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The Copper Trout

250 Rittenhouse Ave, Bayfield, WI 54814-5046
+1 715-779-0293
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
250 Rittenhouse Ave, Bayfield, WI 54814-5046
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

A wonderful place for whatever you enjoy eating. Nice cozy interior and friendly staff. Seating is fast and food is very good. Pizza was wonderful.

Thank wesscott
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

My friends and I got take-out from Ethel’s. They had Mac and cheese and onion rings and I had mushroom bruschetta and whitefish chowder. Everything was delicious. We have eaten in the restaurant during previous visits and the food is consistently good. I understand there...More

Thank Yooperfan
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Intrigued by the Smoked Fish Starter, we ordered and devoured the rich treat. For dinner, we tried the baked spaghetti (delicious), and lobster ravioli (disappointment). The lobster seemed fake and was served in small portions - definitely over-priced. Afterwards, we spent the next day recovering...More

Thank 100YearPlan
Alexander E, General Manager at The Copper Trout, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

I apologize for being late to respond! This off-season we have made a lot of changes, one of which was ditching the lobster ravioli. You are right and I wont serve something I don't love. We have changed the menu, and our name this year....More

Reviewed 26 September 2017

This is a very nice, family restaurant. Loved the Smoked Trout Appetizer!! Had the whitefish dinner was very tasty. Very good wine and beer selections as well. It is a nice restaurant but you can dress in nice shorts for dinner. Google listed the restaurant...More

Thank carlinda6665
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Dinner in Bayfield. Right in the downtown, so that was pleasant. Food was good. I had a salad with chicken which was very fresh and tasty. My spouse had the Special, pasta with Bolognese that was also very delicious. Dessert was unavoidable when the flourless...More

Thank kathryngray
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

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...More

Thank MidwestCoastie
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Service was friendly & efficient. Food was edible. My husband had a New York Strip, said it wasn't very good. Server offered him toppings, but did not mention they came with an upcharge. Did not mind the charge, but should've been told about it. I...More

Thank glbrlb
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Our first night in Bayfield we realized we needed dinner reservations! We ate at the bar in Ethel's, liked it so much that we made reservations for 2 days later. Besides the food being so good, we liked the natural wood decor of the place,...More

Thank mpjoseph
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Recommend for enjoyable and delicious food, drinks and desserts. Arrived in Bayfield around 7 pm on a Thursday night, weren't sure what would still be open. Ethel's was open, welcoming and enjoyanle.

Thank chacha732017
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We visited Ethel's last week and sat at the small, cozy bar and ate our meal there. That gave us a chance to chat with Mike, one of the owners. Salads are super fresh, mac and cheese was a hit as was the steak, asparagus...More

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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
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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