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“Perfect little restaurant for just the right meal and the right price”
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.
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“Perfect little restaurant for just the right meal and the right price”
Reviewed July 11, 2014

Ethel's is simply delicious! Order anything and everything on the menu....you won't be disappointed. The craft every dinner with care and thought. The specials each day are unique and exquisite. We had the mushroom pesto pizza (which they can make gluten free along with many of their other pizzas, pastas and dishes) as an appetizer, which was so delicious, we went back at the end of our trip to buy a few to eat on the road (cold the next day--still awesome). We then had the fresh fish catch of the day, and we also tried their salads and a beef dish. Sally and Bill are the husband/wife team, and they see to your needs and wants! The quaint bar area is stocked just enough, complete with rotating selections of beer on tap. The decor and ambiance sew up the experience as one worth repeating. The only drawback? Not open for lunch! I could have eaten three more meals during our stay there, if we could have gotten lunch. :-)

  • Visited July 2014
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English first
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288 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Nice place for Italian in Bayfield”
Reviewed July 8, 2014

While I have nothing bad to say about Ethel's, there was nothing extraordinary that made Ethel's stand out. The pastas and appetizers were good and certainly a nice change of pace from whitefish and trout. Service was excellent and the place was packed, so as they say on the sign on the door "Call Ahead". We did not but still were seated immediately, probably due to dining on a Sunday evening

Visited July 2014
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Elgin, IL
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Home cooking”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

We ate at Ethel's twice while in Bayfield for 5 days in June 2014. There were six of us and each one had something different. I don't recall what everyone had but I had spaghetti and meat balls the first night and it was quite good. We were advised that Thursday was lasagna night and that we should call ahead if we planned on coming as the supply was limited. We did end up going and 4 of us had the lasagna. We all agreed it was excellent. We also had a pepperoni pizza. Being from Chicago, I'm pretty critical of other city's pizza but Ethel's measures up. I was impressed. If you're in Bayfield, I would highly recommend Ethel's.

  • Visited June 2014
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McKinney, Texas
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22 reviews
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“Great for Larger Groups”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

Inviting atmosphere, good pizza, pasta, and local beers. The short walk uphill from the pier is worth it.

  • Visited July 2013
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Minneapolis, MN
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39 reviews
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“Good casual dining choice in Bayfield”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

Be sure to try the local dishes with whitefish or smoked lake trout and don't miss the desserts. Prompt and friendly service with reasonable prices.

  • Visited June 2014
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