My friends and I visited summer kitchen for the Fourth and had a great time! Our server Sofia was so sweet and attentive and recommended the Sofi Special: a mix of Cream of Mushroom and Tomato Dill soup (pictured) it was so good I had to buy a pint to go for dinner tonight. We will definitely be coming back. 10/10 amazing experience!
This place is quaint, cozy, and possessed of a certain nostalgic charm. Their main claim to fame is a soup bar that has a few daily staples (chicken dumpling, cream of mushroom) and a few more diverse selections which were all good. Their sandwiches are well constructed, satisfying, and hearty. The prices are on the high end, even for a tourist magnet, the average price coming in at about $15, which includes a full sandwich, fruit, and soup cup. The building itself is a little hot and stuffy and the men's room is outside (there's some of that aforementioned nostalgic charm) but it's cute and a nice little time capsule of a bygone era. Expect great food, hot soup, warm service, and a tab that's probably a little higher than you were expecting.
We were able to get a vegetarian and gluten free meal that was delicious! Each meal starts out with soup which was also a nice change from salad. We will definitely be back!
First the good- Summer Kitchen had a wonderful atmosphere. I ordered the tuna steak salad. The Salad was phenomenal and I would highly recommend it (I substituted the normal dressing for honey poppyseed). The soups were also delicious! They brought a water bowl out for our dogs and were decently friendly. Now the not so good- The seafood enchiladas my husband ordered were subpar. Two very very small enchiladas and we couldn't even tell what kind of seafood was used to make them. On top of that they were way more expensive than we thought they would be- very much not worth the money. If I spend over 20 dollars on a single meal I expect to at least not have to go get more food after eating. So overall- the salad and soup were really good- I'd just stay away from the Mexican food specials. Too expensive for just okay Mexican food.
Best breakfast in Door County! Their homemade granola is quite possibly the best I've ever had. Service was excellent. Atmosphere is great - super cute and clean! Have been here a few times now and can't wait to visit again when they are back in the spring!
Best food and best service hands down in Door County. We ate here everyday on our 3 day trip. Breakfast was so delicious and lunch was amazing too! You MUST stop here if you want delicious food with amazing service! If you don?t visit the Summer Kitchen when you are in Door County you are missing out on a gem of a place! Soups are amazing! Patty melt and the club sandwiches were the best ever! The omelette and the daily breakfast special was delicious also! You?ll get so much food that it will keep you full for hours! On our next trip to Door County we will be back to dine in at the Summer Kitchen for sure!
Fried fish was okay but portion wise not a $21 meal. The white fish baked was not at all good in taste. However, Loved the soup, but a note to others :found it really confusing on the soup bar one trip only policy. I went to refill twice as I was seeing others but actually they have deals for bottomless soup for $16. The server was too busy and looks like in a hurry.
We did not have the Mexican food that they supposedly specialize in, but they have to do a better job with traditional American food. My wife?s cheeseburger ($15) was perhaps a quarter pounder at best and not very flavorful. My chicken wrap ($15) was just plain tiny. The cheeseburger was served with the wrong fries and the waiter corrected this immediately by taking away the entire plate. This is easier for the waiter, but what is the customer going to do while waiting to get the replacement fries? If you leave the cheeseburger and take the fries, the customer can at least begin eating the cheeseburger. In summary, Summer Kitchen is overrated and overpriced.
Join the gang at Summer Kitchen Restaurant in Sister Bay and enjoy the american food we have served to the delight of our customers for many years. Discover items such as soup. Give us a call at (920) 854-2131 and let us know you're coming.
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