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“Lunch and some meat for the road”

Northern Waters Smokehaus
Ranked #1 of 273 Restaurants in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$15
Cuisines: Deli
Dining options: Delivery, Outdoor Seating
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Dining options: Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Reviewed 15 February 2018

This place has the best deli sandwiches in Duluth/Superior. They cure and smoke all of the meat used on the sandwiches. Added bonus is they have fantastic smoked fish and meats- I always get a pound of the Buffalo Pastrami to go when there plus smoked salmon or Lake Trout..

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Thank Todd P
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Stop in every time I'm in Duluth. Had the smoked whitefish basket. So simple but oh so good. Love this place.

1  Thank Grant L
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

Northern Waters Smokehaus

Northern Waters Smokehaus is located on the main floor of the Dewitt-Seitz building in Canal Park. The business started in 2001. When they started, their space was very tiny, and they were smoking one fish at a time, and now they have a great business and are smoking multiple fish at a time.

The deli/restaurant is a smaller area, but has great food; you walk in, and to your right, the first thing you see is a deli of smoked meats and fish. Then you see the menu behind the deli, and you walk about ten steps to order your sandwich. The restaurant is small in size, so they have limited seating, about 10 bar stools to sit on and 2 tables in the hallway, and in summer outdoor seating on a patio with picnic tables. The colors and decorations go together well, and their smells are the best smells if you like the smell of smoked salmon and other fish. The atmosphere is welcoming, the lights are not too bright, but not too dim, the music is quiet but not too quiet, and it just has a fun atmosphere.

I would not recommend it if you are in a hurry, but if you have time, I would recommend it. The wait time depends on what time of day it is; if the time of day is lunch time, it about a 20-45 minute wait, but if it is later in the day, around after four it is a 5-10 minute wait.

The food there is delicious. So many flavors come into your mouth at the same time. My personal favorite is the cold turkey sandwich at $9.25. It is a good price for a great sandwich. The sandwich contains stirato bread, smoked turkey, Swiss cheese, lettuce, and craisin-walnut mayo sauce. They also offer different assortments of smoked meats and fish along with their sandwiches. Some things they offer are Lake Superior smoked lake trout, smoked salmon pate, porketta, smoked polish sausage, and dried-cured salamini. The price range for sandwiches is around 8-13 dollars.

Northern Waters Smokehaus is excellent with great service, great food, and friendly staff. It would be nice if it wasn’t a long wait time, but since they don’t have much staff, the time they can do it in is amazing. I would rate this restaurant 4 out of 5.

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2  Thank 8thgradeclass
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

So much more convenient since they added the drive through. A few years ago, when I called, they declined to take my order and cc over the phone. I was warned I needed to stand in line “like everyone else”. So, my foresight in knowing what I wanted, and my willingness to pay in advance was a flaw? With a toddler, often sleeping as I passed through Canal Park, this was prohibitive. I’m delighted that they’ve modified their stance and are willing to take orders over the phone! Love the food!

Thank J M
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

My wife and I did a mail order of some smoked fish and meat for delivery to Tofte. It arrived on time and was as good as is in the store. The pork loin is really good, the Cajun salmon is unreal. Thanks for your help Northern Waters.

Thank Woody_Cold_Water
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