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$12 - $30
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American, Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews pasta trout wild mushrooms surf and turf mac cheese new york strip white fish cheesecake steak bread potatoes whitefish dinner great meal worth the wait nice restaurant minute wait an appetizer
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Reviewed September 27, 2022

Sat down for an evening meal and from the minute we arrived the waitress was pushy in having us order. We were all in a conversation but repeatedly interrupted to order. We were made to feel as though we should order,eat, and leave to make...room for another seating. The waitress gave us very little time to look at the menu and said if we wanted to eat the we had better order now. The hour was 6:00PM. Remember we are locals and chose to come here on an off mid week night to enjoy the end of season slowed down pace. We are asked many times by visitors were is a good place to eat. No longer can recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Michael Ernster, Owner at The Copper Trout, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2022

Hi B8502NXboba, my email is alexander.ernster@gmail.com could you send me an email telling me who your server was? We have had some turnover in the past month and it sounds like I need to take some time to properly train some of my waitstaff..

Reviewed September 21, 2022

After our Apostle Islands tour that was 4 hours long we decided a meal was in order. Had looked at a few possibilities but decided whitefish or trout was the perfect option considering that was the industry du jour. My daughter and I had whitefish...tostados as an appetizer followed by whitefish chowder and culminating with Big Lake Whitefish pizz. Everything was very tasty with high marks going to the tostadas. Our server was very pleasant an timing was perfect. My wife had the surf and turf and said the tenderloin was cooked to perfection. We will make a point of returning to try other menu options!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 13, 2022 via mobile

Amazing blend of flavors. So delicious! We had such a good meal. We shared the brick chicken with the blueberry bbq sauce. It was perfect. My husband also had a cup of the seafood chowder that was so flavorful. Our friends had a filet w/...gnocchi. We loved the food and the atmosphere. We also had good, pleasant service. A great place to have dinner in Bayfield.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 12, 2022

We got there within 15 minutes of opening on a Wed night in August and they were already full, but we only had maybe a 15 minute wait. The inside is beautiful! The menu has something for everyone from local fish to steak to pasta,...but not a lot of anything. The other thing is, they only offer beer and wine, no liquor and the wine list is limited but adequate. My wife had a salad with a whitefish filet, the fish was a whole side filet. I had the beef tenderloin and gnocchi with gorgonzola cheese sauce. My steak was perfect and the Balsamic glaze was amazingly good, the gnocchi were pretty dense, but the sauce was spectacular. Altogether a GREAT meal!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed September 3, 2022

We were so relieved to get a table at this restaurant on short notice. The staff were friendly and accommodating. Atmosphere was lively but not crowded and loud. The waitress easily accommodated our Veg/vg dietary. The food was delicious! We were happy to discover this...new #1 restaurant in Bayfield is one that holds consistent hours and serves!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 24, 2022 via mobile

We researched Bayfield restaurants and were excited to try the Copper Trout. Reviews were great and it’s #1. We waited over an hour despite the 45 minute initial estimate. We were still exited going in. Service was great, and bread with dipping oil was tasty....Unfortunately our fish entrees, lake trout and whitefish, were ordinary. They were s touch dry and a bit bland. Was hoping for something memorable from the reviews.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 19, 2022

Really excellent meal at the Copper Trout. My wife had the trout special and I had a shrimp pasta dish - both were very flavorful and delicious. Our best meal during our few days in Bayfield. A 45 minute wait for 2 of us, but...they had 2 seats at the bar so we took those and were seated right away. Friendly service, highly recommended!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 13, 2022

The food was outstanding at the Copper Trout! My husband and I had different pasta dishes, and both were excellent.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 8, 2022

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at the Copper Trout. Located near the Old Rittenhouse, it is a popular stop so be prepared to wait for a table.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 27, 2022 via mobile

The food was amazing. Everything was so flavorful. We had the surf and turf. And the whitefish dinner plus the wild mushroom bruschetta. We loved it all. Our server was so friendly and attentive. It gets busy with waiting lines out the door by 5...so plan to wait— worth it!!! They also only serve wine and beer but a good variety!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 22, 2022

Clean, attractive, attentive and very busy. Mushroom/chicken was very good and large. Not a fan of the whitefish chowder, but that's on me, not them.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 20, 2022

Wild Trout Madeline was at the top of the menu, and it deserved to be there! Huge portion of fish prepared perfectly. Only beef was that the wine pours are not real generous (4 oz?)

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 19, 2022

Good food and pleasant atmosphere. Was very busy and service left a bit to be desired. Easy walking distance from downtown.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 4, 2022

We were disappointed to find that the restaurant was all out of trout! We did enjoy the whitefish though. It is a nicely remodeled place on the main street in Bayfield, MI. The service was good and the food well prepared. Prices were acceptable as...well. It was not outstanding in any way but was Good Enough.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed January 10, 2022

Wonderful restaurant not far from the boat dock area in Bayfield. We were delighted with the food and the service was top notch ... provided by family members!

Date of visit: July 2021
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The Copper Trout is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5