Restaurants that Deliver in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

December 16th, 2014

Dining out can be beautiful… or tragic! There are some days that you just want to sit down for a nice meal… in front of the television… with the remote in your hand. There are many benefits to having dinner delivered. Here are three of our favorites:

  1. No dress code required. If you like to dine in your pajamas, delivery is for you.
  2. The weather is irrelevant… because you will not be going out into it!
  3. No tantrums while waiting in a restaurant! In fact… no waiting at a table at all!

If you are staying at the Bridgeport Waterfront Resort in Sturgeon Bay, there are several choices for delivery.

Sonny’s Pizzeria
43 S Madison Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235     920-743-2300
Delivery is available daily until 9:00 or 10:00 p.m.
Menu includes Thick or Thin Crust Chicago Style Pizza, Deep Dish Chicago Style Pizza and Stuffed Chicago Style Pizza. Besides tasty pizzas, we also offer: Pasta, Chicken, Sandwiches, Baby Back Ribs, Jumbo Shrimp, Salads and Desserts

Pizza Hut
823 Egg Harbor Rd, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235   920-743-8886
Menu includes Pizza, Pasta, Wings, Sides and Desserts.

Fatzo’s Subs and Pizza
46 Green Bay Rd, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235   (920) 743-6300
Available Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Menu includes Pizza, Hot Subs, Cold Subs, and many other good things like Hot Dogs, Tacos, Soups and Salads

Grey Stone Castle
8 N Madison Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235-3414   920-743-9923
There is a Minimum Order of $40.00. Delivery is Available from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Menu includes Seafood, Chicken, Burgers and Sandwiches and Great Sides like French Fries, Onion Rings and Cheese Curds. Try the Prime Rib Sandwich!

Nautical Inn
234 Kentucky St, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235-2512   920-746-6706
No Delivery on Sundays! Monday to Friday Delivery is Available from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Menu Includes Appetizers, Fresh Sandwiches, Delicious Burgers, Pizza, Steaks, Ribs, and a Great Friday Fish Fry Menu.

Draft Haus
901 Egg Harbor Rd, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235   (920) 818-0777
There is a Minimum Order of $15.00.
Delivery is Available Monday to Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Menu Includes Appetizers, Salads, Flat Bread Sandwiches, Soups, Burgers, Sandwiches, Wraps, Chicken, Fish, Pizza and Entrees such as Prime Rib, Pot Roast and Lasagna.

Hot Tamales
26 E Oak St, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 920-746-0600
Menu Includes Chips & Cheese & Salsa, Nachos, Quesadillas, Tortilla Soup, Salads, Vegetable Plates, Rice & Beans, Combination Dinners with Beef, Chicken or Seafood, Tacos, Burritos, Enchiladas, Chiles, Fajitas and Pralines.

Five Winter Wonderland Activities

December 2nd, 2014

1. Snowmobile Trails: Door County has two hundred fifty miles of snowmobile trails.

Trail Status for the Four Door County Snowmobiling Zones 

2. Ice Fishing: Go ice fishing. For tips on how and where they’re biting, call the Fishing Hotline at (920) 743-7046.

Lake Michigan, Sturgeon Bay, Door County Weather and Fish Forecast

Reel Action

Late Eyes Sport Fishing

JJ’s Guide Service

3. Sledding: Hill 17 on the 17th hole of the Peninsula State Park Golf Course at Peninsula State Park has the reputation for being the best sledding spot in the county! “A favorite among locals and tourists alike, the hill gets crowded on snowy days for a reason—it’s long, fast and thrilling.” Door County is a Winter Wonderland for Families

4. Horseback Riding: Explore a winter trail on horseback at Kurtz Corral.

Winter Season is from November to May. Kurtz Corral is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday with trail times of 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. by reservation. Please make reservations at least one day in advance.

5. Winery Tour: Door County wineries are open year round!

Door 44 Winery

Door Peninsula Winery

Harbor Ridge Winery

Orchard Country Winery

Red Oak Winery

Simon Creek Winery

Stone’s Throw Winery

 

 

Door County Festivals

November 28th, 2014

Door County has many Festivals and Fairs throughout the year! Here is a list with linking to their websites for more information. Watch for dates and activities to be updated on their websites as each event gets closer. You will find everything from parades to food to live entertainment at these events. Whether you love the spring, summer, fall or winter, Door County has an activity packed Festival for you!

January

EGG HARBOR’ FROSTY FEST

February

FISH CREEK WINTER FESTIVAL

WINTER WINE & CHERRY FEST – FISH CREEK

PENINSULA MUSIC FESTIVAL’S FEBRUARY FEST

April

FESTIVAL OF BLOSSOMS – COUNTYWIDE

May

JACKSONPORT MAIFEST – Jacksonport

SIDE PORK FEST – STURGEON BAY

June

DOOR COUNTY LIGHTHOUSE FESTIVAL

JUMPIN JUNE & PADDLEFEST – SISTER BAY

DOOR COUNTY BEER FESTIVAL – BAILEYS HARBOR

FYR BAL FESTIVAL – EPHRAIM

OLDE ELLISON BAY DAYS – ELLISON BAY

RENAISSANCE FANTASY FAIRE – STURGEON BAY/CARLSVILLE

July

4th of July Celebration – Door County

FISH CREEK SUMMER FESTIVAL – FISH CREEK

DOOR COUNTY FOLK FESTIVAL – SISTER BAY, EPHRAIM & BAILEYS HARBOR

BELGIAN DAYS – BRUSSELS

JAZZ ON JEFFERSON STREET FESTIVAL – STURGEON BAY

DOOR COUNTY PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL – FISH CREEK

SUMMER CHERRY HARVEST FEST – FISH CREEK

CHERRY SEASON FESTIVAL – SISTER BAY

DOOR COUNTY FAIR – STURGEON BAY

August

Cherry Fest – Jacksonport

SCANDINAVIAN FESTIVAL WEEKEND – WASHINGTON ISLAND

CLASSIC AND WOODEN BOAT SHOW & FESTIVAL – STURGEON BAY

WASHINGTON ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL – WASHINGTON ISLAND

WEST FEST – STURGEON BAY

Washington Island Fair & Parade

September

CORN FEST – CARLSVILLE

ALE FEST – EGG HARBOR

STURGEON BAY HARVEST FESTIVAL and STREET ART AUCTION

BELGIAN KERMISS CELEBRATION – BRUSSELS

PUMPKINMANIA FESTIVAL – STURGEON BAY

ORCHARD COUNTRY’S FALL HARVEST CELEBRATION – FISH CREEK

BAILEYS HARBOR AUTUMNFEST

October

PUMPKIN PATCH FESTIVAL – EGG HARBOR

APPLE SEASON FESTIVAL – SISTER BAY

WASHINGTON ISLAND CIDER PRESSING & FALL FESTIVAL

SISTER BAY FALL FESTIVAL – SISTER BAY

November

JACK O’LANTERN DAYS JAMBOREE – FISH CREEK

CHRISTMAS BY THE BAY – STURGEON BAY

EGG HARBOR HOLLY DAYS – Egg Harbor

CAPTURE THE SPIRIT IN SISTER BAY

December

CHRISTMAS IN THE HARBOR – BAILEYS HARBOR

Door County Thanksgiving 2014

November 21st, 2014

2014 Door County Thanksgiving Weekend Events:

Jacksonport Thanksgiving Parade & Benefit
Thursday, November 27th, 2014
Parade begins at 10:30 a.m.

Parade viewers can expect a blend of eclectic floats and characters mixed with a traditional color guard, a Jacksonport fire truck, some horses and maybe a camel. And of course, what parade is complete without Santa! The parade starts at the Jacksonport Fire Station, takes a right on Highway 57 to Mike’s Port Pub where it turns around and heads back to end up at J.J.’s of Jacksonport.

Capture the Spirit in Sister Bay
Friday, November 28th, 2014 and Saturday, November 29th, 2014

The village of Sister Bay lights up for the holidays with special decorations, caroling, Father Christmas, refreshments, extended shopping hours, an art fair and cookie decorating for kids.

Egg Harbor Holly Days
Friday, November 28th, 2014 and Saturday, November 29th, 2014

An exciting winter weekend including breakfast with Santa, tree lighting, caroling, horse drawn carriage rides, Children’s Elf Hunt & Mistle Dough Contest and more!

2014 Thanksgiving Day Buffets and Dinners:

Alexander’s
3667 Highway 42, Fish Creek
Serving Thanksgiving Dinner. Reservations encouraged; call 920.868.3532.

The English Inn
3713 Highway 42, Fish Creek
Thanksgiving Day Buffet, 12 – 8 pm.
Dinner is $19.95. Reservations accepted; call 920.868.3076.

Harbor Fish Market & Grille
8080 Highway 57, Baileys Harbor
Thanksgiving Day Buffet, 10 am – 4pm.
The cost is $19.95 per person or $8.95 for kids younger than 11. Reservations encouraged; call 920.839.9999, visit HarborFishMarket-Grille.com or find them on Facebook.

The Lodge at Leathem Smith
1640 Memorial Drive, Sturgeon Bay
Thanksgiving Day Buffet
For reservations call 920.743.5555.

The Log Den
6626 Highway 42, Egg Harbor
Thanksgiving Day Brunch
Call 920.868.3888.

Stone Harbor Restaurant
107 North First Avenue, Sturgeon Bay
Thanksgiving Day Buffet, 11 am – 3 pm.
For reservations call 920.746.0700.

Bridgeport Resort Women’s Weekend

November 3rd, 2014

Women’s Weekend 2014 is on the way! This year’s Women’s Weekend at Bridgeport Resort in Door County is going to be held November 21st and 22nd, 2014. The annual event is our “Widow’s Weekend”… and coincides with opening weekend of Gun Deer Hunting.

The Women’s Weekend kicks off with a Friday Night Welcome Reception with Complimentary Hors d’oeuvres. Relax and visit in the parlor with your friends, have a few snacks and get ready to unwind this weekend. Signup sheets will be at the front desk for Saturday’s complimentary pampering events.

Get a free chair massage, hand paraffin treatments and have your nails done. On Saturday, enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast including fruit, bagels, pastries, cereal, yogurt and more. Sunday morning, guests will be treated to a delicious brunch with egg bake, several hot dishes and all of the traditional fixings.

Women’s Weekend is offered at regular published rates. Bring your mother, your daughters and your sisters for a fun filled weekend.

Twenty Sturgeon Bay Restaurants Open in Winter!

October 27th, 2014

Door County is the place to be all year round! But… doesn’t everything shut down in Winter? No. It does not. Especially in Sturgeon Bay. Here are twenty restaurants located in Sturgeon Bay that are open in the winter.

  1. Bluefront Café
    Soups, Salads, Sandwiches, Appetizers
    Example: Thai Shrimp Wontons – Crispy wontons stuffed with Thai-spiced shrimp, cream cheese and scallions. Served with a spicy chili sauce.
  2. The Cabin
    Perch, Chicken, Shrimp, Steaks
    Example: One Half Broasted Chicken – Four pieces of juicy chicken, hand-breaded and broasted to order. Served with homemade door county cherry apple sauce.
  3. Donny’s Glidden Lodge
    Steaks, Walleye, Pork Chops, Lamb, Lobster, Jumbo Shrimp
    Example: The Glidden – 10 ounce Choice Tenderloin grilled to perfection with a Merlot sauce and candied onions atop toast points and Gorgonzola cheese.
  4. Door County Candy
    Candy, Gourmet Popcorn, Malts, Milkshakes, Floats, Sundaes
  5. The Draft Haus
    Appetizers, Flatbreads, Salads, Burgers, Sandwiches, Pizza
    Example: Smoked Haus Chicken – Grilled chicken breast topped with cheddar cheese, bacon, our homemade smoked barbecue sauce, lettuce and tomato on grilled sourdough bread.
  6. Fatzo’s
    Subs and Pizza
    Example: Super Fatzo – Salami, bologna, ham, pepperoni, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo and specially seasoned oils.
  7. Glas the Green Coffeehouse
    Coffee, Espresso, Tea, Sandwiches, Wraps, Breakfast, Bakery
    Example: Caramel Macciato – espresso, steamed milk, vanilla syrup and thick caramel drizzle.
  8. Hong Kong Buffet
    Beef, Seafood, Moo Shu, Chow Mein, Chop Suey, Lo Mein
    Example: Roast Pork Egg Roll
  9. Hot Tamales
    Tacos, Burritos, Enchiladas, Chiles, fajitas, Pralines
  10. Inn at Cedar Crossing
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch
    Example: Frittatas – Three eggs whisked with filling ingredients, cooked, topped with cheese and popped under the broiler until golden and fluffy.
  11. John Martins
    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Pasta, Steak, Seafood, Appetizers.
    Example: Thyme Crusted Whitefish – Over potatoes, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and arugula with lemon aioli and basil oil.
  12. Kick Coffee
    Coffee, Espresso, Smoothies, Breakfast, Salad, Sandwiches, Wraps
    Example: The Greek Bagel Sandwich – Two eggs scrambled mixed with fresh spinach and feta cheese served on choice of plain, honey wheat or everything bagel.
  13. Kona Bay Fish House
    Appetizers, Salads, Sandwiches, Flatbread Pizza, Entrees
    Example: Fish Tacos – Delicate basa fillet with crisp house made slaw, chipotle ranch dressing and pineapple mango salsa in white corn tortillas.
  14. Mill Food and Spirits
    Seafood, Steaks, Chicken, Pasta and Prime Rib
  15. Nautical Inn
    Sandwiches, Wraps, Steaks, Burgers, Pasta, Fish, Pizza, Salads
    Example: Tug Boat Sampler – Cheese curds, mushrooms, onion rings, mozzarella sticks, chicken tenders and fries.
  16. Nightingale Supper Club
    Steak, Prime Rib, Seafood, Fish Fry, Lake Perch
    Example: Tenderloin Oscar – 8 ounce beef chargrilled over asparagus, topped with crab meat & house made Béarnaise sauce.
  17. Scaturo’s
    Breakfast, Sunday Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Fish Boil, Breads, Bakery
    Example: Sunday Brunch – Omelettes and Eggs made to order, three hot entrees to choose from, French toast or pancakes, fresh fruit, biscuits and gravy, sausage and bacon and apple crisp.
  18. Sonny’s Pizza
    Pizza, Chicken, Ribs, Sandwiches, Pasta, Seafood, Salads, Desserts
    Example: Thin crust, Thick Crust, Deep Dish or Stuffed! Sonny’s Special – Sausage, pepperoni, onions, mushrooms, green peppers and black olives.
  19. Stone Harbor
    Appetizers, Salads, Sandwiches, Entrees
    Example: Seafood Delight – Two crab cakes, four baked stuffed shrimp, four bacon wrapped scallops and deep fried calamari.
  20. Waterfront Mary’s
    Fish, Burgers, Salads and Wraps, Sandwiches
    Example: Perch, haddock, walleye, pollock, or shrimp.

Door County Fall Fifty

October 14th, 2014

The Fall 50 is a classic Door County event. This fifty mile run is going into its 9th year! 2006 was the first Door County Fall 50 with one hundred eighty six participants. A cap of three hundred sixty participants was put into place for 2013 and the race was sold out in less than four hours.

“THE FALL 50 is a 50-mile running adventure for solo ultra-marathoners and teams of up to five runners. The course route begins at the northernmost tip of the peninsula and travels down the western shoreline along scenic back roads to the population center in Sturgeon Bay. The event ends with an outrageous party set under a tent along the shipping channel at Sunset Park in Sturgeon Bay.” Take a look at the Fall 50 Website to read the full history of the Fall 50.

Fall Fest 2014 – Friday through Sunday, October 17th to 19th, 2014

October 2nd, 2014

2014 will be the sixty ninth Sister Bay “Fall Fest”! This is one of the largest weekend celebrations in Door County. This classic Door County Festival takes place in Sister Bay. There are many great activities planned for this fun weekend… a parade, arts & crafts fair, food booths, live entertainment, and children’s activities! For more information visit Sister Bay.

Here is a sneak peak at the schedule…

Friday, October 18:

9am-5pm: Classic Auto Show – West side of Mill Road – Sponsored by Sister Bay Lions Club
10am-5pm: Arts & Crafts Show – Mill Road – Sponsored by the Sister Bay Advancement Association
10am-5pm
: Food & Drinks – Various places in Village
3-6pm:
Music @ Grasse’s Grill: Dirty Deuce
3-7pm:
Music @ Husby’s: Modern Day Drifters
5-8 pm
: Fish Boil – Fire Station on Mill Road – Sponsored by Sister Bay Lions Club
6:30-7:30pm:
Cake Walk in the Village Hall – Fundraiser for Gibraltar School Destination Imagination 8pm: Movie Screening & fundraiser in the Fire Station – for the D.C. Short Film Fest
10pm-close: Music @ Husby’s: Muddy Udders

Saturday, October 19:

7am-11am: Pancake Breakfast – Village Hall – Sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Northern Door
9am-5pm
: Food & Drinks – Various places in Village
9am-5pm
: Classic Auto Show – West side of Mill Road – Sponsored by Sister Bay Lions Club
9am-5pm
: Mechanical Bull @ Sister Bay Bowl
9am-4pm
: Inflatable Games/Bouncers, Bungee Jumping & More – Across the street from Al Johnson’s (weather permitting)
9am-4pm
: Camel Rides next to the Bowl (weather permitting)
10am-5pm
: Arts & Crafts Show – Mill Road – Sponsored by the Sister Bay Advancement Association
10am-1pm: Music @ Husby’s: Learning to Fly – Tom Petty tribute band
11am: Parade – Bay Shore Drive, Downtown Parade Marshal – Volunteer of the Year
11:45am-3pm
: Music next to Al Johnson’s: Whiskey Ditch w/ special guests
12:30-4:30: Music on Husby’s/Sister Bay Bowl Stage: Hoi Polloi
12-4pm: Music @ Grasse’s Grill: The original Big Mouth Quartet
1-3pm:
Children’s Entertainer/Musician Randy Peterson – Gazebo by Village Hall (inside Village Hall if bad weather)
1-4pm:
Music on the Husby’s/Bowl stage: Hoi Polloi
3:30pm:
Wisconsin Cinderella Queens Coronation (Miss Cinderella scholarship pageant – inside Village Hall)
4-7pm:
Music @ Husby’s: Happy Schnapps Combo
5-9pm
: Music @ Grasse’s Grill: Bacchus Lotus
10pm-close
: Music @ Husby’s: Hoi Polloi
10pm-Close
: Music @ Sister Bay Bowl: Glas Hamr

Sunday, October 20:

9am-2pm: Classic Auto Show – West side of Mill Road – Sponsored by Sister Bay Lions Club
10am-4pm
: Food & Drinks – Various places in Village
10am-4pm
: Arts & Crafts Show – Mill Road – Sponsored by the Sister Bay Advancement Association
10am-4pm
: Inflatable Games/Bouncers, Bungee Jumping & More – Across the street from Al Johnson’s (weather permitting)
10am-3pm: Camel Rides next to the Bowl (weather permitting)
11am-2pm
: Pumpkin Bowling – on grass hill next to Sister Bay Bowl
11am-2pm
: Music @ Grasse’s Grill: Double W
11:30am
: Sloppy Joe Eating Contest – Sign up @ Bowl
12-4pm
: Music between Husby’s/Sister Bay Bowl: Unity
Noon-3:30pm
: Polka Man Dale with Bellows & Strings – near Village Hall
2pm
: Ping Pong Ball Drop

Peninsula State Park – Courtesy Ally in Wisconsin

September 15th, 2014

The following blog by Ally in Wisconsin was so good, I asked for permission to use it as a “Guest Blogger” post. The Author, Ally, graciously accepted. You can find more of her work at

Returning again to one of my favorite parts of Wisconsin, Door County, today we explore another beautiful state park just an hour north of where I live. The gorgeous Peninsula State Park lines Green Bay (as opposed to Whitefish Dunes State Park, which lines Lake Michigan).

Fish Creek, WI in Door Co.

Peninsula State Park is absolutely MASSIVE. The 3,776 acre park has eight miles of shoreline to offer ample boating, swimming, fishing, vantage points, and on a clear day – stunning views of the islands and Bay. You can rent kayaks, sailboats, canoes, paddle boats, and paddle boards at the Nicolet Beach rental stand.

Peninsula State Park from Lookout Tower

If you aren’t into water sports, you can take advantage of hiking (more than 20 miles of trails), biking, golfing and archery. During the summer, the American Folklore Theatre has live performances in the park six nights a week.

Yours truly, sailing from Nicolet Beach

In the winter, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, sledding and ice fishing are popular. For those who want to camp, camp on one of the 468 campsites within the park. The park boasts an 18-hole golf course, a historic lighthouse (you can tour, for a small fee), multiple lookout towers, and even a camp shop with supplies, food, gear, etc. It’s no surprise that over one million visitors come to Peninsula each year.

Eagle Bluff Light

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The park is the third largest in the Wisconsin State Park system, and was the second Wisconsin State Park (opened in 1910). The Park grew slowly but surely, with an annual budget of $2,000. Land was originally acquired for $20/acre.

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The best (and most convenient part of Peninsula State Park is that the park is just minutes (by car / bike / on foot) from downtown Fish Creek. The hustling and bustling little town has a large number of shops, restaurants, a marina, and more. The quaint Door County culture rings true in this bayside town. (And you don’t have to eat camp food if you don’t want to).

 

Five Fabulous Fall Facts

September 6th, 2014

Door County is the place to be in the fall. Tourists come from everywhere to see the beautiful changing of the leaves. You may wonder… what else is there to do?

Here are five fall facts…

Fact #1: Kerosene is the cause of the Big Blaze of the Door County Fish Boil.

If you have not yet tasted the mild flavor of whitefish accompanied by potatoes and coleslaw, it is time to visit one of the many restaurants in Door County serving nightly fish boils. A Door County Fish Boil is a dinner and a show all in one!

Find a listing of restaurants that serve fish boils along with other dining options in the Dining Guide and Fish Boils of Door County Brochure.

Fact #2: Door County is home to more than ten golf courses.

Fall is the perfect time to practice that swing during the beautiful lazy days on Indian Summer. Peninsula State Park has a scenic 18 hole course and professional golf instruction is available by appointment.

Fact #3: Door County has Five State Parks.

Do you want to go for a walk? Door County is full of State Parks, County Parks and local parks. There are even three dog parks for those who prefer to walk with their furry friends.

Fact #4: Big Mouth will be at the 2014 Pumpkin Patch Festival.

Harvest Festival - Saturday, September 20, 2014

Pumpkin Patch Festival – Saturday, October 11th and Sunday, 12th, 2014

Fall Fest – Friday, October 17th to Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Jack O’Lantern Days - Friday, October 24th to Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Fact #5: Door County boasts has two thousand acres of cherry orchards and another five hundred acres of apple orchards

In spring, the county is filled with blossoms, and is richly decorated with delicious fruits in the late summer and fall. Take a tour of the orchards, then stop by one of the many farmers’ markets to take some of the county’s finest produce home with you.