PELLETIER'S RESTAURANT & FISH BOIL TRIP

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Fish Boil, at Pelletier's in Fish Creek, Wisconsin

Fish Boil at Pelletier's Restaurant in Fish Creek, WI. Door County

Door County Dining Must Do--The Door County Fish Boil

 

Open Daily 7:30am May 20th, 2016 through October 16th, 2016 Serving Breakfast & Lunch until 2:00pm…Our Door County Fish Boil served Nightly at 5:00pm to Close... Call 920-868-3313 for Fish Boil Reservations & Available Seating Times

Not only do we serve our Traditional Wisconsin Door County Fish Boil every night, we also serve Breakfast & Lunch from 7:30am to 2:00pm seven days a week offering our homemade Corned Beef Hash, Eggs Benedict, Swedish & Buttermilk Pancakes, Breakfast, Lunch & Dessert French Crepes, Eggs cooked to order, and our Early Riser Specials. Our Lunch Menu offers Burgers, Hot & Cold Sandwiches, our Portabella Foccacia Sandwich & Pesto Chicken Wrap, Homemade Soups , Kids Menu & Daily Lunch and Breakfast Specials.
Please Check out our Breakfast & Lunch Menu for all we have to offer.
Welcome to Pelletier's Restaurant & Fish Boil


Owner & Boil Master Matthew Peterson throws Fuel on the Fire which will cause the Water to "Boil Over" the Rim of the Kettle, this is also the end of the Fish Boil Cooking Process.

Our Authentic Door County Fish Boil begins Nightly Rain or Shine at 4:30pm with our First "Boil Over" and Serving of the evening at 5:00pm, we continue the cooking process every half an hour until Close. Please Call 920-868-3313 for Reservations & available seating times throughout the season .

History[edit]

Many credit Scandinavian immigrants for bringing the fish boil to Door County. Fish boils were originally used to feed large crowds of lumberjacks and fishermen. It was a quick economic way to feed large groups of people. As the area grew as a tourist destination, it became a popular attraction at local restaurants.[1]


Platter of Fish Boil, which is traditionally served in Door County.

Preparation[edit]

The fish is typically caught by local fishermen, cut into small chunks and cooked in boiling water with red potatoes. Some boilers add onions as well. Salt is the only seasoning used, and used only to raise the specific gravity of the water. Up to one pound of salt per two gallons of water is used.

The cooking of the fish is an elaborate presentation. Restaurants typically ask that patrons arrive a half-hour early to witness the boiling. The fish and potatoes are prepared in a cast-iron kettle. When the water comes to a boil, the potatoes, kept in a wire basket, are lowered in.

The fish are then placed in another wire basket and lowered in. After 9–10 minutes, when the fish are cooked, the oils rise to the top of the pot. The boiler then tosses a small amount of kerosene on the flames and the increase in flames causes a boilover. The fish oils spill over the side of the pot and the fish is done. The fish chunks remain whole and firm. Chefs usually drip melted butter over the fish before serving. Although not part of the traditional recipe, tartar sauce and lemon slices are often served with the fish. [2]

 

This is a four night trip traveling about 1000 miles.  Departing after the Michigan Rally on Sunday August 7 from the Day's Inn in Clare and returning Home on Thursday August 11

Room cost $324.14   Fuel cost $72.00   Food cost  $240

Total cost $636.14

The Trip Map

Day 1 Sunday August 7 2016 286 Miles

Leave Days Inn in Clare and Travel to Super 8 Escanaba 286 miles

Day 2 Monday August 8 2016 161 Miles

Leave Super 8 Escanaba and Travel to Super 8-Sturgeon Bay 161 miles

Super 8-Sturgeon Bay to Pelletier's Restaurant & Fish Boil 24 miles

Leave Super 8-Sturgeon Bay to Pelletier's Restaurant & Fish Boil and return to Super 8-Sturgeon Bay 48 miles

Day 3 Tuesday August 9 2016 162 Miles

Leave Super 8-Sturgeon Bay and Travel to Super 8 Escanaba 161 miles

 

Day4 Wednesday August 10 2016 288 Miles

Leave Super 8 Escanaba and Travel to Days Inn in Clare 288 Miles

Day5 Thursday August 11 2016 128 Miles

Leave Days Inn in Clare and return Home 128 Miles

Hotel Rooms

 Night 1
Super 8 Escanaba
2415 North Lincoln Road
Escanaba Michigan US 49829-9569
 
Phone:
 (906) 786-1000
Hotel Website
Cancel Reservation 

Reservation:
Accessible 1 Queen Bed Non-Smoking Room with raised toilet, safety bars and free breakfast Maximum Occupancy: 3 

Stay:
1 Room(s); 1 Night(s) 

Occupancy:
2 Adult(s), 0 Child(ren) ages 0-17 

Check-In:
8/7/2016 2:00:00 PM 

Check-Out:
8/8/2016 11:00:00 AM 

Best Available Rate $71.40 USD
Tax $8.57 USD
Total for Stay $79.97 USD

         
Night 2
Super 8 Sturgeon Bay
409 Green Bay Road
Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin US 54235-2839 
Phone: (920) 743-9211
Hotel Website | Hotel Email
Modify Reservation | Cancel Reservation 

Reservation:
Accessible 1 King Bed Non-Smoking Room with free Wi-Fi, iron and free breakfast Maximum Occupancy: 2 

Stay:
1 Room(s); 1 Night(s) 

Occupancy:
2 Adult(s), 0 Child(ren) ages 0-17 

Check-In:
8/8/2016 3:00:00 PM 

Check-Out:
8/9/2016 11:00:00 AM 

Best Available Rate $77.59 USD
Tax $8.54 USD
Total for Stay $86.13 USD

 

Night 3
Super 8 Escanaba
2415 North Lincoln Road
Escanaba Michigan US 49829-9569
 
Phone:
 (906) 786-1000
Hotel Website
Cancel Reservation 

Reservation:
Accessible 1 Queen Bed Non-Smoking Room with raised toilet, safety bars and free breakfast Maximum Occupancy: 3 

Stay:
1 Room(s); 1 Night(s) 

Occupancy:
2 Adult(s), 0 Child(ren) ages 0-17 

Check-In:
8/9/2016 2:00:00 PM 

Check-Out:
8/10/2016 11:00:00 AM 

Best Available Rate $71.40 USD
Tax $8.57 USD
Total for Stay $79.97 USD

   Night 4

Days Inn Of Clare
10318 South Clare Ave.
Clare Michigan US 48617
 
Phone:
 (989) 386-1111
Hotel Website
Modify Reservation | Cancel Reservation 

Reservation:
Accessible 1 King Bed Non-Smoking Room with raised toilet, bathroom rails and free breakfast Maximum Occupancy: 3 

Stay:
1 Room(s); 1 Night(s) 

Occupancy:
2 Adult(s), 0 Child(ren) ages 0-17 

Check-In:
8/10/2016 3:00:00 PM 

Check-Out:
8/11/2016 12:00:00 PM 

Best Available Rate $74.66 USD
Tax $5.97 USD
Total for Stay $80.63 USD
 
 

 

 

 

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