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Headwaters Restaurant & Tavern

Busines Type: Dining, Supper Club, Tavern

Address: 5675 Cty Hwy M, Boulder Junction, WI 54512

Phone: (920) 268-4881

Contact: Molly Goldsworthy


In 1926, this property was owned and operated by Mickey Paquette. Back then, this very place was known as Mickey’s Night Club, making its reputation for food, dancing, and gambling. When gambling was outlawed in Wisconsin, the coin slot machines in the building were sold and replaced with a shuffleboard and pinball machines. When Mickey sold the property, it became known as the Hilltop, still known for good food, and a beautiful river view. It was not until the 70s did it become Headwaters Inn. Today, Headwaters is owned and operated by the Unkefer and Goldsworthy families. We are a family-friendly destination offering supper club classics every day with great options for the whole family.  We look forward to our guests enjoying the welcoming atmosphere, and views of the Northwoods where the family can play, eat, and grab a cocktail. Cheers! – from our family to yours.

Lake Location:

Manitowish River


Friday-Tuesday: 11am-9pm
Wednesday & Thursday: Closed


Lunch, Dinner, Family Dining, Friday Fish Fry, Pets Allowed, Wi-Fi


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Liz Unkefer
Owner, Headwaters Restaurant & Tavern

We bought Headwaters in January of 2023 and have restaurants in Door County as well. Growing up in Boulder Junction and working at places around the world, it is completing the full circle to bring all we have learned back to where we were as kids. It also is important to show the kids people used to know are making a positive impact in the community. Boulder Junction sets itself apart by the residents. The people and the beauty of the Northwoods have always had a place in our hearts.

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