the cabin restaurant 

4680 bay shore drive sturgeon bay wi 54235 

    phone 920 743 2421

The Cabin - comfort food with a flair!

In early October 2009, the establishment known as Schartner's on the Shore, and run by Willie Schartner, was handed to young couple Eric and Marja Johnson. Eric is a Green Bay native who finished college in California, where he met his now-wife, Marja.

The two married in Green Bay and honeymooned at Chanticleer Guest Houses in Sturgeon Bay. They fell in love with Door County, and one year later bought the what's now known as The Cabin with the hopes of keeping it one of everyone's favorite restaurants to eat at in the county.


Welcome to The Cabin, a place to meet old friends and make new ones.

The original knotty pine walls and bar date back to the 1930s, and the restaurant's warm atmosphere is a draw for locals and tourists alike.

The menu is a solid collection of local favorites we like to call comfort food with a flair, or familiar, delicious dishes with a special quality-- freshness and lots of love.



leo henkle taking a sip behind the bar when it was known as leo's shore bar   /     a wedding rehearsal dinner 2012

Special Events

Updated 2/10/14: We have a rehearsal dinner planned for Friday May 24th, 2014

We will be closing to the public at 8pm and apologize for any inconvenience!

Parties! Events!

We'd love to help you with your next party. We've enjoyed hosting small wedding rehearsals, birthday parties, company functions, etc. We also may be available to serve drinks and hors d'oeuvres when your wedding party takes pictures and you need a place for your guests to enjoy the day for an hour or so.

Contact us for reservations or to help plan your event!


Employment Opportunities

We have a great staff and are looking to add to it.

We are looking forward to a lot of business and expanding hours so we will need positive and energetic folks to help us out this summer and possibly stay and work part-time all year!

All positions are needed, so email us at to make an appointment

with Eric or Marja and to tell us why you'd make a great addition to The Cabin!

reach us by email


cabin sign photo by the lovely Sara Coursin

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