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“Fantastic All Around”
Review of Smokey's

Smokey's
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Bar
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Nestled amidst the pines in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, Smokey's offers a relaxed, comfortable setting to enjoy fine dining and our premier selection of spirits and wines. Managers Kellie and Jim Zett have used all of their warmth and know-how to create a casually elegant atmosphere with Northwoods ambience. We invite you to sample some of the finest food and drink you'll find and a dining experience you will long remember. Dine in or unwind in our comfortable bar. Whether it's an intimate dinner for two or a gathering of friends and family, Smokey's is the place to go.
Reviewed July 1, 2012

We were up north on a fishing trip and was unsure if Smokeys would be too "Upscale". We felt perfectly comfortable in jeans and a nice shirt. Loved the complimentary appetizer tray. Excellent food, great atmosphere and service.

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Thank Jessica M
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

We live in Minocqua during the summer, and Smokey's has become a favorite when we want to have a relaxing special dinner. We were there a few nights ago to celebrate our anniversary. We began with a drink at the well stocked and comfortable bar. This is a dinner crowd and not a bar hopping gathering place. Our dinners were beautifully prepared and delicious. The rack of lamb consisted of four meaty double lamb chops perfectly prepared medium rare and the prime rib, also a perfect medium rare, was wonderful. The house salads are very fresh and interesting and the homemade wild rice clam chowder was hearty and also a great choice. The appetizer tray and warm bread complimented the meals. We ended sharing a Carmel crunch ice cream dessert which was also homemade and highly recommended.

The live music in the bar is piped throughout the restraurant and is a nice addition. The night we were there Don Penfield, a long time local favorite, was playing and we always enjoy his talent.

One time when we were at Smokey's for dinner having made a reservation, we were asked to hurry to finish because they needed the table for another reservation. In our opinion, the only weakness is choppy service.

Note: This is not an appropriate place for families with children.

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Thank Packer_Backer_too
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Reviewed June 23, 2012

Several notches above the rest in the otherwise very rustic Northwoods. Food was delicious. I had the blackened chicken. Spicy, tender, and portions were huge. Complimentary appetizer tray was a real treat.

Live music on weekends gives Smokey's a more urban jazz lounge-type feel. I'll definitely be back.

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Thank Kristen S
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Reviewed May 9, 2012

Smokey's is very expensive for what you get. I ordered a cheeseburger done medium-well and got a piece of charcoal and a slice of cheese. It was so burnt I couldn't eat it.

Thank Stephanie A
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Reviewed May 6, 2012

Well off the beaten path but well worth searching for. One of the better supper clubs in the northwoods. This one is somewhat unique in that it actually is more of a fine-dining establishment complete with white linen & fine china.

Very relaxing bar if you have to wait a while, although with reservations, usually immediate seating. Excellent menu choices superbly prepared. Outstanding appetizers. Plus reasonable prices.

Thank TRON13
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