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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
St.Paul, Minnesota
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395 reviews 395 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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Lake City, Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Ethel's was recommended to us by the owner of the place we stayed at in Bayfield. He said it started out as a pizza place and has morphed into a gourmet restaurant. We both had great meals and the staff (and owner) made our visit memorable. The prices were very reasonable for excellent food.

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South Dakota, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This was very good food for a reasonable price. There was a 30-40 minute wait, but you have the option of a pager so you can walk around town a bit instead of sitting.

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Springfield, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We had pizza and cheese curds and they were excellent. Service was pretty fast considering it's one of two restaurants open late on a Thursday and the place was packed.

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Barneveld, Wisconsin, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We enjoyed the restaurant itself and appreciated that the owner stopped by our table several times to ask how everything was. However, we found the food to be average.

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Minneapolis, MN
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67 reviews 67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Ethel's is a cute, little restaurant in downtown Bayfield that also serves beer and wine. My husband and I ate at several restaurants on Bayfield over a long weekend, and Ethel's was one of the better places we ate. It was quite busy when we arrived, so we sat at the little bar until our table was available. It was... More

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Amazing food. Attentive and friendly staff. A gem hidden in bayfield. Do NOT miss it if you are in the area.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

We stopped in without a reservation; we were given a pager and told to return in an hour. 70 minutes later we were told there was one couple ahead of us. Ten minutes later we saw a couple being seated. I asked again about our table and was told there were now TWO couples ahead of us! The hostess said,... More

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

You visited on one of the busiest nights of the summer when the wait was certainly too long. We do offer priority seating to all our guests which does minimize the wait for those who make use of it. We did have two groups leave early that night; the first party did not let us know they had to leave... More

Albert Lea, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The food, Italian and pizza, was excellent. I had the Bayfield Special pizza that has apples and other stuff and is REALLY GOOD. Good selection of beer also.

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

Thank you, Jerry, for coming to Bayfield and joining us at Ethel's for dinner. We're glad you had a great experience and look forward to seeing you again! More

kansas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We stopped for dinner and were lucky to get in ahead of a large group that could not be served - pretty packed. Service was very good and food was well prepared and presented.Would certainly return.

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

Thank you for visiting Bayfield and joining us for dinner. We're glad you had a good experience and look forward to seeing you again! More

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