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Northern Waters Smokehaus

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Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Eclectic
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394 Lake Avenue South, Suite 106, Duluth, MN 55802
+1 218-724-7307
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Delivery, Outdoor Seating

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  • 137
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  • 46
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious high-quality grab and go

LOCACTION This place was not what I was expecting, but it turned out fine. In fact I can taste the sandwich exactly a week later. I wasn't expecting that it was very small, essentially a deli counter with a handful of stools and counter facing the windows. There is a large outdoor seating... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
David M
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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86 reviews 86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

LOCACTION This place was not what I was expecting, but it turned out fine. In fact I can taste the sandwich exactly a week later. I wasn't expecting that it was very small, essentially a deli counter with a handful of stools and counter facing the windows. There is a large outdoor seating area, which this being Duluth, means it... More 

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Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

With the care that goes into the ingredients in these sandwiches who cares about the price. Yes the sandwich will be 10 bucks with tax, but for anyone who appreciates a quality product just enjoy it. I will return many times to sample all of the various goodies. For those that feel odd standing in a hallway to order a... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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58 reviews 58 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Have been here several times over the past few years and while I've never been disappointed, I have not been overwhelmed either. They offer a variety of smoked fish sandwiches, which I guess is their signature, but the other sandwiches are just ok. There are a decent selection of eateries in the canal district, so I don't see paying a... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My favorite locally owned café in Canal Park is Northern Waters Smokehaus! They use locally sourced ingredients when possible and have amazing creative products. Go early to avoid the lines during the lunch rush. Get the sandwiches to go and put them in a cooler for a great picnic up the shore on on the beach at park point. I... More 

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Columbia Heights, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Very good food wish there was one closer to me. The only bad thing there is no room to dine in and is not a good place for kids to eat but overall had a good time here .

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Duluth, Minnesota
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Northern Waters Smokehaus produces some of the finest smoked fish in the Northland! Not only does it offer several smoked fish selections - but the quaint little restaurant serves many tasty sandwiches, too. A "must" to visit while in the Canal Park area.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Wow. All of the meat smoked at Northern Waters is amazing. I often buy 5 or 6 different kinds to pack in my kids' lunches, along with their thin sliced bacon for Saturday morning, the ancient way pepperoni on our homemade pizza is to die for, with the perfect amount of spice. Their fish is amazing. Their catered parties are... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Imbedded in Canal Park is an incredible operation. I've had the good fortune of getting a tour of the facility. Hard to believe so much happens in such a compact place! There's a reason so many restaurants feature Northern Waters' smoked fish. It's tremendous. Smoked on premises, there are a number of local fish, like Lake Superior Trout and Salmon,... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Northern Waters Smokehaus is one of those hole-in-the-wall, local places that true food-goers really want to discover. Most of the experiences I've had with this place have been business-related and more on the catering side of things, but that should not deter anyone from visiting for a quick lunch or snack. The smoked fish at NWS is, in my opinion,... More 

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Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

If you like artisan meats and smoked fish you can't go wrong here. We've stopped for fish to take hiking along the shore, for sandwiches and for lunch meat. Nothing disappoints except when you realize that you are out of food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 394 Lake Avenue South, Suite 106, Duluth, MN 55802
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth
  • Phone Number: +1 218-724-7307

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 12
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Eclectic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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