There are so many restaurants in Door County it’s hard to choose where to go. If you’re looking for something a little different or unique, I’ve got the places for you! After personally going to some of these restaurants myself, I have found some crazy things on these Door County menus that make going out to eat way more fun. If you’re like me and love going out to eat, but never know where to go or want to try something new, I’ve got some recommendations that Door County has to offer. The first being PC Junction. This restaurant is located in Baileys Harbor and maybe you guessed it from the name, but it’s train themed! Once seated and you’ve put your order in, a train comes around and delivers your food and drinks right to you! Some of the menu items include the “Conductor” and the “Sidecar.” This place is definitely one that stands out and is fun for the whole family. PC Junction is also only a seven minute drive from Egg Harbor Beach, which is one of our sites where we offer kayak and stand up paddle board rentals; more fun for the family! Next on the list is Sonny’s, which is in Sturgeon Bay. After working up an appetite from our Adventure Zip Tour this is the perfect place to go. They are an Italian Pizzeria, where they, of course, specialize in pizza. They have unique toppings and combinations that spice up your average pizza. However, this is not my main focus when it comes to Sonny’s. The one thing in particular that I’m thinking of on their menu will make your eyes bulge. That thing is a giant soft pretzel. It is pretty much the size of the pizza they serve and if you get it to go they will even put it in a pizza box for you! You can get this oversized pretzel with a few different dipping sauces that will cure your craving for this classic snack; something you’ll probably want to share with someone else too! Moving onto one of my favorite things to order at a restaurant, Bloody Mary’s! These drinks are so fun and my favorite because they come with all the fixings you need for a snack or sometimes even a full meal. There are a couple different places in and around Door County I have heard of that have outrageous Bloody Mary’s. In Algoma, which is right on the coast of Lake Michigan, is a place called Smashed on the Rocks. When I tell you their Bloody Mary’s are loaded, that is an understatement. They are HUGE! The drink comes with basically everything under the sun, including things like a soft pretzel, a corn dog, a donut, a hard boiled egg, a mini cob of corn, etc. All I’m saying is make sure you go on an empty stomach. The other place that also has crazy Bloody Mary’s is Shipwrecked in Egg Harbor. These come in 20oz “souvenir” glasses that you actually get to take home with you when finished. It comes with the classic fixings like a beef stick, pickle, and cheese, but they don’t stop there! You’ll just have to see for yourself what this whole drink has to offer and don’t forget to order a chaser that is freshly brewed from Shipwrecked themselves. If you decide to go later in the evening, our Sunset Kayak Tour at the Egg Harbor Beach can be the perfect ending to your night. The last meal I suggest you try if you’re in Door County is the fish boil. There are quite a few different places that offer amazing fish boils like Waterfront Mary’s, Pelletier’s Restaurant, and White Gull Inn, so it’s up to you to decide! Overall, a fish boil typically consists of cooking a variety of vegetables and a specific type of fish over a fire outside. You and whoever you invite, get to sit and watch the deliciousness unfold, and soon enough be able to dig in. I hope with all of these cool, fun, and even a little crazy, restaurant suggestions you find something that will add to making your experience here in Door County something to remember.
Do you know what the best thing to do is on the spur of the moment on vacation? Zip lining, of course!
It is a super fun adventure that will leave you with nothing but good memories and fun times to look back on. However, one thing that can ruin your zip-lining experience does not have the proper attire. So this is going to be your insider's guide as to what not to wear when you go zip lining. So let's start from the top of your head and work down to your feet.
At the very tip-top, hats! They are such a great way to keep the sun off your face, but sadly, they don't exactly fit under the helmets used to keep you safe during zip lining. If you still want to wear your hat that day, you can, but make sure to take it off before getting geared up to go zip lining.
Next are glasses or sunglasses. These are a yes! Of course, you can wear them with your helmet and on the zip line. We want you to see all the sights that you can on our zip line tours and not be blinded by the light. So if you have them, rock them!
Our guides showing us what you can wear with your helmet on!
This part is about jewelry, if you haven't guessed, on to the ears and neck and often hands. We encourage you to leave all dangly earrings, necklaces, and rings in a safe place before the tour. It's for your safety, and that way, you don't lose them; it also makes for a little more comfortable experience while ziplining. For clothing, it's a good idea to wear shorts and a t-shirt or a tank and shorts. And depending on the weather, you should always check before you book, dress for the rain, and bring a rain jacket because we zip line rain or shine, so long as there isn't any thunder or lightning. And lastly, footwear! The best kind of shoe is a closed-toed shoe. Sandals, flip flops, slides, any open-toe shoe is out! But do you want to know what's in? Crocs, water shoes, sneakers, so long as your toes are covered, and they'll stay on your feet, you are set to zip!
When you book, we know that it can be confusing what the weather will be. You're on vacation, so we knit isn't easy to be dressed for the right experience. We hope that this helps and that we'll see you zipping soon!
Egg Harbor Beach
Egg Harbor Village Beach is located within the village of Egg Harbor and stretches approximately 500 feet along Green Bay. It is one of the most popular and visited beaches in the area! Perfect for spending time with family, there are many shops and restaurants located within walking distance! Door County Adventure Center offers an array of water activities within this location. There are paddle board and kayak rentals, sand toys and concessions, as well as a sunset kayak tour that launches off the beach!
Whitefish Dunes State Park
Whitefish Dunes State Park is one of five state parks in Door County. The park consists of 863 acres of forest and dunes and a mile-long beach that runs along the coast of Lake Michigan. In the summer of 1967, the park became registered as an official Wisconsin state park. The main reason behind this was to ensure the sand dunes and the unique wildlife were protected. The park holds many different hiking trails that serve as ski touring trails in the winter months! Door County Adventure Center is one of the only tour companies in Door County that operates within a state park, and that is Whitefish Dunes State Park! DCAC conducts a Cave and Dunes kayak tour that departs right off the beach!
Schoolhouse Beach is located on the north side of Washington Island and ironically has no sand. Its shore is made up of smooth, limestone pebbles. It is one of 5 beaches in the world that is entirely sand-less. For years, people would take home pebbles as souvenirs of their travels to Washington Island. This ultimately caused a drastic decrease in the pebbles. Today, it is illegal to take any of these glacier-polished pebbles off the land.