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Explorer's Point

30580 US Hwy 2, Ashland, WI
7156820331
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Ranked #21 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
Menomonie, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 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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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 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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Rice Lake, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We were here for a friends wedding and it was pretty good. The food was excellent, but nothing in the bar was set up for guests when we arrived after the church service. Had to wait at least 30 to 45 minutes before we could get anything to drink. Very small area for dancing. If you plan on having a... More

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Bloomer, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

First I will start with the good, Place was very clean and great views. The salad bar was very nice and they had beer cheese soup on the salad bar which was excellent, but it was down hill from there. The waitress had no personality and you could tell she didn't want to be there. I had ordered the Lobster... More

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Pequot Lakes, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

We should have left right away. The floors and tables were sticky and dirty. The soup/salad bar at $9.95 was priced high for the quality and offerings. The beef & barley soup was excellent, but everything else was not. No rolls, empty basket. Honestly, I was so turned off by how dirty the place was, I was afraid to eat... More

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Carmel, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

I had the steak sandwich on Texas toast. Steak was cooked to my liking and nicely seasoned. Waffle fries were awesome, and the service was excellent!

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