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Ethel's at 250

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Italian, American, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, Family Fare
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250 Rittenhouse Avenue, PO Box 1531, Bayfield, WI 54814
+1 715-779-0293
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Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, 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!
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  • 150
    Excellent
  • 63
    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
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My husband had the New York strip and I had the Whitefish dinner. I ate all my vegetables first. They had herbs, including Dill, on them. Delicious! Servers were great, food was great but I really enjoyed the story behind the business! A fun experience!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
lvinlife
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Alexandria, Minnesota
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Alexandria, Minnesota
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

My husband had the New York strip and I had the Whitefish dinner. I ate all my vegetables first. They had herbs, including Dill, on them. Delicious! Servers were great, food was great but I really enjoyed the story behind the business! A fun experience!

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Loves Park, Illinois, United States
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66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The owners greet you right at the door. Make you feel very welcome remodeled atmosphere has history and excellent woodwork. 30 minute wait but the bar had couple of seats and I tried the Lake Superior north shore wheat beer which was great. My New York strip steak was done perfectly and my girlfriends lobster ravioli was excellent. Great meal!... More 

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Bolingbrook, Illinois, United States
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Wonderful staff and amazing Italian food. This is not your boring, typical, loaded-with-cheese-but-no-taste Italian restaurant. And the service is terrific! We went twice during our time in Bayfield, and enjoyed the wines, pizza, pasta with spinach, mushrooms and chicken, and my mushroom ravioli with pesto was the best thing I ate all week! Divine. And Bill and Sally are delightful... More 

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Minneapolis
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46 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We stopped to eat dinner at Ethel's in Bayfield and were very surprised at the quality and delicious food. The staff is very friendly and our server recommended some items that were fantastic (smoked trout baguette appetizer, mushroom pasta, spaghetti and meatballs). It was our best meal in Bayfield. Would highly recommend

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

They never disappoint. Whenever we are in Bayfield we are there - and happy. Love that the owners mingle and talk to patrons, excellent service and food.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Had a group of ten. Bailey did a fantastic job. All of our dinners were correct. I would definitely have pizza again. My hubby had a white fish sandwich which was fabulous. French fries could be crisper/hotter. Wine selection is just okay. Beer was great! Sweet potato fries also could have been crispier. Mac and cheese got rave reviews from... More 

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Bryan, Ohio, United States
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

My husband ordered a pesto pasta with whitefish. He said it was the best thing he ate all vacation. I ordered Mac & Cheese and it was delicious. We enjoyed the complimentary bread and oil while we waited. We had an excellent waitress, but the kitchen seemed a bit behind and slow. We waited probably 45 for food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The couple who own it make you feel right at home. Our food was so good the first night we went back the next night. Cute, cozy atmosphere.

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We had dinner at this restaurant after seeing it on Around the Corner with John McGivern. We both had Italian dishes--excellent. Service was fantastic. The server was outgoing and knowledgeable about the area. We had some kind of rum cake for dessert and it was wonderful. We were there before tourist season so we enjoyed a very leisurely dinner. We... More 

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Lakefield, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The staff here was fabulous! The food was so delicious! 3 of us had the spaghetti and meatballs (and it is a huge portion!) and one had the whitefish sandwich (excellent and loved the French/sweet potato fry mixture). We had the cheese nugget appetizer which was perfectly done cheese curds. Very affordable food and wonderfully done!

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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 - 25
Cuisine: Italian, American, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, Family Fare

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 250 Rittenhouse Avenue, PO Box 1531, 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, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, Family Fare

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!

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