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Best Northern Motel and Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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Highway17, Wawa, Ontario P0S 1K0, Canada
+1 705-856-7302
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Calgary, Canada
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

I went here based on the good reviews and thought it would offer a "real" meal because all the placed I'd eaten during my drive we kind of heavy and greasy. There were polish options but not much that was easy on the stomach for a long drive. The location was nice but parking was hard, there was nowhere and... More 

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Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Ended up at the Best Northern Restaurant by accident and it was a pleasant surprise. Homemade Polish food, all three entrees were excellent and reasonably priced. Spotless and pleasant decor. We enjoyed our meal after a long day on the road. I would say the meals are mid range to fine dining price range.

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Thank Jeannette R
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant located in the Best Northern motel, specializes in Polish food, but offers Canadian options as well with just enough choice including salads and burgers. We started with the soup of the day, a borscht (beet soup) that was delicious. We then shared two entrees, the Hungarian Potato Pancake (they really should change the name) and Beef Roll which... More 

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Thank Lauren M
western Canada
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70 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

So this place is totally perfect - the hotel AND restaurant - except for those of us who have many hours of travel and REST is really important, then the incredibly S..L..O..W restaurant is not a plus even though their food is ysuper delicious and perfect. It's a tough balancing act. Our hotel room was lovely, good beds, good surfaces... More 

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Thank GratefulTravellers42
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick bite on our way through Wawa and so glad we did! The food was delicious, and service was SO quick, from the time we sat down to when we'd devoured everything was under 20 minutes. The perfect stop if you're looking for a good, filling, fast meal.

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Thank Shanley W
Richmond, Canada
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We have been travelling for over 3 weeks and it was such a surprise to see something different on a menu. The perogies were very good. It was such a cute place to stay and very clean.

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Thank Jean K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Ok, I typically NEVER write reviews, but this place is a culinary gem. The rooms were clean and up to date and offered at a great price. Seriously, the food is superb and worth the stop even if you don't plan to stay the night.

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Thank John C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Some of the best polish food I've had in a long time. Hunter's Stew and Beef rolls were fantastic. Cheese crepe for desert was fantastic.

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Thank sheldon m
Conover, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

I led a group of 5 antique cars around Lake Superior. This restaurant was recommended by the proprietor at Mystic Isle Motel across the road. It was a real gem. Dinner was so good, we returned for breakfast the next morning. My group raved about for the rest of the trip.

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Thank Carla H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

I really enjoyed the personal service at this restaurant. I Iike the homely feel of the food - very fresh and authentic. As a European living in Canada, it's a relief to eat some simple recipes with good ingredients cooked from scratch. It's also located on a scenic road close to town and has a very peaceful - cottage-like -atmosphere.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Polish, European, Canadian, Eastern European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Highway17, Wawa, Ontario P0S 1K0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Northeastern Ontario  >  Wawa
  • Phone Number: +1 705-856-7302

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?