Bennethum's Northern Inn
Warm hospitality is at the heart of everything we do. Because we are family-owned and operated, we personalize your visits and attend to special needs. Our staff is our greatest asset and we work hard with them to create extraordinary dining experiences.
Our wine list is a compilation of our favorites from around the world. Our new wine cellar and Retail Program showcase these items and make them readily available for takeout at extremely moderate pricing. Our draught program includes ever-rotating microbrews and our cocktails are handcrafted with the finest ingredients.
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This has to be at the top of your list of favorite restaurants
ChrisB: Now that's a compliment - thank you so much! Please give us a follow on Facebook to keep up with our events and promotions!
We loved this place. We will be going back very soon. One thing, I tried to sign up for anniversary and birthday specials. However, because I used my email for our first visit to reserve a table, I am not able to complete the application. It keeps telling me that the email is already in the system. Catch 22. Can you help?
Thank you for the wonderful rating, Barbara! We will be in touch shortly with respect to your enrollment, and am so glad you enjoyed your visit!
Food came very fast, very delicious, friendly wait staff - thumbs up all around.
TracyB: I appreciate you taking the time to share your wonderful feedback. Looking forward to seeing you again! Please be sure to check out our VIP club (the link is on our Yelp profile) for members only "treats"! See you again soon.
Excellent service. Great food and large portions.
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Very courteous service. The food was truly exceptional.
So glad the service was on point and that you enjoyed your meal, RichardW. We look forward to having you back again!
Amazing as always!! Our favorite northern Michigan restaurant!
Love the feedback, and we appreciate you sharing! We look forward to your next visit!
Friendly staff. Food is always great. Very lively , you van tell everyone is enjoying themselves.
Love the rating, JoeB! Thank you so much.
As always it was fantastic.
Thanks for sharing such a wonderful review, MikeA! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Please give us a follow on Facebook to keep up with our events!
You can't go wrong by dining at Bennethums. Excellent food, wine and service!! Also they have the best Happy Hour. Josh Bennethum is an excellent host and always makes you welcomed.
As always the food was outstanding. We had a new server so service was not up to par, but being new we tool that into consideration.
We will return!
Thank you, LoisG! We appreciate your feedback and your patience. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
We are regular customers and went for our Anniversary and it didn’t fail to please us. It’s like home, we loved it and must say may be the best Calamari appetizer ever.
Happy Anniversary! So glad you enjoyed it, and thank you for making us a part of your celebration!
Very good food, lighting was really bad, we had to use the flashlight on our cell phones to read the menu. Waitresses were very nice, and appoligitic for the dim lighting.
Gordon: Thank you for sharing your feedback - we appreciate you taking the time. I am glad you overall had a good experience.
I love Bennethums. Truly enjoy it every time I go. I do feel that their prices are too high. While the quality of the food is excellent, I find it hard to justify paying $30 for a fish entree or $40+ for a steak. I know I could go to the "pub" side and pay less, but I would miss the uniqueness of their signature entrees. That is why Bennethums is only a special occasion restaurant for me. With the prices so high, I still go and experience a meal I will remember and crave, but I wait almost a year before going again.
Thank you for sharing your review - we appreciate your comments and are so happy you enjoy Bennethums. We do have a VIP club, if you are not yet a member, please check it out on our website. I can provide some nice offers for members. Looking forward to your next visit!
Great food and service. Happy hour excellent value for your money!
Thank you for sharing your rating. So glad you enjoy the happy hour!
Amazing food every time
Love the feedback and we look forward to your next visit!
Guess our expectations were high. My previous visits were over the top. My wife’s steak was not rare. My baked potato was very firm. Obviously microwaved. When he moved up there he was spot on.
Richard K: If at any time there is an issue with your order, please let us know at the time and we will do all we can to make it right for you. I assure you that we do not use a microwave to cook any of our dishes - we strive to provide an excellent experience each and every time. I am hopeful you will come by again and give us another opportunity.
Excellent dinner. Happy hour drinks were fantastic and a great value
Love the review, Melissa - thank you so much! See you soon at happy hour!
Fantastic food and fabulous service. We have eaten there many times and always come away amazed and satisfied. Their theme menu never disappoints and their standard menu has something for everyone.
Andrew: What a wonderful review, thank you so much. We work very hard to provide a great menu and visit for all of our guests. So glad you enjoy it! Please follow us on Facebook to keep up with our events - we hope to see you again soon.
Josh, havarti scallops should be just ‘on’ the menu, same with the bruschetta we had, been coming to Benethum’s for almost 10 years and this last visit was by far my favorite, 2nd time I’ve had the key lime pie, just fabulous.....
DaveF: Thank you so much! Your feedback is so appreciated, and we are so happy you enjoyed it! See you again soon!
Best in the north! We take all guests and go ourselves whenever we have the chance! Great food, really great service It represents authentic northern Michigan without being stuck in 1963.
Love the feedback, Joe! Thank you so much!
We have dined at Bennethum's several times and we generally get great service. However, service was slow on this visit.
Carolyn: Our apologies if the service was slow - we want each and every visit to be perfect for you -if there is ever an issue with your experience, please let us know and we will do all we can to make it better for you.
We went to Bennethum’s to celebrate our 49th anniversary.
When we arrived, there was a lovely card on our table congratulating us on our anniversary.
The food was all delicious, from appetizers to dessert ( which was on the house!)
And our server, Deserea was very attentive and personable.
We will certainly go back!
Happy Anniversary! So glad you enjoyed your visit and I'll be sure to give Deserea your compliments. See you again soon!
Awesome restaurant! I highly recommend Happy Hour with delicious small plates.
Thank you for such a wonderful review, Theresa - please give us a follow on Facebook to keep up with our promotions and events. We will see you again soon!
Our favorite place to dine when traveling down I-75! The restaurant was open for lunches at one time and we wish they were still!!
It is our go to spot for happy hour
Food was yummy, nice selection available. Portions were good also.
Great food. Very solid wine list. Desserts were awesome. Service was on-point.
And what is Michigan gourmet cuisine? Step right up! (Comments with each pic.) We recommend you go OUT of YOUR WAY to dine here.
Midnight Manhattan, Dark Cherry Marguerita, Cherry-Maple BBQ Ribs Lake Trout Almondine, Jalapeno Cream Corn.
Server Alecia - spot on perfect.
We are believers.
The place was smart, clean and well maintained. We enjoyed our dinner and it provided a suitable end to our vacation.
Happy Hour was fantastic! We had drinks and 4 small plates that were just delicious! Our server was very attentive and checked on us often. It was a great experience and we look forward to our next visit.
Finally, we found a restaurant in Gaylord that was not just pub food. We had a schnitzel and spaetzel dinner and a lake perch dinner. Both were beautifully presented. The wine list was excellent. I would have like to have seen more wines by the glass. There seemed to be only 1 per category. As it was our wedding anniversary, they treated us to a complimentary dessert - yummy cheesecake with Traverse City cherries!
Took away our favorite table for a loud one man piano player 😢
Wonderful as always. They have made a change that I don’t like. No more boom boom shrimp on their appetizer menu I think you should rethink that.
Excellent experience! Food was fantastic as always and service was great!
We appreciate you making Bennethum's a part of your week!
Great value Happy Hour, excellent service, entrees very tasty.
Marjie: Loving the feedback - so glad you enjoy Bennethums. Please be sure to check out our VIP club if you aren't yet a member. We will see you again soon!
Food was DELICIOUS!
So glad you enjoyed it, Katie! See you again soon!
We had a great dinner at Benntheums, it was our final night in Gaylord before going home. We’ve been visiting Gaylord for YEARS and we can’t believe we hadn’t visited Bennethum’s before. It was delicious, our server was wonderful, the group next to us was a little loud but not at fault of the restaurant. Since most of our group was camping this restaurant is a wonderful break from grilling over the fire. Everyone really loves what they had, between the peach dinner, fettuccine Alfredo, chicken sandwich and pork we all walked away very satisfied. We will definitely be back.
What fantastic feedback, thank you so much for sharing it! So glad you found us, and we look forward to your next visit to town!
I had a Filet and it was one of the best I have EVER had. Loved the bread too!!
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Great food and drinks. Recommend not charging $3 for each cup of coffee though!
MichelleB: Thank you for sharing your feedback, it is most appreciated. We take all comments to heart, and hope to see you again soon.