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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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
Celebrate New Year's Eve with us at Bennethum's! We will be featuring a special menu. Reservations are required.
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Always great food and drinks. Service is helpful and friendly. A great dining experience always!
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 !!!
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!
Our favorite place for dinner in Northern Michigan!!
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.
Always an excellent experience!!! Can’t wait for next month date night!
Thanks so much!
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.
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!
Always delicious and excellent service. We love this restaurant.
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!
The food was outstanding and service was great very much enjoyed the evening. Would recommend to anyone who enjoyed a good time
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!
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.
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!
Great food!! Service is fantastic. Love specials of the month
So happy you enjoy our menu themes, LynnR. Can't wait to have you come by again soon.
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.
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!
Delightful find. Great food and wine. The service was excellent. I will be back.
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!
Love the up north environment and the great food choices. Everything about this place is great/
Love your feedback, barbaraS. We look forward to having you by again soon!
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.
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!
Fantastic food. Great service. Lovely atmosphere! Would definitely recommend
Thank you so much, LynnR. We appreciate your recommendation. We look forward to your next visit!
Always wonderful. Just disappointed that the almond chicken is not on the menu anymore.
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!
Another wonderful meal from Josh and company
What a fantastic review, it is so appreciated, Bob, and we look forward to you coming by again soon.
Great food and wonderful service. Cozy atmosphere with friendly staff from start to finish!
So happy you enjoyed your visit, Starr! Please follow us on Facebook to keep up with our events.
Always the best ambiance and the specific "themed" food was very good. The mushroom flatbread for appitizer was outstanding.
Thanks a million, Scott - what phenomenal feedback. Please give us a follow on Facebook to keep up with our events!
Bennethum's is the gold standard for dining in our neck of the woods! Great staff, great service, great food!
John P: Now, that is one gold standard review! Thank you for sharing, and we will see you again soon!
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.
Thank you very much for the wonderful review. Please give us a follow on Facebook to keep in the know on our events!
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!
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!
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.
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.