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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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  • 94
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
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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
Fit for Foodies

As fine a restaurant as you will find in any large metropolitan city. The vast majority of Bayfield's dining establishments are terrific and decidedly casual, appealing, and quite enjoyable. Then there is Wild Rice. With its outstanding menu, presentation, and service, its an experience not to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Rebecca M
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Arlington, Virginia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Arlington, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

As fine a restaurant as you will find in any large metropolitan city. The vast majority of Bayfield's dining establishments are terrific and decidedly casual, appealing, and quite enjoyable. Then there is Wild Rice. With its outstanding menu, presentation, and service, its an experience not to be missed. Wild Rice is to relax and enjoy and need not be a... More 

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Bayfield, Wisconsin
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102 reviews 102 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

They are a superb place to enjoy five star dining in the Bayfield area. Excellent entrees, and wine selection!

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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This was, without a doubt, one of the finest dining experiences we've ever had the pleasure to enjoy. The restaurant's architecture is absolutely stunning which makes for a really fun component to a visit. The bar is amazing and the drinks were perfectly prepared. The food was some of the best we've ever had. I had fish and my husband... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The place was great came for dinner and what an experience. Started of with a salad baby spinach and arugula fantastic. For main course I had the wood fired New York strip just so juicy and done perfectly. This place is a little expensive but believe me its well worth it

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Minneapolis, MN
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70 reviews 70 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We couldn't get into the restaurant (their last night for the season and we didn't have reservations) but you can have smaller plates in the bar, which is beautiful!!

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Edina, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The excellent reviews and restaurant's Web site drew my friend and me to this restaurant. I'm so glad I made reservations to arrive in the daylight, as even driving up to and walking into the building is a treat (don't miss the art on the grass roof). A perfect meal to me is the right combination of food, service and... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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81 reviews 81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We enjoyed a great Happy Hour visit. The bar is very roomy with delicious martini's, wine, beer and s full bar. The atmosphere is beautiful Bayfield, with views of the lake! They had free appetizers to sample during Happy Hour and comfortable seating.

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Harshaw, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Amazing restaurant tucked in to a beautiful Lake Superior setting! Somewhat pricey, but it was our anniversary and well worth the cost. The artwork amazing, and it was cool that you could see right in to the kitchen to watch food being prepared. Bonus was the month of October for $40 we got a three course meal of either lamb... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My husband and I ate at Wild Rice during a recent fall color visit to Bayfield, WI. We were very impressed by the professionalism of the wait staff and the quality of the food. The décor is definitely elegant and up scale with an emphasis on "artsy" with good use of splashes of color. We each had the scallops and... More 

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Woodruff, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The Wild Rice restaurant is the ultimate dinning experience. Food, presentation and staff are the best.

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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: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients

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