2017 Best of Manitowish Waters


Manitowish Waters is fortunate to have many list-topping views, businesses, restaurants, + events. The people – the locals + visitors who have explored this place inside and out – voted on their favorite spots that make this place so special. Celebrate by making a reservation at a new-to-you restaurant, hiking a new trail, or attending an event. Didn't have a chance to vote this year? Cast your vote again in spring 2018. 

2017 Best of Manitowish Waters

Food + Drink

Cup of Coffee  Dixie’s Coffee House
Breakfast  Aurora Borealis Restaurant
Bloody Mary  Pea Patch Saloon on Sundays
Burger  Pea Patch Saloon + Smokey’s Restaurant + Supper Club
Sandwich  Lazy Ace Saloon + The Lower Unit Bar + Grill at Greer’s Pier Marina
Kids Menu  Aberdeen Restaurant + Bar
Gluten Free Menu  Angler’s Fine Food + Spirits
Cheese Curds  Pea Patch Saloon + Boulder Beer Bar
Friday Night Fish Fry  The Broken Oar + Angler’s Fine Food + Spirits
Pizza  Rustic Roadhaus
Appetizer  Aurora Borealis Restaurant + White Oak Grill at Chippewa Retreat Resort
Prime Rib  Little Bohemia Lodge
Date Night Location  Blue Bayou Inn + Parkside Tavern
Dessert  Blue Bayou Inn + Ice Cream Drinks at Little Bohemia Lodge
Wine Selection  White Oak Grill at Chippewa Retreat Resort
Beer Selection  Aqualand Alehouse + Ye Olde Shillelagh
Old Fashioned Cocktail  Little Bohemia Lodge + Voss’ Birchwood Lodge
Restaurant to Boat To  Blue Bayou Inn
Place to Dine Outside  Parkside Tavern + The Lower Unit Bar + Grill at Greer’s Pier Marina
Place to Eat at the Bar  Aurora Borealis Restaurant + Ye Olde Shillelagh
Restaurant to Sit in Front of the Fireplace  White Oak Grill at Chippewa Retreat Resort



Arts, Entertainment, + Events

Local Artist  Barbara McFarland
Place to Sing Karaoke  Pea Patch Saloon + Ye Olde Shillelagh
Bar for Live Music  Pea Patch Saloon
Wedding Venue  Chippewa Retreat Resort
Family Friendly Event  Music in the Park
Summer Event  4th of July
Winter Event  Winter Rendezvous



For the Kids

Playground – Manitowish Waters Community Center
Place for Kids to Play with Butterflies – North Lakeland Discovery Center
Place to Learn to Ride a Bike – Airport/Community Center Parking Lot
Local Camp – Camp Jorn YMCA
Day Care – Camp Jorn YMCA



Outdoor Activities

Hiking Trail