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Ethel's at 250

250 Rittenhouse Avenue, PO Box 1531, Bayfield, WI 54814
+1 715-779-0293
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Ranked #6 of 15 Restaurants in Bayfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Italian, Pizza & Pasta, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery
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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English first
Black River Falls, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

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
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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Comfortable, quiet place for a relaxed meal. I had the smoked trout crostini, excellent. The small whitefish dinner was the perfect size in this land of gargantuan portions. Nice atmosphere and good food.

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Milwaukee
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170 reviews 170 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We had read reviews and looked at the menu in advance and were a little wary of Ethel's because of what seemed like extremely low pricing. What we didn't realize is that everything is a la carte, so if you add a salad or soup, the prices are still very reasonable but you don't have that little doubt about the... More

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Saint Francis, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Very nice and clean atmosphere. The food was fantastic and the service courteous and fast. I would definitely recommend the thursday night lesagna!

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Ethel's is really a nice place--and was highly recommended but the night we were there they may have been a bit off.... I had the whitefish sandwich which was good, but not great -- kind of bland. A friend had a personal pizza which she said was doughy ... Another friend had a Ravioli special which she thought was delicious.... More

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sallyandbillh, Owner at Ethel's at 250, responded to this review

We wish your experience with us had been a great one, and we hope you'll try us again on a future visit to Bayfield. It is helpful to get input from guests so that we can do better the next time. We will be sharing your thoughts with those preparing the food - thanks for your comments! More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

My friend and I visited Bayfield and enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Ethel's. We didn't make a reservation but waited at the bar for 10 minutes before a table opened up. I would recommend making one especially on a weekend. I had the salad & pizza special- I really liked that my meal was not the oversize meals you get... More

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sallyandbillh, Owner at Ethel's at 250, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your food and your experience with us. Please join us again on your next visit to Bayfield! More

Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We ate here on a Thursday in September. We were able to be seated shortly after we arrived. A couple of us had the lasagna special. Fabulous! One person had the whitefish alfredo, excellent. Our fourth person had the whitefish petite. Delicious! Very nice setting. Quiet enough that we could visit easily.

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sallyandbillh, Owner at Ethel's at 250, responded to this review

Our lasagna (on Thursday nights) and whitefish (available anytime it's in season) are two of our best-selling meals. We are glad that your group enjoyed their food and service, and we hope to see you again on your next visit to Bayfield. More

Irvine, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We (6 of us) enjoyed dining at Ethel’s three times during our five night stay in Bayfield. Both the food and service were excellent. Sally, the owner, is very friendly and stopped by our table to chat. White fish(well seasoned) dinner served with mixed veggies was delicious. Meatball and spaghetti, chicken parm, were very tasty and salads were fresh and... More

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sallyandbillh, Owner at Ethel's at 250, responded to this review

We remember your group, and appreciate that you returned to eat here several times during your visit to Bayfield. Hopefully you'll make the trip from California to the Midwest again, and we would love to welcome you to Ethel's at 250 any time. More

St.Paul, Minnesota
Top Contributor
423 reviews 423 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Tried to eat here on a Saturday night in mid Sept without a reservation; told we would have to wait 20-30 minutes. We passed and made a reservation for following (Sunday) night. Much less busy. Customers include both couples and extended families. Note that others have found need to make reservations. Food is quite good, prices reasonable. Local family owned.

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sallyandbillh, Owner at Ethel's at 250, responded to this review

When the wait is long, we often encourage guests to make use of our priority seating option for another night. We're happy it worked out well for you, and glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us! We hope to see you again on your next visit to Bayfield. More

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Additional Information about Ethel's at 250

Address: 250 Rittenhouse Avenue, PO Box 1531, Bayfield, WI 54814
Phone Number: +1 715-779-0293
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Bayfield
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: American, Italian, Pizza & Pasta, Family Fare

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