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Sep 11, 2012 06:58 PM

Northern Wisconsin. Minocqua, Manitowish Waters, Rhinelander, Eagle River, etc.


I'm planning a trip to northern Wisconsin and was wondering what restaurants you all can recommend. Hopefully something away from the standard fried fare. I'm also looking for old school "supper clubs," preferably with a roaring fire and animal heads on the walls.

Thank you very much in advance.

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  1. You might visit this website...

    Here's a few we like...
    Norwood Pines... about 3 miles west of Minocqua on south side of Hwy 70 (steaks, etc
    )Black Bear... about 6 miles west of Minocqua on south side of Hwy 70 (Packer bar, pizza, fun)
    Mama's... about 4.5 miles west of Minocqua on north side of Hwy 70 (hi-end italian)
    S.A.Loons... in Woodruff on west side of Hwy 51 (bar & restaurant,)
    Musky Inn... north side of Woodruff on west side of Hwy 51 (bar & restaurant, great big burgers, famous for their "brat burger")
    The Red Steer... south side of Minocqua on east side of 51 (kind'a expensive, but great food!)

    4 Replies
    1. re: leedef

      At all costs, avoid Paul Bunyan's.
      I have to do that place once a year picking up scouts. We also have to stop at Golden Corral on the way home due to the food being "so much better than Mom cooks" by a couple of the kids if you get my drift. However, if you are in the area for the "pig in the pines" BBQ cookoff before they start charging a huge entry fee, a great timel

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      1. re: exvaxman

        "At all costs, avoid Paul Bunyan's. "

        So I take it you do not like raw hot dog casserole and bbq mule ribs? I think you are just some sort of food snob.

        As hard as it may seem to believe, the one in the Dell's is even worse.

        1. re: Fowler

          OMG there is more than one! I weep for humanity.

          1. re: exvaxman

            Yes. More than one. Like sewer rats they decided to reproduce and spread.

    2. I will reach out to my experts...parents in Arbor Vitae...but I have always had great luck at Jacobi's in Hazlehurst. Mind you, it's upscale for the area but their garlic stuffed tenderloin..done au poivre in my wonderful. All that said, it has been awhile since last I ate at Jacobi's.