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Guide's Inn

5421 Park St, Boulder Junction, WI 54512-9618
+1 715-385-2233
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good11%
  • Average4%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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“veal” (13 reviews)
“walleye” (22 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 21:00All hours
American, French
5421 Park St, Boulder Junction, WI 54512-9618
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I look forward to the consistently good menu at Guide's where we gather annually with friends for the best meal of our Northwoods vacation. This year I had the rack of lamb, and when I asked for rare, the chef heard me and heeded my...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Called to make reservations and was told they only make reservations for parties of 6 or more. There were just 2 of us. I was told to come early or we wouldn't get a table that they open at 4 pm. We arrived at 4:30...More

1  Thank Sue H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food use to be good but over the last few times we were there it has been terrible, our wallet was super fishy tasting, when we told our server the chef/owner came out w/an attitude and told us that he's not had any complaints...More

1  Thank peggythodos
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

It's so delicious, I had the salmon Wellington and it was amazing. Their liver pate is to die for and they really do everything right! Very good Old Fashioned too. It's very small though but it makes the experience better because the chef is very...More

Thank Hannah B
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant in the area. The chef has been outstanding for years. I always look forward to visiting - and will again. However, on the night we were there, the pan fried walleye portions were small and somewhat strong flavored - totally...More

Thank VanVlietTraveler
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

We have been coming to the Guides for over 10 years at least. I'm not sure why I've never written a review before because it is our favorite restaurant. Coming to the Guides is a dining experience. From the fresh vegetables and homemade spreads, fresh...More

Thank andmic510
Reviewed 11 June 2017

I have had great meals at this place but they really missed the mark this time. The bar tender was taking reservations and the wait staff were seating, maybe someone couldn't make it in. I don't mind a short wait at the bar, service and...More

Thank colnbri
Reviewed 31 May 2017

We ate at the Guides Inn on Sunday of Memorial Day weekend with a group of 8. Celebrating various anniversaries and birthdays. The experience was special, the food tremendous and the atmosphere warm and welcoming. We did not come away hungry, enjoying the entire meal....More

Thank zade1
Reviewed 23 May 2017 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)...More

Thank John and Joanne A
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...More

Thank Barb N
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Questions & Answers
Val B
3 December 2016|
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Response from Mike G | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. No, we do not have Maine Lobster Tails on the menu. You can take a look at the menu on tripadvisor to see our full offering. Thank you again, and Happy Holidays.
15 July 2015|
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Response from Mike G | Property representative |
HI, We apologize for the delay in responding to your question. The answer is Yes, we do offer gluten free options, We would also like to thank all the other guests that have answered your question. Our goal is to make sure... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 45
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, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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