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Bennethum's Northern Inn

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3917 N Old US Highway 27, Gaylord, MI 49735-9337
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So impressed with Bennethumb's (we went back twice during our week-long visit to Gaylord!). Food is absolutely delicious, service great and drinks so good! Their happy hour has all drinks and appetizers at half off, definitely make the most of this!

Thank KiriNZ47
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

But the food and drinks will rock your socks! I sat at the bar. The service was excellent. You can tell they are there to please. The food is what I would call wholesome eclectic. The menu should appeal to anyone hungry. I think the ingredients are sourced locally. Rumor is everything is made daily. How can you go wrong.... More 

Thank jjgold007
Bristol, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The weather was perfect to sit outside in the back yard and the planked whitefish was some of the best I have ever had! Another diner had salmon and she agreed that her fish was also delicious.

Thank Debbie B
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the meal, atmosphere, and service were top notch in addition the restaurant was very clean. nice wine selection

Thank Richard R
Georgetown, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to BNI the first time for their Happy Hour. Great prices and wonderful small plates at a reasonable price. Paige took care of our every need and we had a great time. So good, in fact, we returned a couple of nights later to celebrate our anniversary. Pamela made sure we had an evening to remember and enjoy.... More 

Thank Golfnutts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Finally! After vacationing in northern Michigan for the past few days and not getting a decent meal, frankly, we were worried! Thank goodness for TripAdvisor and Bennethum. We stopped for dinner while traveling south and had the filet and ribeye, both were delicious! Loved the accompaniment of soft bread and steamed asparagus as a side. Onion rings crunchy and a... More 

Thank BennyMom
Traverse City, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious food, great service! We ordered off the appetizer menu and shared four items. The mushroom flatbread was fabulous!

Thank Fellow traveler S
Longs, SC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the restaurants that's always on our list during our annual golf trip to Gaylord, Bennethum's seldom disappoints with their food, service, and alpine decor. During the past couple of years, we have noticed that Bennethum's does press the envelope a bit on pricing, but that doesn't mean you can't have a good meal at a moderate price. If... More 

Thank William K
Troy, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by after kayaking with the family on the first day of our vacation. We were all starving and enjoyed a delicious meal. The service was excellent and we left full and satisfied. We will definitely be back!!!

Thank Ellen W
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13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whenever I am nearby Gaylord, I go out of my way to have a meal here. Fantastic food with a menu that changes monthly. A really special restaurant and worth a visit.

Thank Lisa S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $40
American, Seafood
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3917 N Old US Highway 27, Gaylord, MI 49735-9337
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Otsego County  >  Gaylord
  • Phone Number: 19897329288

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?