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“Awesome smoked fish...but it's all about the salumi!”

Northern Waters Smokehaus
Ranked #1 of 267 Restaurants in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$15
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Dining options: Delivery, Outdoor Seating
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Dining options: Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Reviewed 8 June 2012

Northern Waters Smokehaus is pretty much the only place we KNOW we are going to visit when in Duluth. The smoked white fish from the lake is awesome and the sandwiches are tasty. But the real kicker, and something that it took over 3 visits (read- 500 mile drives from Omaha each) to try, was the salamini...mother of god...the salamini. Every time we visited from over the last few years, I've wanted to try it. Each time it wasn't available. When the Diners Drive Ins and Dives episode came out in 2010 and showed how it was made, that reinforced the need (not want) to have it. Luckily on our last visit in May, the salamini was available... It was, hands down, the best cured salami i've ever had. The fennel and lactic 'tang' made it irresistable. What's best, if you can stand to wait, was letting it warm up and get just slightly above room temperature so the fat slightly melted, allowing all the flavors to just go nuts.

The only gripe is the price of the sandwiches vs the amount of fish on them. I ordered the Sitka Sushi and although the flavors of the ingredients were killer (the bread is ridiculously good), it could have used another ounce or two of salmon.

There is no doubt that we will return here if we visit Duluth again.

Thank ChrisandJen18
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Reviewed 7 June 2012

went charter fishing on lake superior and brought our lake trout here to smoke, had three differnt flavors from cajun to peppercorn and they where all amazing!! Bring your fish here!!

Thank jb1477
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Reviewed 26 March 2012

Northern Waters is the place in Canal Park to buy smoked fish and other specialty treats. I visited at Christmas time to pick-up a variety of smoked fish. There fish is amazing. However, I also had the opportunity to try one of their sandwiches for lunch. Wow. When you take the best of premium smoked meats and slap them in some fresh bread with the perfect spread, well there's heaven on a plate or simply a northern waters smokehaus lunch. One thing worth noting--seating is pretty much non-existant so plan on taking your sandwich to go. In the summer this is easy to do. Winter--a little depressing. But by your first bite, all that will be on your mind is why didn't I come here sooner.

2  Thank NorthernWisconsin
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Reviewed 16 March 2012

A delightful "hole in the wall". Great sandwiches, cheeses and meats. Grab a sandwich and walk the "Lakewalk". , pick a bench and watch the people, boats and lake. It is the essence of Duluth.

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1  Thank BWCABOY
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Reviewed 8 March 2012

Lake Trout was good, very weak on the brown sugar, but solid and fresh. You just don't have the variety of places to get Smoked Lake Superior Trout anymore, this place is worth a stop to get a hunk of fish and some other goodies for a lakeshore picnic.

Thank nemplsmary
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