outside of russ kendall's smoked fish shop along scenic 61
Russ Kendall’s Smoke House

Smoking Lake Superior Fish since 1908. That’s 110 years. They’ve got it down.

My favorite is the smoked whitefish, but you should really try the sugar cured salmon. And the trout. Or get a sampler and pick your own favorites. You’ll also find crackers and cheese and a few other items to round out your quintessential North Shore picnic lunch. By the way, bring a cooler, because smoked fish makes a great souvenir. Keep it in the paper, not ziplocs or plastic as they encourage mold. And for a fresh off the smoker taste, I like putting mine in the oven just until it warms through – yum!

At 149 Scenic Drive in Knife River at mile marker 19.0
note: the Scenic Drive runs along Lake Superior parallel to Highway 61

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