A lot of restaurants say they make their food from scratch. But at Kimz Galley Cafe, you can taste it in every dish. The Sturgeon Bay restaurant is open daily and serves all three meals. Despite its location in chichi Door County, one of Wisconsin's top tourist destinations, prices are modest ($4-$17) and servings generous. Coupons for free coffee and dessert are available on the restaurant's website.
The menus offer relatively standard fare coupled with Door County specialties. So for breakfast you can order a wide variety of eggs, French toast and quiche, plus Door County cherry pancakes—thick, chewy cakes filled with sweet, plump cherries and dusted with powdered sugar. No butter or syrup necessary. Lunch's best seller is the Door County cherry pecan chicken salad wrap, several inches thick and bursting with flavor. Also available: a variety of soups, salads and sandwiches, the latter of which are all on homemade bread. The dinner menu features steak and seafood, with several pasta dishes. Seafood choices include shrimp, salmon, mussels, walleye and perch. Make sure to order the creamy, homemade coleslaw side. Kimz serves coffee from popular Door County Coffee and Tea, plus a small selection of beer and wine, including many regional brands.
Depending on the season, you can enjoy your meal inside or alfresco. Kimz is in an old home, with warm, hardwood floors enhanced by ocean blue and sunny yellow. Nautical accents and local artwork adorn the walls, and several antiques lend charm, such as the old-fashioned icebox that serves as a help-yourself coffee station. If you want a breath of fresh air, dine on the screened-in front porch or at picnic tables set outside.
Like many establishments these days, Kimz offers free Wi-Fi. But you'll probably be too engrossed in your food to take advantage.