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“excellent food and service”
Review of Ethel's at 250

Ethel's at 250
Ranked #4 of 16 Restaurants in Bayfield
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: We are a seasonal restaurant in downtown Bayfield, serving fresh fish, gourmet pizza, delicious pasta and Black Angus Beef steaks.
Ames, Iowa
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“excellent food and service”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

The salad greens with trout were delicious, eaten by both myself and husband, and we followed by sharing the spumoni cheesecake, tri-colored and unusual but very good.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank visnut
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sallyandbillh, Owner at Ethel's at 250, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Thanks for visiting Bayfield! The Chequamegon Greens salad with smoked trout is one of our favorites, too.
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English first
Pittsboro, Indiana, United States
Level 5 Contributor
41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Beautifully decorated, friendly staff”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

Service was very good and the staff very friendly! We started with the wild mushroom bruschetta. I thought it was fantastic! My husband and daughter had the whitefish alfredo. They said it was very good. My son had the lasagna and it was also very good. My entree was okay. I had the chicken parmesan. The sauce was good, but the chicken was a pre-made frozen breaded chicken breast. My family says I watch too much Food Network, but it takes only takes an extra minute to make an okay dish into a great dish!

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Sherry M
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sallyandbillh, Owner at Ethel's at 250, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Thank you for your input! We're glad you enjoyed your experience, and hope to see you on your next visit to Bayfield.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“slow service”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

We were part of a large party, so the service was slow, the table they had set for us was not set for the number we had told them ahead of time. We squished together on a bench to make room for everyone. Food was unimpressive.

Visited July 2013
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Thank cynthia_mn
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sallyandbillh, Owner at Ethel's at 250, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Because so many groups take advantage of our priority seating and flexible seating options, the wait sometimes becomes longer than we like. Unfortunately, your group came in on one of those extremely busy nights. We're sorry we didn't meet your expectations.
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tobeor82b
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Good food and Service”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

We had wanted to check this restaurant out as some other people we ran into told us about it. It is only open at dinner and they had several specials on the menu. Had lobster ravioli and others had fish and then a traditional person had the spaghetti with meatballs. Everything was good.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank tobeor82b
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sallyandbillh, Owner at Ethel's at 250, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Thank you for visiting Bayfield - we're glad you enjoyed your experience!
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Rochester, Minnesota
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Mainly bland frozen foods. Nothing special”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

Went here b/c of the trip advisor reviews. Boy were we disappointed. Restaurant was loud and uncomfortable and difficult to have a conversation b/c walls were entirely wood with no soft surfaces to absorb sound. Ordered pizza which came on frozen crust which tasted like store bought pizza (cardboard). Pizza was bland and had no unique qualities. When we looked around us pretty much everyone was eating spaghetti and meatballs so if you're in the mood for something that you can just Cook at home this might be the place for you.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Diw5
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sallyandbillh, Owner at Ethel's at 250, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
We are sorry you weren't satisfied with your meal - we wish we could please all of our guests. Thank you for visiting our special community.
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