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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
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 134
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  • 45
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Smokin'...

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
BobandMunda
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Duluth, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Delivery
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Duluth, Minnesota
Top Contributor
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

When traveling, we prefer to eat at new places. There are so many great options in Duluth but we were so happy we picked this place. It was a great lunch option - the food was great! There's not much available for sitting down and dining but if the weather is nice you can just take it outside. We were... More 

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Moss Beach, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Their smoked meat is excellent, but it's a tight little space, and though the sandwiches are creative, some are too spicy or have oddly competing flavors. Also, for a place that stakes half its reputation on its sandwiches, the bread is boring. Nonetheless, I did like their Cajun Finn sandwich.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This little deli like spot on Canal Park in downtown Duluth does not fail to deliver yummy sandwiches to go or to eat in at their counter or little tables in the hallway next to the deli.

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Superior, Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Northern Waters Smokehaus has been a favorite of mine for a few years now and I'm surprised I haven't reviewed them sooner.Their location is somewhat tough to get in and out of in a hurry but it is worth it. The sandwiches they offer are not only fun to read but mouth-watering-good. I opt for the Cajun Fin every time,... More 

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Smokehaus1, Public Relations Manager at Northern Waters Smokehaus, responded to this review

Thanks so much for this review. It's truly remarkable that we have customers like you, who come in year after year (and endure the sometimes long lines) and who also take the time to write about us. Truly appreciated, and we hope to see you soon. More 

Saint Cloud, Minnesota, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

If you are in Canal Park, this is a great stop. Small place no seating, but worth the trip. All sandwiches made from ingredients that were made there. Staff was very helpful to decide what to order. They also deliver to a small area. Can't wait to try another sandwich.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?