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34475 Port Superior Rd, Unit 710, Bayfield, WI 54814-3502
715-779-5380
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 26
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    Very good
  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Second Visit

Food and view of Chequamegon Bay are the best, with window tables overlooking the marina, even non-boaters can appreciate. Second visit would have been 5 star, but we missed out on Whitefish livers, sold out over Labor Day weekend. Will be back!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2014
bhohlfeld
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Hales Corners, Wisconsin
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65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Stopped in at the 'newly' revamped Portside after a long day driving. Sat at the bar and had the grilled shrimp and the Greek flatbread for appetizers. Very good - especially the shrimp. We'll be back for more.

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Altoona, Wisconsin, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We LOVE the Portside Bar and Restaurant. Food is excellent -- their award-winning maple vinaigrette and whitefish liver appetizers are excellent. Wonderful views...NEVER disappointed after 10 years! Bob and Sandy Hume

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Lonsdale, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We had reservations and were seated within 5 minutes after arriving. It took a while to before someone came by to take our drink order and the bread didn't come out for about 15 minutes after that. I ordered pan seared scallops, trying to be a bit more healthy, and they arrived in a dish of melted butter. Needless to... More 

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Plainfield, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Greeted by very friendly and personable staff who were eager to make the experience a great one. Started off enjoying drinks at the bar, delicious rum cider in the spirit of applefest and mouth watering bruchetta appetizer. Once their was a window table avaible we ordered dinner with the help of the attentive waitress. Beautiful views of the lake and... More 

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Key West, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Overall I was not impressed by the service or the food. Had Whitefish which was very bland and the french fries were just okay. Very pricy for the type of food, probably would never go there again. Atmosphere very old fashion not a lot of fun.

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Hales Corners, Wisconsin
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Food and view of Chequamegon Bay are the best, with window tables overlooking the marina, even non-boaters can appreciate. Second visit would have been 5 star, but we missed out on Whitefish livers, sold out over Labor Day weekend. Will be back!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The second I walked into Portside I was greeted by several smiling faces. I visited on a particularly windy day which added to the beautiful view of sailboats both in and out of the harbour. What an amazing view!! I enjoyed the house salad to start. The award winning maple vinaigrette is to die for. I truly love it!! Thank... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

i ate a Ribeye at Portside and it was absolutely fabulous. the sauce on it was different than i ever ate before but was very tasty and it was cooked perfectly. the portions were a good size and i brought some home. the waitstaff was wonderful and all very helpful. the view was beautiful and i will absolutely be going... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Bayfield has a lot of places to get astoundingly fresh fish, but Port Side definitely does it the best and does it consistently. The menu is filled with well-executed local staples, but the specials use ingredients that are a little more exciting for Bayfield. For example, the smoked fish dip (which is a Port Side staple) has great flavor and... More 

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Ashland, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

To be honest, I went in hopes of satiating my hunger for another great steak, but the Center Cut Filet is so delicious, they sold out of them....on a Sunday! So instead I opted for the Seafood Pasta Special with shrimp and scallops, and a house salad. Hands down the best dinner salad in the area. The maple vinaigrette dressing... More 

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  • Address: 34475 Port Superior Rd, Unit 710, Bayfield, WI 54814-3502
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Bayfield
  • Phone Number: 715-779-5380

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