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Ho Ho
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08/11/2019 01:01PM
We were staying overnight in Atikokan the night before our trip. Tomorrow night! Any recommendations for dinner and breakfast there?
 
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dentondoc
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08/11/2019 01:51PM
White Otter Inn is fairly decent. I had breakfast there in June and have eaten dinner there on earlier trips.

HERE is a link to their menu.

dd
08/11/2019 02:14PM
Very, very slim pickins' up there. DD pretty much nailed your only option.
Ho Ho
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08/11/2019 02:16PM
Thanks guys! Make decision making easier, at least :)
jillpine
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08/11/2019 03:41PM
Hi Bill,

I'm afraid I'm no help pertaining to your question, but I'm excited to see your moniker again! I just packed a Doig novel for the trip tomorrow (Last Bus to Wisdom). I hope you have a terrific journey!

~JP (aka Rockyshoreline from CCBB a long time ago!)
Ho Ho
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08/11/2019 06:47PM
Funny, I just read another Doig novel a couple months ago that I then lent to a friend (who’s going on this trip) who started on a Doig spree after that. Chasing the Sun - a really good one. :)
jillpine
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08/11/2019 07:20PM
It was an enduring recommendation - thank you!
MichiganMan
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08/11/2019 08:23PM
I'd second the White Otter recommendation. Had breakfast there last week. Staff was pleasant and the food was decent. We used to eat at the Outdoorsman, but that one seems to have closed.
Jackfish
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08/11/2019 09:35PM
Bill, yes, the White Otter is an option. We stay at the White Otter Inn every trip to Q and the restaurant always seems to be busy.

Two other options are downtown - as luck would have it, they're next to each other.

PJ's Pizza & Pasta is pretty decent. The pizza is good and the beer is cold. I think they have sandwiches, too. Unfortunately, they're closed on Monday.

The Outdoorsman is a similar restaurant next door. Doesn't appear that either has a website for more information, but both have Facebook pages. They're open for breakfast, but not until 8:00am.

If you want an early breakfast, Robin's Donuts is right down the street from the White Otter and the Atikokan ranger station. Comparable (in some ways) to a Tim Hortons or Dunkin' Donuts.

Have a great trip into Q!
mgraber
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08/11/2019 11:10PM
We were in Atikokan for several days this summer and would have to agree that the choices are few. The Outdoorsman isn't too bad, the White otter inn might be a bit better, but the First Round Draft sports bar and grill might be the best but isn't open on certain days(can't remember which ones). It is over by the golf course and campground. There are a few other places, none too bad, but none very special.
Jaywalker
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08/12/2019 08:45AM
I stopped and had poutine at the bowling alley once. It was ok if you mainly wanted to pile on calories before some hard work in the cold, but I'd second all the other choices mentioned.
ParkerMag
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08/13/2019 10:22AM
Meals at Quetico College are good, and we've found the wildly/widely varied crowd somewhat entertaining. Michael's a bit of character himself!
dentondoc
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08/13/2019 01:30PM
ParkerMag: "Meals at Quetico College are good, and we've found the wildly/widely varied crowd somewhat entertaining. Michael's a bit of character himself!"
I would wholeheartedly agree with this, except you asked for Atikokan recommendations (and, of course, you have already departed for your trip). Quetico College School is very near the entrance to Dawson Campgrounds, so it would be a bit of a "hike." Lodging here is first rate also. In my opinion, this facility is, hands down, at the top of my list!

dd
AtwaterGA
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09/07/2019 11:40AM

we like the Outdoorsman. Ate there several times this summer. Have eaten there since 1978. It is now temporally closed so the owner can go to his home in Greece for a few weeks. He and his wife now do this annually. It is downtown and is good. If it is closed you can eat at Little Darlings in the Atikokan Mall (old Hudsons Bay store). Two good alternatives to White Otter. If you are near French Lake, Quetico North is good for lunch.
mapsguy1955
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09/07/2019 07:28PM
I have found that wherever you go the food is adequate and portions too big to finish, but maybe that is just me! It is all decent and I usually do the White Otter for breakfast.
Eyedocron
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09/07/2019 08:48PM
Eaten at the White Otter several times, and always good portions and tasty. Be sure to have gravy on your fries.
Have also stayed in the motel part. Clean average rooms. They do not have a senior discount.
 
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