Bennethum's Northern Inn

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324 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Celebrate New Year's Eve with us at Bennethum's! We will be featuring a special menu. Reservations are required.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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K
Northern MI
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and drinks. Service is helpful and friendly. A great dining experience always!

D
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food here and I am very hard to impress. I have not had a bad meal/ appetizer or service here I highly recommend eating here !!!

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on November 27, 2019

Dbiea01! We are so happy that you enjoy Bennethum's! We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback, and look forward to your next visit! I am hopeful you are a member of the VIP Club - if not, please check out the link on our website. We will see you again soon!

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JB
Grand Rapids
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place for dinner in Northern Michigan!!

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on November 14, 2019

Love the feedback, JoeB - we appreciate it and look forward to your next visit. Please be sure to like us on Facebook to keep up with our promotions and events.

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M
Northern MI
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent experience!!! Can’t wait for next month date night!

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on November 27, 2019

Thanks so much!

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OT
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We try to get to Gaylord every month so we can check out Bennethum’s theme menu. Really enjoyed the Italian menu, the rigatoni and Super Tuscan were great! Food, service and wine are always excellent.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on November 14, 2019

Thank you so much for sharing your review! Please be sure to check out our VIP Club (the link is on our website) to provide some nice perks for you! We look forward to seeing you again, and so glad you enjoy it!

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CB
Northern MI
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and excellent service. We love this restaurant.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on October 31, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to share your review, ChrisB. It is most appreciated! If you aren't yet a member of our VIP club, please be sure to check it out - the link is on our website and there are great perks for members!

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TL
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding and service was great very much enjoyed the evening. Would recommend to anyone who enjoyed a good time

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on October 31, 2019

What a fantastic review, TomL. So happy you enjoyed the evening. Please like us on Facebook to keep in the know on our events and menu themes. See you again soon!

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SS
Detroit
54 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

This was the first stop on our trip from the Detroit area to Petoskey. We were celebrating my husbands birthday. It was just his style. Non pretentious, bar food.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on October 31, 2019

Susan: Thank you for sharing your feedback, and for choosing Bennethum's for the Birthday celebration! We are hopeful you will come by again next time you are in the area. Thanks again!

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LR
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!! Service is fantastic. Love specials of the month

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on October 31, 2019

So happy you enjoy our menu themes, LynnR. Can't wait to have you come by again soon.

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HW
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We have yet to be disappointed with our meal selections. The staff is well versed on the menu. Food is warm. Service not rushed . Very nice place to dine and will always bring guests.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on October 31, 2019

HelenW - thank you for such a wonderful review. We are so happy to have you as a customer, and look forward to your next visit!

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L
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful find. Great food and wine. The service was excellent. I will be back.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on October 31, 2019

I love it - Lakewood 1 - "delightful find"! So glad you found us, please follow us on Facebook to keep up on our events and our monthly menu themes. We will see you again soon!

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S
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the up north environment and the great food choices. Everything about this place is great/

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on October 16, 2019

Love your feedback, barbaraS. We look forward to having you by again soon!

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was very good and the place was packed, which affected the service a little. My fiancé had their Parmesan Crusted Walleye, which was fantastic. I had the chef’s special, which was Lobster and Shrimp Fettuccine that was also great. We will definitely come here again in the future when we are in town.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on October 16, 2019

So glad that you enjoyed your visit - we appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback, and look forward to your next visit to town!

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LR
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Great service. Lovely atmosphere! Would definitely recommend

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on October 16, 2019

Thank you so much, LynnR. We appreciate your recommendation. We look forward to your next visit!

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RT
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always wonderful. Just disappointed that the almond chicken is not on the menu anymore.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on October 16, 2019

RebeccaT. Thank you so much for your feedback - we do have a wonderful new menu every month, and we take all comments to heart. We appreciate you and hope that you will come by again soon!

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B
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful meal from Josh and company

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on October 4, 2019

What a fantastic review, it is so appreciated, Bob, and we look forward to you coming by again soon.

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S
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service. Cozy atmosphere with friendly staff from start to finish!

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on October 4, 2019

So happy you enjoyed your visit, Starr! Please follow us on Facebook to keep up with our events.

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SS
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best ambiance and the specific "themed" food was very good. The mushroom flatbread for appitizer was outstanding.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on October 4, 2019

Thanks a million, Scott - what phenomenal feedback. Please give us a follow on Facebook to keep up with our events!

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JP
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bennethum's is the gold standard for dining in our neck of the woods! Great staff, great service, great food!

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on October 4, 2019

John P: Now, that is one gold standard review! Thank you for sharing, and we will see you again soon!

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CB
Northern MI
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has to be at the top of your list of favorite restaurants

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on September 20, 2019

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!

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S
Northern MI
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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?

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on September 20, 2019

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!

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TB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food came very fast, very delicious, friendly wait staff - thumbs up all around.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on September 20, 2019

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.

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OT
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Great food and large portions.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on September 20, 2019

Thank you very much for the wonderful review. Please give us a follow on Facebook to keep in the know on our events!

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RW
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very courteous service. The food was truly exceptional.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on September 20, 2019

So glad the service was on point and that you enjoyed your meal, RichardW. We look forward to having you back again!

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!! Our favorite northern Michigan restaurant!

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on September 20, 2019

Love the feedback, and we appreciate you sharing! We look forward to your next visit!

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JB
Grand Rapids
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly staff. Food is always great. Very lively , you van tell everyone is enjoying themselves.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on September 5, 2019

Love the rating, JoeB! Thank you so much.

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MA
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always it was fantastic.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on September 5, 2019

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!

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LG
Northern MI
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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!

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on September 5, 2019

Thank you, LoisG! We appreciate your feedback and your patience. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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B
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on September 5, 2019

Happy Anniversary! So glad you enjoyed it, and thank you for making us a part of your celebration!

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GK
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

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.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on September 5, 2019

Gordon: Thank you for sharing your feedback - we appreciate you taking the time. I am glad you overall had a good experience.

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P
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on September 5, 2019

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!

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DL
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service. Happy hour excellent value for your money!

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on September 5, 2019

Thank you for sharing your rating. So glad you enjoy the happy hour!

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OT
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food every time

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on August 21, 2019

Love the feedback and we look forward to your next visit!

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RK
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

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.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on August 21, 2019

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.

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m
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner. Happy hour drinks were fantastic and a great value

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on August 21, 2019

Love the review, Melissa - thank you so much! See you soon at happy hour!

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AT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on August 21, 2019

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.

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DF
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.....

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on August 21, 2019

DaveF: Thank you so much! Your feedback is so appreciated, and we are so happy you enjoyed it! See you again soon!

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JD
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on August 21, 2019

Love the feedback, Joe! Thank you so much!

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CW
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We have dined at Bennethum's several times and we generally get great service. However, service was slow on this visit.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on August 21, 2019

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.

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