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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
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

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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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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Irvine, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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St.Paul, Minnesota
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402 reviews 402 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
214 helpful votes 214 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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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

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
16 helpful votes 16 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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sallyandbillh, Owner at Ethel's at 250, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us for dinner on your visit to Bayfield - we hope to see you again on a future visit! More

Minneapolis, MN
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67 reviews 67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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sallyandbillh, Owner at Ethel's at 250, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments; we hope to see you again on a future 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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