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The Copper Trout

250 Rittenhouse Ave, Bayfield, WI 54814-5046
+1 715-779-0293
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (69 reviews)
“whitefish” (55 reviews)
“crostini” (12 reviews)
Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
250 Rittenhouse Ave, Bayfield, WI 54814-5046
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Variety of pasta and pizza dishes serving fresh caught fish ! Not a lot of seating so if you're there during an event or Summer, it's best to make reservations.

Thank hbos65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the basil pesto and the tortellini - both were very good choices. The whitefish chowder was a pleasant surprise. Always impressed when a restaurant in a tourist area is busy during the off-season. Would definitely return during a future trip to Bayfield.

Thank WiskyDave
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a place where you really need reservations. Very popular and small. The owners are on site working, so that is nice. I ate here with several friends and I had the pasta with mushrooms, delicious. Others had a pizza and loved it. Salads...More

Thank lizardMarquette_MI
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at The Copper Trout during our annual visit to Bayfield. We have never been disappointed with our dining experience. I personally think the Whitefish dinner is excellent. They have a great beer and wine selection which is topped off by excellent wait staff....More

Thank norby49
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Copper Trout is new this year to Bayfield. It is family owned and it has become our new favorite spot.

Thank josephlippert
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is fantastic. The service was amazing. Make a reservation to make sure you get a table. The food was delicious. The white fish was the best ever. And fresh pie for dessert. A must stop in Bayfield!

Thank S F
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Luckily my husband and I made reservations the afternoon before we went. The Copper Trout is welcoming and very busy! The restaurant offers varied and imaginative choices. Our eyes proved bigger than our stomachs, partly because we wanted to try some local dishes such as...More

Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Great selection of pastas. The pastas were so good that we came here twice in the 3 days we were here. Very busy and small place so I recommend that you make reservations.

Thank kevin s
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Amazing dinner at the Copper Trout this weekend. Good thing we had reservations because many, many potential diners were turned away. I had a delicious gluten free pizza and a craft cider, and my wife had a very unique whitefish lemon pizza that she claims...More

Thank Andy M
Reviewed 26 August 2018

The Copper Trout is a family owned and operated restaurant and is located near the center of Bayfield, Wisconsin. It used to be called Ethel's at 250 but the name was changed after the new owner acquired it. This place appears to be closed during...More

Thank rockyjoe
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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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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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