The New Frontier Restaurant, Turtle Lake, WI

The New Frontier Restaurant, Turtle Lake, WI
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Address:
The New Frontier Restaurant, Turtle Lake, WI
440 U.S. Highway 8
Turtle Lake, WI
54889-8816
Telephone:
(715) 986-4797

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Hours: Monday - Saturday, 6 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 6 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location:
On Highway 8 across from Turtle Lake Casino

Atmosphere:
Small Town Family Cafe

Cuisine:
American

Parking:
Parking Lot

Dress:
Casual

Reservations:
No

Meeting Room:
No

Smoking Restaurant:
Yes, separate rooms for smoking and nonsmoking

Bar:
No

Liquor:
No

Wheel Chair Accessible:
Yes

Restroom Wheel Chair Accessible:
Yes

Handicap Accessible:
Yes

Take-Out:
Yes

Catering:
Yes

Delivery:
No


Wednesday, July 8,th, 2009

We were headed to Bayfield, Wisconsin for a short two-night mental health adventure, and had stopped in Clear Lake for lunch. The only option in the little town was Lucky’s, which was a Bar and Grill. The other two cafes that used to be in town were out of business. We ended up at the New Frontier out of its location on our route to Bayfield. We have eaten at the New Frontier on other occasions and it could be considered a truck stop diner, without the trucker amenities (i.e., showers, gas).

It was after the noon rush, but the café was still about ¾ full, and the waitresses had not had time to clear empty tables. Most of the diners were travelers, based on their conversations, or casino players who were heading home after leaving their money at the casino.

There were lunch specials offered. I decided on the pork tenderloin plate special. I had a pork tenderloin sandwich in Iowa and it was quite delicious. This one…. Not so much. It had been in the freezer way too long. The French fries were ok, and it came with two generous slices of melon, which were very good.

Lou had the bar-b-que sandwich, which was one of the lunch specials. It came with choice of soup or salad. Lou took the soup of the day, Hamburger vegetable. I have never cared for hamburger soup, mostly because the hamburger seems to lose its compact consistency in soup and doesn’t add much for flavor. He thought that the soup was marginal, much too salty and just not a winner. The BBQ sandwich, on the other hand, more than made up for the soup. The bun was toasted and piled high with BBQ meat. The BBQ had just the right amount of sauce to make for a moist delicious sandwich.

Our server was Paula and we commented that was our daughter’s name too. Total for our meal, including tax and tip was $20.00.

Would we return? Yes, if we were in Turtle Lake at meal time.

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