An iconic Door County restaurant turns 60 in Sister Bay

Happy 60th Birthday to Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik!

Happy 60th Birthday to Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik!

This past Saturday a celebration took place at the waterfront in Sister Bay. Employees from the past 60 years gathered to salute Al Johnson and the famous Door County restaurant he started 60 years ago this year. The High Point Inn salutes Al, his wife and business partner Ingert and their family, on this momentous event.

If you have not been to Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant, we highly recommend a visit to try some of their Swedish food specialities. Try the Swedish meatballs and Swedish pancakes served with lingonberries. Or indulge yourself with Swedish Limpa bread served with specialty cheeses. If you aren’t feeling like Scandinavian food, Al’s also serves generous portions of American favorites.

And of course, don’t forget to snap some photos of the famous goats on the grass roof of the restaurant. Happy birthday to our neighbor to the north – Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant & Butik in Sister Bay!

High Point Neighbors: Door County’s Rusty Rabbit


John and Helen Cain are retired educators who found a way to enjoy Door County, as well as to meet wonderful tourists who visit the Door Peninsula each year. What a way to retire!

The Rusty Rabbit got their start in an old building in dire need of repair, in the center of Ephraim. Gifts, antiques, fine art, and their own hand-crafted copper sprinklers were the primary products available when the store opened. After two years, they outgrew the building in the center of town and moved to their present location in North Ephraim.

The Rusty Rabbit’s product line has changed through the years. Today, they sell mainly gifts, home decor items, clothing and accessories, garden items, and our own handmade sprinklers. Their beautiful building is full of merchandise to please a wide variety of shopping desires. Spacious grounds and perennial gardens are filled with garden items ranging from statuary to garden furniture as well as beautiful flowers to enjoy.