Not Licked Yet Frozen Custard: Fun little sweet spot
This quaint little restaurant is tucked away in Fish Creek, and it serves very good frozen custard in several appealing concoctions, such as sundaes, malts, concretes, and cones. They also have a small menu for hot food, and they have indoor and outdoor seating for any type of weather.
Favorite Dish: The shortcake sundae with cherries is great!
Gibralter Grill: Enjoy the fresh air!
The Gibraltar Grill was literally right across the street from our hotel and was the perfect choice for dinner one cool night. The restaurant has an indoor dining room as well as an enclosed outdoor patio in the back and an open side patio with tables and umbrellas. It was a lovely night even though it was a bit cool, but we decided to stay out on the open patio and enjoy the scenery and weather. The waitress is quick to bring out flannel blankets to anyone sitting outside (and I definitely had to use this!) It was very cute and very unique. The waitress was very friendly and the service was excellent. The food was... well, Matt absolutely loved his and mine was just okay. He had the ribs and said they were perfect and falling off the bone (you know, the kind of ribs that leave you clean at the end of the meal)! I had the Chicken Marsala and found it to be mediocre. Overall, it was a good dining experience and the perfect location for us.
Favorite Dish: I'd have to go with those ribs!
Pelletier's: Fish Boil and breakfast!!
We originally planned on having breakfast at the Whitegull Inn, but the wait was too long and the restaurant was very humid and hot so we just kept walking down the street and happened to stumble upon Pelletier's. We were glad we did as it seemed less crowded and stuffy. Pelletier's seemed more family oriented with larger tables and waitresses running all over, but we snagged a booth and enjoyed our breakfast. The food was good, service was prompt and the atmosphere was fun.
Pelletier's offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and the famous fish boil. This wasn't the absolute best breakfast that we had, but it was good and offered us the chance to see most of Fish Creek (since we pretty much had to walk to the other side of Main Street).
Favorite Dish: Honestly, I don't remember what we had here... pretty much standard breakfast fare, but I remember that we were satisfied with it.
White Gull Inn: Best breakfast ever
Last year a national tv show looked for the best breakfast in America--they chose the Cherry and cream cheese stuffed French Toast from here as the best. I agree.
This area is known for their cherries, and the cherries in the dish are local.
Favorite Dish: Cherry/cream cheese stuffed french toast.
Get there early or there will be a long wait. I was here at 8 and got the last table--they open at 7:30AM
White Gull Inn: White Gull Inn
It's actually an inn with a restaurant attached, but everyone who visits Door Co. knows about their restaurant. :) We usually go just for breakfast, since it's the best deal, and the food is much better than at dinnertime. The breakfast menu is fantastic! The atmosphere is rustic and homey, but be prepared for a short wait if you're there during the busy season (fall).
For vegetarians, breakfast has plenty of offerings (including veggie sausage), and choices are abundant, including homemade granola and oatmeal.
Favorite Dish: Cherry-stuffed French Toast (wonderfully cream cheese, with fresh Door County cherries and locally-produced maple syrup) Wow... :)
Not Licked Yet: Frozen custard, better than ice cream
If you tire of the ice cream that's everywhere, try the frozen yogurt. I like it better than ice cream.
Favorite Dish: frozen custard