Door County Trip Guide | Midwest Living

Door County Trip Guide

Roadside cherry stands, state parks and small towns by the lake keep visitors coming to this peninsula.

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Orchard Country, part of the Door County Wine Trail. Photo courtesy of Door County Visitor Bureau.
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Where to eat

Bluefront Cafe An emphasis on healthy, local foods makes this an ideal stop for soups, wraps and sandwiches in Sturgeon Bay. See reviews and ratings. (920) 743-9218; thebluefrontcafe.com

The Cookery Fresh foods expertly prepared keep this a perennial favorite. The signature whitefish chowder is deliciously creamy. In Fish Creek. See reviews and ratings. (920) 868-3634; cookeryfishcreek.com

Door County Coffee and Tea In Carlsville, the coffee roaster has an observation window onto the roasting process. See reviews and ratings. (800) 856-6613; doorcountycoffee.com

Fred and Fuzzy’s Waterfront Bar and Grill This waterside restaurant is a great place for casual cuisine, like a steak and blue cheese sandwich. In Sister Bay. See reviews and ratings. (920) 854-6699; fredandfuzzys.com

Harbor Fish Market and Grille The whole family—even the dog—is welcome at this upscale, lakeside restaurant with fantastic lobster bisque. See reviews and ratings. (920) 839-9999; harborfishmarket-grille.com

Inn at Cedar Crossing This historical nine-room inn and restaurant has a perfect location in downtown Sturgeon Bay. Huge, marvelous breakfasts include the famous morning buns from the on-site bakery. See reviews and ratings. (920) 743-4200; innatcedarcrossing.com

Inn at Kristofer’s Many dishes at this waterfront fine-dining spot in Sister Bay feature local ingredients, such as whitefish and cherries (920) 854-9419; innatkristofers.com

Mission Grille In an old church in Sister Bay, servers help you pair entrees and small plates with wines. See reviews and ratings. (920) 854-9070; missiongrille.com

Sweetie Pies Each dessert is made by hand using the freshest of ingredients. Most popular flavor: cherry. See reviews and ratings. (877) 868-2744; doorcountypies.com

Top Deck Restaurant and Bar Savor lakeside dining at Gordon Lodge, 7 miles north of Baileys Harbor. One standout: pasta paesano made with chicken, sausage, prosciutto and orecchiette pasta. See reviews and ratings. (920) 839-1061; gordonlodge.com
 
The Village Cafe Cheerful, artsy decor and affordable, creative meals keep this Egg Harbor hangout bustling. See reviews and ratings. (920) 868-3342; villagecafe-doorcounty.com
 
Wild Tomato Wood-Fired Pizza and Grille Watch cooks toss the crust for delicious pizzas topped with local ingredients in Fish Creek. See reviews and ratings. (920) 868-3095; wildtomatopizza.com
 
Wine tastings Download a map of area wineries at the Door County Visitor Bureau website (doorcounty.com) and tour them at your pace.

 

Where to stay

Blacksmith Inn on the Shore Nice extras at this Baileys Harbor lodge include in-room whirlpools and gas fireplaces, plus kayaks and bikes. From $245. (800) 769-8619; theblacksmithinn.com

Door County Lighthouse Inn Bed and Breakfast In Egg Harbor, the inn was built to capture the romance of Door County’s 10 lighthouses. From $140. (866) 868-9088; dclighthouseinn.com

Eagle Harbor Inn Breakfast at this historic Ephraim B&B includes treats such as from-scratch cherry granola. From $109. See reviews and ratings. (800) 324-5427; eagleharborinn.com

Whistling Swan In 1907, horses pulled this lovely inn across frozen Green Bay to its current location in Fish Creek. From $140. (920) 868-3442; whistlingswan.com

White Gull Inn An elegant Fish Creek inn features sweeping porches and rooms furnished with antiques, plus legendary fish boils. From $160. See reviews and ratings. (888) 364-9542; whitegullinn.com

For information: Door County Visitor Bureau (800) 527-3529; doorcounty.com

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