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Northwoods Steak House

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1222 East U.S. 23, East Tawas, MI 48730
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just had burgers but way overpriced. One was raw and two were well done. All were supposed to be medium. 2 were bison and 1 regular. Waiter didn't know which was which when he brought them to the table and guessed which went where. Owner seemed insulted when my husband asked for regular mustard to put on his burger.... More 

Thank Tammie W
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Northwoods had a really cute atmosphere with carved bear sitting at the bar dancing in the in the corner and very nice service people the food was delicious I had a chicken breast and it was juicy and tender and excellent I have passed seen the place for years but never stopped it'll be a must stop from now on

Thank Marilyn W
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed this restaurant very much. The décor on the inside is very welcoming and cozy. We ordered the whitefish and the tuna. Both were very good. The salad that is included with the dinner is outstanding. If you like blue cheese, you will love this!! The waitress did an awesome job making our evening very enjoyable.

Thank Parak33t
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

We went to Northwoods for our anniversary dinner while vacationing in Oscoda. The food was fabulous! We both had prime rib, seafood chowder, lobster bisque and steamed aspargus. The food was perfect!! The waitress was so friendly, prompt and just an overall lovely experience. The owner was talking to all of the guests which I feel is a great quality... More 

Thank Ebates420
East Tawas, Michigan
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

A great place for a special evening or meeting friends on the weekend. The menu is full of meat & fish entrees that are wonderfully prepared and beautifully presented. Wine list, full bar. Wait staff are knowledgeable & friendly. It isn't a 'fancy place' but casually elegant in the UpNorth tradition. You will see the owner moving around the room... More 

Thank Nancy B
Midland, Michigan
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Their service was great! The food was fantastic! I was looking for a place that had good Alfredo- so we decided to try this place and we were not disappointed! Great birthday dinner, wonderful atmosphere. I loved it and we will definitely go back again! They even brought my dessert out with a candle in it ❤️ Thanks for making... More 

Thank Camiedoll
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

I gave this place a 5 star mainly for the wine. The owner really knows his wines. The food presentation is very nice and if you want more of a romantic atmosphere, then this is where to go. The food is okay. Ribs are pretty much all that I like from the menu. The lobster bisque is good too. The... More 

Thank Wendy S
Hale, Michigan, United States
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We love this place, have been eating here since they opened & are never disappointed. Everything we have had on the menu is excellent. Their house salad is the best salad I have ever had. The atmosphere is very "up north". It is a bit pricy, but you get your money's worth, unlike some other restaurants in town. Don't let... More 

Thank Pam D
Laingsburg, Michigan
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I don't know how long this place has been here but I've never seen it before. We take an extended family camp trip to Tawas every year and this was the first time trying this place. Food was great. A little pricey but worth it. We showed up with a party of 12 late and in PJs and they still... More 

Thank Jessica B
Clarkston, Michigan
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174 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

I was hesitant to try a steakhouse that shares a building & kitchen with a Big Boy but the prime rib was very good. A little fatty but lots of flavor. The extensive menu has big city prices for East Tawas. Lobster bisque is very rich and very good. My daughter didn't like the French Onion soup as much as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1222 East U.S. 23, East Tawas, MI 48730
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  East Tawas
  • Phone Number: 19893625321

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?