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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
Hours:
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Pizza & Pasta
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Family owned & run, gourmet quality, farm to table ( or lake to table) fresh. Fish is tender and fried crisp...not at all greasy. Bread made fresh. Drinks generous. Desserts decadent. Decor is woodsy cabin, of course! Order the perch, steaks, or burgers....you will not be disappointed. Chef quality, family friendly.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This place has a diverse menu. A wide variety of menu items all cooked very well. Service is first rate. I had the fish tacos and French onion soup. Very good. Upscale casual is what I would call this place. The atmosphere is a little dark for my tastes, but the excellent food and wonderful service made it worthwhile.

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Rockford, Michigan
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88 reviews 88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I have eaten at this restaurant 4 times during the last several months. Every meal was really good. Very well prepared with good quality ingredients. Service is great. Atmosphere inside is very nice, with a rustic charm. Do not let the exterior fool you, this is a nice restaurant. Fillet is awesome, blackened scallops with pasta was also a big... More

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

They have the perfect Triple Berry Martini. The food is so very good. I love that they have a themed additional menu that changes each month. Always something new. We love Happy Hour.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Guided by the rave reviews, we sought out Bennethum's. It lived up to the high praise. Excellent perch and walleye and the duck egg roll was a special surprise. Try it for a different egg roll experience. We were there for happy hour and half-price drinks. Excellent micro brews on tap. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner on the back patio.... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant after your recent visit. We always appreciate hearing when our guests enjoyed their visit with us. So glad to hear how much you loved the Mu-Shu Duck Spring Rolls, they are a staff favorite, and we agree, a definite must try! We look forward to serving you again in the... More

Drummond Island, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

A must go to place. We made a reservation based on all the reviews and we were not disappointed. The staff is friendly and very accommodating. We had the calamari, which was cooked to perfection. The parmesan encrusted walleye was awesome, I ordered the shrimp Creole fettucini pasta, I was advised it was spicy which I like... needless to say... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

A must go to place. We made a reservation based on all the reviews and we were not disappointed. The staff is friendly and very accommodating. We had the calamari, which was cooked to perfection. The parmesan encrusted walleye was awesome, I ordered the shrimp Creole fettucini pasta, I was advised it was spicy which I like... needless to say... More

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Michigan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Bennethum's is a very nice restaurant with very good food but is a little on the pricey side. Expect to spend for a regular entree between $20 and $30. Draft beer at $6.00 a glass. I had the perch and it was very good but the entree and a beer was $30 (before tip) with no salad or soup.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Great food, great atmosphere, and casual dress environment. We really enjoyed everything about the food from the appetizers to the desserts. Waitress was great. Just a relaxing place to eat.

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Wilmington, DE
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We ate at Bennethum's North Inn last week as we visited northern Michigan and eventually Mackinaw Island. What a fabulous place this is! The walleye was unreal. I had the ribs and they were superb. The service is wonderful as well. Well worth the trip!

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