We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Konteka

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
400 Main Street, White Pine, MI 49971
+1 906-885-5170
Website
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

52 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 52: English reviews
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We didn't see any bears (just at the end of hunting season). Service was as good as the staff...Plenty of options, just tasted ok.

Helpful?
Thank Jan S
Racine, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The food and service here were very good. They stop feeding the bears in mid-September "due to hunting season," and recommence "when the snow melts." The prices are reasonable, but note that use of a credit card will add 3% to the bill.

Helpful?
1 Thank StevefromRacine
Portland, Michigan
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed watching 5 bears eat their dinner while we ate ours. Each of us ordered a rib special. The food was good and the service & prices were reasonable but let's be honest; people go for the bear watching. Great experience!

Helpful?
Thank Kendra S
nevada
Level Contributor
54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. There isn't a lot to choose from here. The Ranger at the State Park where we camped sent us to this little diner/bar, and it was a good choice. (There is bowling here, too!) I had, of all things, liver and onions. I figured, if there is anywhere you'll get a good dish... More 

Helpful?
Thank foxtrot711
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We have been coming here for almost 6 years now. The staff and owners are exceptional and soon are like extended family. The food is great, (never have been dissatisfied).

Helpful?
Thank wolfpackleader
Davis, Illinois
Level Contributor
51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

While it's true the "business district" of White Pine needs some serious economic development, or a wrecking ball, The Konteka building is in fine shape (parking lot needs grading, though). We only came here to eat, and maybe see a bear. They have a good selection of beer although only 3 are on tap (the rest in cans or bottles).... More 

Helpful?
Thank mmoh
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Call ahead to make reservations for a table by the Windows. You can have a great meal with drinks while watching all the bear feed.

Helpful?
Thank waytoprep
Hudson, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Location was in a run down area with an abondoned mall with broken windows across the parking lot. Service was very slow and only two waitresses to do everything, even making drinks! Only three choices of tap beer. Very run down and dirty looking. Chicken sandwich and bun dried out and Philly steak sandwich was lacking in flavor and just... More 

Helpful?
Thank ldnurse
Oxford, MI
Level Contributor
45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

As other reviews have mentioned, there are wild bears eating outside the window. This was more than I expected - I thought they would be captive. My kids loved this! Food was good too!

Helpful?
Thank ransonju
Omro, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
67 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

The food was good, the service was great! And a bear did make and appearance. It had an injured leg so it's good thing there happened to be food for it to eat!

Helpful?
Thank sloppyjoes89

Travellers who viewed Konteka also viewed

White Pine, Upper Peninsula
 
Ontonagon, Upper Peninsula
Ontonagon, Upper Peninsula
 

Been to Konteka? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 Main Street, White Pine, MI 49971
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  White Pine
  • Phone Number: +1 906-885-5170

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Konteka staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?