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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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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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  • 168
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 12
    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
Lasagna from heaven

In our first visit to Ethel's we opted for the Thursday special. It may be the best lasagna I ever had -- served with fresh organic salad. Great service and a nice selection of affordable wines.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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English first
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

In our first visit to Ethel's we opted for the Thursday special. It may be the best lasagna I ever had -- served with fresh organic salad. Great service and a nice selection of affordable wines.

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Hayward, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful Italian Restaurant open May thru Oct. We were on a short timeframe and they helped us decide our reservation time. The Mushroom ravioli with pesto sauce and the wild mushroom pesto pasta were outstanding. They have a lovely side salad ala carte, and wonderful bread. We will definitely be returning soon

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Our last night in town we discovered Ethel's. Great appetizer of brown sugar smoked trout on a slice of bread. Excellent choice. We followed this up with a small pizza. Just enough food and very tasty. They also have pasta and steaks. Next time we'll have to try one of these. Friendly service and friendlier guests.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Three couples enjoyed meals at Ethel's on our first evening in Bayfield. Several of us had the whitefish dinner, which was good. One had the house lasagna, which was tasty. Another had the lobster lasagna, which was very rich. The wine recommendation they gave us was excellent. The service was very good and the atmosphere was casual, new, and homey.... More 

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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This place is closed on Monday's and on Tuesday they do not serve their pasta menu, which is what we were hoping to enjoy, that said, their burgers are very good.

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Denmark, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Me and my family ate here twice on our vacation. The Pizza is award winning and the Lobster Ravioli is to die for!!! The owners and staff know what they are doing to get you to come back.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Good food with both a history of owners and and the food. We stopped in late and they had a variety of individual, fresh pizzas we enjoyed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We had a delicious pizza that was so good we returned the nest night and, unfortunately, had a different not as delicious pizza... Choose wisely and get one with a pesto or a sauce. Both nights the crust was delicious.

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The whitefish dinner was fantastic and the staff accommodated my companion's special request without complaint. Each night the restaurant also features themed specials. The evening we were there they featured pesto night. The mushroom pesto was also very good. The atmosphere is nice, the service was good, the food was great and the prices were right. Definitely one of the... More 

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Cashton, Wisconsin
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We had looked forward to eating here as we had heard the pizza was delicious. It was, BUT... We arrived about 30 minutes before closing and needed some time to look over the menus and relax with a drink. The waitress returned to our table 3 times, in a 5 minute span, to ask if we were ready to order.... More 

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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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