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Portside Bar and Restaurant

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34475 Port Superior Rd, Bayfield, WI 54814-4937
16:00 - 21:00
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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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89 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

The view overlooking the sailboats in the marina is always soothing. The whitefish livers are a real delicacy. The menu is varied enough to have both bar apps or full meal. Food is good, the remodeled facility is very nice.

Thank MNescaped
Thunder Bay, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Pikes Bay Marina and found this gem of a restaurant next door. The Portside restaurant serves great home cooked meals using local ingredients. Not only were the meals delicious but very reasonably priced. We ate there four times during our long weekend stay and had great service each time.

Thank Nova0129
Rushford, Minnesota
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We were in Bayfield over July 4th weekend with our dog and for that reason could only go out to eat at places with dog friendly outdoor seating. Portside had the perfect deck allowing our sweet dog to enjoy the beautiful morning with us. We were the only ones on the deck with a great view of the marina. We... More 

Thank Hov1015
Madison, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Portside has always been a wonderful annual dining experience for us. We have returned to Bayfield yearly and have always chosen to eat here at least twice during our stay. However, our most experience two days ago lead us to feel that we might not return. The menu has changed; it appeared that they were short-staffed; and the quality of... More 

Thank Ruth P
Farmington Hills, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Short on help, therefore poor service. Was not pleased with one of our meals. Did provide a nice view of marina.

Thank Susan S
Duluth, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We had the fish soup and BBQ Japanese chicken which were both very good. Hamburger was OK. Service was great. Thanks for the fun view of the harbor and people watching as boats arrived and departed.

Thank Delores G
Stillwater, MN
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I had the whitefish sandwich special, it was very fresh fish, and garnished with a tasty slaw. My wife had the Japanese BBQ chicken sandwich and she loved it. We'll be back for sure.

Thank T N
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to post your review! We're so glad you enjoyed your dinner recently, and we look forward to serving you again very soon! More 

Mellen, Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

I have been workin here at this beautiful restaurant since June 2015. The view is absolutely gorgeous I always say its the best view in bayfield. Sad as it is I will no longer be working here. I'm sure going to miss all my coworkers. You are all the best and wish you all the best. I'm so glad I... More 

5 Thank _heidilj89
Management response:

Thank you so much for your kind words! We love having such a wonderful variety of people on our staff and look forward to your future visits. All the best to you! More 

Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Honeymooned an the Apostle Islands 25 years ago. Went here for dinner for the first five years and revisited this year. We had a window seat for a great view of the marina. I got the burger and onion rings. The rings were great. Almost too many which is a good thing. The burger was overdone and a bit dry.... More 

Thank garyd22557
Management response:

Thank you so much for sharing your experiences with us! We'll definitely make note of the burger preparation so it doesn't happen again. We're very glad you enjoyed the rings, tacos and soup -- they're very popular items on our menu. Hope you'll be visiting us again soon! More 

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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We ate here one evening as it was walking distance from the condo we were renting. Did not look like much from the outside, but wow, great food, and service. The fish stew (more like a soup) was really yummy and we had the Chicken Marsala and the Italian Sausage pasta. Both were excellent. Its a bit on the pricer... More 

3 Thank avklevens
Management response:

Thank you so much for your kind words... We're thrilled that you enjoyed your experience here at Portside and hope you'll be back again soon to try some of the new dishes we're creating! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Fusion, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34475 Port Superior Rd, Bayfield, WI 54814-4937
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Bayfield
  • Phone Number: 17157795380
Portside is located at Port Superior Marina, just two miles south of Bayfield on Highway 13. We offer casual waterside dining and new chef-crafted menus with locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients. At Portside this summer, you'll love our newly expanded selection of entrees, sandwiches, salads and shared plates. Our appetizers and shared plates are perfect for socializing and enjoying with beverages. Our casual pub- and deli-style sandwiches feature fresh, unique ingredients and house-made sauces! They're convenient to take back to the boat for a no-fuss lunch or light dinner, or as a fresh, delicious meal on-the-go for the ride home after a weekend on Lake Superior. Of course, our gourmet sandwiches and sides are also the perfect choice when dining at our restaurant on a warm summer's evening. Our weekend breakfast menu and daily entrées include some of last season's favorites with some unexpectedly flavorful twists. Join us when you're in the mood for something different!

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