Country cuisine provides all the comfort of your mother’s home cooking without the barrage of questions about your job, your ex, and why you dropped out of culinary school to pursue professional hacky sack. Skip the inquisition with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of hearty, traditional American fare and drinks at Northwoods in Saint John.
Northwoods' delectable array of time-tested comfort fare permeates the rustic 15,000-square-foot log cabin with soothing warmth and mouthwatering odors. A golden-battered menagerie of appetizers including crispy deep-fried broccoli, mushrooms, and cauliflower ($4.95 each) ease diners into bucolic bliss, and a colorful selection of fresh salads and soups stimulate chlorophyll cravings. Bunyan-esque appetites meet their match with Northwoods’ tummy-stretching burgers, such as the Lumber Mill, a tender jewel of juicy beef accented with four slabs of cross cut home-style bacon and topped with Wisconsin cheddar spread ($8.95). Delight in a joyful pairing with the Northwoods beef-and-pepper sandwich, a formidable sourdough fortress constructed around tender pot roast, sweet peppers, and pepper-jack cheese ($8.95). Battered walleye with beans, coleslaw, and potato pancakes ($15.95) deliver a buttery, flaky dose of flavor luscious enough to lure ursine Chicagoans out of hibernation and into a cozy Northwoods booth.
The restaurant's stunning digs boast a sweeping porch looking out onto Northwoods’ well-appointed grounds, replete with a fully stocked pond and soothing waterfall. Bask in the social-network sustaining warmth of complimentary WiFi and enjoy a range of live-music and comedy events as side-splitting as the Three Stooges' outlandish stock portfolio.
8101 Wicker Ave.
Saint John, Indiana 46373