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Ethel's at 250

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250 Rittenhouse Ave, Bayfield, WI 54814-5046
+1 715-779-0293
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 20:30
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Bayfield, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ethel's at 250 was purchased recently by Mike and Kerry Ernster. Bill and Sally, former owners, retired after 11 wonderful years. Tonight was Kerry and Mikes first night as the new owners. They did a fantastic job with 2 of their 4 sons helping out. Mack was the "bus boy" and Alex was our waiter. My husband had the whitefish... More 

Thank sharonkrealty
Madison, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

If you like pasta you will like this place. Very reasonable in price and good portion sizes. Good wine selection. Bartender friendly but waitperson was a bit unfriendly.

1 Thank ccc423
Bayfield, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This place is just okay. Not too many item's are scratch made. Frozen pizza dough, pre made sauces and just your usual typical food items that are from your nationwide Food Companies. It is not bad, it is just "Middle of the road"!! Prices are high and portions are small. drinks are pricy and also minimal. Service is a true... More 

1 Thank Martin G
Alexander E, General Manager at Ethel's at 250, responded to this review

Thanks for your input Martin my name is Alex and my family took over Ethel's at 250 this winter. We will be opening in May and have a lot of news ideas for the future of Ethel's. We have been working at improving the pizza and will be ready to start the new season with completely revamped pizza. I hope... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

The owners are wonderful, so friendly and accommodating. The food was excellent--the best in town! (But I love Italian food).

1 Thank Amanda W
Minneapolis MN
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Good atmosphere, cozy, friendly staff, with good recommendations. Topped off a visit to Bayfield and lake Superior. Food: I had a pasta with a pesto and my husband had the white fish. Both expertly prepared and served. looking forward to returning.

1 Thank Baabay
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

1st visit and will return. Awesome food. We had Steak & Chicken Alfredo. Met the owners.... very cool.

1 Thank 4WarmSunSeekers
Clinton, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went here on a Friday night close to the end of their season. I called ahead and got "priority seating" and I'm glad I did or we would not have gotten a table. I had the mushroom pesto linguine and my husband had the lobster ravioli. Both dishes were delicious. Friendly owners who were very attentive.... More 

Thank Alicia J
Marshfield, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We visited Ethel's during apple fest so it was very busy, but we are glad we waited. the servers were extremely busy, but we never felt neglected. The food was VERY good, with some of the best pasta I've ever had.

1 Thank Rebecca C
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Ethel's is a must-stop every time were in Bayfield! Every pizza we've tried has been awesome and my wife enjoys the pasta... Particularly the lobster ravioli. Delicious! But even better than the food is the company and atmosphere. The owners are so personable and all the staff (shout out to Bailey!) are wonderful! Highly, highly recommend for all types of... More 

Thank Ryan S
Clinton, Missouri
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Reasonable prices and excellent food. We really enjoyed our meal after a week of camping. I had chicken with wild rice and pasta. My son and grandson had the Black Angus burger. They thought it one of the best ever. They reportedly have fresh white fish in season.

Thank Tom G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Italian, American, Gluten Free Options
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, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 250 Rittenhouse Ave, Bayfield, WI 54814-5046
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Bayfield
  • Phone Number: +1 715-779-0293
We are a seasonal restaurant in downtown Bayfield, serving fresh fish, gourmet pizza, delicious pasta and Black Angus Beef steaks.

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