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Northwoods Steak House

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1222 E US 23, East Tawas, MI 48730-9532
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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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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Jacksonville, Florida
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Northwoods is a must visit every time we visit East Tawas. Had dinner there on 8/21/16 and it's still a great restaurant with pleasant "up north" decor, and delicious food. Our party had the locally caught whitefish, walleye and perch which were all perfectly prepared and came with choice sides of soup, salads, vegetables and starch. I highly recommend... More 

Thank LillianEthel
Oscoda, Michigan
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to see the inside to appreciate this place. The outside does it no justice, especially being attached to the Big Boy next door. The food was pretty good. Don't spend 5$ on the sautéed mushrooms as they tasted out of a can, actually no taste. But the steaks were good. We had a Restaurant.com coupon which made it... More 

Thank Shelton2014xmas
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spend summers in Tawas and usually visit this restuarant a few times a season. There is no competition for this caliber of restuarant any where in the area. Great atmosphere, high end food, and good service. We went last night. The mussel appetizer is great and the lamb chops are consistently outstanding. A little pricey, but you get what... More 

Thank Alan J
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During a trip up in the Saginaw Bay, Tawas City, Oscoda area, we opted to visit the Northwoods Steak House on a Wednesday evening. The restaurant is in Tawas City, and shares a lot (and adjoins the building) with a Big Boy restaurant right next door. Don't let that throw you off, because the adjacent building is where the comparison... More 

Thank CDobyns
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

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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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 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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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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 Julianne S
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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22 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 

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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 E US 23, East Tawas, MI 48730-9532
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  East Tawas
  • Phone Number: 19893625321

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?