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Bennethum's Northern Inn

3917 Old South 27, Gaylord, MI 49735
989-732-9288
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Ranked #1 of 56 restaurants in Gaylord
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Pizza & Pasta
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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87% Recommend
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English first
Escanaba, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

You can't beat this place for quality of food, atmosphere and and service. I've been there once a year for the past three years and every time have come away highly satisfied. The staff are very personable, enthusiastic and helpful. The atmosphere is relaxed, informal and bright. My only hesitation is in the pricing, but then high quality usually comes... More

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Kalkaska, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I had been wanting to come here for a while now as I'd heard the food was so good. Yesterday was my birthday so I treated myself to dinner here. The inside is really cool looking. I took some pictures of it and will share them. The wait staff was very nice and accommodating and gave good service. The happy... More

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Chicago
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Everything at Bennethum's is homemade...even the dressings and bread. I have the Lake Perch...delicious. My husband had their mushroom bisque soup...fabulous. We'll definitely go back!

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Michigan, North Dakota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Our party ate here on a recent Saturday night. I had the classic Austrian Schnitzel which was ok. It's not that it was bad, but it needed seasoning because it was bland as white bread. My wife had the steak which was she rated as ok, nothing wrong with it but it wasn't anything to write home about either. Another... More

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Macomb, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My husband and I are regular visitors to Bennethum's whenever we are in the Gaylord area. They always have good food and the happy hour specials are amazing. Give this restaurant a try, we are glad that we did.

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Columbus, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We do not agree with many of the reviews of this restaurant. The service was fine, friendly enough. The perch dinner had very little flavor. The perch I ate at Gobblers in Waters Michigan was more flavorful than the perch at Bennethums. My husband's Fish and Chips was ok. The cod was good but the seasoned french fries were not... More

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Paig S, Manager at Bennethum's Northern Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate feedback on what we are doing right as well as what we can work to improve. I am sorry to hear that your visit did not meet your expectations. At Bennethum’s we strive to exceed the expectations of our guests, but occasionally we do fall short. While our Northern Inn Perch is our... More

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Was in Gaylord Michigan recently and asked the locals about a good restaurant and was told this was the place to go, hands down. I totally agree. The food, service and the restaurant itself get high grades. We started off with an unusual salad with fired Feta cheese, sounds questionable however it was very delicious. Then we had their creole... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This is our new must stop restaurant when we travel to northern michigan. Everything was perfectly prepared and flavorful. The staff were friendly and our wait was short. The menu features a different theme each month. This month was Asian inspired.

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

My mom and I travelled there this past week 6/16/2014. We were seated by who appeared to be the chef so I asked for recommendations. He said the perch and walleye and had arrived fresh that afternoon at 4pm and was what he was having for dinner. We weren't expecting much based on the town being small and what not.... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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113 reviews 113 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

this is our favorite place to eat in gaylord the food is great i always get the rib eye yum good friendly service nice atmosphere going to cost a little more but always worth the extra twenty or thirty bucks on the bill looking forward to our next visit in two weeks

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Paig S, Manager at Bennethum's Northern Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review! We appreciate not only your business, but your praise as well. As always, thanks for choosing Bennethum's, and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit! More

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