Monday, June 22, 2015

Eating My Way Through Door County

There is no shortage of places to eat in Door County, that's for sure. Not to mention we didn't get a chance to eat at Al Johnson's restaurant, which is apparently crazy famous for their Swedish food. We did stop to see the goats on the roof, but they were not out because of the rain, unfortunately. But I digress. I wanted to share some of the places we did stop to eat and give you a few tips!

1. The first night we had dinner at Mojo Rosa's. I won't say it was my favorite place that we ate, but if you're here, the guacamole is excellent, and I really enjoyed the steak quesadilla I had. It was also very clean and the staff was friendly. 

2. Every time I find myself on a North Iowa Blogger trip I find myself saying, "Oh my gosh, I can't eat anything else." And then somebody puts ice cream in front of me. Our next food stop of the trip was at Wilson's for ice cream, because more than one fellow blogger insisted it was a "must do" place to visit. Wilson's was a great little 50s themed diner where we got an assortment of ice cream flavors. I tried the berry sundae since it came with famous Door County cherries, and I was not disappointed. To be honest, I don't even really like cherries, but I thought when in Rome Door County... 

3. Day 2 (and 3) kicked off with an incredible breakfast at Gordon Lodge. I already talked about the breakfasts at Gordon Lodge a bit in my previous post, but I'll add that I would probably drive back there just to eat the seasoned potatoes again. 

4. Lunch on day two was another one of those experiences where I walked away saying that I couldn't eat anything else. The Cowboy Burger at Wild Tomato was phenomenal (especially with the added avocado), and the mac and cheese on the side was deliciously homemade. I've got another post on that one coming up, so stay tuned, but this will be a stop on my return visit for sure. 

5. And once again, I can't eat anymore until... ice cream. Although in this case it's gelato. Door County Creamery had some of the most amazing salted caramel gelato I've ever tasted. Sure, for many people you're probably thinking that how often do you find salted caramel gelato? But for me, the answer is quite frequently. I buy it any chance I get! It was seriously amazing. 

6. Lunch on day 3 was recommended by Ben from Gravity Trails. For only $5.95 we got a giant sandwich, chips, and a cookie. Places to feed your family for $6/person are few and for between. And places to feed your family something delicious and fairly nutritious (vs fast food) for $6/person are even more rare. This place is at the top of my list, for sure. Not only did we have this for lunch (you can see I ordered roast beef on whole wheat bread), but I'm not ashamed to tell you that Donna of and I went back to grab a second sandwich to take on the road for dinner. For the record, it got a bit soggy after sitting in the car for a few hours, but it was still excellent. 

7. Finally, on our way back into the "mainland" of Wisconsin, we had to stop at Renard's to pick up cheese curds, spreads, and a few free samples. Now I love good cheese balls (yes, in Iowa we call deep fried cheese curds "cheese balls," and we dip them in ranch dressing), but I am not a huge fan of the *squeeky* cheese curd on its own. That being said, one of my fellow travelers picked up some white cheddar cheese curds, and they were pretty tasty. I picked up some cheese spreads that are hidden in my fridge so my husband doesn't eat them before I can enjoy them. I really appreciated their sample station to help me figure out what I liked.


  1. Yay for Wilsons AND Fish Creek Market! The best sandwiches!

  2. We had so much good food! Oh we need to go back :)