Bennethum's Northern Inn

4.9
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364 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
We are best known for quality and variety. From our Chophouse Favorites and Signature Classics to our Monthly Theme and upscale Pub Fare, we truly have something for everyone. Our menu changes monthly to incorporate seasonal and specialty items. We source locally, however never compromise quality for locality and make virtually everything in-house.

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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KV
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, an enjoyable and delicious experience. So happy we made it in time for Prime Rib. We will keep coming back to this warm, welcoming, family friendly establishment. 😘

JS
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kari was our server and she made our dinner even more enjoyable. We’ll be back😋

NW
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband, son and I enjoyed a fine dinner together. We started with the small plate appetizers. The menu offered a wide selection, all very reasonable during happy hour. The wine list is more than adequate. Dinners had a fine presentation, arrived hot and tasted wonderful. I highly recommend the ribs. Great server and enjoyed the light jazz eentertainment.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on March 5, 2020

What a phenomenal review, NancyW. So glad you and your family enjoyed an evening out with us! Please give us a like on Facebook and keep up on our events - we will see you all soon!

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SK
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Between the Happy hour menu and the Pub Fare menu there was more than enough to chose from at a reasonable price. We really enjoy the Jazz trio on Wednesday nights.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on March 5, 2020

We are so happy you enjoy the Happy Hour, Sherry K. We appreciate it and will see you Wednesday!

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MB
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fine dining across from Lake Otsego. From our pre-dinner cocktails to the creme brulee and raspberry/chocolate cheesecake, everything was delicious. We were celebrating a birthday and there was a happy birthday message on the table when we arrived. Celebrating a special occasion is a good match to Bennethum's. They also have happy hour with small plates and lower priced drinks.
My only small objection is the small pour for glasses of wine. The mixed drinks were very generous.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on March 5, 2020

MaryB - We love being a part of celebrations, thank you for coming to Bennethum's for the special day! We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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FF
Nashville
20 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service was very good and the food was good as well. Glad they hav resolved their water issue.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on March 5, 2020

Food Fan62 - So happy you enjoyed it, and we will see you next time!

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OT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Focused on small plates.. very good

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently high-quality food and exceptional service!

CR
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always great food and service! Best place to eat in Gaylord!

MT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always

TL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bennethum's is a wonderful restaurant to visit. We have never been disappointed.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on March 5, 2020

We appreciate you sharing your wonderful review, ThomasL. We appreciate you so much!

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T
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to your restaurant a handful of times. Always wonderful! We would come more often but the prices are high for our daily budget. We save it for special occasions. The themed menu is the best!

OT
Northern MI
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day.❤️

OT
Northern MI
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary of friends Sarah P was our waitress and she was great!

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on February 12, 2020

Happy Anniversary to your friends! We appreciate your feedback and will be sure to share it with Sarah!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place.

TS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food and service are best Gaylord has to offer. Certain times and certain days get very busy. Overall never had a bad experience at Bennethums

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on February 12, 2020

So glad you enjoy it, TimS. We look forward to your next visit! Please give us a a follow on Facebook to keep up with our events!

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w
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great for the area. The perch, walleye, and lamb chops were all good.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thanks so much for the wonderful feedback. See you next time!

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d
San Antonio
22 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The Food was very good. My wife and I chose the ribeye. It was well prepared . A good Menu. They have a very good wine list. They have some very good cocktails. I would make a return visit.

CB
Northern MI
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is out

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on February 12, 2020

So glad you enjoyed it, ChrisB! See you again soon!

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ST
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great, Service is great, Very friendly people. Love going here.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on January 30, 2020

That's some awesome feedback, STARR68! Thank you so much! We look forward to your next visit!

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our number one go to place for a great dinner!

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on February 12, 2020

Love the stars, thank you so much for sharing!

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SS
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again never fails the quality of food is exceptional and the service is very attentive and makes the experience amazing

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on January 30, 2020

SaraS - we appreciate the kind feedback, and am so glad you enjoy Bennethums! See you again soon!

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S
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Bennethum’s! Outstanding cocktails, special wines, excellent food in a perfect northern Michigan atmosphere!

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on January 30, 2020

Thanks so much! We appreciate your support and hope you will keep us posted on your favorites!!

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are excellent. Love everything about Bennethums

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on February 12, 2020

So glad you enjoy it! We look forward to your next visit!

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L
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a dining gem in the Gaylord area. The food is always incredible and the seasonal menu is always a delight. We even enjoy the special event menus. The food is always fresh and amazing. They cater to gluten free as well! The service and experience is excellent too. Highly recommend!

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on January 30, 2020

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! We appreciate you and can't wait to have you come by again soon!

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MD
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great choices on the menu with Asian “month” plus their prime rib special and regular menu items. Drinks are always great (best wine, mixed drinks, and large beer selection). Service including visit by chef was exceptional. Nice message waiting at table for my wife’s birthday

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on January 30, 2020

So glad you enjoyed it, Mark and that we were able to make Donna's birthday special! We look forward to your next visit!

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JS
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food and service was outstanding. Paige was attentive but non-rushing. Was a very pleasant evening.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on January 14, 2020

John - Thanks so much for sharing such an awesome review. It is so appreciated. We look forward to having you by again soon!

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JP
Northern MI
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening with Josh and his staff. Great meal, great service, great time! Simply your best choice in north woods dining!

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on January 14, 2020

JohnP: Thank you for taking the time to share such a wonderful review. We appreciate you and am so glad you enjoy Bennethums! We will see you again soon.

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r
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour, which lead into a great meal!

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on January 14, 2020

Thank you for the fantastic feedback, it is most appreciated!

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K
Northern MI
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always great. It never disappoints

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on January 14, 2020

Kath - thank you so much! So glad you enjoy it and we will see you again soon!

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KW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good as always. The waitress Stephanie was EXCELLENT. The evening was very nice.
Kim W.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on January 14, 2020

KimW - Thank you for taking the time to share such a wonderful review- it is most appreciated. Looking forward to having you by again soon - we will be sure to give Stephanie your compliments!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

New Years eve

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went with a group of 8, adults & kids. The place was quite busy so we were happy for our reservation. The service was prompt and our food arrived equally as quickly. The price point is surprisingly high for the area, but as they say, you get what you pay for. We ordered a variety of appetizers and entrees and everyone left full and happy.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on January 14, 2020

So glad you all enjoyed your visit, and we appreciate you taking the time to share your review. Looking forward to having you by again!

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AT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Love the theme menu. We continue to come back and bring our friends. Thus is our favorite restaurant.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on December 31, 2019

Thanks so much, AndrewT! Please give us a follow on Facebook to keep up with our events.

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MJ
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent choice for flavorful and high quality food and drinks. It's great to have a new theme menu each month that keeps it exciting!

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on December 31, 2019

We appreciate your support and your review, Michael J!

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OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there, food and service were outstanding, Holly, our server did a great job!! The live music was very nice as well. We will return!!

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on December 31, 2019

So glad you enjoyed it! We look forward to having you by again - please give us a follow on Facebook to keep up with our events and musical guests!

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DP
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Consistent high quality food and service. I think it is the best restaurant within the area.

M
Northern MI
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic!! Our favorite date night place!!

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on December 31, 2019

We love being the go to date night place! Thanks, Melissan21!

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S
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love, love this gem of a restaurant in Gaylord. Fantastic menu, great service, wonderful northern Michigan vibe. I put the noise level on the high side because we continue to time our dinners when there is live music. Otherwise, when there is no music, it is normal noise level for dining....but the music nights are so much fun!

JO
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I loved what I ordered, a German dish, but my wife doesn't think she got what she ordered. She ordered a Weiner Schnitzle, but received a Jaeger Schnitzle. We will likely go back; I would love to, but my wife said this could be here last time.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on January 30, 2020

JayO - if there is ever an issue, PLEASE let us know. We want every aspect to be a great one for you. I am hopeful to have you and your wife by again soon.

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