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“Pleasant in many ways” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ethel's at 250

Ethel's at 250
250 Rittenhouse Avenue, PO Box 1531, Bayfield, WI 54814
+1 715-779-0293
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Ranked #6 of 15 Restaurants in Bayfield
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Italian, Pizza & Pasta, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery
Description: We are a seasonal restaurant in downtown Bayfield. We will open the second weekend in May and close the third Saturday in October. Join us again for dinner Tuesday - Sunday evenings from May 9 - October 18, 2014!
Champaign, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Pleasant in many ways”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We were delighted by our visit to Ethel's. The wood trim is simple, but elegant. Paintings on the wall are based on the history of the building, as well as Bayfield. The owners and staff were pleasant and helpful. The food was good. In an earlier visit I thought this was just a pizza place, but it is a very good restaurant that serves pizza, pasta and other things. Since it was Thursday I had the special lasagna and a glass of wine ($16 for both). My wife had the smoked trout salad. We shared apple pie for dessert. The owners support other local businesses by offering local wine and baked goods.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Chanhassen, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“This place has potential”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Nice and comfortable spot convenient to the Rittenhouse Inn. Dinner was OK -- we had a couple of their white fish specials for dinner and were slightly disappointed in the small serving of fish. Otherwise, the pasta and sauces were tasty.

Visited September 2013
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Ishpeming, Michigan
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great food - Great Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

had a group of 22 needing a place for dinner on a Friday evening in Bayfield. Bill (owner) went out of his way to seat our group on a busy night. The food was also great, especially the pasta dishes where whole wheat or gluten free pasta's were available. Service was fast and friendly. Thanks Ethel's for a wonderful evening, would go there again and again.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Thiensville, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Lu Ann and Mark”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

If you get there right when they open and you don't have a reservation you will be seated right away. The food was very good and the wait staff knowledgeable about their food and very friendly. The prices were reasonable.

Visited September 2013
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Rochester, Minnesota
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“The BEST dining experience we've had in a long time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We visited Ethel's over Labor Day weekend and did not have a reservation. The hostess was very kind and found us a table anyway. Our server was Amanda, who did an exceptional job from start to finish. The food was delicious, the coffee was fantastic, and the wine excellent. In addition, the restaurant atmosphere was very homy and comfortable. In fact, we had such a great time, I had to give Amanda a hug as we were leaving. :o)

We LOVE Ethel's and will definitely return!!!!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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