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Greunke's First Street Inn & Dining

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17 Rittenhouse Avenue, Bayfield, WI 54814
+1 715-779-5480
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 06:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was pure awesomeness. The hotel - very cozy, very clean. Location perfect. Dining outstanding. It has its own priceless atmosphere. The owner is cool. Try the boiled fish event! It is a must!

Thank DillDeal
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time visiting, staff was very helpful plus we enjoyed the fish boil. Met some interesting people at the fish boil. We would frequent again.

Thank pmricelake
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We were there for breakfast and the food was good, service was great! The pancakes were huge and thick! I ate one in the stack of three!

Thank Jody_ydoj
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 592 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

My friend and I really enjoyed the broiled white fish with fresh zucchini and a potato for $19. It is an eclectic decorated restaurant with antique chairs, old movie stars pictures on the walls and we even sat in a small pew. We had good service. I think i would try another restaurant when we are in Bayfield though.

Thank minnesotans4
Owatonna, Minnesota
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425 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Lots of old photos of 60's-70's. Good food at a good price for a tourist area. 4 of us each had a different item and all was good.

Thank Carl W
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch with friends. Food was good but the tourist prices were a little hard to take. Really neat atmosphere though with all the historic celebrity memorabilia. A limited selection of seasonal craft beer and wine. Nothing to get really excited about but I wouldn't be against a return visit.

Thank rglisczinski
Owatonna, Minnesota
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157 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Another trip to Bayfield to attend Apple Fest and wanted a good sit down lunch instead of eating from one of the many food booths so once again went to Greunke's. We had the roasted turkey with mashed potatoes, dressing, gravy and coleslaw...for lunch! It was great!! The portion wasn't huge but just about right. It was more than we... More 

Thank scooterpieMinnesota
Chicago, Illinois
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The menu options aren't vast, but what is there is tasty and scrumptious. Great bacon! Staff was very nice, but don't eat here if you are in a rush, they are on the slower side.

Thank Danielle S
La Pointe, Wisconsin
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Grunkees is kind of my backup when my usual spots are all busy, but I am always pleased when I eat here. I often find breakfast to be plentiful and good, but I always forget and remember this time of year they have a turkey dinner on the menu. I am a sucker for Turkey stuffing and gravy! I hear... More 

Thank CaptainBobi
Rochester, NY
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177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Our extended family ate here for a fish boil and it was great! They have what appears to be a steaming cauldron of fish that they stir with a big paddle--very spooky and steamy on a rainy Saturday night. You then eat buffet style--lots of bread, fish and corn with delicious raspberry shortcake dessert. I was a bit surprised that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$26
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Rittenhouse Avenue, Bayfield, WI 54814
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Bayfield
  • Phone Number: +1 715-779-5480
Located in the heart of Bayfield, Greunke's has been serving food to locals and visitors alike since 1940. Our fun, funky, and eclectic décor sparks memories for all generations and we are family friendly! Our fabulous staff makes your experience even more memorable. The menu offers a variety of burgers, sandwiches, salads, steak, pasta, and of course, FRESH fish from Lake Superior. Be sure to try the "Greunke's Original"--Whitefish Livers!

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