Washburn Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Washburn

April 14, 2018 Janette Largent

Washburn is a city in Bayfield County, in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 2,117 at the 2010 census. The city is just east of and adjacent to the Town of Washburn. It is in northern Wisconsin, on the shore of Lake Superior's Chequamegon Bay.
Things to do in Washburn

1. Deep Water Grill

808 Main St W, Ashland, WI 54806-1404 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 715-682-4200
Excellent
59%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 453 reviews

Deep Water Grill

Reviewed By Curly - Midwest

After looking at the reviews of Deep Water on TripAdvisor we decided to have dinner there. It was a great choice. The special of the evening was a tenderloin with shrimp, roasted red potatoes and asparagus. The steak was done to perfection, the shrimp was perfectly done and the asparagus was crisp tender. The broiled Walleye sandwich with caper dill mayo and spinach on a ciabatta roll was delicious. I tried the apricot wheat beer and loved it.

Service was good and the manager interacted with the guests.

2. DaLou's Bistro

310 W Bayfield St, Washburn, WI 54891-1136 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner +1 715-373-1125
Excellent
86%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 118 reviews

DaLou's Bistro

Reviewed By TravelinGirl321 - New York City, New York

Don't let the modest exterior fool you - this place is a gem!!

Pros:
Prices are good
Food is out of this world
Wait staff is super friendly
Owner/chef is on-site every night
Atmosphere is cozy and warm

Cons:
You're might wait for a table

We came not expecting much, and we're blown away by the quality and flavor of the food at this restaurant. They have a full menu with pizza, salads, paninis and melted cheese dishes, and they offer one pasta dish each night. The pasta special the first night was quite possibly the best pasta dish I have ever tasted. My husband enjoyed our dinner so much the first night of our mini-vacation that we came back the next day. We ordered one small pizza and one other dish each night, and every bite was amazing.

This guy knows his stuff!

3. Black Cat Cafe

211 Chapple Ave, Ashland, WI 54806-1429 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner +1 715-682-3680
Excellent
61%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 120 reviews

Black Cat Cafe

Reviewed By Angie K - Rhinelander, Wisconsin

The atmosphere is really nice. The service is friendly and very good at what they do. The location is very convenient and they have outdoor seating if you would like to enjoy the weather. I only had the coffee and it was very good. I would recommend stopping here.

4. Ashland Baking Company

212 Chapple Ave, Ashland, WI 54806-1447 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American, Gluten Free Options Breakfast +1 715-682-6010
Excellent
82%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 123 reviews

Ashland Baking Company

Reviewed By DanB1960 - Hudson, Wisconsin

Now the standing "great plan" for a summer outing is picking up a couple sandwiches from Ashland Baking Company for the cooler as well as some baked treats and picnic after a hike. I had a "bacon jam" sandwich that couldn't have been more delightful, and my wife had a chicken wrap that was tasty, too. You know the bread is going to be top notch. I consider both sandwiches "creations." Somebody there knows what what tastes good and can make it happen.

Price-wise, you pay a bit more for quality and it is noticeably worth it.

This is a must stop for foodies when in Ashland. I know of no better bakery anywhere.

5. North Coast Coffee

509 W Bayfield St, Washburn, WI 54891-1181 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe Breakfast +1 715-373-0241
Excellent
67%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 26 reviews

North Coast Coffee

Friendly coffee shop located in downtown Washburn, WI serving fresh brewed coffee, espresso drinks, smoothies, bakery items, deli sandwiches and featuring Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream. We have a convenient drive thru and free WI-FI.

Reviewed By DanB1960 - Hudson, Wisconsin

Looking for dessert and a really good cup of coffee? Their ice cream is upscale and delicious, servings plentiful, and their coffee was really good. Inside it's cozy and inviting. And the staff was really pleasant.

What's not to like! From the road, you might not think of it as a quaint place, but it's actually kind of cute, and I know it will be my go to on every pass through in Washburn.

6. El Dorado Restaurant

2320 Lakeshore Drive, Ashland, WI 54806 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 715-682-9658
Excellent
61%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 153 reviews

El Dorado Restaurant

Reviewed By Cheese4ever - Saint Paul, Minnesota

My wife and I spent a number of days in the area and I had seen reviews for this place on TripAdvisor.

We stopped in for an early lunch and had the enchilada supreme combo. One each of beef, chicken, cheese and beans enchiladas plus rice and beans. All were good with a very nice mole sauce.

Chips provided to start were extremely fresh and crisp and the salsa flavorful and just the right punch of spice.

Service was fast and very efficient and the prices were terrific.

7. Coco Cafe

146 W Bayfield St, 12 Miles South of Bayfield on Highway 13, Washburn, WI 54891-1131 Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 4 - SGD 13 +1 715-373-2253
Excellent
78%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 225 reviews

Coco Cafe

Coco offers a creative cafe menu while focusing on fresh and local ingredients with absolutely everything made from scratch. All our bread and pastries are baked fresh daily. Vegetarian and gluten free friendly. Welcome to Coco

Reviewed By Curtis P - Minneapolis, Minnesota

We were looking we're a nice breakfast to start our ride to Madeline Island. Coco is exactly what we wanted. Good coffee,eggs,and treats,yum

8. Patsy's Bar & Grill

328 W Bayfield St, Washburn, WI 54891-1136 Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 715-373-5792
Excellent
70%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 92 reviews

Patsy's Bar & Grill

Check article on TripAdvisor: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g60359-c58329/Washburn:Wisconsin:Only.In.Washburn.Patsys.html

Reviewed By larryj2012 - Teasdale, Utah

After a full day of touring and hiking, we stopped to eat at Patsy's. They specialize in local foods starting with six oz. hand-pattied burgers. Wife ordered the Northwoods Burger topped with Apple Wood smoked bacon, cola caramelized onions and Wisconsin cheddar cheese. I had the Lowcountry burger with pimento cheese, and jalapeño peppers. Both were served with fries and pickles. Delicious. Enjoyed our meals with an Alaskan Amber beer.

The bar opened in the late 1800's. At one time there was a brothel on the second floor until a fire closed the business down. It was the place to be and be seen in Washburn - - and is still that today.

Some Friday nights there is a local band playing outside on the patio. Friday nights are also a fish fry with locally caught whitefish.

9. Frankie's Pizza

1315 Lake Shore Dr E, Ashland, WI 54806-2163 Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff Pizza, American Dinner, Lunch +1 715-682-9980
Excellent
64%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 86 reviews

Frankie's Pizza

Reviewed By olhababy - MI

This is a must stop whenever we are in Ashland. The service is friendly, SUPER friendly, even, the pizza is hot, fresh, and delicious, AND it is very reasonably priced. If you like a good thin crust pizza, this is a great choice!

10. Good Thyme Restaurant and Catering

77180 State Highway 13, Washburn, WI 54891-3413 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol American, French, Steakhouse Drinks, Dinner SGD 10 - SGD 38 +1 715-373-5255
Excellent
60%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
8%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 112 reviews

Good Thyme Restaurant and Catering

Good Thyme is a small, well-established Catering Company serving up the best food in the Bayfield Area, Northern Wisconsin and Duluth since 1999. We’re a full-service caterer with trained chefs and kitchen staff, and friendly, professional servers and bartenders. We also offer: • On-site and off-site catering service • A gorgeous 100-year-old venue with indoor & outdoor event space • Overnight guest accommodations • Fully-licensed kitchens • Full Bar Service + Professional Bartenders • Food Handlers Permits • Liability Insurance • Rental Options (dishes, linens, etc.) We’re also the only caterer in the Bayfield Area with a fully licensed mobile kitchen to prepare food on-site and serve it up fresh and hot. Good Thyme takes an artisanal approach to the food we serve. We make all our own marinades, sauces and dressings, and beautiful presentation is always a priority. We make sure everything we serve tastes as good as it looks. We custom design every event menu, and provide a formal proposal detailing your menu as well as staff and rental costs appropriate to your event, location and menu choices. Please visit our website for more info, or call Renee to schedule a tour of The Big Yellow House and/or to discover all the Good Thyme possibilities for your wedding or event venue!

Reviewed By northwoodsgal61 - Rhinelander,WI

We had dinner here on Labor Day weekend and really enjoyed it. I ordered the rib eye steak with garlic smashed potatoes and it was perfectly cooked and tasty. My only complaint was that there were some rather mushy vegetables served with the potatoes.The steak was quite pricey compared to other places I've been My husband had pork tenderloin and was happy with that. The have a nice beer and wine selection as well as cocktails. The service was excellent. I wold definitely return.

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