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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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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
FABULOUS!!#

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Elizabeth G
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Bismarck, North Dakota
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Lake Geneva, WI
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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70 reviews 70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I have been to 2nd Street Bistro a handful of times. A few times for dinner and a couple times to watch the live acoustic sets of local talent. The drinks are good, but spendy. The food is also good, served rather 'fancy' yet spendy again. The atmosphere is cozy as the venue is rather small. It's worth checking out,... More 

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Milton, Wisconsin
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120 reviews 120 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We stopped in again for a light lunch and were not disappointed. It was Summer and hot so we wanted something refreshing to drink. The waiter/bar tender/owner offered an home made Sangria. Delicious! We had a tuna sandwich and light salad with basalmic dressing. The service can be a bit uneven if it gets busy as staffing is difficult to... More 

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Sullivan, Wisconsin, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This was a very romantic little setting! They even had a harp player that was very good! Food was good also! Mushroom brushetta was something new that we tried and i feel in love with. It was a little chilly but bearable in the restaurant. It is a SLOW PACED restaurant so if you'd like to take your time i... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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165 reviews 165 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

We always try to plan our trips to Ashland to include a lunch at the 2nd Street Bistro. Our favorite is the White Fish Sandwich which is consistently fresh and delicious. (It's only available December through September because harvest of white fish from Superior in October and November is not permitted and the Bistro only serves fresh fish!) Fortunately there... More 

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Ashland, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Eating here was not bad, but seeing the chef out in a public restroom not wash his hands after doing his thing causes me to think twice about going here again.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Had the whitefish sandwich with sweet potato fries and a beer for ~$21 incl tax/tip. It was good. Fast and attentive service. Not a cheap place to eat, but decent food for the price. If you want a really cheap burger (there it is $10 + toppings), go elsewhere.

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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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