Located in historic Founder’s Square in Fish Creek, Pelletier’s Restaurant & Fish Boil offers great food for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
We have dined here many, many times, and find the staff friendly and the food always consistently good. Fish Creek is getting to be a real dining destination! And if you want to sample some Door County tradition, Pelletier’s does multiple fish boil nightly (7) in high season – starting at about 5 PM. In fact, they do about 49 a week! So, any night you want to head over for an interesting dinner, where you can watch the master boilers cooking the fish out back, then enjoy eating it, head to Pelletier’s! Matthew, one of the owners and the Master Boiler told us that he meets the boats in the morning to get fresh whitefish from the lake, and prepares the fish for the boil – so this is not restaurant-bought fish already cleaned and chunked – this is fresh Lake Michigan whitefish. Reservations are definitely recommended for this.
DoorCountyNavigator.com loves the fish boil here: you get great whie fish, potatoes, an onion and homemade cole slaw - and eveything is fresh and delisious. Then - finish it off with cherry pie - fabulous cherry pie. Do it! And tell them we sent you!
We suggest you get there during the day and sign up for a fish boil time that you prefer that evening. Works well - and it is delicious!
The restaurant interior is pleasant, with wooden booths, wood beam accents on the ceiling, tables, and a genuine homey feeling to the place. While large, and if crowded a little noisy, you still feel like family there. We love it.
We had a delightful lunch here recently and the food was awesome. I would highly recommend The Whitefish Fillet sandwich – it was delicious, and in season, served with a side of fruit, a nice tartar sauce, pickle wedge and chips. I will order this one again and again – when I finished it, I wanted more it was so good.
The club sandwich, ordered by another in our review party, was equally delicious. We ordered soups and other items as well, and each was well done.
We know you will enjoy this place. We have dined here for breakfast too, but we have not yet experienced the fish boil for dinner – just photographing it!
The breakfast menu (you can see the full menus online in our “Menu, please!” section) includes country style breakfasts with eggs and omelets, Swedish pancakes with lingonberries (one of my personal favorites) and Door County cherry pancakes (a must), French toast, Belgian Waffles and more.
You can even get French crepes for your breakfast meal, or dessert crepes that include Door County cherry, apples and more. Not too many places serving authentic French crepes in Door County, so head on in here if you would like some. Oo-la-la – they are good.
Of course, bakery items made from scratch are available, great coffee, the usual side orders of sausage, ham bacon and so on.
Lunch has terrific selections, and this place is reasonably priced too. We mentioned a couple of things we had above, but you can also get salads, cold sandwiches and wraps, hot sandwiches (like the whitefish, or perch) or larger lunch plates that include chicken tenders, or whitefish or perch. If you are in Pelletier’s and like fish, you have to try some for lunch or dinner – they do it up special.
Dinners include the fish boil, nightly, as mentioned. But if you are not into fish boils, or want something else, Pelletier’s offers other dinner items as well, like baked chicken, BBQ ribs and more. There’s a children’s dinner menu too – yes – this is a family-friendly place for sure!
Visit their website for the latest, as items on menus can change without notice.
So whether for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a quick bakery item (the muffins are a nice snack to take and go), we think you will enjoy Pelletier’s! Please tell co-owner Regan or Matt and the staff that DoorCountyNavigator.com sent you! And tell us what you think! You telling them we sent you helps keep this site alive and well for you!