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Ethel's at 250

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Italian, American, Pizza & Pasta, Family Fare
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250 Rittenhouse Avenue, PO Box 1531, Bayfield, WI 54814
+1 715-779-0293
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Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: We are a seasonal restaurant in downtown Bayfield. We will open the...
We are a seasonal restaurant in downtown Bayfield. We will open the second weekend in May and close the third Saturday in October. Join us again for dinner Tuesday - Sunday evenings from May 9 - October 18, 2014!
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Visitor rating
  • 139
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 11
    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
Great Lunch

We had a very nice lunch with our family of 4. It is a bit upscale (just a bit). Most of the food is Italian. The service was good, as was the atmosphere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
RPCV89
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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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  • Families with children
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228 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Baraboo, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We had a very nice lunch with our family of 4. It is a bit upscale (just a bit). Most of the food is Italian. The service was good, as was the atmosphere.

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Chicago, Illinois
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141 reviews 141 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Great Italian food here had the pizza it was very good. Some people I saw were ordering the great lake whitefish pizza not for me but the people that were eating it loved it. This place is closed during the winter months which I can see because the roads up here are horrible during the winter

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Seattle
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61 reviews 61 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The decor was cute, old-fashioned. I ordered a dish with pine nuts and there were only a couple of pine nuts in it.

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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This was our first visit to Ethel's and we enjoyed it very much. The food was very good, portions huge and friendly service. My husband would have liked a coctail but the large wine & beer list worked just fine. Will visit again next year for sure.

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Carmel, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Excellent food...my third year sampling at Bill and Sally's restaurant. Their wait staff are beyond friendly. I look forward to dining here again next year!

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Lake City, Minnesota, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Fantastic food, large portions, friendly wait staff, nice atmosphere, reasonable prices. What's not to like?

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Owatonna, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed our dinner at Ethel's. The place looks recently remodeled and done quite well. We had a glass of wine at the bar while we waited for out table. The service was good and the food was excellent. NOTE: Wine and Beer only

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Bellaire, Michigan
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65 reviews 65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We had one of the best Italian dinners in a long time here. The food was so tasty and fresh. We liked that you can have smaller portions as usually there's too much to eat.

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Black River Falls, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We have been going to Bayfield for years. Normally we camp so we don't eat out much. I always wanted to go to Ethel's and now we did. The special was lasagna and it was good. It was a little pricey but everything there is.

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Lonsdale, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We ate here the second weekend in October. We didn't have reservations but only had to wait about 10 mins to be seated. Since they are at the end of the tourist season, they were all out of white fish but we thoroughly enjoyed the the sausage pizza and mushroom ravioli. Small place and service was good.

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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 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Pizza & Pasta, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

We are a seasonal restaurant in downtown Bayfield. We will open the second weekend in May and close the third Saturday in October. Join us again for dinner Tuesday - Sunday evenings from May 9 - October 18, 2014!

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