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Explorer's Point

30580 US Hwy 2, Ashland, WI
7156820331
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Ranked #25 of 40 Restaurants in Ashland
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Steakhouse, Bar
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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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English first
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Upon arrival the building and setting on the lake were beautiful! Then I ordered a grilled chicken wrap with waffle fries. The fries were great! The chicken was horrible. The grilled chickens skin was so dry and hard I could chew it and there was no dressing in the wrap. The two people I was with had an ok food... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Explorers point has a new chef that is doing awesome stuff. If you had a bad experience in the past please give the new chef a chance to show you a way better experience.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We went to the salad bar after we ordered and had to ask the waitress to replenish the rolls since the basket was empty. One of the two soups was also gone. The waitresses appeared to be working very hard but after an hour our meal still hadn't arrived. While we were waiting for our food, a waitress spoke to... More

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Ashland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Went on a Friday night and only had one bottle of beer; my girlfriend and I ordered the same kind so I chose another brand. No big deal but that should have been the first sign of possibly leaving. Who runs out of beer on a Friday? Our waitress was nice, no problems there. But what we did notice is... More

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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I'll start with the good. Staff was very friendly and helpful. A good variety of drinks were available at the bar. Great north-woods decor. Good salad bar. Now for the bad, only one person working the entire lunch crowd.She did a great job but could have used some help. As fore the menu.... We wanted the whitefish, it was crossed... More

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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I very much enjoyed my meal, especially the sweet potato fries. My companions weren't all that satisfied. I think it matters what you order. Friendly staff, but on cleaniness, an effort could be made. Loved the 10% discount if you are staying in the Ashland Lake Superior Lodge (same owners)

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Hortonville, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We frequent the Ashland area several times a year and try to patronize all the businesses in the area. Having eaten at Explorers Point resturant in September and having a decent meal (not great) we thought we would try it again with our friends. We made reservations on Sat. Feb. 22 for 7:30PM and were there on time. When greeted... More

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Ashland, Wisconsin
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9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

$$$$ but not a lot of service. Don't take a seat by the pretty, scenic window because the booth is really low and the table is an awkward height. Good view out the window, but the food is nothing special. I have had better French dip sandwiches at Arby's and for 1/4 of the price. I live in the area... More

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Cable Wisconsin, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

First off Stephanie is a wonderful hostess and server. I really appreciated her attention to detail and willingness to make everything nice for us. The food, a buffet, was very good. The dressing was outstanding. The young cook slicing the ham was a delight. My Husband has difficulty walking so Stephanie changed our reservation to a easier to get to... More

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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We were planning on giving some relatives a nice dining experience in the area. The salad bar and entree's were very good. The place was neat and clean, but our male waiter on November 9, 2013 left much to be desired. He was assisted throughout our dining experience by a waitress and did very little to provide us service. After... More

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