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Guide's Inn

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5421 Park St, Boulder Junction, WI 54512-9618
+1 715-385-2233
16:00 - 21:00
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Guides Inn is one of Boulder Junction's favorite restaurants. Lovely atmosphere and wonderful menu. Their speciality is walleye that customers drive miles to have. There is nothing on the menu that we have tasted that we have not loved, including Jimmy Dean's (the owner) homemade ice cream. We who live in Boulder Junction feel so fortunate to have a... More 

Thank John and Joanne A
Oregon, Wisconsin
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Received a gift card to the Guide's Inn and was there for the 1st time for our Anniversary. Arrived at 5pm and it was a good thing because we would have had to wait till the 2nd seating around 7pm. Chef Jimmy seated us and was very friendly. Our server was excellent. My husband had the pan fried walleye and... More 

Thank Barb N
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We visit the Guides Inn routinely when we visit Boulder Junction Wisconsin as we have a second home up here. The food is always good they are always consistent and they always have a nice selection of specials. Wait staff is friendly and attentive. This should be a restaurant you visit when you enjoy beaitiful Boulder Junction

Thank scorpio53durango
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77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Our visit to the Guide's Inn was a highlight of our family trip. This is a gourmet supper club with very friendly service. Our whole family ordered the pan fried walleye and it was amazing...as good as our recent trip to Canada. The homemade ice cream was delicious. My favorite was the pumpkin, but the grasshopper was excellent too. The... More 

Bluffton, South Carolina
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

One restaurant we always visit on our trip north is Guides Inn. Chef Jimmy Dean does an excellent job. The Pan Fried Walleye is the best in the north. His food is fresh and well prepared. Would recommend anything on the menu.

Thank Bruce R
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79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We went from a recommendation from a trusted friend. It is a scenic drive to get to, but oh so worth the time! We had reservations and arrived on time, we were seated within 5 minutes. Staff were professional and personable! Handled our large party very well! We had 7 in our party, we started with wisconsin cheese curds (BEST... More 

Thank Swttp
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Come hungry! From start to finish, you will have plenty! Our favorite waitress from a Beer Bar in Boulder remembered us and took good care of us at Guides Inn. The relish tray and bread for starters were a keen indication of the food quality to come. I polished off the liver pate, despite my doctor's recommendations otherwise. The salads... More 

Thank 815Huntz
Chicago, Illinois
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107 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We always consider a visit to Guide's Inn as a special one. It seems the quality and entree sizes have been dropping over the years. Perhaps its time for JD to revise his menu. The Veal dishes were unimpressive, the breading not as "crisp" as it should be. My guess is that the Veal has been prepped earlier and not... More 

Thank kenarv
Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin
1 review
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We visited in early June and had the Black Forest Schnitzel. It was preceded by French Onion soup. This should of told us something. The soup came exceptionally hot which we were warned about by the waitress. When it became edible it had absolutely no flavor. The broth tasted as if it was colored water and the onions were raw.... More 

Thank John K
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3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We have been going for years after a recommendation from a friend. The walleye is perfect, lightly seasoned and moist and melts in the mouth! Salmon, steaks, and scallop dishes always wonderful. This is the only restaurant that I know of that serves a relish dish, soup, salad and main meal with vegetables, and potatoes or rice or pasta. End... More 

Thank Nancy E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$45
American, French
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5421 Park St, Boulder Junction, WI 54512-9618
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Boulder Junction
  • Phone Number: +1 715-385-2233
As far as Northwoods restaurants go, The Guides Inn is the premier restaurant in fine dining and gourmet cuisine in an authentic Northwoods atmosphere, so you can enjoy the best of the northern Wisconsin restaurant and dining offerings. We're happy to have you as our guest and hope to make this a memorable occasion, with a variety of dishes, over 36 entrees made to order, prepared to your satisfaction.

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