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Wild Rice Restaurant

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84860 Old San Rd, Bayfield, WI 54814-6002
715-779-9881
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 120
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Gourmet Food in Bayfield

My wife and I had dinner at the Wild Rice Restaurant just outside of Bayfield recently. This is a beautiful setting that overlooks Lake Superior, in an eclectic Finnish A-Frame structure that is an architectural masterpiece. The food and service are equal to their venue, with pleasant and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Bruce H
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had dinner at the Wild Rice Restaurant just outside of Bayfield recently. This is a beautiful setting that overlooks Lake Superior, in an eclectic Finnish A-Frame structure that is an architectural masterpiece. The food and service are equal to their venue, with pleasant and unobtrusive staff who serve gourmet food, such as the a Wild Rice... More 

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Stillwater, Minnesota, United States
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Mary Rice and her outstanding staff have thought through every detail of what makes a great dining experience, and they have delivered with excellence every time we've been here. The food is so fresh it explodes on your palate. The presentation is so beautiful that you almost don't want to take the first bite and destroy the artwork on the... More 

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Bayfield, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

What a beautiful restaurant with exceptional food prepared and served by courteous well trained staff. It was a pleasure to have spent time with friends over dinner with delicious food and attentive wait staff. They certainly pay attention to detail in every way at Wild Rice. It was perfect.

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Des Moines
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Truly a memorable and outstanding experience for our family. Dining at Wild Rice was way beyond our expectations for up north dining. All of us have been to many great restaurants around the world. This is one of them!

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Mahtomedi, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Sat outside as we didn't have reservations and had some 1st plates and desert. Everything was outstanding including the specialty drinks. Service was top notch as well.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Looking for the best food north of Chicago served in a secluded oasis? Look no further - Wild Rice is it. Locavore cuisine is expertly prepared by a top-notch team in this artsy setting envisioned by the owner, Mary Rice, and the Samela Architecture team in Duluth, MN. Call the look Contemporary Scandinavian. The building is filled with natural light,... More 

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Saint Paul
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Every part of the experience of eating at Wild Rice is a exceptional, view, building, wait staff, drinks, wine, and above all the food. Make a reservation and even drive out of your way to get there. One of my favorite places any where.

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Rhinelander, Wiscosnin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Our meal was inventive, healthy, fresh, beautifully presented, and of sizable portions. the wait staff was charming and quietly attentive. The setting was beautiful and the building's architecture was so very interesting. We enjoyed after-dinner conversation at the bar. A very memorable - extraordinary meal.

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Minneapolis, MN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

From the creative menu to the fabulous decor and design, this is THE place to dine in the area. This is the true landmark restaurant in Bayfield.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

My wife and I dined at Wild Rice early August 2015. I don't know where to begin other to say that this restaurant has now entered the "Top Five" of our favorite fine dining establishments and we have dined at exquisite restaurants all over the U.S. and in other countries. We had reservations and were seated promptly. Unfortunately we did... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 84860 Old San Rd, Bayfield, WI 54814-6002
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Bayfield
  • Phone Number: 715-779-9881

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine

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