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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 #4 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
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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89% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Ethel's is simply delicious! Order anything and everything on the menu....you won't be disappointed. The craft every dinner with care and thought. The specials each day are unique and exquisite. We had the mushroom pesto pizza (which they can make gluten free along with many of their other pizzas, pastas and dishes) as an appetizer, which was so delicious, we... More

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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

While I have nothing bad to say about Ethel's, there was nothing extraordinary that made Ethel's stand out. The pastas and appetizers were good and certainly a nice change of pace from whitefish and trout. Service was excellent and the place was packed, so as they say on the sign on the door "Call Ahead". We did not but still... More

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Elgin, IL
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We ate at Ethel's twice while in Bayfield for 5 days in June 2014. There were six of us and each one had something different. I don't recall what everyone had but I had spaghetti and meat balls the first night and it was quite good. We were advised that Thursday was lasagna night and that we should call ahead... More

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Willmar, Minnesota
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Inviting atmosphere, good pizza, pasta, and local beers. The short walk uphill from the pier is worth it.

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Minneapolis, MN
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Be sure to try the local dishes with whitefish or smoked lake trout and don't miss the desserts. Prompt and friendly service with reasonable prices.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

We had the whitefish dinner and it was delicious. The fish was prepared to perfection and was accompanied by a very tasty vegetable medley and potatoes. The seafood chowder is a must if you are a chowder lover. Our meal concluded with a piece of apple pie with ice cream - yum! Our server was extremely personable and provided great... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

While there are lots of choices in the Bayfield area, we highly recommend Ethel's at 250. We popped in for dinner on a busy Friday night and were greeted at the door by one of the owners. The atmosphere is lively and the food was great.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Ethel's is a fave of our's for our annual trip, this year we brought my mom along who is very picky about her food. Every place we ate in Bayfield previous to Ethel's left her unimpressed, but at the first bite she thought the totellini was very good and couldn't stop talking about it between bites, you can't get a... More

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Bayfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Let me preface this by saying we are resident's...new residents...and run a B&B in the area. So we feel it is our duty to our guests to sample each of the restuarants in the locale. We eventually made it to 'Ethel's' and while we have not had a bad meal at ANY of Bayfield's wonderful eateries...Ethel's just blew me away!... More

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Okemos, Michigan
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149 reviews 149 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We had good draft beer and pizza here on a Sunday night. We got two pizzas and had one leftover so we took it with us and ate it the next day. The pizzas were good. The thin crust is wonderful with delicate toppings.

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