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Bennethum's Northern Inn

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3917 Old South 27, Gaylord, MI 49735
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Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
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Dark but yummy!

Great ambiance but hard to read the menu with the amber lights. Excellent filet mignon sliders. Loved the mushroom soup and the corn chowder soup. Nice wine list. Service was good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 18, 2015
Detroit, Michigan
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Detroit, Michigan
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Great ambiance but hard to read the menu with the amber lights. Excellent filet mignon sliders. Loved the mushroom soup and the corn chowder soup. Nice wine list. Service was good.

Thank LukasDog
Clarkston, Michigan
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Up for a few days of golfing and looking for a nice place for dinner. This was an excellent find. We had the pizza and perch and the food was excellent. Service was friendly and prompt and the dessert was to die for. Suggest the bread pudding!

Thank Anne R
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We had a few dishes from the New Orleans menu, they were excellent. Cajun catfish was delicious and my wife had the BBQ shrimp. We also loved the oysters. The home- made ice cream dessert was perfect to end the meal. The service was great and it was a very enjoyable evening out. We've always had a great experience here.... More 

Thank Les_K_60
Detroit, MI
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I don't think many people do. It's normally busy, and for good reason. Service is great, food is outstand and they plenty of good beers on tap. This time, we sat outside (in the back) on a beautiful evening. My friend has special diet needs and requested to talk to the chef. The chef came out right away and not... More 

Thank sebasib
Sidney, Montana
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72 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We had been here a couple times before and had been very happy. Unfortunately, this time it was different. Seems that whoever batters the food really really really likes a thick batter. Once you could get past the batter, the actually food underneath it was good. The staff was friendly and good. But boy howdy, we paid a lot for... More 

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Eaton Rapids, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Had fantastic baby back ribs, excellent sauce, tasty Caesar salad! Great food and atmosphere, highly recommend.

Thank DarrenRD
Lowell, Michigan
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

I have eaten here several times when in town. And I have not been dissappointed. The food is fresh and homemade, very nice menu. They have the best happy hour food and drink prices. The staff are very friendly and heplful. The people that go there are friendly and make a stranger feel welcomed to the area. Would highly recommend... More 

Thank cherbear6000
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

What a surprise! Really great food. As a chef, Josh is doing it right. He has an obviously competent kitchen staff as he was greeting on a Saturday night pre-rush and recommending dishes. Going to a mechanic and telling them how to fix a car is as dumb as not taking the Chefs suggestions, so I did and it was... More 

Thank Joe B
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

First let me say that being a foodie it's very challenging to find a great restaurant in northern Michigan, but this place is fantastic. They provided an excellent menu and great tasting foods! Our kids also enjoyed it. A must visit, and ask for Pam!

Thank Nik R
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

In addition to the best happy hour in town, the regular Bennethum's menu is filled with a variety of items to tempt every person's taste buds. In all of the years I've been going there, I have never ordered something I didn't love!

Thank Laura H

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3917 Old South 27, Gaylord, MI 49735
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Otsego County  >  Gaylord
  • Phone Number: 19897329288

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Pizza, Seafood, Pasta


Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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