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The Copper Trout

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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“pasta” (65 reviews)
“crostini” (11 reviews)
Italian, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
250 Rittenhouse Ave, Bayfield, WI 54814-5046
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I had reservations here with another couple before the Madeline Island marathon on Saturday. Our food server was Emma and she was terrific. The quality of the food was fantastic, and the restaurant was very clean. We sat near the front window...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was delicious. Great presentation. Friendly and accommodating staff. The only drawback was the seating. The dining area is small. We were seated too close to the family next to us...one could hear every word of their conversation...and did when we weren’t speaking to...More

Thank franklinmn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

New owners last year and you can tell they love it. We were here before the season so not many restaurants were open yet. Copper Trout turned out to be a winner! Loved the Malbec and tloved every dish we tried! Absolutely recommend the Smoked...More

Thank Treesha B
Reviewed 27 October 2017

A wonderful place for whatever you enjoy eating. Nice cozy interior and friendly staff. Seating is fast and food is very good. Pizza was wonderful.

1  Thank wesscott
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

My friends and I got take-out from Ethel’s. They had Mac and cheese and onion rings and I had mushroom bruschetta and whitefish chowder. Everything was delicious. We have eaten in the restaurant during previous visits and the food is consistently good. I understand there...More

1  Thank Yooperfan
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Intrigued by the Smoked Fish Starter, we ordered and devoured the rich treat. For dinner, we tried the baked spaghetti (delicious), and lobster ravioli (disappointment). The lobster seemed fake and was served in small portions - definitely over-priced. Afterwards, we spent the next day recovering...More

1  Thank 100YearPlan
Alexander E, General Manager at The Copper Trout, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

I apologize for being late to respond! This off-season we have made a lot of changes, one of which was ditching the lobster ravioli. You are right and I wont serve something I don't love. We have changed the menu, and our name this year....More

Reviewed 26 September 2017

This is a very nice, family restaurant. Loved the Smoked Trout Appetizer!! Had the whitefish dinner was very tasty. Very good wine and beer selections as well. It is a nice restaurant but you can dress in nice shorts for dinner. Google listed the restaurant...More

Thank carlinda6665
Reviewed 22 September 2017 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 16 September 2017 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 14 September 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
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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