Famous Swedish Pancakes

Mmm-mm delicious…served in minutes, always hot…try ‘em with butter, maple syrup, lingonberries, or powdered sugar

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Al Johnson's Butik

Swedish clogs and linens, decorative items and housewares from Norway-Denmark-Iceland, books, clothing, jewelry…all in the Butik!

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Take a Tour!

Never been to Al Johnson’s? The next best thing might be a virtual tour…click below to see what everyone’s talking about!

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NEW! Swedish Pancake Mix

Make your own pancakes at home with Al’s Swedish Pancake Mix, based on the same recipe we use in the restaurant!

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Fall Colors

Come with Naturalist Paul Regnier as he shares one of the best things to do in Door County in October – view the beautiful fall colors!

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Who doesn’t like a few goats on the roof?

Here’s the story of the goats: where they live in the off-season, how they travel to Al’s, and more!

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Thank You!

Our staff is special…many are financing their educations by working at Al’s, and some travel from foreign countries to work here in the summer!

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Learn the history of Al Johnson's from the family themselves!



Al Johnson's master baker, John Ostran, is renowned by customers and staff alike for his inventive creations!



One-of-a-kind, traditional and modern Scandinavian gifts to appease everyone! 

Al Johnson's Goat Cam

The two web cameras mounted on a rooftop peak of Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant are pointed in slightly different directions, so they reveal 95% of the sod roof’s surface.

If you can’t see the goats in one picture, look closely at the other…it’s a rare day that you can’t see the goats somewhere on the roof…unless it’s night-time, of course, because the goats are brought down each evening and spend the evening in a peaceful barn on the outskirts of Sister Bay.

Note that the goats are NOT on the roof in winter! They usually go onto the restaurant’s sod roof at the start of each tourism season, in late May, continuing through mid-October.

Goat Cam

Check out what's Happening


There's always something fun or interesting happening in Door County!

Stay current and you'll be able to time your next trip to coincide with the Half Marathon in May, the Roofing of the Goats Parade and Uncork Summer in June, Sister Bay's Fall Fest in October, Al's Annual Butik Sale in November, our traditional Swedish Julbord dinner in December, and much more.

All year long – even in winter – Door County is the place to be for a relaxing getaway in beautiful northeastern Wisconsin!

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