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Link Family Smokehouse

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30580 US Highway 2, Ashland, WI 54806-9333
+1 715-682-0331
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had just finished 5+ hours of white-knuckle-driving through a blizzard and got here 20 minutes before close. We felt bad and said we would order quick but the servers were friendly and didn't rush us or make us feel bad. Never been here before but we ordered the big feast with ribs, brisket, chicken, pulled pork, and sides. Let... More 

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Thank Eric A
Kasson, Minnesota
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

For BBQ this was not good. Great smoke flavor stark cold. Food was fast but that was probably because they didn't heat it. Service was ok but if they had a crowd it would have been terrible. Forgot plates and requested sides. Charged for something that was included in the meal. Would not recommend.

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Thank Desirae D
Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We saw the advertisement for this restaurant at our hotel and decided to check it out. We had river side seating so the view was great. For $8 you get 1/2 pound of meat (smoked brisket, pork, etc.) and corn bread. Sides ranged from $2-3 so for only $11 per meal we each had 1/2 pound of delicious brisket with... More 

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Cheboygan, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Had dinner there Friday night and had the 1/2 rack of rids, they were smokey and very tasty. Coleslaw as a side as I don't eat cards. I would order them again. Has a nice view of Lake Superior.

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Thank juzlittleoldme
Peoria, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We had the all u can eat soup and salad bar, the soup was really good and the salads were different and tasty. Did not order of the regular menu, because it seemed a bit pricey for what was available. This is probably due to it being in the far northern part of the country and the cost of food... More 

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Thank Dori F
Monroe, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

So where to start with this place, waited forever, Sat and waited for drinks took forever ordered, Went to Salad bar many many things missing including lettuce and cottage cheese. Got food, buddies was completely wrong, told waiter I don't think he cared, no discount nothing, food wasn't even that good. Waiters were literally running around and there wasn't even... More 

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Thank kyle k
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

My husband and I were excited about finding a BBQ place on our trip. While it is tough to smoke meat hours beforehand and not know how much you'll need, etc. It just wasn't that good. The service was slow and a little awkward. When we asked her to explain the portion sizes she just kind of stared at us.... More 

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Thank Erin S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The food I ordered was decent but the service was slow. I had an issue with the bill being overcharged for an item. The "acting" manager (bartender) said he could not issue a refund and told me I would need to dispute charges with my credit card company. He told me for security reasons he could not issue a refund.... More 

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Thank Tom K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Food was OK. Nothing really exciting. You do get a 10 percent discount if you are staying at the hotel next door.

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Thank Angela V
Crystal Lake,IL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We had lunch at Link Family Smokehouse after a visit to the nearby Great Lake Visitors center. Pulled pork with Carolina sauce was very good / Burgers were also very good -PBLT was not as great. Very nice view overlooking Lake Superior.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30580 US Highway 2, Ashland, WI 54806-9333
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Ashland
  • Phone Number: +1 715-682-0331
Description
Overlooking Lake Superior's Chequamegon Bay in Northern Wisconsin, Explorer's Point is 200 seat casual dinning restaurant specializing in American cuisine serving lunch and dinner featuring burgers, Barbequed Ribs, steak, and fish. On site is the Blue Heron Bar, a full bar serving local and domestic beer, wine, and liquor. Next door is the Ashland Lake Superior Lodge, a 60 unit lodge style hotel with an indoor pool and hot tub. Inside the hotel is the Lake Rock Cafe serving breakfast daily at 6am proudly brewing Starbucks coffee, mochas, lattes, and more. Coffee is complimentary and guests also receive 10% off both restaurants. Ashland Lake Superior Lodge is also a wholesale outlet of Tillamook Beef Jerky.

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