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Northern Waters Smokehaus

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394 S Lake Ave, Suite 106, Duluth, MN 55802-2325
+1 218-724-7307
10:00 - 20:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
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Sherbrooke, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate the best sandwich for a long time!! The bread is crispy and fresh, the fish was awesome... crispy lettuce and a tons of cream cheese! but cost me 20$ CAD for a sandwich without any sides... Small place with a counter, no tables... Perfect for fast lunch or take out!

Thank Nickyvane
Prescott, Arizona
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185 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went hereto pick up some smoked fish (salmon and white fish, both ended up being wonderful) and then ended up having lunch. Inside seating is very limited and there is a deck outside if the weather permits (this is Duluth). What a variety of sandwiches - so original and delicious. Try the Big Dipper or the Silence of the... More 

Thank Victoria M
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are no tips allowed. Instead they pay their employees well. What a concept! They have a communal table for those who want to meet other people.

Thank Patricia R
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stop by the Northern Waters Smokehaus whenever we're in Duluth. Be prepared though...everyone else does too, so there's usually a waiting line!

Thank psherven
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Seriously- I can't remember ever having more tasty sandwiches (Sitka Sushi and Buffalo '06). I am somewhat reluctant to build up your expectations too much and maybe we were especially hungry after a day of rock climbing but I know for a certainty I'll stop here whenever I'm in Duluth. Their smoked fish and sausages we're excellent too - but... More 

1 Thank Scsven
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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107 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We stopped at Northern Waters Smokehaus to grab some sandwiches for a quick lunch. It was our first time here and we went based on TripAdvisor reviews, which did not disappoint. We had the Silence of the Lambwich and the Cajun Finn. Both were fantastic! We would definitely consider coming back here the next time we are in Duluth. FYI... More 

Thank Simbet
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

the Sitka Sushi sandwich is AWESOME! I probably passed this little hole in the wall deli dozens of times before a friend had me try it -and Boom I was hooked. Now every time I go to Duluth this is an obligatory stop. Great food, friendly staff, unfortunately there is not much for seating inside, but if it's a nice... More 

1 Thank M P
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Having already eaten lunch, we were looking for something to take with us. There was a nice assortment of smoked fish, and encased meats. Being a bit sodium intolerant, we asked for a sample of the Whitefish and found it to be tasty without being too salty. Thank you for letting us try before buying!

Thank Simple_Simon_323
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169 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We made a special trip to Duluth just to visit this establishment and pick up some of their wonderful smoked salmon. We ended up getting 3 good size filets, each a little different in preparation. So far we've had one of the filets, and of course, it more than met our expectations. It looks like we'll have to make another... More 

Thank davenak3
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent food! I had a "sushi" salmon sandwich (spicy!) that was amazing! Lots of menus choices. It is more of a deli (take out) than restaurant. Perfect on a beautiful day! Only complaint is due to the MEA weekend it was very busy. I wasn't prepared for the wait which was 20' for 2 sandwiches (standing near the counter). However... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$12
American, International, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 394 S Lake Ave, Suite 106, Duluth, MN 55802-2325
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth
  • Phone Number: +1 218-724-7307

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?