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Link Family Smokehouse

) #12 of 30 Restaurants in Ashland €€ - €€€ American, Barbecue
30580 US Highway 2, Ashland, WI 54806-9333
+1 715-682-0331
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good21%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible17%
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“brisket” (11 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
30580 US Highway 2, Ashland, WI 54806-9333
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were so looking forward to a great smoked fish dinner right on the water next to Lake Superior. The view was in fact spectacular and the building is phenominal--great woodworking everywhere. The food, however, was very bland and average. The special was fish because...More

Thank pocahauntis
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Good flavored meats. Salad bar was so so. Waitress was very nice and on top of things for us. We'd go back if we get to Ashland again.

Thank EricOOOO
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Since this large restaurant with expansive water views was right next door to our motel in Ashburn, we just had to walk across the parking lot for a really excellent BBQ and salad bar lunch. The BBQ ribs were excellent...hot tasty and falling off the...More

1  Thank Lance B
Reviewed 22 November 2016

We had just finished 5+ hours of white-knuckle-driving through a blizzard and got here 20 minutes before close. We felt bad and said we would order quick but the servers were friendly and didn't rush us or make us feel bad. Never been here before...More

Thank Eric A
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

For BBQ this was not good. Great smoke flavor stark cold. Food was fast but that was probably because they didn't heat it. Service was ok but if they had a crowd it would have been terrible. Forgot plates and requested sides. Charged for something...More

Thank Desirae D
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We saw the advertisement for this restaurant at our hotel and decided to check it out. We had river side seating so the view was great. For $8 you get 1/2 pound of meat (smoked brisket, pork, etc.) and corn bread. Sides ranged from $2-3...More

1  Thank Debbie P
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Had dinner there Friday night and had the 1/2 rack of rids, they were smokey and very tasty. Coleslaw as a side as I don't eat cards. I would order them again. Has a nice view of Lake Superior.

Thank juzlittleoldme
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We had the all u can eat soup and salad bar, the soup was really good and the salads were different and tasty. Did not order of the regular menu, because it seemed a bit pricey for what was available. This is probably due to...More

Thank Dori F
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

So where to start with this place, waited forever, Sat and waited for drinks took forever ordered, Went to Salad bar many many things missing including lettuce and cottage cheese. Got food, buddies was completely wrong, told waiter I don't think he cared, no discount...More

Thank kyle k
Reviewed 24 August 2016

My husband and I were excited about finding a BBQ place on our trip. While it is tough to smoke meat hours beforehand and not know how much you'll need, etc. It just wasn't that good. The service was slow and a little awkward. When...More

Thank Erin S
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is Explorer's Point still open? I notice there is now a Quality Inn opening in that area.
25 March 2015|
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Response from Jane K |
Yes, Explorer's Point is open. They just installed a huge wood-fired outdoor smoker and have specials everyday with food from the smoker. They still have the best of their old menu and will be adding these smoked... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30580 US Highway 2, Ashland, WI 54806-9333
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Ashland
  • Phone Number: +1 715-682-0331
  • E-mail
Overlooking Lake Superior's Chequamegon Bay in Northern Wisconsin, Explorer's Point is 200 seat casual dinning restaurant specializing in American cuisine serving lunch and dinner featuring burgers, Barbequed Ribs, steak, and fish. On site is the Blue Heron Bar, a full bar serving local and domestic beer, wine, and liquor. Next door is the Ashland Lake Superior Lodge, a 60 unit lodge style hotel with an indoor pool and hot tub. Inside the hotel is the Lake Rock Cafe serving breakfast daily at 6am proudly brewing Starbucks coffee, mochas, lattes, and more. Coffee is complimentary and guests also receive 10% off both restaurants. Ashland Lake Superior Lodge is also a wholesale outlet of Tillamook Beef Jerky.
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