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Wild Rice Restaurant

84860 Old San Rd, Bayfield, WI 54814-6002
715-779-9881
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Ranked #2 of 15 Restaurants in Bayfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Wisconsin
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138 reviews 138 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

If you are within an hour of Bayfield, Wisconsin, a visit to Wild Rice is in order. Pricey, yes, but so worth the price. Creative delicious menu always pleases the palate. Despite the fact I was feeling poorly, we still made the effort to go there. The architecture is beautiful, the menu always a delight, service impeccable, on Wednesday and... More

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The Cities
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We were met at the door by the dining host who took us through the entire facility including the kitchen. When were you introduced to the entire staff ? They seemed genuinely pleased to meet us - WOW. the food was delicious - this should not be missed.

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Barneveld, Wisconsin, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My husband and I went to the Wild Rice restaurant our last evening in Bayfield. We did not want a full meal so chose to sit in the bar and have a glass of wine and appetizers. The food was amazing, unique and delicious. We loved the ambience and our server, Rose. We would highly recommend this place.

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Fargo, ND
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We had no idea what we were in for on our visit to the Wild Rice Restaurant. The location was breathtaking and every detail was well thought-out. We wished we'd come earlier to explore more of the beautiful patio and all this beautiful modern property had to offer in its gorgeous natural setting! Our dinner started out with a surprise... More

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Washington, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My 'A' list of restaurants is very short. And typically, it takes two or more visits to make the list. Wild Rice makes my 'A' list on the first ever visit. Friends have visited Bayfield Wisconsin but, did not go to Wild Rice. Their loss. This is an excellent restaurant on all fronts. Huge property, great artwork in the form... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A unique dining experience awaits you in the woods just outside Bayfield, Wisconsin. The venue is architecturally striking: A massive stone fireplace greets guests as they enter. Richly hued wooden beams and cathedral ceilings soar above graciously spaced dining tables. A huge picture window comprising one entire wall of the dining room affords woodsy views of nearby Lake Superior. The... More

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Patagonia, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Outstanding gourmet restaurant set in the middle of the woods overlooking Lake Superior through the trees. Clever modern architect design combining a number of connected buildings, glass, wood, soaring ceilings and interesting art work. We ate both small plates off the bar menu in the bar one night and full dinners off the dinner menu in the dining room another... More

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Deer Park, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We had dinner here last Friday. It is one of my favorite restaurants when traveling around Lake Superior. I like to stop here every time I am in the area. I enjoy seeing how people respond to going there for the first time. I took my son and he was absolutely entertained. The building itself is amazing, beautiful glass structure... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Visited with a party of three. Excellent food and service. Nothing to fault here. I had the bison filet, nicely presented and more tender than most bison. The blueberry crisp for desert was incredible. I don't think you'll find many restaurants this good in such a rural setting. Worth a trip to Bayfield.

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Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A few local people recommended this restaurant as the best around. We were sorely understated when we arrived, having never imagined seeing an upscale restaurant in such a small community. We were welcomed and the food was excellent and interesting.

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