March 23, 2011

WI Northwoods Restaurants to Remember

Next time you’re in the Northwoods, try these one-of-a-kind restaurants

The Outdoorsman in Boulder Junction, WIOrganic. Locally-grown. Gourmet. Small-batch brewing. These are just a few of the words that describe what Northwoods restaurants are serving up. These three one-of-a-kind restaurants stand out as the very best in the Northwoods.

Boulder Junction’s Biggest Trophy
Boulder Junction is famous for its trophy-size muskies. But, the town is home to another trophy for which the community should be equally proud: The Outdoorsman Restaurant.

Unsurpassed hospitality and a mix of home-style and gourmet flavors create a dining experience that’s quite extraordinary. Dinner entrees like roasted duck, elk medallions and grilled bison set The Outdoorsman in a class all its own among Wisconsin restaurants.

Stop by the restaurant for lunch and enjoy an “Outdoorsman Sandwich.” Full of sliced beef, peppers, mushrooms, onions and mozzarella, it is the pinnacle of sandwich artistry. Even vegetarians have a place at the table. Try The Outdoorsman’s mean black bean veggie burger—it’s truly tasty.

Next time you’re in Boulder Junction, catch a meal-of-a-lifetime at The Outdoorsman.

Great Meals on Tap in Minocqua
The Minocqua Brewing Company in Oneida County is well known as the place to go for outstanding, handcrafted brews. However, it also has some of the best food in the Northwoods.

In a land of mom and pop burger joints, there’s a lot of competition for who’s got the best burger and fries. But the Minocqua Brewing Company is certainly at the front of the pack. Start your meal off with sweet potato fries or “Artisan Cheddar Nuggets,” made with aged cheddar. Follow that with a half-pound Angus burger with one of twelve different toppings, including sliced avocado, brie or smoked gouda. If you don’t feel like a burger, try a pulled-pork sandwich or a brat with onions, kraut and Swiss cheese.

This brew pub’s diverse dinner menu has everything from pasta primavera to perch. Highlights include a succulent yellow-fin tuna steak, delicately breaded lake perch and salmon with a delicious Dijon mustard sauce.

Of course, all of these culinary creations can be washed down with one of the Minocqua Brewing Company’s seven different beers. If you can’t find one you like, then you probably don’t like good beer.

Hodag County’s Holiday Acres
The Three Coins Restaurant at the Holiday Acres Resort in Rhinelander offers a variety of entrees that are sure to surprise every palate.

Chef Tom Jordens has put together a fresh and enticing menu. His specialty is creating gourmet dishes using locally-grown, Wisconsin-made products. Fish, steak, salads and more await you in a lovely setting of rough-sawn pine and beautiful views of the landscape.

Everyone who visits the restaurant gets three coins to put in the fountain on their way out. Make one of your three wishes another meal at the Three Coins Restaurant.

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