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Link Family Smokehouse

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30580 US Hwy 2, Ashland, WI
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Marco Island, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just stopped in for some Brisket to go, although I did try a bite or two right away and therefore asked for BBQ sauce to go also. Nice waitress, but extremely dry Brisket.

Thank Bradford W
La Pointe, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I totally decided to stop here because a giant storm was coming and this is a very nice and well built building. I hadnt tried this latest incarnation at this location as the last few restaurant here had kinda sucked. I hope this place last long enough to get its own reputation because the smoked meats were just amazing! Seriously... More 

Thank CaptainBobi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very pleasant staff but we were quite disappointed in our menu selection. My husband had fresh whitefish sandwich but the fish was way over cooked very thin so you were eating mostly bun. I selected the pulled chicken but found it dry and did not like the flavor.

Thank Shirley R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just had supper on their new outdoor deck. I loved the brisket and pulled pork special. Outstanding views of Lake Superior while we had a Doan beer.

Thank Stuart54806
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ordered the 1/2 pound of pork belly with a side of sweet potato fries. Both were excellent. The belly was a little crispy and very moist; the fries were crisp and delightfully sweet. The cornbread muffin (included) with honey and butter made a great dessert. The local beers went well with the meal. The staff was friendly. The price... More 

Thank Chris S
Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had not been here since it changed hands and Name, and I wanted to try it out. First of all, it obviously is still next to a very good motel, he has great parking, a great view of he Big Pond and I personally love the decor. It now advertises as a BBQ place and their is the rub... More 

Thank TLV007
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A first look at the menu caused great sticker shock! You choose your meat choice, around $8-11, this comes as 1/2 pound of meat with a cornbread muffin. If you want salad bar, that is an additional $6, if you want sides, they are $2-$3 a piece. This can add up pretty quickly. They did offer 3 specials on the... More 

Thank Northerngirlnomore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came in for dinner and had the pulled pork. Choice of house, SC mustard, or NC vinegar sauces. Tried the SC but it was too sweet so stuck with the NC which was great. Macaroni and cheese was good but dry. Full bar, salad bar and nice menu.

Thank THenry0509
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We really liked the food and the friedly staff as well as the nice interior. Prices are a bit high for the area.

1 Thank TomTom4573
West Jordan, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

The unexpected treat next to our hotel! As a guy with a smoker in my backyard, I feel I have a good handle on smoked pork. These were great ribs, pulled pork and tasty brisket. Excellent sides Togo with the meats. More food than we could eat!

1 Thank Doug R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30580 US Hwy 2, Ashland, WI
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Ashland
  • Phone Number: 7156820331
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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