Stabbur Fall Fest 2019 3 Experience Fall Fest at Stabbur

There's nothing like it…friends, food, drinks and music. Stabbur now has a retractable roof for inclement weather, forced-air heaters for cool days & nights, and a giant clear tent to surround all the camaraderie.



Als Dirndls 2 Al's Intros New Dirndl Design for Servers for First Time in Over 20 Years

Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik has announced that an intensive search for a new uniform design to outfit the restaurant's servers has successfully ended and the resulting custom uniforms will be introduced on Friday, October 11. A new vest for the restaurant's male servers, complementing the new dirndls, will debut on the same day.



1 Goat Parade 1 8th Annual Roofing of the Goats Parade

(July 2019) The Sister Bay Advancement Association (SBAA) has announced that the 8th Annual Roofing of the Goats Parade in 2020 is scheduled for Saturday, June 13th on Hwy 42 in downtown Sister Bay.



Als Lingonberry Ale Al Johnson's Launches New Lingonberry-Brewed Beer

(July 2019) In celebration of the well-known business's 70th anniversary, Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik has launched its first beer in a partnership with Badger State Brewing Company of Green Bay, WI. Bartenders at Stabbur at Al Johnson's, the three-year-old Swedish beer garden located next to the restaurant, began pouring glasses of "Al Johnson's Lingonberry Anniversary Ale" this past Friday, June 28. 



Mickie Rasch Gov Tony Evers Door County Honored with 3 Awards at Wisconsin Governor’s Tourism Conference

(March 2019) Door County recipients were honored with three awards during the Governor’s Tourism Awards Banquet at the Wisconsin Governor’s Conference on Tourism on March 19, 2019.



Lars Annika Rolf Johnson Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik Named "Best Small Business in America"

(November 2018) Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant & Butik has announced that it has received an award as the Best Small Business in America from Rubicon Global, a leader in providing waste, recycling, and smart city solutions to businesses and governments worldwide. The award is based on public voting, and as the winner, Al Johnson's is being awarded a check for $10,000.



Als Thank You Ppulse Dft2  Thank You! Our 2018 Summer Staff was Outstanding!

(September 2018) Every summer, Al Johnson's staff swells, bringing dozens of hard-working youth and students from Europe, America and other locations to Sister Bay, Wisconsin for the proverbial "summer job," many seeking to finance their continuing or advanced educations...



Travel Green Logo Al Johnson's Earns Travel Green Wisconsin Certification

(April 2017) The Wisconsin Department of Tourism has welcomed Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik as a certified member of its Travel Green Wisconsin (TGW) program. With a longstanding conservation legacy, the program furthers Wisconsin’s commitment to sustainability. Al Johnson's joins more than 545 TGW-Certified businesses across Wisconsin.




Pancake Mix Etc  Find Us Outside of Door County!


(2016) Everywhere from Wisconsin, to Minnesota, to Illinois, to Missouri, and to California, click here to find out where Al's products are sold outside of Door County!



history-goat-tree.jpg   Al Johnson's "Goat Cam

(2016) The story about how goats came to be on the sod roof of Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant has floated around Door County for decades. Here’s how local writer Norbert Blei recounted the tale a few years back...



Fishboil Packing for a Door County Getaway?

(August 2015) Don't forget your appetite! Gotta hand it to the French explorers. Not only did they map the inland waterways to reach today's Door County peninsula in Wisconsin, they rhapsodized about the food they...



Freddie Lingonberries  In Search of the Perfect Lingonberry

(May 2015) A historic midwest restaurant and popular tourist destination has long been one of the nation's largest importers of Swedish lingonberries, and it just got better.At Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant in Sister Bay, Wisconsin, lingonberries have been a staple item for generations. Until recently, however, few people aside from proud Swedes and Swedish Americ...


Girl With Goat  European-Inspired Green Roofs Take Root in the U.S

(April 2015) Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik in Sister Bay, Wis., is known for the goats on its roof. It was founded in 1949; in 1973, the late Johnson expanded into a new building and ordered a traditional sod-roofed building from Norway. "The walls were constructed, numbered, disassem...