5 Best Restaurants Near Forestville, Wisconsin

These best restaurants near Forestville, Wisconsin are sure to satisfy you while on your next Door County vacation.

Forestville is one of the lesser-known locations in Door County. But, there are certainly great reasons to visit this small, working-class village, from the Ahnapee Trail to the Mill Pond. These places to eat will help you fuel up in the midst of a Southern Door County adventure.

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Hen House Bar and Grill

Formerly called Clark’s, the ownership has recently changed hands, and it’s now called Hen House. This is a family-friendly bar. If you’ve ever been to Wisconsin, you know what we mean. Hen House offers a Friday night fish fry that will be easy on the pocketbook and satisfying to the belly.

Besides fish fry, Hen House offers both pub fare and also American comfort food. Especially beloved is their Sunday morning brunch buffet offering breakfast foods, fried chicken, beef tips, and fried shrimp.

We love the Hen House’s good prices and low-key atmosphere.

Address: 131 W Main St, Forestville, WI 54213
Phone: 920-856-6950


Bullpen is a popular sports bar. For the love of all things good and right, don’t order an IPA here. Get a Miller Lite like everybody else.

Bullpen has the best burgers in the county, with fresh beef and delicious rolls.

Make sure to bring cash. Bullpen does not accept credit cards.

Address: 213 W Main St, Forestville, WI 54213
Phone: 920-856-6199

Renard’s Cheese

Renard's Cheese in Door County, Wisconsin

A mandatory stop on the way to northern Door County, Renard’s Cheese offers some of the best cheese in the state, let alone Door County. In addition to a full line of hand-crafted cheeses, Renard’s also sells olive oils and balsamic vinegars.

Besides selling packaged foods, Renard’s also maintains a snack bar selling breakfast and lunch sandwiches, coffee, and hand-dipped ice cream.

Address: 2189 County Rd DK, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Phone: 920-825-7272

Waterfront Mary’s

Waterfront Mary’s is a popular hangout near Forestville, Wisconsin. Offering burgers, wraps, steaks, ahi tuna, pizza, and more, Waterfront Mary’s has menu choices that will please a wide swath of people.

Also, Waterfront Mary’s offers a unique fish boil experience. First, instead of Lake Michigan whitefish or trout, they use cod in their boils. Second, Waterfront Mary’s is a popular haunt for Door County locals and has a fun, party atmosphere.

True to their name, Waterfront Mary’s fish boils are held on the waterfront of the bay of Sturgeon Bay from their location near Potawatomi State Park.

  • Boil-overs at 5:30 and 7:30 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays
  • Arrival 30 minutes prior to boil-over requested
  • Reservations required
  • Full menu available for those who do not like fish.

Address: 3662 N Duluth Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Phone: 920-743-3690

Son of Skaliwag’s

Son of Skaliwag's Restaurants in Algoma, Wisconsin

Okay, this is going to take a little bit of explanation. This is the location of the original Skaliwag’s Restaurant, which is now located in Fish Creek, Wisconsin. However, the son of Skaliwag’s has recently opened up a restaurant in the original location in Algoma, Wisconsin, seven miles south of Forestville. Hence the name, Son of Skaliwag’s.

Look, we know that a pirate-themed restaurant may not seem all that legit. But, hear us out. This restaurant dynasty has built up an enormous reputation in Northeastern Wisconsin, with loyal customers including players for the Green Bay Packers.

Things you can’t expect at Son of Skaliwag’s: The same menu every time you visit. A quick in-and-out dining experience. Cheap eats.

Things you can expect at Skaliwag’s: The freshest seafood possible. (Steaks, too.) Personal attention from the chef/owner. Surprising menu choices. Delectable flavors that you won’t find anywhere else.

Give it a try. But, word to the wise: Come with lots of time and lots of money.

Address: 312 Clark St, Algoma, WI 54201
Phone: 920-536-1539

Johnny G’s

Located in a cool old stagecoach stop building, Johnny G’s is known for creative takes on pub fare. Try the nachos. They are a full meal.

Address: S 1599, WI-42, Maplewood, WI 54235
Phone: 920-856-6966

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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.