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Russ Kendall's Smoke House

149 Scenic Dr, Knife River, MN 55609
+1 218-834-5995
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good19%
  • Average1%
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“smoked fish” (80 reviews)
“crackers” (15 reviews)
“lake trout” (9 reviews)
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149 Scenic Dr, Knife River, MN 55609
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Try great food to go at this iconic gem of the North Shore. Kendall's has a great reputation of the best smoked fish as well as cheese, salmon spread, and other food to try!

Thank Carol-Ann B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice little private owned business that does it's own fish smoking. Stopped in on July13th, 2018 and picked up some smoked king salmon and it was some of the best smoked fish I have ever had If you are in the Two Harbors area stop...More

Thank roger2013427
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hop on the scenic byway to take in the views of Lake Superior and get some smoked fish while you do it! We really enjoyed the smoked lake trout and whitefish. For those that don't like the oilyness of salmon or trout try the whitefish....More

Thank Jguitarman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Super friendly and helpful even though very busy and always getting asked the same questions from tourists. Have stopped in numerous times over the years and always very happy with the smoked fish. Tell them if you like it candied, boneless, moist, or drier and...More

Thank TonyaMN
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Russ Kendall's Smoked Fish is a iconic establishment on the scenic north shore in Knife River, MN. Absolutely the best smoked fish anywhere!! I recommend EVERYTHNG!! Their smoked ciscos are my favorite delicacies - and well worth the extra bit of mess to get to...More

Thank BobandMunda
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Russ Kendall's Smoke House has been there for years. We always enjoy stopping in for some delicious smoked salmon and their incredible smoked cheeses. They have all the fixings to make a meal out of appetizers! Candy is there too, along with souvenir clothing and...More

Thank Susan J
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

A trip “up north” is never complete without a trip to Russ Kendall’s smoke house! They have several varieties of smoked salmon and lake trout, depending on the season or what they have available. Our favorite is the sugar cured silver salmon. It has just...More

Thank Depotbabe
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

This is the best ever smoked fish. Whether it’s Cisco’s, salmon or trout. Personally I think their trout is the tops, bare none. I have smoked my own fish but this guy is the Master of smoking. You can also have the fish shipped, but...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 21 October 2017

I've been enjoying Russ Kendall smoked fish products for almost 50 years. I've never taken a drive north of Duluth without stopping here and picking up a few things. They have great fish and I like to support their family business.

Thank EireMan66
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

My husband has been going here for over 25 years. He actually met Russ Kendall. Our favorite is the sugar cured trout and sockeye salmon. Their salmon spread is great too. Have tried many other smoked fish places and always come back here. The place...More

Thank scooterpieMinnesota
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:30 - 17:30
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 149 Scenic Dr, Knife River, MN 55609
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Knife River
  • Phone Number: +1 218-834-5995
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