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“Best meal in years!”
Review of Ethel's at 250

Ethel's at 250
Ranked #5 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.
Bayfield, Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best meal in years!”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

Let me preface this by saying we are resident's...new residents...and run a B&B in the area. So we feel it is our duty to our guests to sample each of the restuarants in the locale. We eventually made it to 'Ethel's' and while we have not had a bad meal at ANY of Bayfield's wonderful eateries...Ethel's just blew me away! The atmosphere is nice, cozy, lots of nicely detailed woodwork, greeted by the staff as soon as we walked in the door, promptly seated, and serving suggestions as to the specials were quick and succinct. Drink suggestions were offered and menu decisions made. The service was prompt, the food just the right temp, the right proportions, the right plating...and the flavors were amazing! All the way down to the gluten free options, and the always locally made items, like the Raspberry Rhubarb pie and the local vanilla ice cream from Tetzer's Dairy down the road. The whole experience is indicative of all of Bayfield's outlook towards their customers, but this was an especially exceptional meal and one of the highlights of Bayfield's offerings. Everyone took an interest in our being there...from the greeter...to the owners....A grand a wonderful experience...We will certainly be back....and if for some reason you really want to savor Ethel's...but can't get in the door...because of all the customers??? They have take out....so don't miss ANY opportunity to sample the wonderful fare from Ethel's at 250!

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Okemos, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
165 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Great pizza and friendly service”
Reviewed June 11, 2014

We had good draft beer and pizza here on a Sunday night. We got two pizzas and had one leftover so we took it with us and ate it the next day. The pizzas were good. The thin crust is wonderful with delicate toppings.

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Lawflake
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Madison, Wisconsin
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

We just celebrated our 5th anniversary here and it was a wonderful meal. Very nice place, and the staff were great. Food was excellent. Price was reasonable. We were really touched that they threw in a complimentary desert to share since it was our anniversary. It was our favorite meal of the entire trip and we can't wait to eat here again on our next journey to Bayfield!

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank aconcklin
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Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great”
Reviewed June 2, 2014

Ethel's was absolutely wonderful! Our meal was great - highly recommend Thursday's for the lasagna! The owners are great, personal and involved.

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank Katherine B
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St Paul Minnesota Usa
Level 6 Contributor
125 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Wonderful Italian Food”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

We have eaten there since it opened in 2006 and love the food. They have a nice wine selection and also try to accomodate us near a window when we reserve. We love the service and the menu has lots of vegetarian options. It is a bit noisey but still our favorite spot to eat in Bayfield!

Visited May 2014
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1 Thank donih
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