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2nd Street Bistro

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201 Main St E, Ashland, WI 54806-1725
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Good Experience

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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
6 restaurant reviews
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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142 reviews 142 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We had a great lunch at 2nd st Bistro on a recent visit to Ashland on our way to the Apostle islands. Made our stop based on other reviews and a recommendation. Worth a stop for sure.

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

At first glance, this little restaurant looks like a cafe. However, the food was excellent, and the service great. The menu has a number of items that you don't see every day, it was hard to choose. Very fresh ingredients, prepared well. Wish we had been there on Friday, they have live music. Bet it would have been fun. Highly... 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
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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