968 E Steger Rd
Crete, IL 60417
708-672-1167

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Appetizers


CHEESE CURDS
. . . NO WHEY !  
Tasty little morsels of Wisconsin cheddar cheese curds battered and deep fried. Served with your choice of dipping sauce. A Wisconsin tradition. 5.95


CHICKEN FRITTERS

Homestyle breaded chicken tenders with ranch, honey mustard, or BBQ sauce for dipping. . . . . 7.95

POP’S PABLAMO PEPPER JALAPENO POPPERS
 
Better than the Peck Peter Piper Picked! These mildly hot peppers are blended with Mexican cheeses, breaded and deep fried to golden brown. Served with salsa for dipping . . . . . .5.95

ONIEDA ONIONS

Beer battered thick cut onion rings & our seasoned Northwoods sauce.. . 5.95

HEN HOUSE WINGERS

Chicken wings dipped in a seasoned batter then deep fried. Offered “naked” or dunked in our homemade “forest fire sauce”. Served with fresh cut celery & creamy ranch or bleu cheese sauce .7.95

TENT POSTS

Four oven baked Bavarian Pretzel Sticks hot out of the oven and served with spicy brown mustard sauce. A great compliment to your favorite brew. .5.50
                                    Extra pretzels . . 1.50


BOBBERS

Bite sized pieces of tender chicken coated with our crunchy homestyle breading then tossed in our very own “Golden Nugget Sauce”. . . . . 6.95

MAPLE LAKE MUSHROOMS

A skewer of fresh mushrooms dipped in a light seasoned batter and deep fried till tender. Served with our chipotle ranch sauce. One 3.50 Two 5.95

GARLIC JACK

Oven-toasted sour dough bread Smothered with roasted garlic butter and pepper Jack cheese.
Served with creamy ranch for dunking. . . . 6.50
Add smoked chicken strips . . . . 2.00
Add sliced tomatoes . . . . . . . . . . 1.00

BREAD & SPREAD

Hot crusted bread loaf served hot out of the oven with Wisconsin sharp cheddar cheese spread. 5.50

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NORTHWOODS SAMPLER

Pick three from below and a sauce for each
        Cheese Curds        Pop's Poppers
        Chicken Fritters     Bobbers
        Onieda Onions       Tent Posts
                   Hen House Wingers
                 Maple Lake Mushrooms
 . . 10.50

DINNER SALADS

HONEY RANCH CHICKEN SALAD

Wood roasted smoked chicken with diced tomato, cucumber, red onion, a shredded blend of Wisconsin cheeses & our honey Dijon ranch dressing on a bed of crisp iceberg lettuce. . . . . 7.95

BIG CHIEF  SALAD

A hearty portion of smoked ham, oven roasted turkey, Swiss & American cheese with diced tomato, cucumber, & red onion on a bed of crisp iceberg lettuce, with your choice of dressing. . . . . . . . 7.95


FRITTER  SALAD

Our crispy fried strips of chicken tenders nestled on a bed of crisp iceberg lettuce served with our homemade sour cream garlic chive dressing. Topped with cucumbers, diced tomatoes, red onions & our shredded blend of Wisconsin cheeses . . . . . . 7.95

LUMBERJACK STEAK SALAD

Sliced strips of seasoned and grilled filet of sirloin over a bed of crisp iceberg lettuce topped with cucumbers, diced tomatoes, red onions, & our shredded blend of Wisconsin cheeses. . . . . . 7.95

SMOKED SALMON  SALAD

Flaky chunks of our apple wood smoked salmon over a bed of crisp iceberg lettuce topped with diced tomatoes, red onions, cucumber & our shredded blend of Wisconsin cheeses.  . . . . . . 7.95


CABIN SALAD

It's a Northwoods "house" salad.  Crisp mixed greens topped with diced tomatoes, red onions, cucumber & shredded Wisconsin cheese blend. . . . .$4.50
DRESSINGS & SAUCES:
Ranch, Honey Mustard, French, Italian, Garlic Chive, Honeyranch, Bleu Cheese, Chipolte Ranch, Vinegar & Oil, & Northwoods Sauce. BBQ Sauce, Marinara Sauce
Crouton & Onion Topping $.50

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Soups & Chili
LOGGING CAMP CHILI
Hearty beef chili topped with a shredded blend of Wisconsin cheeses, chopped onion & sour cream.
Cup  . . . 3.50
Bowl . .  5.50
Hot Crusted Bread Kettle . . . 6.50


NORTHWOOD'S CHICKEN 'N' DUMPLING SOUP
White meat chicken chunks, vegetables, and tiny spaetzel dumplings blended into a rich creamed chicken broth.
Cup . . 3.50
Bowl . . 5.50
Hot Crusted Bread Kettle . . 6.50

SOUP OF THE DAY

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Burgers & Chicken Sandwiches
Served with a "Side Selection"

 

THE BIG BARE

Our thick & juicy half pound all beef patty served with just the “Bare Necessities” of lettuce , tomato, and pickle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.95

THE PAUL BUNYAN
A big & hearty all beef half pound burger with grilled onions & mushrooms, topped with pepper Jack & Wisconsin cheddar cheese. . . . .7.95

THE HODAG

Our juicy home-style all beef half pound patty covered with shaved smoked ham & Northern Swiss cheese. Served with BBQ sauce. . . .7.95

THE LUMBER MILL

Our big half pound burger with planks of cross cut homestyle bacon, topped with our Wisconsin cheddar spread. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.95

THE MONICO

A mouth-watering open faced presentation of our half pound burger resting on two slices of hot crusted garlic bread, topped with sautéed mushrooms & Swiss cheese and our hearty beef gravy . . .7.95


THE CHICKEN IN THE WOODS

Our flame broiled boneless chicken breast, Served with our creamy ranch dressing. . . .6.95

THE FARMER’S FOWL

A tender Chicken breast char-broiled & topped with thin sliced smoked ham, Swiss cheese, and our honey mustard sauce . . . . . . . . . . . . .7.95

THE BARN BUSTER

A breast of grilled chicken smothered with sautéed mushrooms & Northern Swiss cheese,  and topped with our spicy brown 
mustard sauce. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7.95

THE BUFFALO BREAST

Spicy seasoned char-grilled chicken breast dunked in our very own “Forest Fire” sauce. Served with our creamy bleu cheese 
dressing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.95

THE CHICKEN MINOCQUA

Lightly breaded deep fried chicken breast seasoned with Italian herbs, topped with sautéed peppers & red sauce. Covered with Provolone cheese on a toasted garlic Kaiser bun . . . 7.95

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Sandwich Favorites
Served with a "Side Selection"

 

NORTHWOODS BEEF & PEPPERS

Tender oven braised pot roast & sautéed sweet peppers covered with melted Pepper Jack cheese on a toasted hoagie roll . . . . . . . .7.95

HIAWATHA SUPPER CLUB

Thin sliced ham, turkey, & beef with crisp bacon, cheddar & Swiss Cheese. Topped with lettuce, tomato, red onion, & our club sauce. Served hot from the oven on a toasted hoagie bun. . .7.95

GRANDPA’S STEAK SANDWICH

Our home-style breaded country fried steak, bacon , & Swiss cheese on a toasted Kaiser roll lathered with mayo and topped with lettuce, tomato, and pickle. 7.95


PULLED PORK SANDWICH

Our wood roasted pulled pork piled high on a toasted garlic Kaiser bun. Served “naked” in its own juices or blended with Barbeque sauce 7.95

THE ANGLER

Our crunchy hush puppy battered whitefish filet topped with melted American cheese & our homemade tartar sauce on a toasted hoagie
 bun. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6.95

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GRANDMA’S LUNCH LOAF

A thick slice of our “Family Recipe” meat loaf on a toasted Kaiser bun with sweet tomato sauce or hearty beef gravy for dunking. . . . . . . . . . . .7.95

THE NORTHERNAIRE

Thin sliced beef topped with smoked Provolone cheese & your choice of sweet peppers or our hot giardiniera. Served on a toasted garlic hoagie bun with au jus 7.95

SMOKEHOUSE SUB

Classic smoked ham & smoked Provolone cheese oven baked on a seasoned sub bun. Topped with red onions, tomatoes, lettuce, & Northwoods’ sub sauce . . 7.95

BIG FOOT MEATBALL SANDWICH

Four large homemade meatballs nestled in a matching sour dough roll. Topped with our own spaghetti sauce, sweet peppers & provolone. Sasquatch’s favorite! 8.95


LUMBERJACK STEAK

A 6 oz. grilled filet of sirloin seasoned with spices & herbs topped with sautéed mushrooms & onions and Provolone cheese. On a toasted garlic Kaiser . 8.95

WILD TURKEY

Thinly sliced turkey breast with crispy thick cut bacon & melted Great Lakes Swiss cheese. Hot out of the oven on a toasted hoagie roll topped with red onions, tomatoes, lettuce, & our honeyranch Sauce. . 7.95

GRANDPA ITALIANO

Our breaded country fried steak topped with marinara sauce and provolone cheese. Accented with Italian herbs and spices and served on a toasted garlic Kaiser roll. . . . . . . . . . . . 7.95

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Grandmas Kitchen

EAGLE RIVER ROAST

Tender oven braised pot roast & homemade mashed potatoes topped with Grandma’s rich beef gravy, served with our sweet 
baby carrots. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.95


GARLIC GRILLED MUSHROOM CHICKEN
Char-Grilled chicken breast seasoned with garlic and spices, topped with fresh grilled mushrooms and gravy. Served on a garlic toast bed with homestyle mashed potatoes and buttered sweet corn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10.95

HOMESTYLE HOT BEEF & POTATOES

Thinly sliced sirloin of beef served open faced on a thick slice of our hot crusted garlic bread then topped with our Hearty Beef Gravy. Served with homemade mashed potatoes and your choice of one side selection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10.95


“PASKETTI”

A hearty portion of tender spaghetti noodles and our own seasoned rich meat sauce. Served with garlic toast. .7.95 Add meatballs. . 1.00 ea.

GRANDPA’S STEAK & POTATOES

Homestyle breaded country fried steak & Mashed potatoes topped with our hearty beef gravy. Served with our “Bacon ‘n’ Onion” green beans. . . . . .10.95

TOMAH HOT TURKEY & TATERS

Thick sliced turkey breast served open faced on toasted Italian bread and topped with savory turkey gravy. Served with homemade mashed potatoes and your choice of one side . . . 10.75

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WATERSMEET LOAF

Two thick slices of our family recipe oven baked meat loaf topped with our sweet red sauce or rich beef gravy. Served with homemade mashed potatoes and our delicious Cottage Corn 
Bread. . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11.95

UP NORTH CHICKEN & DUMPLINGS

Tender pieces of boneless chicken breast with fluffy homemade dumplings topped with a creamy sauce. Served with your choice of vegetable.  . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11.95

CHIPPEWA CHICKEN & RICE

A tender breast of chicken seasoned with herbs and spices. Char-grilled and topped with sautéed onions, peppers, and mushrooms, then smothered with Monterey Jack & Wisconsin cheddar cheese. Served over a bed of our garden blend wild rice. .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11.75

SAINT GERMAIN STEAK & RICE

A seasoned 6oz. filet of sirloin char-grilled and topped with sautéed onions, peppers, and mushrooms, then smothered with Monterey Jack & Wisconsin cheddar cheese. Served over a bed of our garden blend wild rice. . . . . . . . 11.95

CHICKEN-N-TATERS

Our crispy breaded chicken tenderloin fritters & homemade mashed potatoes covered in creamy country style gravy with a side of buttered sweet corn.. .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  .10.75

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Turf & Serf
"TERF "

MEAT ‘N’ POTATOES

A lean, hearty, and full of flavor 12 oz. cut of U.S.D.A black angus sirloin butt steak char-grilled to temperature, lightly seasoned and served with your choice of potato . . . . . 19.95


RHINELANDER RIB-EYE

A tender and juicy 12 oz. cut of U.S.D.A black angus rib eye steak char-grilled to temperature, lightly seasoned and served with a fluffy baked potato and one side selection. . . ..20.95

KICK BACK PORK BABY BACK RACK

Baby back ribs, seasoned with our secret rub and baked to mouthwatering tenderness. Finished on the char-grill and basted with our zesty barbeque sauce. Served with choice of potato & another “side selection”. Half Slab . . . 16.25 
                         Full Slab. . ..20.95


LOGGER CHOP

A “hearty” 10 oz. center cut bone-in pork chop char grilled to perfection and served with your choice of potato and another side. . . . . 14.95
                       Add a chop . . . . . . . . . . 6.00
"SERF"


WISCONSIN FISH FRY SPECIAL

Our famous Boned, Breaded, & Buttered Lake Perch. Lightly hand breaded , deep fried, & topped with melted butter. Served with our homemade tartar sauce and your pick of two “side selections.” Full Stringer . . . 20.95       
                            Half Stringer. . .16.95

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BEAR TRAP BATTERED WALLEYE

Tender baby walleye dipped in our seasoned batter then deep fried. Served with our homemade tartar sauce and your choice of three “side selections”. . . .. . . . . .16.95


DIPT-N-DUSTED SHRIMP

One half pound of tender bite size shrimp dipped in a seasoned batter then lightly dusted with a flavorful breading. Served with our battered Waffle Cut Fries, & cocktail sauce . . . . 11.75

HUSH PUPPY BATTERED FISH ‘N’ CHIPS

Tender and flaky white fish rolled in a crunchy hush puppy batter and deep fried to a golden flakiness. Served with Wilderness Waffles or Woods Chips, creamy cole slaw, & our homemade tartar sauce. .11.75


APPLETON APPLEWOOD SMOKED SALMON

A flaky filet of apple wood smoked salmon with a slightly sweet and woodsy flavor. Offered over a bed of wild rice with your choice of one “side selection”. Served with our creamy apple cider sauce on the side . . . . .10.95

CAMPFIRE CATCH

Two skewers of tender sweet shrimp brushed with dill butter then char-grilled. Served over garlic toast with two “side selections”. . . . . 13.95


THE LAKE PLATE
 A sampling of lake perch, walleye, and hush puppy battered white fish served with your choice of side and homemade tartar sauce.. .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14.95  
Add a skewer of Campfire Shrimp . . . . 4.95

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Northern Lights & Sides
FOR THE TIMES WHEN LESS "HEARTY" PORTIONS ARE IN ORDER

AUNT SALLY’S SALMON PATTY

Moist and flaky salmon patty char-grilled and drizzled with garlic dill butter. Served on a toasted bun with lettuce, tomato, pickle, & tartar sauce and your choice of a veggie . . . . . . 6.95

GRANDPA’S GRILLED CHEESE

Two large slices of buttered bread stuffed with creamy American Cheese then grilled. Served with a veggie of your choosing. . . . . . . . . . . 6.50

HALF A LOAF (Is better than none.)

One thick slice of our deliciously seasoned oven baked “Watersmeet Loaf” with our sweet red sauce or rich beef gravy. Served with one side. . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.95 

NORTHWOODS BRUNCH

Two fried eggs, two crisp bacon planks and American cheese between two slices of toasted Italian bread. Served with waffle cut fries . . 6.95

FRITTERS & GRAVY

Two breaded chicken tenders lathered with a helping of homesyle white gravy. Served with a “side selection” of your choosing. . . . . . . . . 5.95

KETTLES ’ N’ TENT POSTS

Two lightly seasoned Bavarian pretzel sticks, fresh out of the oven and paired up with a cup of one of our homemade soups or chili.. . . . 5.50
Add a pretzel . . . . . . 1.50 ea.

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STACK ‘O’ PLANKS B.L.T
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Traditional favorite of bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwiched between two slices of buttered Italian toast lathered with a delicious sandwich spread  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6.95

SHELTERED VALLEY PORK SANDWICH

Wood roasted pork piled on a toasted bun. Offered "naked” in its own juices or blended with our BBQ sauce. Served with a veggie of your choosing. . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.50

NICOLET BURGER

A delicious 1/4 pound burger on a toasted bun with lettuce, tomato, & pickle Served with a veggie of your choosing. . . . . . . . . 6.50

SUPERIOR CRISPY CHICKEN SANDWICH

Our breaded chicken tenders on a toasted bun with lettuce, tomato, pickle & ranch dressing. Served with a veggie of your choosing. . . 6.50

GOURMET WISCONSIN CHEESE NOODLES

A blend of Wisconsin cheeses with plump gourmet macaroni noodles oven baked and accented with a crumbled topping of croutons and fried onion bits. Served with a slice of garlic toast . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5.95


KETTLES ‘N’ GREENS

A cup of one of our homemade soups or prize winning chili paired with an our abundant Cabin Salad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6.50

THE DUMP

Our large fluffy homemade bread dumpling smothered with a ladle of our own Chicken ’n’ Dumpling soup . 5.95

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PETITE SALADS
(Smaller renditions of our dinner salads)
HONEY RANCH LUNCH SALAD
Wood roasted smoked chicken with diced tomato, cucumber, red onion, a shredded blend of Wisconsin cheeses & our honey Dijon ranch dressing on a bed of crisp iceberg lettuce. . 6.50

LITTLE CHIEF LUNCH SALAD

A hearty portion of smoked ham, oven roasted turkey, Swiss & American cheese with diced tomato, cucumber, & red onion on a bed of crisp iceberg lettuce, with your choice of 
dressing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6.50

LITTLE FRITTER LUNCH SALAD

Our crispy fried strips of chicken tenders nestled on a bed of crisp iceberg lettuce served with our homemade sour cream garlic chive dressing. Topped with cucumbers, diced tomatoes, red onions & our shredded blend of Wisconsin cheeses . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.50

LITTLE LUMBERJACK LUNCH SALAD

Sliced strips of seasoned and grilled filet of sirloin over a bed of crisp iceberg lettuce topped with cucumbers, diced tomatoes, red onions, & our shredded blend of Wisconsin cheeses. . . . 6.50

SMOKED SALMON LUNCH SALAD

Flaky chunks of our apple wood smoked salmon over a bed of crisp iceberg lettuce topped with diced tomatoes, red onions, cucumber & our shredded blend of Wisconsin cheeses . . . . 6.50

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               SIDE SELECTIONS

BACON ’N’ ONION GREEN BEANS

Fresh cut green beans smothered with maple bacon & onions, lightly seasoned and slow cooked till tender .2.95

OVEN BAKED BEANS

A Northwood's original recipe of brown sugar, bacon, onion, barbeque sauce, & a hint of mustard . . 2.95

SWEET BUTTERED CORN
Super sweet yellow corn “Off the Cob”, seasoned with a hint of butter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.55

SWEETENED BABY CARROTS

Tender baby carrots slow cooked with honey & brown sugar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.55

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GARDEN RICE
Long grain & wild rice blended with finely diced vegetables and seasonings. . . . . . . . . . . 2.55

CREAMY COLE SLAW
 
Our homemade slaw made with sweet creamy dressing . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.55

COTTAGE CHEESE
Fresh and creamy large curd cottage cheese .2.55

THANKSGIVING STUFFING
 
Our family’s traditional tender and fluffy white bread stuffing. . . . . . . 2.95

ONIEDA ONIONS

Beer battered thick cut onion rings. . . . . . 2.95

SANDY’S COTTAGE CORN BREAD

A fluffy, moist, and sweet corn bread casserole made from a favorite handed down family recipe  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.95

HOMEMADE MASHED POTATOES

Real mashed potatoes with choice of hearty beef gravy or homestyle white gravy. . . . . . 2.55
(Try ‘em “Fully Loaded” with our prepared mix of sour cream, bacon, chive, garlic and shredded Wisconsin cheese). . . . . . Add $.99

THE FOUR O’CLOCK SPUD
A fluffy baked potato served with butter is a side dish option after 4pm 2.55

WILDERNESS WAFFLES

Deep fried Waffle cut potatoes with a seasoned batter coating . . . .2.55

CRISPY TWIGS

Homestyle crinkle cut potato fries. . . . . . . . 2.55

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WOOD’S CHIPS

Made per order fresh lightly seasoned potato chips 2.50

 

Cub Menu
For Kids 10 or Youger
All Items $5.95
& Include 1 Side

 
 
LITTLE CRITTERS CHICKEN FRITTERS
 
  CUB BARE BURGER  
  GRANDKID'S GRILLED CHEESE  
  WISCONSIN CHEDDAR NOODLES  
  KID'S PASKETTI  
 

CORN PUPPIES

 

968 East Steger Road. Crete, IL 60417
Kitchen open daily 11am-10pm