Fabulous bites for your fall color tour

By Alan Hamari

It’s peak fall color season in Boulder Junction, and that means it’s a great time to take an auto tour on our tree-lined roadways. But maybe all that driving around is making you hungry. Here are a few places to stop for a bite before, during or after your fall color tour.

Headwaters Restaurant & Tavern: Situated on a hill overlooking the Manitowish River, this rustic historic tavern is the largest restaurant in Boulder Junction. Stop by all year long for great food, great service and the fastest Internet in the Northwoods.

The Guides Inn: The Guides Inn, located in downtown Boulder Junction, has been a historic landmark in the Northwoods since the 1920s. Today, you can enjoy some of the finest dining in the Northwoods. Be sure to try their specialty—the pan-fried walleye.

Boulder Beer Bar: In the mood for pulled pork, smoked brisket or a made-from-scratch pizza? Stop by the Boulder Beer Bar in downtown Boulder Junction, which is open year-round.

Forest Lake Country Store: If you’re looking for a little snack (or a great beer selection), stop by the Forest Lake Country Store on County Road B, which offers casual dining, 150+ craft beers, wines, artisan cheeses and more.

See a full list of Boulder Junction area restaurants here.

Boulder Beer Bar

Homemade pizzas, full menu, sandwiches, full liquor bar & crisp beer on tap. Open daily 11am to close. Games for adults and kids; music & friendly company. A fun and welcoming downtown destination for the weary traveler. This is where you want to be!

It doesn’t get any better than this! Enjoy our homemade pulled smoked chicken, pulled smoked pork, smoked ribs and smoked chicken wings.

Forest Lake Country Store

Great food & a whole lot more. Breakfast, lunch & dinner. Over 100 craft beers, 130 boutique wines & unique grocery items. Large selection of Stonewall Kitchen foods, small batch jams & salsas and European imports. Located on Hwy B, 14 miles east of Hwy M. Check our Facebook for current hours.

Guide’s Inn, The

Recognized as the best in fine dining in the Northwoods. Featuring more than 35 entrées, all prepared to order. Including numerous veal selections, hand-cut steaks, pasta, house specialties, and much more. Famous for their pan-fried walleye. People visit Boulder Junction just to dine with Chef Jimmy Dean! You’ll want to be sure The Guide’s Inn Supper Club is on your “must do” list.

Headwaters Restaurant & Tavern

On a hill overlooking the Manitowish River, this rustic old tavern from the 30’s provides the food, spirits & fun you would expect from the great Northwoods. Enjoy lunch or dinner on our riverside deck. Free Wi-Fi. On Hwy. M, just 2 blocks north of town.


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