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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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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Bellaire, Michigan
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We had one of the best Italian dinners in a long time here. The food was so tasty and fresh. We liked that you can have smaller portions as usually there's too much to eat.

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Black River Falls, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We have been going to Bayfield for years. Normally we camp so we don't eat out much. I always wanted to go to Ethel's and now we did. The special was lasagna and it was good. It was a little pricey but everything there is.

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Lonsdale, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We ate here the second weekend in October. We didn't have reservations but only had to wait about 10 mins to be seated. Since they are at the end of the tourist season, they were all out of white fish but we thoroughly enjoyed the the sausage pizza and mushroom ravioli. Small place and service was good.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Comfortable, quiet place for a relaxed meal. I had the smoked trout crostini, excellent. The small whitefish dinner was the perfect size in this land of gargantuan portions. Nice atmosphere and good food.

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Milwaukee
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177 reviews 177 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We had read reviews and looked at the menu in advance and were a little wary of Ethel's because of what seemed like extremely low pricing. What we didn't realize is that everything is a la carte, so if you add a salad or soup, the prices are still very reasonable but you don't have that little doubt about the... More 

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Saint Francis, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Very nice and clean atmosphere. The food was fantastic and the service courteous and fast. I would definitely recommend the thursday night lesagna!

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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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