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2nd Street Bistro

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201 Main St E, Ashland, WI 54806-1725
715-682-6444
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A rare find!

Lovely, quaint cafe/bistro. Not cheap, though. Expect to pay a higher price for higher quality. That said, the food was fantastic; however, I must agree with another reviewer on the service. Not because it was slow (it wasn't) but the waiter (owner? bartender?) seemed very aloof. He greeted a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Duluth, Minnesota
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Duluth, Minnesota
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Lovely, quaint cafe/bistro. Not cheap, though. Expect to pay a higher price for higher quality. That said, the food was fantastic; however, I must agree with another reviewer on the service. Not because it was slow (it wasn't) but the waiter (owner? bartender?) seemed very aloof. He greeted a couple of regulars warmly enough (I recognized one of them from... More 

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Rayville, Missouri
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This place was very nice and just off Hwy 2... we stopped, had a delicious meal with some great service, and a little wine to top it off ;)! I would recommend anyone looking for a little nicer and not as busy dining (compared to things right on Lake Superior) to give this place a shot They were fantastic!!!

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Fargo, North Dakota
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The 2nd Street is great for a quick dinner or a wedding feast. They can do it all and they've done it all. Great space in town too. Excellent service and better food.

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Wisconsin
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Great food, but service left a lot to be desired. I felt like we were a burden being there from the moment we stepped in the door. I am sure it's hard to anticipate staff needs in a small touristy-town, but wow. On a lighter note, the food was great and so was the live musician. I personally wouldn't dine... More 

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Ashland, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The food is awesome. The gnocchi was superb and the crab cake sandwich was delicious. Service was fine but the waitress lacked any personality and didn't make us feel welcome at all...it was a little weird and awkward.

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Cable, WI
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Excellent food for my first trip to the 2nd Street Bistro. Quiet Monday night in May, service was nothing to write home about, but the food was great! I'll be back, hoping that I have a new server with a personality. Make sure to try the mushroom bruschetta!

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Lake Geneva, WI
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Trip advisor links another place's (same name) menu which is how we ended up here. A gal singing and playing piano which was lovely. And then the service. Or lack there of. Wow. I really can't describe it. If I'm paying $8 for a glass of sangria and $16 for a Po Boy sandwich (just the Sammie, no sides or... More 

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Just had an an appetizer "Sherry Braised Wild Mushroom Bruschetta spring and parmesan". Delicious is not the correct adjective. Excellent food

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Ashland
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I took my sister and niece from Madison to lunch there and they liked it very much. Good food and service and the prices were in line with the food.

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Northern Minnesota
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We asked locals where they would eat...2nd Street Bistro got the votes. So, we went out to dinner and a bottle of wine. We both went with our server's choice for both...squash ravioli, great sauce, a bit of sausage...amazing really. And the wine choice was good, too. Calm demeanor of the server, good selection of music in the background made... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 Main St E, Ashland, WI 54806-1725
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Ashland
  • Phone Number: 715-682-6444

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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