When you stay with us here at the Hilltop Inn in Fish Creek, WI, you will have no shortage of dining options…many within comfortable walking distance of our resort-style vacation rental condos. Our condos sleep six and have fully equipped kitchens and outdoor grills if you would rather cook yourself. Call us at 920-868-3556 to book your Door County vacation stay now! You can also book your stay online.
Door County is a mecca of food. All kinds of food, from simple farm market fare to foodie fine dining. Fish Creek is home to no less than a dozen restaurants plus several farm markets, wineries, cheese, chocolate, ice cream… PLUS another several dozen more options within a 10-minute drive in three directions! So much food, so little time. Overwhelming? The Hilltop Inn is here to help with a quick look at some of your dining options here in Fish Creek.
Fish Creek Restaurants
Located on Spruce Street, Barringer’s is housed in one of Fish Creek’s historic buildings, the original Maple Tree Café built in 1910 by Mr. and Mrs. Barringer (owners of the Barringer Hotel) for their two daughters to run as a summer ice cream shop. Today, Barringer’s is owned by JR Schoenfeld, who owns several fine dining establishments throughout Wisconsin. Open for lunch and dinner in season, Barringer’s menu features steaks and seafood plus weekly specials, generous sides, craft cocktails, and a nice selection of wine. Indoor and outdoor patio dining. Call Barringer’s at 920-868-5445 for more information.
Located on Main Street, Pelletier’s opens at 7 a.m. for breakfast. They serve breakfast, lunch, and the iconic Door County Fish Boil nightly. Large breakfast and lunch menu sure to please every age level. Their Fish Boil is served 5-8 p.m. with “boil-overs” on the hour. Reservations are needed for the Fish Boil Dinner. Call 920-868-3313 for reservations.
Located on Main Street and owned by the Mac Donald family since 1975, dining at the Bayside makes you feel like a Fish Creek native. Over the years all 6 of the MacDonald kids have taken turns behind the bar. Open from 11 a.m. until “bar time” daily. The menu features pizza, burgers, sandwiches, chili, and a Fish Fry on Friday nights. They also have a full-service bar. Even if you have dinner somewhere else you should stop in and try a famous Bayside coffee. A delicious boozy coffee drink will make you all warm and fuzzy inside. PLUS it is a lot of fun to watch them make. Call 920-868-3441 for more info.
Whistling Swan Inn and Restaurant
The Whistling Swan, located on Main Street, was originally built in 1887 in Marinette, Wisconsin. In 1907 the building was purchased by Dr. Herman Welcker and moved across the ice by horses, to Fish Creek to become part of Welcker’s Resort and Casino. Today, along with some of its historic neighbors, The Whistling Swan, is part of the Welcker Historic District and is listed on both the state and national historic registers.
The Whistling Swan is a fine dining establishment and serves dinner 5-9 p.m Wednesday through Saturday and brunch on Sunday from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. The menu features fish and steak along with locally sourced produce. They have a large and impressive wine selection along with 12 Hinterland Beers on Tap. Call 920-868-3442 for reservations. Click Here to read our blog about Wecklers resort.
Blue Horse Beach Café
Located on Main Street across the street from the Fish Creek Beach, Blue Horse Beach Café is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Their menu features an impressive array of breakfast sandwiches…and lunch sandwiches…both served all day. They also serve an impressive array of coffee and tea drinks. They definitely have your caffeine needs covered. Kid and canine-friendly (dogs outside). Call 920-868-1471 or you can place your order here and pick it up!
Wild Tomato Wood-Fired Pizza Grille
Located on Main Street. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wild Tomato sources all of its ingredients from local Door County farms. A wonderful assortment of wood-fired pizza and salads. They have indoor and outdoor dining plus carryout is available. 920-868-3095.
The Gibraltar Grill
Gibraltar Grill is located on Main Street. They are open noon until 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4-9 p.m. Sunday – Wednesday…closed on Thursdays. Large menu featuring sandwiches, burgers, steaks, and fish. Large patio and outdoor seating. Very dog-friendly. Normally a great music venue also. Unfortunately this year, due to staffing shortages, they have suspended their music. 920-868-4745. You can order online here.
Skaliwags Fish Creek
Brand new in 2021. Skaliwags is located on Main Street in the old Cookery location. Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. At the time of writing, they had a small menu and were changing their menu daily. It is posted daily outside the restaurant. I will post updates here as they are available. 920-868-3634
The Loft is located on the corner of Main and Spruce Streets in the old C&C location. Another new addition for 2021. Large roof-covered open air dining space. Open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Closed Wednesdays. Large menu with appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, salads, and entrees. They have a full bar. 920-868-5242.
The amount of dining options in Fish Creek alone is so vast that I am going to break this into 2 possibly 3 blog posts. The Hilltop Inn’s vacation condos are surrounded by activities, entertainment options, art, nature, and of course dining options. Book your stay with us now to assure your preferred vacation date. 920-868-3556!