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“Great stop”

Best Northern Motel and Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 14 Restaurants in Wawa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Polish, European, Canadian, Eastern European
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great stop”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

So worth a try. The food was outstanding from start to finish (first time Polish selections by us). Started with the pickle soup, so amazing, then the schnitzel which was equally impressive. My Cosmo was dessert along with it. Reason it wasn't a 5/5 is they struggled to keep up with a full restaurant although they all helped each other out juggling roles (forgot my second drink--was probably a good thing---and took a whole to get our bill to pay). Would definitely stop again!

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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Coral, mi
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“The Food and Service were "Znakomity" (Superb)!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2014

My wife and I have driven past The Best Northern Restaurant near Wawa for many years on our annual fishing pilgrimage to Onaman Lake, but this year was the first time we stopped to give it a try. How sad that we had missed this truly fabulous dining experience all those past years.
The restaurant is exceptionally clean inside and out, with an interior equipped with well made and comfortable furnishings (no looking for something to put under a table leg to make it stop rocking), and an eclectic mix of substantial tableware. There is a small but well stocked bar area immediately adjacent to the main dining room, and the interior is decorated with warm, relaxing earth tones and dark stained natural woods. In addition there are many beautiful photographs of the Lake Superior area displayed on the walls. We were seated and waited on by a very pleasant and engaging young lady who happily offered her opinion about various menu items when asked. All in all a very pleasing atmosphere, but it was the menu offerings that captured out attention and piqued our interest.
The dinner menu includes a wide variety of items you might expect to find in many full service restaurants (burgers, fish, steak, pasta, appetizers, etc.), but what caught our eye was the page of "Polish Specials". There were several authentic Polish dishes offered, and we decided on the Pierogi, Golobki (cabbage roll), and the Dill Pickle Soup. It was all awesome and exceptionally delicious.
If you are ever in the Wawa Area, stop by and try it. We're looking forward to having breakfast there on our next trip and trying the sugar coated French toast with candied apples!

  • Visited August 2014
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Long Beach, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Surprising Polish Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014

The restaurant was a big surprise. The owner and chef came over to personally tell us she was out of one of the dishes and offered an excellent alternative. We had somewhat of a Polish smorgasbord. Everything was delicious.

Visited July 2014
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Thank Carol K
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Excellent lake trout”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014

Service was friendly but slow. May not have had enough people working. The lake trout with shrimp was wonderful. It came with roasted potatoes and a vegetable medley of cauliflower and carrots. My husband had the Polish combo which he truly enjoyed. We started our meal with perrogis, very traditional and yummy.

  • Visited July 2014
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Burlington, Canada
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71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Excellent Home Cooking!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

We chose to spend the night at this motel on a long drive to Northwestern Ontario, mostly because of an excellent experience at the restaurant a few years back. This visit was no exception. You'll have to wait a little for your meal but that is because your meal is freshly made and will not disappoint you. Be sure to order from the Polish section. The breaded pork chops are especially great. Mark + Teresa are good hosts and run a very good restaurant by any standard. The wait staff are also friendly and helpfull. Every dish that came out of this kitchen looked delectable. We will definitely come back when in Wawa!

  • Visited June 2014
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