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Ethel's at 250

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American, Italian, 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, Reservations, Delivery
Description: We are a seasonal restaurant in downtown Bayfield. We will open the...
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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Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 139
    Excellent
  • 59
    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
Most recent review
Cute place, food fair

The decor was cute, old-fashioned. I ordered a dish with pine nuts and there were only a couple of pine nuts in it.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
AnotherHiker
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Seattle
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
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226 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Seattle
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The decor was cute, old-fashioned. I ordered a dish with pine nuts and there were only a couple of pine nuts in it.

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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
147 helpful votes 147 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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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 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Pizza & Pasta, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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