5 Best Lunch Restaurants in Sturgeon Bay, WI

Are you looking for a good place to get lunch in Sturgeon Bay? These are the 5 Best Lunch Restaurants in Sturgeon Bay, WI.


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Best Artisan Lunch: Blue Front Cafe

Grey building. Bluefront Cafe in Sturgeon Bay, WI
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The Blue Front Cafe provides some variety to the Sturgeon Bay restaurant scene. Departing from the pub fare common in most Sturgeon Bay restaurants, Blue Front offers breakfast and lunch food with unique and fresh ingredients, including a number of Asian-fusion dishes. The meals at this restaurant are typically filling without being too heavy, and offer flavors hard to come by in most of Door County.

While this restaurant is on a side street in Sturgeon Bay’s quieter side of downtown, this restaurant is worth a visit.

Address: 86 W Maple St, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Phone: 920-743-9218

Best Outdoor Lunch: Kitty O’Reilly’s Irish Pub

In the entrance of Kitty O’Reilly’s is a sign that reads “céad míle fáilte.” This is Gaeilic for “one hundred thousand welcomes,” and it’s a fitting motto. Everybody feels welcome at Kitty O’Reilly’s.

Kitty O’Reilly’s Irish Pub is one of those rare places where you can rub elbows with Sturgeon Bay shipbuilders, professional businesswomen, and vacationers from Chicago. Everybody loves Kitty O’Reilly’s, and it’s the perfect place to celebrate the beginning of the weekend. Kitty O’Reilly’s has a large and beautiful beer garden, making it a favorite restaurant over the summer months.

One reason Kitty O’Reilly’s is so popular is its extensive menu. Nearly everyone will find something they like here. Burgers, wraps, home-style meals, and Irish fare like shepherd’s pie are some of the offerings. If you are there on a day they are offering loaded Bloody Marys, indulge in one. They are legendary.

Kitty O’Reilly’s is a great place for lunch, especially on warm summer days. The outdoor beer garden lets you soak up the sun while dining on some great food.

We gave Kitty O’Reilly’s 4.7 out of 5 stars in our review of this popular restaurant.

Phone: 920-743-7441
Address: 59 E Oak St, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Best Business Lunch – Inn at Cedar Crossing

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The Inn at Cedar Crossing is close to many businesses in downtown Sturgeon Bay. Their lunch menu has something for everyone, and the setting is quiet enough for a business lunch.

Phone: 920-743-4200
Address: 112 N 3rd Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Best Asian Lunch: Dan’s Kitchen

Located in downtown Sturgeon Bay, Dan’s Kitchen provides the best Asian lunch.

In fact, Dan’s Kitchen is one of the only places to get Asian food in all of Door County.

Guests appreciate the cleanliness and the home-cooked food.

A special treat at Dan’s Kitchen is that it serves Bubble Tea.

Phone: 920-818-1300
Address: 50 S 3rd Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Best Mexican Lunch: Old Mexico Cantina and Grill

Old Mexico Cantina and Grill is Sturgeon Bay’s spot for Mexican classics. One thing that makes this restaurant great for lunch is that the service is always extremely fast.

Phone: 920-818-1500
Address: 901 Egg Harbor Rd, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235


Hopefully, this post helped you find the best place to get lunch in Sturgeon Bay, WI. If you want to learn more about Sturgeon Bay, be sure to check out our posts on the best things to do in Sturgeon Bay and the best hotels in Sturgeon Bay.

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Mark Stoneman
Hi! My name is Mark! I have been a resident of Door County for almost ten years now, and I'm glad to help you say "Hello" to Door County. I believe that travel helps to change lives, and because of that, I want to help you improve your life through travel.