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The Bayfield Inn Restaurant

20 Rittenhouse Ave, Bayfield, WI 54814-5018
+1 715-779-3363
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (57 reviews)
“fish and chips” (16 reviews)
“apple butter” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
20 Rittenhouse Ave, Bayfield, WI 54814-5018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We ate here for dinner once while staying at the hotel. I ordered a steak at medium rare and it was almost raw. They recooked it but it was still not good. The food in general was fairly mediocre but still with high prices.

Thank Pete_and_Tara
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Came here with my sister and parents for dinner. The host was awesome and super attentive. I didn't catch his name but he had a cross tattoo on his left wrist. Our waitress was ok but the guy worked circles around her. We all had...More

Thank rberndt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The special was fried fish, one piece each of walleye, trout, and whitefish. It all tasted the same to me and my husband. Neither of us finished it. And my sister and I split a creme brûlée’s. It was as runny as water. We did...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed delicious appetizers and great beer on the roof top over looking the harbor. Beautiful!!! Great service!

Thank S F
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Fun place, great drinks and good place to enjoy outside sitting, fun for people who want to relax and enjoy the views

Thank Howard R
Reviewed 11 September 2018

We just had nachos for a snack, anticipating dinner. But they were good and the platter was enough for two couple to share. We sat on deck on a glorious September day.

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

The Bayfield Inn Restaurant provided two different and good dining options. The breakfast we had there was really excellent- we split the eggs Florentine with a most delicious hollandaise sauce, bacon, grapefruit juice and good coffee. Upscale dining! Lunch at the rooftop bar afforded a...More

Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Bayfield Inn, on the deck, overlooking the waterfront - the ferry and boat traffic is transporting - you won't feel like you are sitting in Wisconsin, on Lake Superior. This is a great venue to sip a cocktail or two, and enjoy the cachaphony of...More

Thank LaCrosseIndians
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

We selected Bayfield Inn for our first dinner in Bayfield. We were there early and got a table by the window with a great view of Lake Superior. The food and service was top-notch.

Thank bluejay6767
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Five of us enjoyed a lovely lunch in July. We were all extremely happy with the service and the food. It was fun sitting outside and enjoying the scenery and friendships over wonderful meals. I had the house salad and loved it!

Thank luluden
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Questions & Answers
Christine S
2 May 2017|
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Response from BigLakeTyler | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. The Lakeside Dining Room accepts reservations for parties of 6 or more only with the exception of holiday buffets. We do not accept reservations for The Deck roof top bar/restaurant. If you... More
15 October 2016|
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Response from setters7 | Reviewed this property |
That I am not sure of, since we were there in the summer. I am sure you can get on line, find a phone number and ask....they would be glad to help you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Rittenhouse Ave, Bayfield, WI 54814-5018
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Bayfield
  • Phone Number: +1 715-779-3363
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at The Bayfield Inn
"Full Service" is back year-round in The Bayfield Inn Lakeside Dining Room. Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner are served daily with the best view in Bayfield! Our Breakfast menu features classic favorites, and several original regional-inspired dishes. Enjoy a casual-service Lunch on The Deck roof top bar/restaurant with an unmatched view of Lake Superior from mid-May through early October! Or dine inside the Lakeside Dining Room overlooking Memorial Park with an unmatched view of Lake Superior. Our Lunch menu offers Burgers, Sandwiches, Salads, & more! Our Dinner menu is made up of Choice, Hand-cut Steaks, Seafood, local fresh Fish, Salads, & Pasta. The Bayfield Inn offers Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner year-round with spectacular views of the Bayfield harbor and marina. Be sure to ask about our private, executive meeting facilities at The Dock Shop Meeting Space. It can accommodate corporate retreats, executive meetings, and intimate private gatherings. The Dock Shop Meeting Space is located on the shores of Lake Superior just one block from The Bayfield Inn. The Bayfield Inn also offers custom catering. From complete event planning to summer weddings to winter workshops, The Bayfield Inn is at your service year-round.
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