Bennethum's Northern Inn

4.9
577 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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vipBusinesslunch1
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great again!

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MollyF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very happy to find a high quality restaurant just 40 miles from my house here in northern Michigan. Yumm

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JackieP
Key West
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far our favorite place to eat! Every thing is made in house. They have so many choices on their menu! The employees are all outstanding and you can tell they love their job. We go back as often as we can and recommend this place to all of our friends!

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to go. Food, service and atmosphere are amazing

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SarahP
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, great service, and great atmosphere!!

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TomZ
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Have dined in numerous Michelin 3 star restaurants, and Bennethum’s favorably compares to many of them. The wait staff is friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. I now make sure I save room for desert. The carrot cake is amazing!

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thank you for your stars and feedback, Tom! We value your opinion and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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RobertaK
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bennethums has the best Happy hour and appetizers in Northern Michigan. The staff is very good and the owner makes you feel like part of the fsamily.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thank you for this wonderful feedback, Roberta. As soon as you enter the door, you are a part of our BNI family! We look forward to serving you again soon.

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LauraA
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always an excellent meal prepared perfectly along with a very friendly environment. The quality of food and service is consistently over and above. We also enjoyed a variety of wine and other specialty drinks.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on November 11, 2020

This is exactly what we love to see so thank you for sharing this feedback, Laura. We value your opinion and look forward to serving you again soon.

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LauraA
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Bennethum's after wanting to go there for quite a while. Our waitress, Chloe, was fantastic and so was the Spicy Shrimp Cocktail and our entrees. Next time we will save room for the Crème Brule!

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on November 3, 2020

We are so glad you were able to finally make it in and that you enjoyed everything. I will be sure to pass your kind words on to Chloe. We look forward to seeing you again and yes- you must save room for dessert!

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DianeD
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we always enjoy our visits to Bennethums, outstanding service, delicious food, perfect evening for our celebration

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on November 3, 2020

Thank you for making us your go-to when you are in need of a wonderful evening. We look forward to seeing you for another 5 star Bennethum's experience soon.

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vipGregL
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can’t beat the staff for making you feel welcome

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on November 3, 2020

Thank you for the stars and feedback, Greg. We love to hear that the service was as memorable as the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was fantastic and very helpful with recommendations and suggestions. The food was excellent.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on November 3, 2020

Thank you for joining us and for sharing your feedback. We look forward to serving you again.

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vipJoeB
Grand Rapids
18 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still our favorite restaurant in the North. Always great food and service.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on November 3, 2020

Thank you for your support and for adding to our 5 star reviews, Joe. See you soon!

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DanielV
New England
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place to eat around Gaylord. Incredible food and service.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on November 3, 2020

Thank you for your stars and support, Daniel. We look forward to seeing you for another exceptional meal soon.

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LisaH
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bennethum's has the best food and service in Gaylord!

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on November 3, 2020

Thank you, Lisa. We strive for perfection so feedback like this really means the world to us. See you soon!

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Dbiea01
Northern MI
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our normal stop this is the only place we eat out at food is incredible A++++

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on November 3, 2020

Thank you for your feedback and support. We look forward to seeing you for another exceptional meal very soon.

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Bill
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bennethums is my go to place for a fine dinner or a happy hour meal and a drink . It has never failed me the many years I have been a patron.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on November 3, 2020

Thank you, Bill. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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dwgl
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always, always.... a good experience. The service and the food are exceptional! We are SO glad to have discovered Bennethum’s. We absolutely look forward to every visit.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on November 3, 2020

Thank you for your continued support. We truly want each visit to be an exceptional experience so it's wonderful to see that you enjoy what we do. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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MJE32
Northern MI
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly host and hostess, knowledgeable and attentive server, fantastic dinner options made for a terrific way to celebrate our 25th anniversary.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on November 3, 2020

Thank you for choosing us to celebrate your special occasion. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to serving you both again soon.

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JulieD
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal and service! Our food was served in a timely manner and at a perfect temperature!

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on October 22, 2020

We truly appreciate your support, Julie. Thank you for joining us and for sharing your feedback.

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BrianM
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Staff and customers were all following the covid-19 safety protocols so we felt very comfortable eating at this establishment.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on October 21, 2020

Thank you, Brian. So glad to see that you enjoyed your time with us.

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Dustin
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great. Not cheap- but you get what you pay for. Great for a special night out for sure. Will be going back ASAP.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on October 21, 2020

Thank you for your feedback, Dustin. Be sure to join our VIP Club (link on our website) if you haven't yet- as well as pop in for Happy Hour. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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vipMartyZ
Northern MI
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again excellent service and excellent food. I loved my Chicken Parmesan and my wife salmon was excellent.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on October 21, 2020

Thank you, Marty. We look forward to serving you both again soon.

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Sammie15
Brighton
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always everything was great. Our server Teresa was great! Friendly, personable, and fun. Love BNI

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on October 22, 2020

Thank you, we look forward to serving you again soon.

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lisal
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place to eat with our friends or by ourselves.

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vipGregL
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best happy hour in Gaylord and best and friendly staff

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit. Great!! We will return.

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Kolt33
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Food. Excellent Service. Quiet and dim-lighting

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ThomasR
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there but not our last.
The meals were outstanding. Service was first class. Worthy of any big city top shelf experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want a dinner that is prepared like family is coming, then go here. You are welcomed with a host and can note all staff is masked properly. Our table was prepared prior to our arrival and more than adequately social distanced from others. The service was exceptional and the food was top shelf. Food Portions are a healthy size and the presentation of hit was visually pleasing. We come here everytime we come to Gaylord for golf. Make sure you plan ahead with a reservation and just enjoy the atmosphere.

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JamesC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Hi $$$ good food everything ala Carter. Great Service

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LindaB
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being from downstate, we always make it a point to dine at Bennethums when visiting in this area. Never a bad meal, and our waitress Monica was outstanding!

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Sammie15
Brighton
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bennethum's is one of our favorite place's to eat when were in Gaylord! We like the bar side to eat. They also have a dining area. We have never had a bad meal. The servers are great. We do our reservations on open table and never had a problem. The meals are a little pricy but worth it.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on October 22, 2020

Thank you for your continued support and for sharing your feedback. If you haven't yet- be sure to enroll in our VIP Club before your next visit- you are sure to enjoy the member perks.

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LilHoot48
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Table positioned in walkway. Kind of tight. Food excellent. Wine fantastic

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SusanK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Bennethumes and always make it a point to go at least once each time we are in Gaylord. We especially like getting there early for Happy Hour and enjoying their delicious appetizers.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on October 22, 2020

Thank you for your support and feedback, Susan. We look forward to seeing you again next time you are in the area.

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Shock01
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time visit. Every aspect of the food is incredible!!! Service was exceedingly kind and pleasantly attentive!!! Would recommend for any special occasion!!!!

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Heidi
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bennethum’s is the restaurant we can count on for consistently good food. We bring out of town guests, go for special occasions, and go “just because”. Every time we have great food, great service, and no issues. I get especially excited to try their “special of the day” fish - something I would never do at an unknown restaurant (here you can trust them!).

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KimberlyG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although our favorite meals are on the pricier side of casual dining options at this particular restaurant, it is totally worth it! Their steaks are beyond compare! We had great service, excellent food & drink, & thoroughly enjoyed our visit! Can’t wait until we can visit again, on our way up to the UP!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bright neighbors to introduce them to our favorite restaurant. Awesome as usual

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JimS
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food during happy hour was delicious.
Good selection.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on October 22, 2020

Thank you for your feedback, Jim. It's great to see that you enjoyed happy hour- it's popular for good reason. :)

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FAQs

Bennethum's Northern Inn is rated 4.9 stars by 577 OpenTable diners.

Bennethum's Northern Inn does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://bennethums.com/shop/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.