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Ethel's at 250

250 Rittenhouse Ave, Bayfield, WI 54814-5046
+1 715-779-0293
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
250 Rittenhouse Ave, Bayfield, WI 54814-5046
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Dinner in Bayfield. Right in the downtown, so that was pleasant. Food was good. I had a salad with chicken which was very fresh and tasty. My spouse had the Special, pasta with Bolognese that was also very delicious. Dessert was unavoidable when the flourless...More

Thank kathryngray
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After hiking In the Apostle Islands National Park, my husband and I were exhilarated,tired and more than a little bit hungry. Lucky us - without reservations, we slides into a lovely spot in the back room - a small area, nicely designed with multiple tables...More

Thank MidwestCoastie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was friendly & efficient. Food was edible. My husband had a New York Strip, said it wasn't very good. Server offered him toppings, but did not mention they came with an upcharge. Did not mind the charge, but should've been told about it. I...More

Thank glbrlb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first night in Bayfield we realized we needed dinner reservations! We ate at the bar in Ethel's, liked it so much that we made reservations for 2 days later. Besides the food being so good, we liked the natural wood decor of the place,...More

Thank mpjoseph
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recommend for enjoyable and delicious food, drinks and desserts. Arrived in Bayfield around 7 pm on a Thursday night, weren't sure what would still be open. Ethel's was open, welcoming and enjoyanle.

Thank chacha732017
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We visited Ethel's last week and sat at the small, cozy bar and ate our meal there. That gave us a chance to chat with Mike, one of the owners. Salads are super fresh, mac and cheese was a hit as was the steak, asparagus...More

1  Thank Joanne C
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We ate dinner here while on vacation. I had a grilled whitefish meal that was fresh and tasty. The location itself isn't as appealing as some area restaursnts as it is away from the water without a view but the décor inside is warm and...More

1  Thank Brian N
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I ordered the special, which was the lobster and shrimp stuffed shells with a vodka cream sauce. It tasted as good as it sounds. My husband ordered the surf and turf, whitefish and steak with asparagus and potatoes and he inhaled it, saying it was...More

2  Thank Barb A
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Ambience lovely and warm - the place smelled great ! I had their pasta with mushroom pesto and practically licked the plate. We heard their whitefish chowder was awesome, but they were out when we got there - so get there early.

Thank sflathome
Reviewed 7 August 2017

No visit to Bayfield is complete without a visit to Ethel's for pizza. Freindly staff and a great menu.

Thank Martin B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 250 Rittenhouse Ave, Bayfield, WI 54814-5046
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Bayfield
  • Phone Number: +1 715-779-0293
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We are a seasonal restaurant in downtown Bayfield, serving fresh fish, gourmet pizza, delicious pasta and Black Angus Beef steaks.
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