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5421 Park St, Highway M, Boulder Junction, WI 54512
715-385-2233
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4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Reservations
Description: As far as Northwoods restaurants go, The Guides Inn is the premier...
As far as Northwoods restaurants go, The Guides Inn is the premier restaurant in fine dining and gourmet cuisine in an authentic Northwoods atmosphere, so you can enjoy the best of the northern Wisconsin restaurant and dining offerings. We're happy to have you as our guest and hope to make this a memorable occasion, with a variety of dishes, over 36 entrees made to order, prepared to your satisfaction.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful food

Used to go to Boulder Junction to enjoy dinner at the Outdoorsman. They now specialize in breakfast and lunch. Tried the Guides Inn this week. Had a wonderful tenderloin. Cooked to perfection. The staff was most accommodating. Always heard this was a great place to eat and they were right. Jim and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Donald J S
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Minocqua, Wisconsin
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Minocqua, Wisconsin
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55 reviews 55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Used to go to Boulder Junction to enjoy dinner at the Outdoorsman. They now specialize in breakfast and lunch. Tried the Guides Inn this week. Had a wonderful tenderloin. Cooked to perfection. The staff was most accommodating. Always heard this was a great place to eat and they were right. Jim and Katherine were great. I will definitely return.

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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We were in Bolder Junction for a snowmobile trip in early March and had enough of typical bar food and decided to give this place a try. I had a great steak and my wife had the fish special complete with appetizer,soup and salad. The chef (yes chef) not fry cook,defiantly has a rounded culinary background as everything was prepared... More 

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De Pere, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Great dining experience. Shrimp appetizer, salad, soup and blackened scallops were amazing. I also tried the beef wellington and was equally impressed. Wasn't expecting this high of quality food and service. This is a must stop if you are in Boulder Junction. Best meal I have had in a very long time.

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Chicago
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144 reviews 144 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We have been here 5 or 6 times and usually as a big group of 10-14 people. When we're up in northern Wisconsin fishing, we set one night aside from grilling at the cabin to go into town and have dinner at the Guide's Inn. The menu is diverse and eclectic. Rack of Lamb, beef wellington, a black forest schnitzel,... More 

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Saint Francis, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We enjoyed a fabulous dinner here over the weekend. I had the pan fried walleye, which was absolutely delicious, and my husband had the rib-eye steak. The Guide's Inn staff is very attentive and kind, and very knowledgeable about their menu. We had a wonderful server named Rachel. The food is incredible, and worth every penny. We highly recommend it... More 

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Boulder Junction, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

We dine here several times each summer and have never been disappointed. Love the menu. Best walleye, veal, and scallops. Jimmy's ho-made ice cream is to die for.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Love this place, the chef cares so much about each person there and everything you are eating!! WE couldn't believe it but we were there last week and my husband got a rib eye steak and ended up getting a end piece. Well the chef decided it wasn't good enough and brought my husband a second steak because it wasn't... More 

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I have eaten at the Guides Inn a few times over the years and have always enjoyed it. I recently took a group of nine. I admit I always order the walleye because I love it, either stuffed or pan fried, so I cannot attest to the deliciousness of any other menu choices. Our group ordered a variety of entrees... More 

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Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Our family vacations in Manitowish Waters each summer (for a week) and has for the last ten years. We are always looking for new restaurants in the area to try during our stay. This year's new restaurant was The Guide's Inn in Boulder Junction. I must say, our entire party of seven (this includes our two, young grandsons) were completely... More 

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Went here on a Friday night. Had kind of a long wait but hostess kept us fully informed. The chef even came out a few times to keep us updated. Very warm and personable. Dinner was served in courses, very classy All around, , a very fine dining experience . Would definitely recommend and will definitely go back

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5421 Park St, Highway M, Boulder Junction, WI 54512
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Boulder Junction
  • Phone Number: 715-385-2233

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, American, European, Ice Cream

Description

As far as Northwoods restaurants go, The Guides Inn is the premier restaurant in fine dining and gourmet cuisine in an authentic Northwoods atmosphere, so you can enjoy the best of the northern Wisconsin restaurant and dining offerings. We're happy to have you as our guest and hope to make this a memorable occasion, with a variety of dishes, over 36 entrees made to order, prepared to your satisfaction.
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am

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