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Ethel's at 250

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Italian, American, Pizza, 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, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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 1- October 18, 2014! New this season: Black Angus Beef burgers and New York Strip Sirloin steaks!
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Visitor rating
  • 141
    Excellent
  • 62
    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
Mouthwatering Italian meal!

I love the ravioli, the pasta, and the bread, and bruschetta. My husband loved the salmon. We have eaten here several times since it opened when we visit Bayfield and have always loved the food and service. Only drawback it is noisey.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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St Paul Minnesota Usa
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231 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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St Paul Minnesota Usa
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62 reviews 62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I love the ravioli, the pasta, and the bread, and bruschetta. My husband loved the salmon. We have eaten here several times since it opened when we visit Bayfield and have always loved the food and service. Only drawback it is noisey.

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Definitely plan at least one dinner here - great atmosphere, very friendly staff and owners, wonderful food. (And, be sure to read the story of the place on the menu...)

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We debated where to eat for our last evening in Bayfield and decided on Ethel's because of their interesting menu. We came a little early and remarked on how tastefully the restaurant is decorated with very clean light wood accents. They have a cute little bar with a selection of several interesting craft beers. My wife and I started with... More 

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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109 reviews 109 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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
17 helpful votes 17 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
84 helpful votes 84 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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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, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, Family Fare

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 1- October 18, 2014! New this season: Black Angus Beef burgers and New York Strip Sirloin steaks!

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