History of the Viking Fish Boil

When Viking Grill owners Annette and Lawrence Wickman began their commercial whitefish boil back in 1961, they knew local folks would support their venture. Churches and civic groups had been holding trout boils for many years so a commercial fish boil seemed like a logical way for Annette and Lawrence to increase their restaurant business. But since trout was in short supply, Lawrence turned to the plentiful whitefish, a mild flavored fish caught locally, insuring a fresh product.

The Wickmans served the fish with new potatoes, sweet white onions, coleslaw, pumpernickel bread, lemon wedges, Kosher pickles and topped it all off with a piece of Door County Cherry Pie. Their fish boil was a hit!

Come take part in an historical dining event at one of Door County's dining landmarks.
The Viking Grill in Ellison Bay. It will become your Door County tradition.
Restaurant open year round at 6AM. Our famous fish boil is served starting at 4:30 daily mid May thru October.
Questions? Call 920-854-2998.

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12029 Hwy 42 • P.O. Box 189 • Ellison Bay, WI 54210
Phone (920) 854-2998 • Fax (920) 854-9281 • Email: djpeterson@itol.com