Door County Visitor Bureau– Fish Boils

Door County Wisconsin

Fish Boils

Fish Boils

A fiery, flavourful favorite

The Door County Fish Boil is a Fiery, Flavorful Favorite! It all starts with a blazing bonfire under a kettle of salted water. People circle around to warm themselves and take in the crisp smell. When the temperature is just right and the crackle of the fire is just loud enough, the boil master adds a basket of potatoes and onions to the kettle. A few crackles later, the mild whitefish steaks, fresh from Lake Michigan, are delicately lowered in. At just the right moment, kerosene is tossed into the fire, exciting the blaze and causing the water to boil over, dramatically carrying off the fish oil that has collected on top. The fish are pulled out and greeted with a generous drizzling of butter. Ladies and gentlemen, dinner is served.

What began as an economical way to feed large, hungry hoards of lumberjacks and fishermen has become an integral part of the Door County experience. Even people who don’t like fish, have been known to like this fish. That’s why a fish boil is a must-do experience when you visit here. However, you must remember one thing: leave room for the Door County Cherry Pie.

For a full listing of fish boils, download the Restaurant Dining Guide and Fish Boils of Door County Brochure

While reservations are not always required, they are typically encouraged.

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Pelletier’s Restaurant

Pelletier’s Restaurant

4199 Main Street
Founders Square
Fish Creek , WI 54212
PH: (920) 868-3313
Founder’s Square in the heart of Fish Creek. Patio dining. Wine. Beer. Breakfast and lunch 7:30-2:00. Featuring the original Door County fish boil every night starting at 5pm, rain or shine! Reservations requested or please arrive a half an hour before serving time for fish boils. Our meals are prepared from scratch. Desserts, crepes, homemade waffles, pies, jam, etc. Open every day May-October.
Rowleys Bay Restaurant

Rowleys Bay Restaurant

1041 County Road Zz
Mail to: Ellison Bay
Rowleys Bay , WI 54210
PH: (920) 854-2385 or (800) 999-2466
We offer the only all-you-can-eat fish boil buffet in Door County every Monday and Saturday night. Featuring breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets and the area’s largest soup, salad and bakery bar 14 feet! Full menu and bar. Casual atmosphere with retro outdoor sports decor and sparkling water view. Award winning Sunday brunch. Decadent pecan rolls, pastries, cinnamon rolls from our own Grandma’s Swedish bakery tantalize the taste buds.
Scaturo’s Baking Co. & Cafe

Scaturo’s Baking Co. & Cafe

19 Green Bay Rd.
Sturgeon Bay , Wi 54235
PH: (920) 746-8727
Sweet treats and delicious eats served with a smile in a casual, welcoming atmosphere at Scaturo’s, a family owned and operated restaurant. Breakfast, lunch and Sunday Brunch are served year round. Enjoy an authentic Door County Fish Boil June thru October. Homemade specialty breads and treats of all kinds fill our bakery shelves, from cookies to pecan rolls to cherry pies, made with real Door County Cherries, of course. We specialize in catering for all occasions, whether intimate or social.
The Log Den

The Log Den

6626 Hwy 42
Egg Harbor , WI 54209
PH: (920) 868-3888
Just south of Egg Harbor, in the heart of Door County, at the 45th parallel there’s a driveway that meanders into a wood-covered retreat. Lovingly hand crafted by the Lautenbach family sits an awe-inspiring 10,000 sq. ft. cabin restaurant and lounge. No detail is left to chance from the hand scribed logs and massive carvings throughout, to the comfortable atmosphere, creative menu and staff. The all non-smoking restaurant and lounge features country fare and exotic food items to tempt everyone.
The Viking Grill & Lounge

The Viking Grill & Lounge

12029 Hwy 42
Ellison Bay , WI 54210
PH: (920) 854-2998
Casual, affordable dining in a friendly atmosphere. Made from scratch menu includes hearty breakfasts, specialty lunches and exciting dinner entrees. Come try an unforgettable bowl of our famous whitefish chowder. Home of the outdoor fish boil. Open daily 6am. We’ll leave the grill on for you.
Waterfront Mary’s Bar & Grill

Waterfront Mary’s Bar & Grill

Beach Harbor Resort
3662 N. Duluth Ave
Sturgeon Bay , Wi 54235
PH: (920) 743-3191 or (920) 743-3690
Come by land or sea to dine, drink & stay. Located on the water at the Beach Harbor Resort and adjacent to Potowatomi State Park. The most unique place in Door County. Enjoy our deck and live music 3 days a week. Panoramic views of Sturgeon Bay waters with outdoor seating right up to the waters edge. Enjoy daily specials and Door County’s best Friday Fish Fry. Open daily at 11am. Sundays for hot breakfast and Bloody Mary specials at 8am. “It’s not a dead end it’s the road to Waterfront Mary’s.”
White Gull Inn Restaurant

White Gull Inn Restaurant

4225 Main Street
Fish Creek , WI 54212
PH: (920) 868-3517
Warmth, charm & tradition are abundant at Door County’s most historic inn, established in 1896.
Mill Food & Spirits

Mill Food & Spirits

4128 Hwy 42/57 N
Sturgeon Bay , WI 54235
PH: (920) 743-5044
Serving fine food from a full menu. Seafood, steaks, chicken and pasta. Family style baked chicken Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Prime rib (all you can eat) Wednesday and Saturday. Chef specials nightly. Homemade desserts. Fish boils Tuesday & Thursday at 6:00pm, June - Oct. Family owned since 1963. Closed Mondays. Three miles north of Sturgeon Bay.
Old Post Office Restaurant

Old Post Office Restaurant

10040 Water St, Hwy 42
(located At Edgewater Resort)
Ephraim , WI 54211
PH: (920) 854-4034
Experience waterfront dining with historical flavor! Enjoy delicious home-cooked breakfasts and traditional Door County fish boils in our newly restored building that housed Ephraim’s post office in the early 1900s. Fish boils feature fresh whitefish caught daily - served nightly Monday-Saturday and holiday Sundays (reservations requested, groups welcome). Home-cooked breakfasts feature local favorites like cherry pancakes and belgian waffles. Open May-October. Overlooking Eagle Harbor in the village of Ephraim.

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