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Link Family Smokehouse

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30580 US Highway 2, Ashland, WI 54806-9333
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I were excited about finding a BBQ place on our trip. While it is tough to smoke meat hours beforehand and not know how much you'll need, etc. It just wasn't that good. The service was slow and a little awkward. When we asked her to explain the portion sizes she just kind of stared at us.... More 

Thank Erin S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food I ordered was decent but the service was slow. I had an issue with the bill being overcharged for an item. The "acting" manager (bartender) said he could not issue a refund and told me I would need to dispute charges with my credit card company. He told me for security reasons he could not issue a refund.... More 

Thank Tom K
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was OK. Nothing really exciting. You do get a 10 percent discount if you are staying at the hotel next door.

Thank Angela V
Crystal Lake,IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch at Link Family Smokehouse after a visit to the nearby Great Lake Visitors center. Pulled pork with Carolina sauce was very good / Burgers were also very good -PBLT was not as great. Very nice view overlooking Lake Superior.

Thank jtop5
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome building. Great food and beverages. Very attentive wait staff. I ordered a gin fizz and loved it, it will be my drink of choice now. My husband ordered a beer and they had a very nice selection. We had a large salad from their salad bar and had a choice of 2 soups also. I had the broiled whitefish... More 

Thank Kathy S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

1st timer. Atmosphere is great. Views of the bay are perfect. Food and service are good. Best ribs and great hamburger ever.

Thank Gigi81
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For dinner in Ashland, we went to Link's. I had the brisket, ribs and pork belly special. The crust was sweet and tangy with the salad bar. JUST what I was hoping with the rub and the flavor of the smokehouse. It's much much better than CATS. I would go there again and again.

Thank Peter C
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the ribs which were cooked just right with great sauce and true smoked flavor. The baked beans were excellent. Service was good. This is a nice location and it is good to finally have a good restaurant here. Will definitely eat here again.

Thank Ray S
Red Wing, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Impressive building on a spectacular lot with a terrific view of the lake. We were seated immediately, and the menu was great. Brisket was terrific and my son said the club house sandwich was the best he had ever had. Prices were reasonable. Friendly staff.

Thank Pizza215
Marco Island, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

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

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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, Barbecue, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Large groups, 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 Highway 2, Ashland, WI 54806-9333
  • 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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