Door County Lake Michigan Sunrise – photo by Linda Remeschatis
Welcome to Wisconsin. Here in Wisconsin we work our way through January and February in order to receive our reward – summer! Wisconsin is among the best places on earth to enjoy June through October. During these months we host an influx of a horde of tourists that agree. But the benefit is that we all (visitors and natives) support a vast number of food emporiums that treat us to their exceptional delights. All over the fine state of Wisconsin there are hosts waiting to treat you to their finest food. Some are oriented towards couples and quiet dinners (these used to be called supper clubs) and others are focused on families with children or those looking for value priced meals. All of them welcome you with Wisconsin hospitality.
The vacation regions of the state include a number of destination cities or counties. The “thumb like” peninsula that sticks out to your right as you look at a map of Wisconsin is Door County. It is one of the favorite vacation destinations for many reasons. Hotels, restaurants, parks, activities, lots of fun and adventure. For foodies what are the destinations to consider in Door County? Well, some are for adults and some reflect a more family (with kids) oriented atmosphere. There are 184 dining establishments in Door County. Do you have a favorites list? Here are some of our adult oriented recommendations:
Adult dining venues in Door County:
Donny’s Glidden Lodge – on the Lake Michigan side, great view, great food, you’ll both love it! Donnysgliddenlodge.com
Alexander’s – near Ephraim, great food with a long fine food tradition in Door County Alexandersofdoorcounty.com
Wickman house – restored elegant farm house reopened and still a delight in Ellison Bay Wisckmanhouse.com
Harbor Fish Market and Grill – always good food and service on the water in Baileys Harbor harborfishmarker-gille.com
Whistling Swan – B&B dining with class. Reservations suggested. Whistlingswan.com
White Gull Inn – in Fish Creek, always a family favorite. Whitegullinn.com
As you tour beautiful Door County be sure to visit the state and county parks for unusual geology and seasonal vegetation variations.
Seaquist Orchards Market photo by Rick Remeschatis
For foodies there are numerous farm markets, bakeries, cheese shops and road side stops to explore. The county is renowned for its production of Montmorency tart cherries used in baking. Seaquist Orchards just south of Ellison Bay has a delightful visitor’s center and shop that offers their cherries and many other Wisconsin goodies.
In conclusion, it is pretty easy to find a good meal in Door County in summer. Come join us for an “edible antics food friendly” visit here in Wisconsin. Or if you cannot visit Wisconsin you can explore many of our artisan’s treats at Wisconsinmade.com that are available for shipping for your personal enjoyment.