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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
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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95 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited here on Wednesday which is pesto night. Each night has a special and when they run out, it's out! The pesto chicken mushroom pasta was amazing. Amazing!! My husband has a fish sandwich that was good. We also had bruschetta what was okay. It didn't have any balsamic, just tomatoes and cheese and felt it needed a bit... More 

Thank jamescaje
Rochester, NY
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391 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our family of four arrived for a very early dinner without a reservation on a Saturday night. Although the restaurant was almost empty, the hostess hemmed and hawed about where to seat us and nervously kept looking around the restaurant. She seated us at a table by the door. To be fair, it appears that the restaurant is very popular... More 

Thank sazoram
Sarasota, Florida, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Accommodating staff, very good service and a unique pasta dish with mushrooms and chicken. Fresh delicious salads and tasty whitefish chowder.

Thank Ralph G
Beloit, Wisconsin
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant offers a nice menu of delicious entrees and good service. We will definitely go there again when we are in Bayfield.

Thank jhelena2014
Auburn, New York
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ethel's was recommended by the host at a local B&B. We arrived right at opening time to avoid the vacation crush and were warmly greeted by one of the owners. The menu offerings are varied and we decided on the lasagna which was one of the evening specials. While waiting for our meal it was apparent that Ethel's is a... More 

Thank 148nygirl
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there for supper after looking at reviews in the area. Definitely a great choice! Delicious, fresh food. Great service and ambiance. Litlte to no waiting. Can't wait to visit the area and go there again. Will be our favorite gotta-go-to restaurant! The chocolate layer cake we had for dessert was the BEST chocolate cake I've ever had in a... More 

Thank paperwrk
Osceola, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten here several times during Applefest. Usually crowded, but worth the wait. The food is very good and there are many choices. The beverages are good too ! Don't remember what we had each time but it was always good. great servers ,(and cooks) as well.

Thank 656brucej
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place through a recommendation on our sailing tour. We stopped in to check it out and made a reservation for later in the evening. It was s Saturday night and a little rainy so not a good night for a patio by the lake. Good thing we made the reservation as it was busy and there were... More 

Thank Heather L
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had the whitefish which the owner said was the best in Bayfield. I agree with that assessment. We received personalized attention and were made to feel like "guests" not just patrons. They catered to my gluten-free needs, including an amazingly good GF caramel cheesecake. I highly recommend this place.

Thank TheSavageExplorer
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We picked up a carry out order - whitefish chowder, burger, salad - food was hot, packaged well and tasty. The restaurant smelled amazing - lasagna & fettucini were the specials that night.

Thank Nancy L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $30
Italian, American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, 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
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 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
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 21, 2016 (limited nights in October).

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