Most Popular Restaurants in Bayfield

April 14, 2018 Darwin Bolte

Bayfield, at the northern tip of Wisconsin, on the shores of Lake Superior, is the main gateway to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, a series of pristine islands known as "The Jewels of Lake Superior." Camp, hike, kayak, scuba dive and sail amongst these 21 islands, exploring hidden sea caves, six historic light stations and forgotten ship wrecks. The mainland is a popular destination for art lovers, with a large community of local artisans operating galleries and workshops.
Things to do in Bayfield

1. Wild Rice Restaurant

84860 Old San Rd, Bayfield, WI 54814-6002 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Gluten Free Options Dinner +1 715-779-9881
Excellent
84%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 195 reviews

Wild Rice Restaurant

Reviewed By Robyn W - Ironwood, Michigan

Quiet, secluded setting with view of the lake. Service and food was impeccable. This is the second time I have had the pleasure to dining there and I am truly sorry they will be closing soon. A five star restaurant! The glass decorations were beautiful and the ladies restroom with the full-sized mannequins are hilarious. I will miss this dining experience.

2. Beach Club

817 Main St, La Pointe, WI 54850-2400 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 715-747-3955
Excellent
32%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 201 reviews

Beach Club

715-747-3955

Reviewed By PA-22-108_pilot - Plymouth, United States

We stopped here for lunch. I had a smoked whitefish salad on spinach. It was very tasty. I also had a cup of fish chowder, this was more mediocre than the salad. The service is also a little different. Order at the counter, get your drinks and the staff brings the food out to your table.

3. Candy Shoppe

217 Rittenhouse Ave, Bayfield, WI 54814-5046 Takeout American +1 715-779-3668
Excellent
83%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 206 reviews

Candy Shoppe

Great Little Ice Cream Shop On The Main Road.

Reviewed By Bruce and Mary S - Osceola, Wisconsin

Simply excellent! Anything in the place from the morning cinammom rolls which are beyond discription to the delish ice cream cones, it is always always always great!!!

And hats off to the woman who is in that kitchen like always!!! Turning out amazing pies, fudge, and all kinds of wonderful things.

These people are just incredible workers. Thank you for all that you do to make peoples vacations so enjoyable!!!

4. Gourmet Garage

85130 State Highway 13, Bayfield, WI 54814-4540 European, Scandinavian +1 715-779-5365
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 4 reviews

Reviewed By Linda G - Chicago, Illinois

This is simply THE BEST place to buy whole, homemade pies, pastries, Welsh pasties, and other outstanding delights! We drove over two hours just to purchase one of their legendary pies!

5. Landmark Restaurant at Old Rittenhouse Inn

301 Rittenhouse Ave, Bayfield, WI 54814-5016 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 72 +1 715-779-5111
Excellent
79%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 218 reviews

Landmark Restaurant at Old Rittenhouse Inn

Part of Old Rittenhouse Inn, Le Chateau is a Bayfield, WI bed and breakfast set in historic mansion overlooking Lake Superior. It is an ideal location for romantic getaways in Wisconsin, weddings, and special events. The property features seven guest rooms, welcoming common areas, and stunning lake views. The Landmark Restaurant at the Old Rittenhouse Inn regularly hosts special beer and wine tastings, mystery dinners, and holiday celebrations.

Reviewed By glbrlb - Naples, Florida

For many years we have been driving 45 miles at least once each summer to have a special dinner. This time it wasn't at all special. We had the 5-course dinner. The bland soup was lukewarm so I sent it back. Salad was just ok. Entree was also lukewarm but I didn't send it back because I didn't want it to come back overcooked. I could have had a better steak at home. The only items that were actually good were the raspberry sorbet & the cherry pie - the best crust I've ever had at a restaurant. If not for the pie, i would've rated it a 1. The service was excellent.

6. Tom's Burned Down Cafe

234 Middle Rd, La Pointe, WI 54850-0222 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub Drinks +1 717-747-6100
Excellent
49%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 106 reviews

Tom's Burned Down Cafe

Reviewed By SolsticeCalgary - Calgary

We saw this 'structure' during our wanders around La Pointe. At first instance, we thought it was the residence of some hoarder that was probably considered an eyesore by all of the other residents of Madeline Island. It was not obvious to us that it was a bar and actually open to the public. We then saw it rated on TripAdvisor as a must visit. So the next day we visited it for a beer before catching the ferry. It turned out to be a lot of fun walking around with our drinks and reading all the signs of Tom's wisdom and the various treasures that he has accumulated.

7. Ethel's at 250

250 Rittenhouse Ave, Bayfield, WI 54814-5046 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 Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 16 - SGD 39 +1 715-779-0293
Excellent
65%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 397 reviews

Ethel's at 250

We are a seasonal restaurant in downtown Bayfield, serving fresh fish, gourmet pizza, delicious pasta and Black Angus Beef steaks.

Reviewed By MidwestCoastie - Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

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 but no feeling of being crowded or seated too close together.

The whitefish chowder richly deserved its outstanding reputation. We followed that with a gluten free pizza with apples, bacon and cheese - great crust and uniquely delicious topping. Finished off a mouth watering serving of the evening's special - (gluten free for us) shrimp pesto pasta. I adore pesto and this was one of the best I've ever had - including my own homemade version!

The only disappointment was no brewed iced tea - our personal beverage of choice. But a small price to pay for an outstanding meal, service and environment.

8. Grampa Tony's

814 Main St, La Pointe, WI 54850-2400 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating American Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast +1 715-747-3911
Excellent
39%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
6%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 116 reviews

Grampa Tony's

Reviewed By Kakyak - Brookfield, Wisconsin

Decided to stay longer on the island and have dinner and was very happy with our choice. My husband specifically asked me to write a great review of the garlic burger which he states was one of the most unique ones he has every had with garlic bread bun and green olives. The black bean burger was very good as was the pizza. Yes, it is mostly teens working, but they were very nice and did their jobs well.

9. The Pub at The Inn on Madeline Island

La Pointe, WI 54850 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Bar, Pub Dinner, Lunch +1 800-822-6315
Excellent
37%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 72 reviews

The Pub at The Inn on Madeline Island

Reviewed By Jonwal

Madeline Island is a lovely spot and community in the Apostle Islands. This pub and restaurant had what I consider above well average food and drink for a little community. The sunset view as grand and the fireplace was a nice touch on a cool fall evening. Pizza was great as were the appetizers. All in our part enjoyed their meal.

10. The Bayfield Inn Restaurant

20 Rittenhouse Ave, Bayfield, WI 54814-5018 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 American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 10 - SGD 33 +1 715-779-3363
Excellent
59%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 234 reviews

The Bayfield Inn Restaurant

"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.

Reviewed By 100YearPlan - Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Waited days for the place to open (closed for a large group). Ordered two scallop based dishes, to discover they were out (not quite 6pm). We opted to have a pesto seafood dish and a steak and shrimp dish. All the food was quite tasty, and the service top notch. Would like to visit again for the scallops.

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