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

Bennethum's Northern Inn

4.9
4.9
1464 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

7:00 PM


Booked 22 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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What 1,464 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

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  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

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  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Best Value

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Hot Spot

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Notable Wine List

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Special Occasion

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • 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

  • Northern Michigan

    American

  • Northern Michigan

    Most Booked

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  1. SS

    SaraS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was exceptional. Food was great. Was a little on the high side. And the bar area was a little nousier than I would have liked. But it was a good dinner and would definitely go back.
  2. KZ

    KimberlyZ

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We eat at this restaurant regularly and it is always top notch with an amazing staff and service! The food is exceptional! Bennethum’s is our favorite restaurant!
  3. AS

    AmberS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing and so was the food. It was a very special night for me and my fiancé and they made it perfect!
  4. AB

    AndrewB

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What makes this place special is the outstanding staff. Thank you to all and can’t wait to go back.
  5. AF

    A2Foodie

    Grand Rapids

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bennethum’s is one of our favorites. Good quality fresh food options. Perch is great, as is their Mushroom Bisque. They had Lobster bisque as a special and it was very buttery and creamy. Diverse menus with a lot of options. Great cocktails and wine list.
  6. B

    Barry

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    all was very , good meal always pork chop was excellent and my wife hade steak and it was very good also. maybe having some lighting in parking lot. maybe some are there just the heavy snow . keep up the good work Barry Long
  7. M

    Mike

    Northern MI

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal, everything from our appetizers to or perfectly prepared steak dinner was delicious, the people and service are outstanding also. Thank you!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It’s one of our favorite eateries… it’s a bit pricy but the service is great and the waitstaff is top notch…
  9. MP

    MaureenP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bennethum's is consistently good. You will never be disappointed.
  10. EW

    ErikaW

    Greensboro

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Started with Happy Hour. What a deal! 4 cocktails and 2 apps for $42 is unimaginable these days! We then had dinner. Everything we ate was cooked perfectly and delicious

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on November 7, 2022ErikaW - we appreciate you sharing your Bennethum's experience and are so glad you enjoyed it! We look forward to seeing you again - Cheers!!

  11. H

    Higgs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely way to spend our anniversary as soon as we made the drive up to Gaylord! We made it for happy hour & even left with some great Bennethum's shirts! (This wasn't our first rodeo! Big fans.)

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on November 7, 2022Higgs: Happy anniversary! Thank you for allowing Bennethum's to be a part of your celebration! WE appreciate it and will see you again next time!

  12. KH

    KimH

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience4
    This visit was disappointing but not a deal breaker. The appetizers that were supposed to be hot were lukewarm, added jumbo shrimp to entree was disappointing at best in terms of value, they were very small shrimp and our waitress started out friendly and turned to make us feel we were annoying to her. We have had this waitress before, she makes you feel the same way each time; like your an inconvenience, her facial expressions say it all, she's annoyed. I will go back, but I won't rush and I am not the cheerleader I once was. I WILL include in special requests NOT to be placed in her section.
  13. T

    Tater

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’re never dissatisfied. Wonderful, attentive service, pleasant diners around us, it is the best place to eat in Gaylord! The menu is varied, tge quality and presentation superb.

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on November 7, 2022Your feedback means so much - thank you! Please give us a follow on Facebook or Instagram to keep in the know of our events - see you next time!!

  14. BB

    BruceB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We would have had some more drinks but the waitress must have been busy. I was entertaining some people from Finland and they said it was the best meal they had since they've been in US.
  15. t

    theodorebruin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    it was everything we expected. excellent service, delicious food, and overall accommodating!

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on November 2, 2022So happy you enjoyed your Bennethum's experience! We look forward to you coming by again - please give us a follow on Facebook or Instagram to keep informed on our events!

  16. SE

    ShellyE

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is always good every time we come here. It is a little pricey so it’s a special occasion restaurant and not a every weekend event. Unless you Go during happy hour. They have some good deals. Would highly recommend
  17. SH

    ShawnH

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the staff and food were absolutely fabulous, Dinner was amazing the drinks were perfect and the staff treats us like we are their family!! I wish there were more stars as this resturant needs 11+!!

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on November 2, 2022ShawnH: Your feedback made our day - thank you so much. We are so happy you enjoy Bennethum's and we will see you again soon!

  18. KM

    KMK11600

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice new booth section was quieter. Amazing apps and drinks. Boom Boom shrimp and Asian wings both exceptional. Homemade bread delicious. Had ribeye and short ribs. Both excellent. Nice service from Hailey. Top notch Chef. Will be back for sure. Yum

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on November 2, 2022Thank you for taking the time to share such phenomenal feedback! We appreciate it and look forward to your next visist! Thank you again!

  19. JM

    JamesM

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Table was ready on time and the water was poured and waiting for us. Service was prompt and attentive. Food was well prepared.
  20. l

    lisal

    Northern MI

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite place to eat!!! Best food & service around!!!

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on November 7, 2022Lisal! We love being your favorite place - thank you so much! See you soon!!

  21. M

    Mike

    Northern MI

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal and service, thank you for a great night out! Everything was prepared to perfection.

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on October 24, 2022Mike: Thank you so much - your review made us smile for sure! So happy you enjoyed it and we will see you again soon.

  22. C

    Claire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time going there and it was wonderful! Service, atmosphere and food was amazing! Will definitely return.

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on October 24, 2022Claire - so happy that you came by Bennethums and enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again - please be sure to give us a follow on Facebook or Instagram to keep in the know about our events. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and we will see you next time!

  23. CN

    ColleenN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Once again Bennethum's did not disappoint. Great service, delicious food
  24. A

    Anne

    Savannah

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and service. Never disappointing.
  25. d

    dennish

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent overall Anniversary night. Food and wine were top notch.

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on October 24, 2022Happy Anniversary!! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your celebration. We will see you again next time!

  26. KZ

    KimberlyZ

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! We highly recommend Bennethum’s.
  27. K

    Kath

    Northern MI

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always excellent food, even better service. Absolutely love this place!

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on October 24, 2022So happy you enjoy it, Kath - we will see you next time! Please give us a follow on Facebook or Instagram to keep in the know on our events. Thank you so much.

  28. L

    Leroi

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pretzel encrusted walleye and ribs were excellent. Service was great!

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on October 24, 2022So happy you enjoyed it, Leroi!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the shrimp scampi risotto and the short ribs. My husband said the short ribs were the best he has had! The shrimp risotto was outstanding as well. Our waitress was friendly and efficient, and the atmosphere of Bennethums is warm and inviting. We live in Plymouth and were traveling to Traverse City for the weekend. We added a day to the trip simply because of Bennethums.
  30. CW

    CarolW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Savanna was outstanding. She was attentive without being pushy. The food was delicious and all of us got our meals in a timely manner…warm and tasty.
  31. J

    Jacq

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoy dining here. Never a bad experience at Bennethums. Paige is a lovely server.

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on October 24, 2022Jacq: Thanks so much for taking the time to share your feedback. We will be sure to give Paige your compliments! See you again soon!

  32. MD

    MarkD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Oysters were way to small for $24 They could have fit on a teaspoon. The rest of the meal was great.
  33. BM

    BrianM

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our 4th year in a row celebrating our anniversary at Bennethum’s and our new place up north. The food and service was exceptional as usual.

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on October 19, 2022Happy Anniversary! thank you for making us a part of your celebration. We look forward to seeing you again and wish you the best this year!!

  34. JG

    JGarrison

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Overall, we had a great experience. We had the saganaki and blue gill appetizers, which were both delicious. We also had the whitefish almondine and spinach fettucine alfredo with filet. They were both wonderful as well. The desserts were tasty too. Although we live an hour and a half away, we will certainly be back...
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Service was great. Husband had the perch and said it was possibly the best he’s ever had.
  36. CR

    CurtR

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great including our food being served while it was still hot. We had the ribs and the perch - both were excellent. Benethums is consistently 5 stars!
  37. PK

    PKMichigan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything from the soup to the dessert set the gold bar standard. Can’t say enough good about this place!

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on October 19, 2022Now that is a review that has us floating on air, PKMichigan. We appreciate you and will see you next time!

  38. G

    Guy12

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch food . One of the best places in northern michigan.
  39. AA

    AmyA

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As every week we are there....great time, great food, great service. Love the staff.. always the best!!
  40. BC

    BillC

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to go for dinner. Have never had a bad meal there and thr service is always excellent.

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on October 19, 2022Thanks so much, Bill! We appreciate you and will see you next time. Please keep us informed on your favorites!

FAQs

Bennethum's Northern Inn is rated 4.9 stars by 1464 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 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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