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Ethel's at 250

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250 Rittenhouse Ave, PO Box 1531, Bayfield, WI 54814-5046
+1 715-779-0293
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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161 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We go to Bayfield several times a year and just “discovered” Ethel's at 250. They offer a priority seating/reservation service, so make sure you try to reserve a table for when you want to eat. Having said that, we did not know about the seating service and were sitting on the bench in front of the restaurant waiting for it... More 

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Thank aerete
Malone, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped by without a reservation and we're seated immediately. The staff were friendly and attentive. The food fabulous!

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1 Thank susjenks
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's nice to have another option for eats in Bayfield. I've been coming up here to kayak for years and was getting tired of the same stuff all the time. Don't get me wrong Maggie's is fine but it does get a little old after a while. Ethel's is fantastic! We ate here on a Thursday night before going to... More 

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1 Thank KTC80
mpls
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here just wanting something small to eat. Their menu has many good options.We just had a pizza. The service here was great, pricing reasonable. I would deffinitly come back.

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1 Thank coolbabe1952
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All four of us had the lasagna special; frankly, it was outstanding, Server was terrific, too. Very reasonably priced.

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Jackson, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time we are in Bayfield we eat here at least once or twice. The food is outstanding and service is great. The owners Sally and Bill are some of the most friendly folks I have ever ran into.

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Thank HarleyOneFord2
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A recent visit to Bayfield to see Chris Isaak at the Big Top Chautauqa was well worth it especially after a pre-concert dinner at Ethel's. Reservation's are highly recommended and we got one at 5pm so that we could make the 7:30pm concert. The staff was super friendly including, the owners Bill & Sally, as well as the other diners,... More 

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Thank Kirke M
Fairfax, Virginia
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226 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely delicious food! The gluten-free, wild mushroom pesto pasta was amazing! Flavorful, more than ample,outstandingly delicious! The white fish dinner, smoked trout crostini, and white fish chowder were equally delicious. The service was prompt, professional, friendly. The owners, Bill & Sally, are totally engaged in the operation. Sally is the hostess, Bill is the bartender. Both are engaging, friendly and... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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123 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I decided to eat at Ethel's. We had not reservation (they are recommended), but they were very accommodating and managed to seat us immediately. A very lovely restaurant a few blocks up from the lake. We both had the grilled whitefish sandwich on a grilled brioche bun. We chose to have the whitefish chowder rather than fries... More 

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Thank goodboysammy
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Ethel's at 250 for the July 4th long weekend with kids and loved the dining experience. The service was excellent. The owner of the restaurant, Sally, was very warm and cordial and made it a point to check with us about the food. We are vegetarians and the waitress was very friendly and helped us pick vegetarian options... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $30
Cuisine
Italian, American, Gluten Free
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 250 Rittenhouse Ave, PO Box 1531, Bayfield, WI 54814-5046
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Bayfield
  • Phone Number: +1 715-779-0293
Description
We are a seasonal restaurant in downtown Bayfield. We will open the first weekend in May and close the third Saturday in October. Join us again for dinner Wednesday-Sunday evenings from May 6 - October 22, 2016!

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