Harbor Fish Market

Whenever asked where to eat for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, I always heard the Door County locals recommend the Harbor Fish Market. After spending an entire summer in Door County without eating there, I was finally given the privilege this past weekend.

The Harbor Fish Market is located at 8080 Highway 57 in Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin.

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We went to the Harbor Fish Market for breakfast. Like I have mentioned before, I am not one who loves breakfast foods, but the Harbor Fish Market’s breakfast was very scrumptious! My friend and I both ordered the ham and cheese omelet. It was very delicious and filling, coming with breakfast potatoes and toast aside from the massive omelet. The lady who treated us to the meal ordered cherry pancakes and let us sample them. They were fabulous as well. Gotta love Door County and its obsession with putting cherries on and in literally everything.

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The price was a little pricey but pretty decent compared to similar restaurants in the area. Plates can range from around $6 to the lobster omelet’s $16 price tag.

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The atmosphere receives top marks from me. The interior is fancy but still casual at the same time. The restaurant is right on Lake Michigan, and giant windows all around showcase the beautiful lake. During summer time, there is even a patio area where guests can sit outside to enjoy their meal in the summer breeze with friends or their pets. There is even a doggie menu for pooches!

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I would definitely return back to the Harbor Fish Market. I really would like to try the fish…since it IS called a “fish market.” I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a delicious meal!

http://www.harborfishmarket-grille.com/menus.html

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Goats on the Roof-Al Johnson’s

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Have you ever tried to eat dinner with live goats grazing on the rooftop? Most people cannot say that they have had this experience, but I most certainly can say that I have. I had the pleasure of eating at Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant this summer in Sister Bay, Wisconsin. Al Johnson’s is easily one of the most famous and most recognizable places in Door County, and anyone who wants an exciting and unique experience should definitely check it out.

Al Johnson’s is an authentic Swedish family-owned restaurant. The food, which consists of Swedish meatballs, pancakes, fish, sandwiches, and much MUCH more is absolutely delicious and affordable. The service, girls dressed in traditional Scandinavian clothing, is phenomenal. But most importantly, there are GOATS on the roof.

If you’re looking for an experience, Al Johnson’s is the place for you to go. The roof is entirely covered in sod, and on days when the weather is not too hot or too cold, the goats will always be there to greet you.

I just want to thank Al Johnson’s for a delicious meal and a memorable experience. I hope to revisit sometime in the fall. You can check out their site at http://www.aljohnsons.com/

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Wild Tomato

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You can tell you’re back at college when you’re too lazy to cook yourself food or walk to the dining center, so instead you order yourself a big greasy pizza from the nearest and cheapest pizza place. As I was chomping down on my pizza today, I was thinking about just how much I miss pizza from my favorite pizza place in Door County–the Wild Tomato.

The Wild Tomato is a restaurant located in Fish Creek, Wisconsin on Highway 42. Of the top places to visit on a Door County Vacation, the Wild Tomato is definitely in the top 5. It is the place to be on any night of the week, with packed indoor and outdoor seating during any prime meal hour.

It isn’t just packed for nothing, however. The pizza at the Wild Tomato is truly out of this world. The pizzas are wood-fired and consist of very fresh and high-quality ingredients. You can order any imaginable type of pizza from the traditional sausage and cheese pizza to the Wild Tomato’s specialty pizzas (The Green and Gold Pizza–featuring real Wisconsin cheese curds, Chicken & Choke–featuring grilled chicken and artichoke dip, and many more). My personal favorite is called the Donation Creation. This specialty pizza changes monthly, and the time I had it the flavor was similar to a taco pizza.  The special thing about this pizza is that $1 of each Donation Creation goes to local non-profit organizations.

Being young and slightly impatient sometimes, my favorite part of the Wild Tomato is its “To-Go order” building. Instead of fighting the rush inside the restaurant when you simply want a pizza to-go, walk behind the Wild Tomato to find the “To-Go” building. The wait for pick-up is typically only about 20 minutes, and there are picnic tables to enjoy your pizza at if you so choose. This is a great option for families or for those who still want to enjoy the Wild Tomato without the wait.

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