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Ethel's at 250

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250 Rittenhouse Avenue, PO Box 1531, Bayfield, WI 54814
+1 715-779-0293
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children
Description: We are a seasonal restaurant in downtown Bayfield. We will open the first...
We are a seasonal restaurant in downtown Bayfield. We will open the first weekend in May and close the third Saturday in October. Join us again for dinner Tuesday - Sunday evenings from May 6 - October 22, 2016!
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  • 191
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Superior!

Absolutely spectacular mushroom pasta - really exquisite. So glad we went based on recommendation from Artesian House BnB.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Absolutely spectacular mushroom pasta - really exquisite. So glad we went based on recommendation from Artesian House BnB.

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Thank CaliTravelQueen
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Ethel's was a new place for us to try and we were so glad we did. Felt very welcomed. Food choices were varied, making our choices challenging. I imagine you can't go wrong with anything you ordered. Watching the other diners confirmed that this was a great place to eat in town. Wish we had returned here the following evening... More 

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Thank poncepat
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner at Ethel's. We wanted a light dinner, so we split a Caesar salad and Whitefish. Both were fresh and well prepared.

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Thank travelfamily84
Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Owners took time to greet us upon arrival. We enjoyed the basil pasta with white fish, it was one of the best meals I've ever had. Ethel's is one of the cleanest restaurants we've been in for a long time. The overall experience was excellent. This is a restaurant you must experience.

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Thank Stocks101
North Oaks, Minnesota
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

My wife and I ate here for dinner on a recent visit to Bayfield. It was a short walk from our lodging in the downtown area. We were greeted right away when we came in and ushered to our table. Our waitress was Lucia and she was attentive and efficient. I had the salmon with glazed walnuts which was perfectly... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

My husband and I had dinner at Ethel's while staying in Bayfield. We loved it! The decor is lovely and the service excellent. We shared a pizza and wine. It was all wonderful. They were serving homemade ravioli the next night...wish we would have gone.

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Thank lucyball23
Brownton, Minnesota
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The restaurant was located across the street from where we were staying, so we wanted to check it out. We did not have reservations, but the owner said we could be seated at the bar area for dinner without waiting, so we did. We asked for a good red wine, not too dry and his choice was very good. My... More 

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Thank sjl912
Kasson, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Eat at this restaurant every time we are in Bayfield. All of the Italian dishes are excellent. Pizza is awesome. Great atmosphere, very friendly owners and wait staff. Highly recommended!

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Thank 33kjm33
Waterford, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Food is excellent but reservations are recommended. Only Class B liquor license so no hard liquor (just beer, wine, soda).

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Thank Lynne C
Appleton, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Great dinner. Had whet fish and Hannah;s Pizza. Both were great! Menu has nice selection. Restaurant was very busy late in September so best to call ahead. The evening we were there, the restaurant was behind their schedule likely based on being understaffed because college staff went back to school. Only real issue was long wait time from when order... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 250 Rittenhouse Avenue, PO Box 1531, Bayfield, WI 54814
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Bayfield
  • Phone Number: +1 715-779-0293

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

We are a seasonal restaurant in downtown Bayfield. We will open the first weekend in May and close the third Saturday in October. Join us again for dinner Tuesday - Sunday evenings from May 6 - October 22, 2016!
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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