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Private Dining - Bennethum's Northern Inn, Gaylord, MI

Bennethum's Northern Inn

4.9
4.9
1396 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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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 28 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (989) 732-9288

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Joshua Bennethum

  • Neighborhood

    Gaylord

  • Cross street

    Michigan Ave

  • Parking details

    Large private parking lot.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

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  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

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  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    American

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Most Booked

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Overall

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Food

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Service

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Value

  • Northern Michigan

    Hot Spot

  • Northern Michigan

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Northern Michigan

    Notable Wine List

  • Northern Michigan

    Special Occasion

  • Northern Michigan

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. RS

    RaeanneS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very upscale dining experience. Well staffed and friendly.
  2. T

    Tammybrian

    Toledo

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    BNI is our favorite place when we’re in northern Michigan. Food was delicious as usual, however, this visit the service was not what we’re used to. The server was very nice…. But very slow/forgetful.
  3. M

    Mike

    Northern MI

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dinner, our steaks were prepared perfectly and so delicious, the entire meal was great and the staff is fabulous! Thank you again!
  4. BD

    BDFoodie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinners at Bennethums never disappoint! The quality of the food is excellent as well as the service.

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 4 days agoThanks so much, BDFoodie!

  5. M

    Melody

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have never had a bad experience at Bennethum’s. We travel an hour and a half to eat there. This is our favorite restaurant in Northern Michigan, hands down!

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 4 days agoMelody - what a phenomenal review! We appreciate you so much and are so happy you enjoy it. We will see you next time!

  6. TM

    ToddM

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed celebrating my birthday! Never been disappointed!!

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 4 days agoHappy Birthday, ToddM! So happy you enjoy Bennethums!!

  7. D

    Dungblossom

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There is a spirit at Bennethum's that is grand for conviviality, enjoyment, pizazz. It is enhanced by strong hospitality metier & grace exhibited by all of you from owner-chef, sous chefs, all staff, & wait people. The food is also superb. And, there will never be another one like our friend Mother Teresa ..... solid human interaction, debate, strong opinion, dynamo personality, savoir faire, and practical knowledge of culinary things . You should consider her for beatification. From top to bottom, few match you. You are a non pareil bunch . Thanks . Albert Mac Dade
  8. SS

    SusieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Without a doubt this is an awesome place to dine and see friends! Excellent service, drinks, and food!!! Always a favorite place to go!

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 4 days agoNow that's a review, SusieS! Thank you so much!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food , drinks, and wait staff awesome! Enjoy the personal handwritten birthday wishes!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant in Northern Michigan! Great happy hour! Food, drinks, and service were wonderful !! Thank you !

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 4 days agoWhat a wonderful review! Thank you so much! We look forward to seeing you again - please give us a follow on Facebook or Instagram!!

  11. AC

    AndrewC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service, atmosphere, reservations, and drinks were flawless. The only thing that surprised me was the green beans were basically raw and very bland. for the price I paid for the food, I was expecting excellence. Now the filet was cooked perfectly, potatoes, also absolutely perfect. Overall, a wonderful evening and a great way to celebrate my wife's birthday, but to have raw vegetables was disappointing. The added touch of a thank you/celebration card for my wife based on the reservation was a wonderful and surprising sweet and thoughtful touch. I do need to point out as well, our server was amazing!! She was attentive, but not pushy. Our glasses were never empty, but not taken away too soon. She had a wonderful disposition, knew exactly what she was talking about, had pleasant small talk, but let us enjoy our special evening together as well. My wife watched her work her section like a professional. She clearly had friends at a table in another section, but made sure every one of her guests was completely taken care of before taking the time to go say hi. She was perfect. Overall, a wonderful evening that I will absolutely recommend to others.
  12. MT

    MichaelT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for our 22nd Wedding Anniversary. Was a wonderful experience right down to the handwritten Anniversary card.

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 4 days agoHappy Anniversary!!! We appreciate you choosing Bennethum's for your celebration and we will see you next time!

  13. MB

    MarkB

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Never had Chicken picota in a bowl of noodles. Not much flavor or chicken. The glass of Cheboygan Blood Orange. wasn't Cheboygan b Cheboygan Blood Orange. Must have the taps wrong
  14. U

    Upnorthguy

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had reservations and they seated us immediately and took our drink order right away. The waitress knew the wines which helped us choose the one best suited to what we liked. We ordered the Filet Mignon which was exquisite. It was done to our liking and you could cut it with a butter knife it was so tender! Service as well as the food presentation and flavor was outstanding! We will definitely be back!

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 4 days agoSo happy you enjoyed your Bennethum's experience! We look forward to seeing you again!

  15. ES

    ErnestS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining at the Benethum's Northern Inn Restaurant was an absolutely outstanding experience. We were celebrating our 65th wedding anniversary as we couldn't celebrate on our actual anniversary date which was August 10th due to health reasons. Sure glad we found your restaurant on line. So sorry that we were late for our reservation as we got lost in Gladwin. We are from Saginaw. Your staff was very helpful in guiding us to Benethum's. Wonderful experience. Thanks so much!

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 4 days agoThank you!! Happy Annivesary to you both, Ernest S! What an honor that you chose Bennethum's for your celebration.

  16. BK

    BonK

    Northern MI

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and wine. Bennethums has a stellar Happy Hour!!!

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 4 days agoBonK! What a fantastic review - thank you so much! We appreciate you and will see you next time! Cheers!!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This was our first time dining at Bennethum’s. We arrived a few minutes before the restaurant opened and the parking lot was mostly empty. My better half seemed skeptical, but always trusts my foodie research. Within minutes several more vehicles arrived and we made our way inside. We were welcomed and seated at a cozy corner table in the bar area and ordered drinks and four beautifully plated appetizers from the happy hour menu. Everything was delicious and our server, Karolei, was great. We left around 5 pm to continue our journey downstate, and noticed that the large parking lot was now already almost completely full. That tells you everything you need to know about the best happy hour in the north! Well done, BNI!

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 4 days agoSo happy your research led you to us! We appreciate your wonderful feedback and we look forward to seeing you again - Cheers to you both and we hope you had a wonderful trip!

  18. k

    kkmedford

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best happy hour drinks and appetizers! Sat outside on a beautiful afternoon with a great waitress!

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 4 days agoThank you so much for sharing your Bennethum's experience!! We appreciate you and will see you next time.

  19. CS

    CoachSauce

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic. A great drink selection as well. The service was top notch.

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 4 days agoThank you for sharing such great feedback. Please give us a follow on Facebook or Instagram. We appreciate you and look forward to seeing you again soon!

  20. JZ

    JudyZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always outstanding food choices at Bennethums. One of our favorite places. Excellent fish & German/Austrian dishes. Chef/owner often at reception desk to greet guests. Waitresses know menu well and can recommend dishes. Great service. Highly recommend!
  21. JN

    JohnN

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I enjoyed five of their small plates and cocktails. Our server Kim was excellent! We will be back!

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on September 14, 2022So happy your experience was enjoyable, JohnN! See you again soon!

  22. MW

    MargaretW

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always excellent happy hour drinks and appetizers. Dinner was great.

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on September 14, 2022Thank you for sharing such great feedback. Please give us a follow on Facebook or Instagram. We appreciate you and look forward to seeing you again soon!

  23. BW

    BetsyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our server, Theresa made the experience even better! She suggested a great dessert and then added on some extras and it was the best I’ve had in years! She was amazing!

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on September 14, 2022BetsyW! Your feedback made all of us here at Bennethums so happy! We appreciate you taking the time and wew ill see you again next time!

  24. GG

    GaylordGem

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a treat to eat at Bennethum’s! Our server, Paige, was exceptional as always!! Great food and atmosphere!

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on September 14, 2022Thank you for sharing such great feedback. Please give us a follow on Facebook or Instagram. We appreciate you and look forward to seeing you again soon!

  25. EV

    ErikV

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Servers really seem to favor older couples. Twice during my visit I saw my server walking towards us, then was called across the dining room to another table and waited hand and foot on them. Basically waited about 30 minutes to cash my check out because of it.
  26. UD

    jUDYw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place. Food was wonderful, service was great, very nice Northern Michigan feel to the place.

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on September 14, 2022Thank you for sharing such great feedback. Please give us a follow on Facebook or Instagram. We appreciate you and look forward to seeing you again soon!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow. Amazing food and great service. We are regularly disappointed with dining out in northern Michigan. This was definitely an exception. Live music over dinner on a Tuesday night. Both our meat selections were cooked perfectly. Thank you!!

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on September 14, 2022Thank you for sharing such great feedback. Please give us a follow on Facebook or Instagram. We appreciate you and look forward to seeing you again soon!

  28. RK

    RichardK

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service as always. One of our favorite place in northern Mi

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on September 14, 2022Thanks so much!!! Thank you for sharing such great feedback. Please give us a follow on Facebook or Instagram. We appreciate you and look forward to seeing you again soon!

  29. RB

    RebeccaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fun atmosphere with good food and friendly staff. Dinner was delicious and the flaming cheese display was awesome! Opa! Birthday celebration was met with table card and a free dessert... Will always make it a point to return!

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on September 14, 2022Happy Birthday, RebeccaB!! Thank you for sharing such great feedback. Please give us a follow on Facebook or Instagram. We appreciate you and look forward to seeing you again soon!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and customer service. A gem.
  31. BM

    BarbaraM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    First time my filet was undercooked. I asked for medium and it was medium rare. It was still very good just wish it had been cooked a bit longer. Still our favorite place 😊
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every member of our party had a wonderful meal! Upon arrival the owners and staff make you feel welcome and appreciated. They always take a special interest in our family!

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on September 14, 2022Thank you for sharing such great feedback. Please give us a follow on Facebook or Instagram. We appreciate you and look forward to seeing you again soon!

  33. DP

    DavidP

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service. The Crème Brûlée was very, very good!

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on September 14, 2022Thank you for sharing such great feedback. Please give us a follow on Facebook or Instagram. We appreciate you and look forward to seeing you again soon!

  34. MW

    MargaretW

    Northern MI

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the services and food were excellent. We always enjoy our opportunities to go to Bennethums.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Traveling through town, hitting up our favorite places BNI ❤️❤️
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience1
    Very nice menu. Food was too salty and sauces ruined the dishes. Good service. No tablecloths. Noise made conversation difficult.

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on September 14, 2022If there is ever an issue with your experience, please let us know and we will do all we can to make things better for you. We do tend to get busy and there are musical events - you can check our Facebook for the schedule. We hope that you will come by again and give us another opportunity.

  37. AA

    AmyA

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always!!!

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on September 14, 2022Thank you for sharing such great feedback. Please give us a follow on Facebook or Instagram. We appreciate you and look forward to seeing you again soon!

  38. m

    marcib

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great happy hour and delicious meals. Our favorite place when in Gaylord.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Went for dinner while on vacation in the area. Second visit and wanted to come back for the schnitzel. Gung Pao calamari was excellent. Risotto was a bit mushy.
  40. JO

    JimO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can't beat the Happy Hour. Great, deal. Outstanding food and service. Jim O.

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on September 14, 2022Thank you for sharing such great feedback. Please give us a follow on Facebook or Instagram. We appreciate you and look forward to seeing you again soon!

FAQs

Bennethum's Northern Inn is rated 4.9 stars by 1396 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 28 times today
Google Map for Bennethum's Northern Inn

3917 Old US Highway 27 S, Gaylord, MI 49735

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Michigan Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Gaylord

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Large private parking lot.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Joshua Bennethum

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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