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Wilson's Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 23 February 2021 in Food & Cuisine and Portfolio.

Wilson’s Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor has been located in the heart of Ephraim across from Eagle Harbor since 1906. A classic Door County landmark that possesses the enchantment to take the youngest visitors back in time with their old-fashioned soda fountain, ice cream specialties, home-brewed draft root beer, flame broiled burgers and jukeboxes playing the classics. For over 100 years, Wilson’s has grown in popularity with each succeeding generation of patrons. Year after year they return to Ephraim, making Wilson’s their first stop for relaxation and refreshment, information and the exchange of friendly greetings. It's the perfect place for dinner before enjoying an Ephraim sunset.

I really debated going with a B&W composition, but the striped awning told me to keep it in color.

Photo captured August 20, 2020.

NIKON D7000 1/125 second F/11.0 ISO 140 51 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Martine from Brest, France

On trouve cette publicité partout.

23 Feb 2021 5:15am

Marie from Villages du Lac de Paladru, France

Delightful restaurant where one must like to stop. I just find it a shame the Coca Cola ad that makes those who consume this beverage swallow a lot of sugar. LOL!

23 Feb 2021 6:00am

rem_la from Villiers, France

c'est vrai que en noir et blanc c'est tentant ...........................

23 Feb 2021 6:31am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Très gaie cette façade .....du coup on ne peut pas rater cette invitation

23 Feb 2021 6:59am

lisl from Bath, United Kingdom

I think your decision to keep it in colour was a good one, Steve - it looks so much like an ice-cream parlour like that

23 Feb 2021 7:10am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Fine architecture

23 Feb 2021 7:13am

jpla from Anjou, France

j'aurais essayé le N&B

23 Feb 2021 8:46am

yo from Entre Seine et Loire, France

Un restaurant accueillant par sa façade colorée et fleurie !

23 Feb 2021 9:03am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Very nice color, R, G and B !

23 Feb 2021 9:09am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

I love this old diner style

23 Feb 2021 9:22am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A great old building well kept. Excellent image Steven.

23 Feb 2021 11:03am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

I think you made the right decision. Nice capture and back story

23 Feb 2021 11:11am

Rose from United States

I think the red and white woukd make me prefer the color, but I would like to see it in B&W too.

23 Feb 2021 1:21pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Very colorful, bright and fun.

23 Feb 2021 2:21pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Lovely image and great history!!! It would have been as enchanting even it was in B&W !!!
Nice benches....

23 Feb 2021 2:55pm

Devi from Chennai, India

I would love to taste the ice cream !!!

23 Feb 2021 2:57pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


23 Feb 2021 3:34pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

This is so inviting. Beautifully captured

23 Feb 2021 4:22pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful photo and I can imagine the atmosphere "back in time " .

23 Feb 2021 5:43pm

Ray. B from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique, couleurs superbes, on a envie d'entrer.
Et la petite église à droite pas mal non plus !...

23 Feb 2021 6:16pm

Remus from Portugal

I read "Ice Cream Parlor" ... I'm already surrendered.
I accept offers of ice cream.

Cute place.

23 Feb 2021 6:24pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

They are doing something right to be in business since 1906. The food sounds very tasty and tempting. Yes, color was a good choice for this superb image.

23 Feb 2021 7:12pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Lovely place!

23 Feb 2021 7:38pm

Don from Spokane, United States

Find picture of this well-established business from the early 1900s

23 Feb 2021 11:27pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is such a nice looking building. I love the colours.

24 Feb 2021 12:54am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

beautiful color and rich detail

24 Feb 2021 1:12am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Lovely business. Ice Cream Parlor is my kind of place. Nice shot.

24 Feb 2021 1:59am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

This is exactly what I'd expect to see in this place - based off of your description!! Great shot!

24 Feb 2021 2:19am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is beautiful! It brings back memories of ice cream parlors when I was growing up. It is sort of sad that not many exist anymore. I love the building and the red striped awning!

24 Feb 2021 2:22am

jeanmadis from Chonburi, Thailand

Un lieu très attrayant et bien photographié ou je ne manquerai pas de faire halte, si l'occasion se présente de passer par là.

24 Feb 2021 2:34am

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Charming old building with lots of character.

24 Feb 2021 3:16am

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful old restaurant and colorful ice cream parlor. Love the red and white awning. :)

24 Feb 2021 4:22pm

Diane from Parksville, Canada

Oh I absolutely adore this image! And glad you kept it in colour -- the red is so important in this one.
I love nostalgic places like this. I remember the first time we took a road trip into the USA and I was amazed how many places from decades ago are still kept as they were. It's something to really be proud of. This photo makes me want to go there!

24 Feb 2021 5:11pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

such a classic old store

24 Feb 2021 5:29pm