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Ethel's at 250

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Italian, American, Pasta
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250 Rittenhouse Avenue, Bayfield, WI 54814
+1 715-779-0293
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, 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! SPECIAL TUESDAY NIGHT MENU: featuring our fresh Black Angus Beef burgers and gourmet pizzas, our best-selling appetizers, salads, and desserts.
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  • 161
    Excellent
  • 65
    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 meal

Had the whitefish dinner with potatoes and vegetables. It was all amazing! Ethel's is a nice restaurant in Bayfield. My friend had their cheesecake for dessert which looked decadent! The staff did a great job of keeping our water glasses full. Overall, a great experience and I would return and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Sarah A
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Urbana, Illinois
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English first
Urbana, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Had the whitefish dinner with potatoes and vegetables. It was all amazing! Ethel's is a nice restaurant in Bayfield. My friend had their cheesecake for dessert which looked decadent! The staff did a great job of keeping our water glasses full. Overall, a great experience and I would return and recommend them to anyone.

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Rockwell, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Ethel's is a must in Bayfield. Bill and Sally always there to talk to you/ Staff very friendly. Food was Great !!! In Bayfield stop at Ethel's. enjoy your meal, have a glass of wine..relax...

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I ate here. We shared a bottle of decent red wine (good prices). We both had the whitefish entree. The fish was VERY thin but cooked perfect. It was juicy and flavorful. It came with a salad and bread. Our server was nice although I never saw the bartender/owner crack a smile the entire time we were... More 

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Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Friday evening fish was yummy Whitefish was grilled and delicious Waitress was the best!!! Atmosphere was alright.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We ordered pizza for take out and took it to a local park. This was great because I called ahead so it was ready when we got there. We didn't have to wait (there was a 20-30 minute wait for a table), and we got to enjoy sitting in the park right next to Lake Superior while we ate. The... More 

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Golden Valley, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Fantastic food, even better service. We were only in town 3 days but the owners and staff made us feel like locals. We rarely eat at the same place twice while on vacation, but couldnt help ourselves when visiting Bayfield. Terrific hidden gem!

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Northeast, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Good Italian place, pretty setting, great staff. Our meals were very good and we had plenty of food, lots of variety for anyone to chose from. We had to wait about 20 mins for a table but well worth the wait.

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Eagan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Recent trip to Bayfield and our hotel recommended Ethyl's, and I am sure glad they did! Nice staff, offering of some local wines, and a superb meal. My friend and I chose the salmon and whitefish dinners, that included fresh asparagus, and rosemary potatoes, and then split the dinners to have a taste of each. Both were excellent, followed by... More 

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Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

An Italian restaurant with Gluten Free options is such a treat as one of our family is Gluten intolerant. To be able to eat out at a nice restaurant and have him share a meal with the rest of us was a treat! The hostess was so friendly and talked about how willing they are to learn about serving GF... More 

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We've eaten at Ethel's several times in the past. This time we got there late, they let us in anyway. The service as usual was excellent. We eat lite - I had the First Mate, she had the Painter Bob. Both were excellent. They kept the bread basket and oil plate full all the time. The red wine - we've... More 

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Additional Information about Ethel's at 250

Address: 250 Rittenhouse Avenue, Bayfield, WI 54814
Phone Number: +1 715-779-0293
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Bayfield
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: Italian, American, Pasta

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 250 Rittenhouse Avenue, Bayfield, WI 54814
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Bayfield
  • Phone Number: +1 715-779-0293

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Pasta

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! SPECIAL TUESDAY NIGHT MENU: featuring our fresh Black Angus Beef burgers and gourmet pizzas, our best-selling appetizers, salads, and desserts.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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