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6410 County Rd W, Manitowish Waters, WI 54545-9243
+1 715-543-2220
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rack of lamb” (5 reviews)
“steak” (12 reviews)
“salad” (14 reviews)
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
6410 County Rd W, Manitowish Waters, WI 54545-9243
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Stopped in for the first time while heading north to the UP. Food was fabulous, friendly and welcoming bartender, piano man, and manager. We always enjoy a community feel to our restaurants and choose to sit at the bar to get a feel for a...More

Thank debbie929
Reviewed 1 week ago

Eating at Smokey's is a very relaxing experience. We had a drink at the bar to start off our dinner. The bartender was very friendly and the drinks were some of the best around, (we had Old Fashion's) of course! The bartender was very knowledgable...More

Thank Marie K
Reviewed 19 February 2018

We came here during a snowmobile trip on Saturday night of Valentines weekend. We had reservations, which I would recommend. We weren't sure what to expect but the atmosphere is at the high end of casual, could feel stuffy but they make it work. The...More

Thank Sue R
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Kind of a casual location and a casual-sounding name but actually it's more of a fine dining establishment. Food is really quite good but nothing too unexpected or exotic. I thought the desserts were nice too but a little simpler in practice than they sounded...More

Thank AndyFromAustin
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Coming from Chicago, many local restaurants get the qualifier of "it's great for up here". Not so Smokey's. It is my favorite restaurant from anywhere. The menu changes seasonally, but it's always outstanding. The staff is attentive, but not overly so. But the food...wow.

1  Thank M A
Reviewed 22 January 2018

My husband and I went here with two friends. Our meal and drinks were very good. The staff was great as well. I don't know if I would make this a "must stop" on our list of up north restaurant but it was good!

Thank Ona L
Reviewed 14 January 2018

The first time we visited Manitowish Waters, we stopped at Smokey's for dinner. The place was packed and we did not have reservations. The staff accommodated us by setting up a table, in front of the fireplace, while we enjoyed a drink in the bar....More

3  Thank kj055
Reviewed 20 December 2017

My review is long overdue. We enjoyed a special night out here this summer. What a beautiful atmosphere, amazing wait staff, what a wonderful barkeep. The food was delicious, full flavored and beautifully presented. Thank you for a great dinning experience.

1  Thank Tracy M
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Great bartenders, great wait staff, (Lori), food was just what we were looking for. New York strip, and special bourbon steak. So very good. Looking forward to next visit, oh and the nuts.

Thank candl08
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Nice place for celebrations. Our waitress asked if we were there for a special occasion and when she heard it was my birthday, she put a candle in my dessert and mine was free. Even on a weeknight Smokey's was crowded and I was glad...More

Thank Ramikat
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19 January 2018|
Response from Linda G | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I believe the food and your experience at Smokey's will exceed the expectations of 99% of reviewers, if that helps.
Derek B
9 June 2016|
Response from Donald J S | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. Usually wood fired grills are exposed, but not here. I feel it is more traditional cooking. But very good.
26 March 2016|
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Response from Jennifer S | Reviewed this property |
Menu DID have prices! I see them every time I've gone. It looks like this: 22 NOT like $22.00
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6410 County Rd W, Manitowish Waters, WI 54545-9243
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Manitowish Waters
  • Phone Number: +1 715-543-2220
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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.
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