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 Liberty Bell Chalet
Kimball Inn Konteka--where the bears are! Northen Cafe
Liberty Bell Chalet Kimball Inn Konteka Black River
Valley Pub
Northern Cafe
Over the years we have talked with many people about what to see and do in the area and where to EAT!  So when you're not hibernating at Bear Hug cooking up some homemade food, here are our suggestions for where to dine or enjoy a hot tottie!  Click here for a complete list of dining in the area.
= Bear Hug's Choice!   
Ski Lodge
  Main Lodge Cafeteria Purchase your own or bring your cooler!  Serving breakfast, lunch & snacks daily from 8 am - 4 pm.
On the Mountain
  Caribou Lunch, dinner (fish fry on Friday nights), drinks, weekend entertainment.  No need to drive--take a short walk here from Bear Hug!  Bear Hug recommends the Bloody Mary!
Serving dinner Thursday - Monday from 5 - 10 pm, lunch on Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
5-Minute Drive from Bear Hug
  Black River Valley Pub
N11582 Black River Road
Ironwood, MI 49938
5 minutes from Bear Hug.  Lunch, dinner, drinks.  Great fish fry on Friday night!  Go north one mile of ski lodge to a T, turn right, less than a mile on left. 
Hurley, Wisconsin
Liberty Bell Chalet
109 5th Av. S.
Hurley, WI  54534
Where the locals go!  Italian restaurant, awesome pizza (eat in or take out)!  Full menu and bar; reasonable prices; something for everyone--young and old.
Kimball Inn
Route 1
Hurley, WI  54534
Bear Hug's Favorite!!!  Northwoods cabin bar and restaurant, unique entrees, lots of choices, always a great meal.  Everything is fresh and homemade! Be sure to order the bisque soup and warm bread pudding dessert!  Call ahead for a reservation!  It's five miles west of the Route 51/Route 2 intersection on the north side of Route 2.  Watch for the small, white, lit-up sign near the highway.  Closed Mondays.
Ironwood, Michigan
  Don and GG's Food and Spirits
1300 E. Cloverland (Rt. 2)
Ironwood, MI  49938
Great for lunch! You probably drove by it on the way to Bear Hug!  It's on the main drag on Route 2 as you go through Ironwood.
  Brewster's Northwoods Bar and Grill
112 South Lowell St.
Ironwood, MI  49938
Downtown Ironwood on Business Route 2
Chicago Bears Bar, TVs; Karaoke on Sat.; Chain saws hanging all over!  Good food; good prices.
Bessemer, Michigan
  Bread Of Life
202 S. Sophie
Bessemer, MI
This is only a couple of blocks away from La Panetteria.  Instead of turning right at the blinking yellow light, take a left at the light, go about one block; on your right.
If you're up for a drive and the U.P. isn't having lake effect snow . . . .
Deep Water Grille and South Shore Brewery
808 West Main Street
Ashland, WI  54806
Stop here on your way to/from Bayfield and the Apostle Islands.  50-minute drive from Bear Hug. Excellent food, brewery.  Choose your ale!!  Take Route 2 West 44 miles into Ashley, Wisconsin.  Turn left onto MacArthur Ave.  Take first right onto Main St. West.  Deep Water Grille is on the left.

While in Ashland, stop by the The Hotel Chequamegon (you drive right by it on Route 2) and have a drink on the patio overlooking Lake Superior!  Address:  101 Lake Shore Drive West; Ashland, WI 54806 
  Ethel's at 250
250 Rittenhouse Ave. PO 1531
Bayfield, WI  58414
Stop here when you visit Bayfield.  Great food with friendly owners Bill and Sally, located right in the main part of this quaint town.  Pizza, pasta, and more.  Largest tap beer selection in Bayfield.  Call ahead for priority seating.  Owned and operated by a neat couple who sold everything after raising a family, worked for the Red Cross for a year, and then refurbished this old building and started a business.  Neat place.
  Konteka Black Bear Resort
Hwy 64 & Main
White Pine, MI  49971
45-minute drive.  On the snowmobile trail.  In the summer, see real, live, black bears!  They feed the bears so the big, well-fed, bears come out to eat and you can watch them from your inside table.  Food was pretty good, too, but the real draw is to see bears.  Take Route 2 East to Wakefield.  Turn left onto Sunday Lake St/M-28.  Go 12 miles into White Pine. Turn left and see Konteka on the left.
  Gateway Lodge
4103 Hwy B
Land O' Lakes, WI 54540
We found this place when we were biking the 3.2 bike trail in Land O' Lakes, Wisconsin.  It's about an hour's drive.  Take Route 2 east to Watersmeet and then take Route 45 south.  Turn right onto Hwy B.  It's right there on your left.  If you continue north on Highway B, you'll go by the cutest shop in just a mile or two called Rustic Cabin Studio. About 6 more miles north on B is the Forest Lake Country Store and the 3.2 tree-covered paved bike path is just north of the Country Store.
Northern Cafe
2685 US Highway 51 N
Arbor Vitae, WI  54568
We stop here for breakfast/lunch EVERY time we head home going south on Route.  It's one hour and 15 minutes south of Bear Hug.  (Or 4 miles north of the last signal in Minocqua area.)  They have delicious homemade biscuits, bread, and sausage.  Open every day except Wednesdays from 6 a.m. - 2 p.m.
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