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“Wow! Didn't expect such great food with such a wonderful view.”

Portside Bar and Restaurant
Ranked #12 of 16 Restaurants in Bayfield
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Portside is located at Port Superior Marina, just two miles south of Bayfield on Highway 13. We're open seasonally - May thru October, when the boats are in the water. We offer casual waterside dining with both indoor and outdoor seating. Our All-American menu features burgers and sandwiches, pasta and salads, fresh fish, seafood and steaks, as well as a special menu just for kids. Join us for our Friday night Fish Fry, and Saturday night Prime Rib special! You'll love our wine list and specialty cocktails, too. Come and enjoy our beautiful marina views Tuesday thru Sunday! We open at 4pm for Happy Hour, and Dinner is served 5-9pm. Catch the Big Top Shuttle right outside our door! Portside's bar is open til 10 pm on Fridays and Midnight on Saturdays. Breakfast is served Saturdays & Sundays, 7 - 11am. Hope to see you soon!
Denver, Colorado
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“Wow! Didn't expect such great food with such a wonderful view.”
Reviewed July 8, 2014

We were going to eat downtown but the crowds and waiting time made us look elsewhere. We tried the Portside just 1 1/2 miles up the road. One of the best meals we have had on our trip!
Sat right by the window with a view of the sailboats moored at the dock. Had their well known clam chowder that was sensational. Then the famous salad with their homemade dressing that is the best. Just a delicate flavor with the Maple syrup in it. We had white fish that was coated and fried with potato. Oh my we didn't leave anything on our plates. We relaxed and enjoyed the attentive wait staff and friendly atmosphere. Don't miss this dining experience.

  • Visited July 2014
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Minnesota
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Walleye dinner”
Reviewed June 18, 2014

We had tried many fish dinners during our days in Bayfield, but none came close to the Portside.
Their walleye dinner was cooked perfectly. We'll be back.

  • Visited June 2014
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Cameron, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
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“EXCELLENT”
Reviewed May 21, 2014

We tried the award winning salad and it is Delicious!! We also had a sirloin (thick) and a ribeye and both were tender and juicy! The turtle cheesecake...yummo! We recommend this restaurant and we will definatley be back!

Visited May 2014
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Best in Western Lake Superior Cusine”
Reviewed January 28, 2014

Perfection, and a Chef that knows what he is doing. I look forward to two things, an Old Fashion from the bar, and the Superior Sirloin dinner entre, drive 840 miles each year, just for this. Getting hungry thinking about it!

Visited July 2013
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Iron River, Wisconsin
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113 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Great View, Hearty Portions”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

The view at Portside is spectacular. There is nothing like dining with an expansive view of Lake Superior. The menu is a bit supperclubbish, which if that is what you are looking for, is fabulous. The portions are enormous. The price is what you'd expect for a nicer dining option with a lot of steak and fish choices. During our dinner, we experienced fabulous customer service. It was definitely busy but they clearly were staffed accordingly making it an all around great experience.

Visited July 2013
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