16 Top Attractions in Door County
Door County fish boils
This Door County cooking method, started by Scandinavian settlers more than a century ago, remains popular with visitors today. A huge black pot of fresh whitefish, potatoes and onions bubbles and hisses over an open fire. When the fish is done, a Master Boiler tosses a small amount of fuel oil or kerosene under the pot. A burst of flames causes the water and floating fish oils to boil over, and the steaming meal is ready to serve.
Many local restaurants offer fish boils; among the best-known is the White Gull Inn in Fish Creek, which hosts fish boils four nights a week during the summer (and on Fridays the rest of the year). (888) 364-9542; whitegullinn.com