Thanksgiving in Door County

Yes, Door County is OPEN for Thanksgiving…

Some years, the whole, “spend endless hours cooking and doing dishes” thing, is just not what you pictured for Thanksgiving Day. In that case, here is an alternative plan…Head right over to Door County. Get settled in a warm and comfy room at Julie’s Motel or a classy condo at Evergreen Hill, then take a peek at some of the delicious choices available if you want to let someone else do the cooking!! THIS is your definitive guide to all things Thanksgiving in Door County!

First and foremost, having someone else make BREAKFAST on Thanksgiving Day is the ULTIMATE LUXURY (go head, you know you want to!!). If you’re ready to indulge, head south to Scaturo’s for some home baking in Sturgeon Bay or up north to Al Johnson’s for Swedish pancakes! And now… on to the LUNCH/DINNER OPTIONS….

Sturgeon Bay:

Stone Harbor Resort                                    

Buffet 11am-3pm


The Lodge at Leathem Smith
Buffet 1pm-5pm, reservations required


Old Mexico







Harbor Fish Market

Buffet 11am-5pm



Egg Harbor:


The Log Den

Buffet – 10am-3pm


Carrington Pub and Grill

Buffet –10am-1pm



The Fireside





Fish Creek



Plated Thanksgiving Dinner- All You Can Eat-10am-4pm



Bayside Tavern

Food 11am-11pm, Bar Open ‘til 2am



English Inn





Sister Bay



Buffet 11am-2pm




Ellison Bay


Mink River Basin

Bar 11am-Close

Menu Specials 12pm-4pm

Pizza 4pm-Close



*** Don’t forget to call any restaurant you are interested in, just in case they require a reservation!!!


If you want to have someone else do the cooking, but eat at your Door County home base, try


these Take Out options:


Scaturo’s, Sturgeon Bay
Complete Turkey Dinner (minimum 6 people)

Econo Foods, Sturgeon Bay
Complete Turkey Dinner

The Lodge at Leathem Smith
Complete turkey dinner (serves 8 people)
Pre-order required. Pick up on Wednesday, Nov 27th from noon-8pm only

Pick-N-Save, Sturgeon Bay
Complete Turkey & Ham Dinners
Call for details

If you or someone you know needs some food assistance this Thanksgiving, please reach out to the following organizations:


United Methodist
836 Michigan Street, Sturgeon Bay
Carry–outs & Deliveries available
Dinner at 4:30 on Thanksgiving
Must make reservations by Nov 22nd

First Baptist Church of Sister Bay
2622 S Bay Shore Dr., Sister Bay
Take out only
Starting Wednesday between 4pm-6pm

Local grocery stores will also be available for part of Thanksgiving Day if you REALLY feel like cooking:

Walmart (call 920.746.0402 for hours) Econo Foods (call 920.743.8896 for hours) and Pick N Save (call 920.743.8830 for hours) in Sturgeon Bay 

JP Express 5am-10pm in Carlsville (no Little Caesar’s)

Main Street Market 8am-12pm in Egg Harbor

Piggly Wiggly 7am-1pm in Sister Bay

Baileys 57 7am-2pm in Baileys Harbor (no pizza or deli)

AND… If you just need a Night Cap, head to:

Island Fever Rum Bar and Grill– Jacksonport, Bayside Tavern – Fish Creek, Husby’s- Sister Bay, or Mink River Basin-Ellison Bay…the bar will be open ‘til last call!

From all of us at Julie’s to all of you and yours… Happy Thanksgiving!

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