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Al Js Julbord CopyAl Johnson's Offers Traditional Swedish Julbord December 8th & 9th

With its unique foods and hand-crafted gifts, a Scandinavian Christmas is special. This December, Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant & Butik in Sister Bay is serving a traditional version of the famous Swedish Julbord, a multi-course Christmas smörgåsbord (or buffet) that is a holiday tradition throughout the country of Sweden.


 

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

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!


  

2015 Goat Parade5 5th Annual Roofing of the Goats Parade

The Sister Bay Advancement Association is pleased to announce that Saturday, June 10th is the date for northern Door County's most-anticipated event for goat-lovers, the 5th Annual Roofing of the Goats Parade on Hwy 42 in downtown Sister Bay. 


 

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

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?

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

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

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...


 

Als Thank You Ppulse Dft2  Thank You! Our 2016 Summer Staff was Outstanding!
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...