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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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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Fantastic experience

We were a bit skeptical because of all the great reviews but it exceeded our expectations. Everything was wonderful from start to finish. The scallops were the best I have ever had: cooked perfectly with pistachio garnish and a spicy dusting with an amazing sauce. The signature wild rice soup... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Karl S
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Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We were a bit skeptical because of all the great reviews but it exceeded our expectations. Everything was wonderful from start to finish. The scallops were the best I have ever had: cooked perfectly with pistachio garnish and a spicy dusting with an amazing sauce. The signature wild rice soup was unique. The ambience is a feast for the eyes.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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141 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We visited on a week night while on vacation. This is a visually stimulating place with excellent service and terrific food. Our table by a window looked out on the forest with Lake Superior visible through the branches. We were dressed casually and fit right in--another diner was in a coat, but I didn't see ties. The wild rice soup... More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The Restaurant is Gorgeous, and the food was so delicious, we were blown away. The wait staff and everyone ( maitre d' who greeted us) were all friendly yet very professional. We plan to return every year for sure!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

Our July 3 dinner was one of the best I have ever had in the entire State of Wisconsin. It was a pleasant surprise during our Bayfield County/Madeline Island holiday weekend trip. Kudos to the chef and management for obtaining such fresh produce and preparing it perfectly, especially for this vegetarian! Run; don't walk, to Wild Rice the next time... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I visit the Wild Rice about once a year and it is always a great treat. The building is modern with lots of windows. Food is always top notch, great presentation and tasty. Large wine list and reasonable. If you enjoy dinning put this on your list of things to do in Bayfield.

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Boulder, CO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

So glad I rode my bike down the back road to discover this amazing restaurant. The bison was fantastic. Service and style of place was a treat.

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

A feast for the eyes as well as your tummy. They even gave us a loaf of French bread to take home. We’ve been coming here since they opened and it’s like coming home to a family dinner.

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Eau Claire, WI
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Excellent wine dinner! The wines were perfectly matched with the amazing food courses. The view of Lake Superior through the huge windows is wonderfully calming. The concierge and chef and the Zepalta owner/winemaker all meandered throughout the restaurant during the entire meal. They explained the details behind the wines and food and the reasons for the pairings. Definitely an outstanding... More 

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Ajijie
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

A group of eight of us had a fantastic evening at wild rice. The service was great and the food memerable

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

A beautiful place to dine with excellent service and top quality food. Our server was friendly and helpful, the wine steward was knowledgeable and able to handle a challenge. Even the person who cleared the table was happy, friendly and engaging. The manager checked in frequently to see if we were happy. The food was beautifully presented with great balance... More 

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

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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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