Our Story – Lou's Fish House

Our History

Meet Lou Sjoberg!

The original owner of Lou's Fish House, Lou Sjoberg, was born in Fredric, Wisconsin in 1925.  Throughout his life, Lou had several professions including being a professional wrestler and a pipe-fitting welder. However, his favorite past-time was smoking fish and shrimp to share with his friends and family.

In 1975, Lou decided to take the entrepreneurial leap and opened smoked fish shop on the beautiful North Shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota! People traveled from all over to try Lou's amazing smoked fish. From then on, Lou's World Famous Smoked Fish and Shrimp was born!

Present Day

Welcome to Lou's!

After Lou's Fish House was closed for four years, Ashleigh Swanson, who was 16 at the time, decided it was time for the iconic north shore smokehouse to be revived. With much help from her family and friends, Lou's Fish House opened its doors on July 1st, 2018.Our team at Lou's is over-the-moon excited to be serving World Famous Smoked Fish & Shrimp to our guests. We strive to share an excellent experience with everyone we meet!