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Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene
"Full Service" is back year-round in The Bayfield Inn Lakeside Dining Room. Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner are served daily with the best view in Bayfield! Our Breakfast menu features classic favorites, and several original regional-inspired dishes. Enjoy a casual-service Lunch on The Deck roof top bar/restaurant with an unmatched view of Lake Superior from mid-May through early October! Or dine inside the Lakeside Dining Room overlooking Memorial Park with an unmatched view of Lake Superior. Our Lunch menu offers Burgers, Sandwiches, Salads, & more! Our Dinner menu is made up of Choice, Hand-cut Steaks, Seafood, local fresh Fish, Salads, & Pasta. The Bayfield Inn offers Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
$8 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
American, Bar
Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The wait is long, but it's long everywhere, not just here. We enjoyed a delicious cocktail at the bar while we waited. The bartender is so friendly and we decided to eat at the bar, which meant we didn't need to wait any longer. We...each got a salad and split the Seafood Platter and then got Peanut Butter Cheesecake for dessert. The food was great!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

We normally have chosen not to eat at the Bayfield Inn, thinking that like many hotel restaurants it's just so-so, packaged food. This week, though, we ate there twice and because we ate their a second time you are sure to realize we thought it...worth a return trip. We just had light fare for our "supper," but totally enjoyed it. We did not do the rooftop deck, but chose to eat in the dining room. A very pleasant experience.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch on the rooftop patio because it smelled so good walking past. We were not disappointed! The food was as delicious as it smelled. The seafood was fresh and not over cooked and the view of the lake was lovely. It took...a while for our food to arrive but it was well worth it and there was a sign warning us that they are understaffed so expect a bit of a wait.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our time, though the experience of eating on the roof is a bit too much like a college cafeteria. Service is efficient, if impersonal, but our fish was not good at all.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Post covid many restaurants are still having trouble staffing and service has been subpar at many of those places. After a couple of other bad experiences at other restaurants we found this place. It was fantastic all around. The food was great! Fresh fish all...around for us. Everyone from the hostess, to wait staff to cooks were amazing. We arrived towards the end of the lunch shift but no one made us feel rushed or inconvenienced. They welcomed us and continued to provide amazing service our entire meal. Even helping when my young daughter was struggling. Very patient and pleasant. Did I say already...the food was great! Good location downtown overlooking the lake as well. There is indoor and outdoor seating.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the bayfield inn restaurant with my wife on a busy Saturday last weekend. It has a huge area upstairs with a bar and with plenty of places to sit while you wait for your table to dine at. We ordered deliciously made drinks...from the upstairs bar. The bartenders were quick and efficient aside from being welcoming and receptive to our orders. They had one hell of a day but they handled the line of customers like pros! I felt bad cause it was not a great day for the food. The poor bartenders had to put in our food order and myself along with others had to let the bartenders know there was a problem with our food. But the bartenders empathized with everyone and immediately let the kitchen know what was wrong with the customer orders. Thank you guys for your hard work! Definitely will be back for drinks! Can’t beat that rooftop view of Lake Superior and the apostle islands!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were In Bayfield in Monday when a lot of restaurants were closed. We went to the lounge and waited for our table. The bartenders were great and shared about the history of Bayfield and what to see when here. When seated our food arrived...very quickly. We had the trout cakes and cedar planked whitefish. They were both excellent and the chef even came out to the restaurant and we were able to talk with him. Highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great view of lake and drinks are good! Unfortunately that was the only good thing about this place. Food was mediocre for the price. I could have made better at home. Not to mention we waited for over 3 hours, once we got our food...had to send an order back because it was stone cold. Then waited another 45min for the new food! Eat somewhere else. The female Bar tender was the so sweet and nice about everything. She handled everything professionally, thank god for her because we weren’t the only unhappy customer up on the deck.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view is nice but the food is low quality. It tasted like something I’d make at home for a quick lunch.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They don't care if you eat there or not. They're doing you a favor if they find you a table. Don't bother, not worth it. And they will definitely make you feel like you're a bother if you make it in.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Christine S
May 1, 2017|
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Response from BigLakeTyler | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. The Lakeside Dining Room accepts reservations for parties of 6 or more only with the exception of holiday buffets. We do not accept reservations for The Deck roof top bar/restaurant. If you... More
October 15, 2016|
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Response from setters7 | Reviewed this property |
That I am not sure of, since we were there in the summer. I am sure you can get on line, find a phone number and ask....they would be glad to help you.
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The Bayfield Inn Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5