Mud Creek Saloon

5267 State Highway 70 W
Eagle River, 54521
Reviews:
Full disclosure: My sister works here, so I could be considered bias. However, I've been going to Mud Creek since well before that started, as this seems to be my family's saloon of choice. So whenever I go up to the North Woods to visit mom there's a fair chance I'll end up having a couple drinks at Mud Creek. Mud Creek used to be the home of Happy the Otter, may he rest in peace. Now that was a cool feature... a real live otter at the bar! Unfortunately he's now up in heaven (all otters go to heaven), but Mud Creek lives on. If this bar was in Chicago it'd be a dive bar. But it's not in Chicago, it's in Eagle River and here it's just a bar. It's a fairly small, laid back bar. There's a dart board, and a pool table. The drinks are pretty cheap, the owners are very nice. They have some food and a jukebox and a couple TVs. Basically, everything you need for a good night (or afternoon) out. So go ahead and belly up to the bar, have a drink or two and relax. But please don't drink and drive.

(715) 479-4053

Bars

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House of Dogs

418 E Wall St
Eagle River, 54521
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Been going to Eagle River now for over 30 years and am always looking for a new place to try. The philly steak is not a true east coast philly as it has mozzarella cheese and mushrooms but it was very full of meat and very tastie! The homemade pizza is one of the best in the northwoods. I am anxious to try other items. The owner, Tori , was very friendly. The place gets busy but everything is nice and fresh!
While we often eat at the street fair in Eagle River whenever we come for a festival there, we passed up the usual vendors and tried House of Dogs for a change. Excellent food! Coming from the Chicago area, I can assure you a place like this would hold its own in the city amidst other worthy hot dog shops. They even use Vienna Beef hot dogs, just like the best places in the Chicago area do. We got there for a late lunch, so you can say we closed up the place at 3 PM. I got a chili dog, my wife had a Maxwell style (mustard & grilled onion) Polish sausage, and my kids had plain hot dogs and fries. The fries were both excellent and plentiful and we could have ordered a single serving, though we ate all that we got. While there's some counter space to eat inside, we had a picnic table next to the parking lot. The staff was very friendly and talkative, since there were few customers remaining when we got there. Inside, they have a wall of pictures of people's dog photos, after all, it is called House of Dogs. Great place to know about if you're from the Chicago area and are looking for a real Chicago style joint.
Best hot dog in Wisconsin by far! The beef needs a little attitude done to it. Not the best but still good. The fries we're very crispy and on the money. If you like basque the pork looked awesome, but did not try it!

(715) 477-1949

Hot Dogs

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Eddie B’s White Spruce Restaurant and Tavern

419 N Railroad St
Eagle River, 54521
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This is a nice supper club that is next to the lake, great views from the bar and several tables in the dinning room. The people were great, everyone made me and my son feel very welcome. The food was very good I had the walleye and wild rice and my son had the fisherman platter, huge portions, well cooked and plated... This restaurant is one not to overlook! Dinner for two = $51.00 + 10.00 tip = $61.00 total.
Nice place with a nice, hard working staff. They seemed short staffed the night I was there, but they all really hustled and service was very good. Highlights - I got the (non-fried) walleye, which was really good. Don't need the dipping tartar sauce as the flavor was great. The prices - sort of used to urban prices - so getting $3-4 beers and $5 tall mixed drinks was a welcome feature. The honey butter that comes with the bread is really, really good. The side carrots and mashed potatoes that I had with the walleye were both great. Carrots were the brown sugar, butter variety. Only negative: someone alluded to this in a previous post, but the beer cheese soup is (imho) not one of their strongest options. It truly tastes like the cheese you would get on nachos at a ball game thinned out with a little beer.
I wanted an exceptional dining experience, so because of the recent reviews we thought that this would be an excellent choice. Wrong! When we arrived we went into the bar. Very nice bartender and drinks were fine. However, every bar stool I looked at had a vinyl covering that needs replacing. We then went back to the dining room to eat. First of all....the dining room was clean....but, the tables are covered with plastic table covers and also had paper placemats. Really? So tacky! The food was ok....at best. The seasoned potatoes were drenched in oil. Service was slow...and only a total of six people there. Our water glasses were never refilled. No background music, but for entertainment we were lucky enough to hear the employees in the back fighting. Not classy at all. No intention of ever going back.

(715) 480-4000

American (New)

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Leif’s Cafe

904 N Railroad St
Eagle River, 54521
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It has been a few years since I was here and while it was very good before, it's even BETTER now. They've added a lot more items to the menu, and you always get great friendly service. Breakfasts can be busy, but they turn over the tables quickly and it is definitely worth the wait. If you're in the Eagle River area, it is a definite place to put on your MUST EAT list.
Outrageously good food! Amazingly fair prices! And the service is top notch! We always make sure to get to Leif's when we're in Eagle River. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. For a big, filling breakfast I always go with the skillets. Pancakes, waffles, and French toast are great as well. Oh, and real bottomless coffee!
Couldn't be better. Good food, friendly service, convenient with good pricing. Doesn't get better than that. Had dinner and came back for breakfast. Broasted chicken was perfect.

(715) 479-2766

Breakfast & Brunch, Sandwiches

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Smugglers Galley

123 S Railroad St
Eagle River, 54521
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A nice little place labeled the "Horseradish King of Eagle River", this hole-in-the-wall bar has pretty standard dive fare. Their horseradish mustard is truly delicious, and they have Point root beer on tap. Their local Smugglers Brew seems to be a nice golden wheat microbrew.

(715) 479-3456

American (Traditional)

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Victor’s Mexican Restaurant

1298 E Dollar Lake Rd
Eagle River, 54521
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Most importantly, Drinks are well made. Taco suggestions, omit the mozzarella cheese and lettuce and heat the corn tortillas. Make them in house if possible and throw them out when they get stale. The flower tortillas are almost as think as pitas. Get the thinner ones. Finally being out of guacamole is not an option at a Mexican restaurant. Frankly 3 bucks is cheap. Offer a larger fresh made guacamole portion and charge 5 bucks. We'll be back.

(715) 337-0334

Mexican

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Eagle Lanes

534 W Pine St
Eagle River, 54521
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$3 per game. $1.50 for socks. Bumpers and ramps for kids. No complaints here.

(715) 479-4555

Pizza, Bowling

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Club Denoyer

5324 State Hwy 70 W
Eagle River, 54521
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We stopped in for pizza. Sat at the bar. Service and food were both "ok". Nothing special. Wouldn't go back here for pizza unless all other options were extinguished. Could be a fun spot during snowmobiling season.
our trip up nor4h is not cokplete without a pizza fix. one of the very best in the northwoods
Great pizza, the best wings and excellent mox stix! The beer on tap was fresh and cold. Will definitely be back! Love this place! Pizza crust was thin and crispy just the way I like it!

(715) 479-4120

Pizza, Burgers

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Subway

216 W Pine St
Eagle River, 54521
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What you would expect from subway.

(715) 479-9788

Sandwiches, Fast Food

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Faye’s Dinky Diner

121 S Railroad St
Eagle River, 54521
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Love love this place. Great food and fast friendly service. Always a stop for us when we are in EGle River. Note - the name made a small change to Jans Dinky Diner.
Great place for breakfast. Open concept kitchen where you can see & smell what's being made right in front of you. Small space but big flavor. The only reason this place didn't receive 5 stars = service. The woman working that day was a bit rude. Though the other times I've gone before writing this review were much more pleasant. Hey, everyone has an off day sometimes, right?
Found this place due to the majority of the town being closed. Lucky us! The food was great! Exactly what a diner should be. Great burger, great breakfast plate, and a phenomenal fried chicken plate. The place is SMALL! Our family of 6 almost filled the counter, and there are 3 small tables behind it. Don't let that deter you though. The food is great and very affordable. My only complaint would be the table of ignorant local old guys dropping f-bombs and making fun of people in front of my kids, but that's not the restaurants fault. Hopefully they aren't regulars.

(715) 479-5929

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