Fresh, Friendly & Fun

BURGERS ARE OUR BUSINESS × homemade food to order  × SINCE 1977


The Drive-In

Located a mile and a half from the ferry dock, we are a must stop (and taste) on Washington Island. Burgers are our specialty and our ice cream is a real treat! 

On our lawn we have glider swings for adults, a sandbox with toys for children, yellow umbrellas and shaded picnic areas.

The Albatross is an Island landmark – a destination – an institution that has served generations. Destroyed by fire in 2002, it was rebuilt by popular demand, and our family continues to bring “smiles” to our devoted customers year after year.

We love serving you! We love what we do!

The Sawosko Family



777 Main Road
Washington Island, WI 54246


Fall Hours:
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Drive-In Hours: 11-5 pm
Alby's Nest Hours: 12-4 pm

Open Memorial Day Weekend through Columbus Day Weekend.


(920) 847-2203



We are not fast!

We are good,

We are cheerful,

We are courteous,

But we are not fast!

For fast, go to Chicago.

North of the Tension Line you are,

So relax,

Take time to smell the flowers -

And give us time to prepare

Your order with T.L.C.

(Tender Loving Care).


What's going on at the alby?

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