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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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North Canton, Ohio
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Stayed here mid August for just one night on the way to Wilderness North's Lodges (Strikers and Miminiska). The couple who own and operate this wonderful little place touch my heart. They've got a few rooms, and operate their own little restaurant at the hotel also. It reminds me of the many wonderful "Pensions" I've stayed at over the years... More 

Thank Bobhen27
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Don't know anything about the hotel. The potato pancakes were great!! Very old school and German type setting.

Thank Richard A
Watertown, Wisconsin
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We stayed there and when we got ready to leave our motorcycle battery was dead. Denise went above and beyond driving us to find a battery and letting my husband drive back and forth to get parts. If it wouldn't have been for Denise we would have been up a creek with the nearest Harley dealer 300 miles away.. She... More 

Thank suzq552016
Dunnville, Canada
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41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We were very happy with in house restaurant during our stay at the motel. My husband and I both ordered the polish platters. These were awesome, and very filling. Also loved the borscht. If we are in Wawa again, would definitely return!

Thank Sheryl F
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

This little motel is full of lovely little touches live real glassware in the room and a real coffee maker. The bed was comfy with nice linens. Windows to the fresh air was delightful. The premise restaurant is very good with Polish specialities and beer if you would like! Only one issue makes this a four. There is a very... More 

Thank Jane9383
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

We stumbled upon this restaurant and were very please about the excellent food. Our heritage is part Polish, so we were familiar with the Polish items on the menu. They were delicious - sort of brought us back home again. We would definitely eat here again should we be in the area.

Thank 229Barbara
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

At the recommendation of desk clerk at our hotel we decided to try this restaurant, and we are so happy that we did! The food was AMAZING!!! We even tried the dill pickle soup and it was awesome!!! All of the food was great and the service was fast. Our host/waiter/bartender was welcoming and always smiling! If you are in... More 

Thank Marg P
Parry Sound, Canada
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

What a gem this restaurant is! We went for their Polish specialties: cabbage rolls, perogies, sausage, pickled beets, sauerkraur etc and found them excellent. For dessert, we had the restaurant's own version of Pavlova, which may not be like a true Pavlova, but delicious in its own right: strawberries, blueberries with cream, ice cream and topped with meringue. Great service,... More 

Thank Dorothy S
Bay City, Michigan
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Kindly made reservations for us. Our group of 8 shared 4 appetizer plates of perogies loved them! The potato pancake was excellent, very flavorful! Great place for dinner.

Thank Mayja28
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

What a surprise visiting the Best Northern Restaurant! I had the schnitzel special which was excellent. My wife had the walleye. The flavors of both dishes were outstanding. The service was very good also. I would return anytime to the Best Northern. Keep up the good work!

Thank Bruce C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Polish, European, Canadian, Eastern European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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?