim since 1906. A classic Door County landmark that possesses the enchantment to take the youngest visitors back in time with its old-fashioned soda fountain and ice cream specialties, home-brewed draft root beer, flame broiled burgers and juke boxes playing the classics.

Al Johnsons

Address: 10698 N Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay, WI 54234
Phone:(920) 854-2626

Al Johnson’s is an authentic Swedish family owned restaurant where you can find goats grazing the sod roof. It’s quite a sight, and it’s made this place one of the most famous restaurants in Door County. Inside the casual, carpeted dining room, young ladies in Scandinavian garb dish out limpa bread and Swedish meatballs. The menu consists of a variety of Swedish fare, from pancakes with lingonberries to Swedish meatballs, whitefish, sandwiches, salads, and a variety of hot and cold plates.

Not Licked Yet Frozen Custard

Address: 4054 WI-42, Fish Creek, WI 54212
Phone:(920) 868-2617

Come to Not Licked Yet Frozen Custard in beautiful Fish Creek, WI for some delicious frozen custard and desserts. Grab a burger on a fresh baked bun. Bring your family, bring your dog and bring your appetite. Family owned since 1982!

Sister Bay Bowl

Address: 10640 N Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay, WI 54234
Phone:(920) 854-2841

The Sister Bay Bowl is an authentic, family-owned supper club – just like the ones that were so popular in the 1950s and 60s. In 1950 the Willems family started welcoming visitors to the Sister Bay Hotel. In 1958, Earl and Rita tore down the dance hall (a Saturday night hot spot for locals) and built a six-lane bowling alley. Six years later, they opened the supper club. The Willems family still operates the Sister Bay Bowl today and a third generation is enjoying the great food that has made “the Bowl” a favorite dining destination.

Sonny’s Pizzeria

Address: 129 N Madison Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Phone:(920) 743-2300

Since 1996 Sonny’s has been the #1 stop in Door County for Chicago style pizza. Family owned and operated, our pizzas are served with the finest, freshest toppings and ingredients available. Thick or Thin Crust Chicago Style Pizza, Deep Dish & Stuffed Chicago Style Pizza. We also offer Pasta, Chicken, Sandwiches, Baby Back Ribs, Jumbo Shrimp, Salads & Desserts, Beer & Wine & Banquet Facilities & Game Room. Open year around. On Madison Avenue, on Sturgeon Bay’s west side.


Address: 46 Green Bay Rd, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Phone:(920) 743-6300

There’s nothing more satisfying than your favorite Fatzo’s Subs. Stop in and order a hot or cold sandwich or try some of our tasty pizza, wraps, and other great items. If you’re in a rush, place an order for take out or delivery.

PC Junction

Address: 7898 County Road A, Baileys Harbor, WI 54202
Phone:(920) 839-2048

Since the spring of 1998, PC Junction has built a reputation as a fun, friendly, family train-theme restaurant. The counter, which is made up of old doors, is where the train delivers your food and drinks! So, if you’re not in a hurry and can wait to be seated, it is the most popular place in the restaurant! When seated at the counter, you order your food from your server, and when you hear the train bell, your food is about to be delivered … by train. Stop in and catch a meal at the Junction!



Fifteen Winter Shopping Ideas in Door County

January 3rd, 2016

Door County Candle Company
Address: 5789 WI-42,
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Phone:(920) 746-2125

Handcrafted Scented Candles

At Door County Candle Company, each candle is poured by hand, each wick is individually straightened and a label carefully applied by our dedicated candlemakers right in our store. Whenever we are making candles, our store is open and our customers are free to witness the process for themselves and become part of the candle making experience.

Door County Coffee and Tea
Address: 5773 WI-42,
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Phone:(920) 743-8808

When you walk in the front doors, you will immediately enjoy the aroma of more than 100 freshly roasted coffees including Regular Coffee, Decaf Coffee, Flavored Coffee, Fair Trade Coffee and our popular Seasonal Coffee, such as our Fall & Holiday Blends.

Finally, during your visit, you can watch our master roasters as they roast all of your favorite coffees (watch them through our viewing windows in our café!). Every bag and box of Door County Coffee is roasted, packaged and shipped to you from our roasting facility right here!

Door County Distillery
Address: 5806 WI-42,
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Phone:(920) 743-7431

Door County Distillery does such an exceptional job at capturing this small batch run that these classic spirits are distilled 3 to 5 times. You can taste this difference in the smooth finish.

Our brandys and whiskeys are likewise small batch, generously flavored by Door County natural ingredients like Door Peninsula cherries (and our own Shipwrecked beer) and carefully blended to achieve ultimate smoothness, tone and character.

Pet Expressions/Door County General Store
Address: 5781 WI-42,
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Phone:(920) 743-2228

For the Pampered Pet – we have fashion dog and cat collars and coats, an assortment of dog and cat toys, along with food and water dishes that fit any decor. Our “Doggie Delights” dog treats are all natural, made with real fruit – even the most finicky dogs will love them!

Wisconsin Cheese Masters
Address: 4692 Rainbow Ridge Ct,
Egg Harbor, WI 54209
Phone:(920) 868-4320

WisconsinCheeseMasters.Com has assembled exclusive cheese selections impossible to buy anywhere else. We have assembled distinctive collections of our favorites from around the state. Almost none of these cheeses are available at even the finest cheese store outside of Wisconsin and most of them are equally hard to find even within our beautiful home. Wisconsin cheeses are some of the most lauded and award winning cheeses in the world.  For your benefit we offer only the finest products that Master, Artisan and Farmstead cheese makers in Wisconsin craft. Only Wisconsin – only the best.

Bath, Body and Soul Essentials
Address: 4199 Main St,
Fish Creek, WI 54212
Phone:(920) 868-2434

The wonderful fragrances and beautiful jewelry, accessories and home accents give the impression of a boutique for ladies, but with a closer look, shoppers will discover a new men’s section that presents unique men’s shirts, pajamas, hilarious novelty boxer shorts, sunglasses, watches, tribal neckwear from BICO Australia, stainless steel and magnetic bracelets, and of course, bath products and fragrances!

Oilerie Fish Creek
Address: 4083 WI-42,
Fish Creek, WI 54212
Phone:(920) 868-1561

The Oilerie® Olive Oil Bar® store concept has revolutionized the way Americans buy olive oil. We have been hand bottling extra virgin olive oil and aged Balsamic vinegar since 2003, longer than anyone else in the USA. Our production facility is located in a small town about an hour south of Rome. I like to say take the A1 in the direction of Napoli and then take a left at Frosinone. With our exclusive and exceptionally short supply chain we offer you the freshest and finest products direct from Italy.

Sweetie Pies, LLC
Address: 9106 WI-42,
Fish Creek, WI 54212
Phone:(920) 868-2743

We make pies the old fashioned way! Located in picturesque Door County, Wisconsin, south of Fish Creek, Sweetie Pies offers a scrumptious selection of handmade pies. In addition to pies of assorted flavors and sizes, and our ever popular crust cookies, we offer an assortment of handmade chocolates. And we have gifts too!! Ceramic ware, mugs, pie birds, T-shirts, to name but a few. There are locally made jams, jellies, syrups and dried fruits. We also offer classes on pie and chocolate making.

The Cook Book
Address: 10590 Country Walk Dr,
Sister Bay, WI 54234
Phone:(920) 854-2269

We have an AMAZING selection of cookbooks for everyone and every need!  Let us count the ways… Slow cooking, gluten-free, diabetic, bread baking, Chef’s/Restaurants, canning and freezing, barbeque and grilling, desserts, pizza, vegetarian, vegan and more!

Cherry De-Lite/Country Ovens LTD
Address: 229 E Main St,
Forestville, WI 54213
Phone:(920) 856-6767

Country Ovens was established in 1987 by Mike and Kathy Johnson. Cherry De-Lite Natural Dried Tart Cherries were born.  A healthy, nutritious and delicious snack for all to enjoy! Montmorency tart cherries have become the new “super fruit” and provide many natural benefits.  They contain antioxidant properties that assist with muscle pain and fatigue associated with arthritis, gout and active lifestyles. Cherry De-Lites are produced exclusively from the famous Door County, Wisconsin Grade A fancy Montmorency cherries. Cherry Syrup and Cherry De-Lite cherry juice is made from the premium juice of those cherries.

Renard’s Cheese & Deli
Address: 2189 County Rd DK,
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Phone:(920) 825-7272

Renard’s cheese features a wide variety of our handcrafted artisan cheese, fresh cheese curds daily, homemade sausage, balsamic & Olive oil, and specialty foods from throughout the Door County area.

Wienke’s Market
Address: 292 County Rd S,
Algoma, WI 54201
Phone:(920) 487-5722

Door County canned goods made without preservatives or additives.  Homemade taste “just like Grandma’s”.  Wienke’s Market takes care of your homemade taste in your busy schedule.  Reminisce the days of Grandma’s pantry with shelves filled with fresh packed pickles and jams.  Rekindle those memories by making your pantry a Wienke’s Market pantry.
Over 30 varieties of pickled items including beans, mushroom and asparagus.
Over 40 varieties of jams
Fruit Pie Fillings
Large selection of No Sugar Added product

Dancing Bear
Address: 13 N 3rd Ave,
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Phone:(920) 746-5223

Dancing Bear is Door County’s old fashioned, small town, toy store.  In 1994, we opened Dancing Bear on Sturgeon Bay’s Historic Third Avenue, becoming Door County’s first year round toy store.  We purchased this historic 1880s storefront just a couple of years before deciding it was the perfect spot for a children’s toy store combined with a room full of special “Little Luxuries” for all ages.  We’re located just three blocks from the waterfront, close to other charming shops, art galleries and restaurants.

Door County Candy
Address: 12 N 3rd Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
(920) 746-0924

We continue to earn our reputation for using the finest in quality confectionery ingredients and unsurpassed candy making culinary skills. Our home made delicacies and the old fashioned fun atmosphere continue to turn our regular customers into candy aficionados. Our Year Round ice cream parlor serves up malts, milkshakes, floats and sundaes using Cedar Crest premium ice cream.

Madison Avenue Market, Wine & Olive Oil
Address: 25 S Madison Ave,
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Phone:(920) 746-0872

Door County Olive Oil is located in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin in beautiful Door County. Our Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar are harvested from the best sources on the planet and bottled right here in Door County, Wisconsin!