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

Bennethum's Northern Inn

4.9
4.9
1326 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 49 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 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 1,326 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Best Overall

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Best Food

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Best Service

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

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  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Good for Groups

  • 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

    Good for Groups

  • 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. R

    Russ

    Toledo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elzabeth B did a great job. Food came out on time and on point We even had a happy anniversay note at the table. Will be back as often as possible
  2. S

    Shader

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We found this place on a local recommendation. It was outstanding, and the best happy hour on the planet. I had the tomahawk pork chop . It was killer. Our waitress Heather was excellent. If ever in the area again , it will be a go to place for sure.
  3. MN

    MatthewN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious and our server was great and kept our drinks consistently topped off
  4. SM

    StevenM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Everything was good, except the table of 5 women, they were quite loud!
  5. J

    Juliedidit

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful yummy food and excellent service. Wide selection of items and the wine list is top notch.
  6. MK

    MarthaK

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an outstanding restaurant. Food is excellent - great menu w lots of tasty choices. You can actually make a reservation to sit at the bar - super friendly bartenders. No matter where you are coming from this spot is worth the drive!
  7. ML

    MarilynL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food is always amazing! This place will not disappoint!
  8. SC

    StephanieC

    Northern MI

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Girls weekend always includes dinner at Bennethum’s Northern Inn. Great food & excellent service, Bennethums never disappoints! Truly an amazing dining experience!
  9. P

    Pamandlarry

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    They are consistently good, good drinks, they don’t blast the music, over priced but tasty
  10. GL

    GregL

    Detroit

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Theresa is the best server ask for her and she will make your dining experience the best
  11. SG

    SueG

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love how we are greeted at the door and taken to our seats, sometimes even by Josh. The staff is amazing! The food is delicious! We also love the atmosphere!
  12. M

    Mike

    Northern MI

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great evening out to dinner with friends, our meals were great and our server Kate was fantastic, along with all your staff! Thank you again for a wonderful meal and everything you do to make our experience so nice.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and our waitress was amazing. Best Happy Hour in the North.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Theresa was a great waitress and good sense of humor
  15. D

    Debbie

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful experience. The food is excellent. This is the best restaurant in Gaylord.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing new the menu well and had a very happy personality.
  17. SS

    StevenS

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, some of the best in Northern Michigan. Love the service also!
  18. CB

    CherelleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Bennethum's for our 10th Anniversary, the overall experience was amazing. Our server was great and recommended entrees that suited us best. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was intimate. They even wrote a cute card for our table congratulating us on your anniversary.... so thoughtful. It was my first time at Bennethum's but it definitely won't be the last.
  19. JJ

    JerryJ

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Good was very good and portions were ample. However the prices were at the high end of the scale.
  20. MM

    MargueriteM

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinners and cocktails were delicious! Our server, Sam, was so nice and did a great job. Loved the Brussels sprouts, Fettuccine, bread, bluegill, walleye & shrimp scampi! EXCELLENT!
  21. TN

    ThadN

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The entire experience was great! The food, atmosphere, service, etc.
  22. S

    Sealvi

    Tampa

    50 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience3
    FOOD WAS GOOD, SERVICE WAS GREAT, HOSTESS WAS A BIT SNOOTY AND UPPITY WHIUCH RUINED THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE
  23. BA

    BarbaraA

    Northern MI

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughter and son in law are vegan. I contacted the restaurant beforehand to see if there was anything they could eat. Josh was awesome and very accommodating. We had a wonderful dinner and left very satisfied.
  24. MA

    MarkeyA

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic!!!! Yeah wait staff was phenomenal, the fresh lake perch is a must try!
  25. TS

    TobyS

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a guest visiting from Canada, so we brought them to our favorite place, Bennethum's. Paige was our server and was so very attentive and pleasant. Engaging and provided excellent service. Always enjoy their "happy hour" and the meal was enjoyed by all!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a reservation and were seated promptly at our requested table type. Our server introduced herself right away & took our drink order & let us know the kitchen was a bit backed up. No worries as we received our drinks (wine & rosé martini), warm bread & appetizers quickly. Our wedge salad was served split with no fuss (I love that!) I had fish & my husband had pork schnitzel - both were delicious. We shared a turtle sundae for dessert. Yummy! It was quite noisy in the bar area where we were seated at a high top but we were able to carry on a conversation. Our server was outstanding & the food was too. We will return
  27. K

    Kimberly

    Detroit

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch from appetizers, dinner, drinks, service and value. We will definitely go there again.

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on August 9, 2022Thanks so much, Kimberly!

  28. JF

    JakeF

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had read many glowing reviews of Bennethum's so expected a lot. Most of our party have lived in major cities and have been to notable restaurants. I can say unreservedly that Bennethum's food is worthy of all praise. We got carried away with appetizers (Calamari, Korean Street Tacos, and Crab and artichoke dip) all were excellent, but the Calamari drew the most praise. Filet Mignon Sliders, Tenderloin Queso Tacos and Jaeger Schnitzel were the entrees at our table. All were excellent. It is a lively atmosphere inside with a rustic log home look. The service was exceptional. I only wish I could remember the name of our waitress. She did a fantastic job! Do yourself a favor and eat at Bennethum's. You won't regret it!

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on August 9, 2022JakeF - what a wonderful review - it made our day! Thank you so much! We will see you again soon!

  29. VM

    VanessaM

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good, service, and atmosphere was amazing. We were welcomed with a hand written anniversary note on our table!

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on August 9, 2022Happy Anniversary, Vanessa!! We are so happy you chose to celebrate with us and we look forward to seeing you again next time!

  30. R

    Robertl

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Josh and crew did an amazing dining experience from waitresses to quality of food i can't Express how awesome it was !!!!

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on August 9, 2022We just love hearing this kind of feedback, Robert! Thanks so much!

  31. D

    Dbiea01

    Northern MI

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always fantastic food and service never been disappointed here

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on August 9, 2022We appreciate your review and thank you for taking the time! See you next time!!

  32. SJ

    SJVH1

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks, perfect. Sloan and Liz were both excellent servers.

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on August 9, 2022So happy you enjoyed your Bennethums experience - we will see you next time!

  33. TV

    TVan

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always, Bennethum’s was hopping on a Friday night. But we had a reservation and were seated right away. The wine list is extensive and the signature cocktails are unique but drinkable. Our server, Sam, was great . She was knowledgeable and friendly, yet professional. The food was outstanding. The crispy Brussels sprouts appetizer was sooo good! Even my husband, who “hates” Brussels sprouts, enjoyed it. The shrimp cocktail with FRESH horseradish sauce was WOW good! My husband and I ordered filet mignon, and both were cooked exactly to order. Everything about our meal was excellent from start to finish. My only (minor) disappointment is that the decor is a little dated and doesn’t reflect the true quality of this restaurant. Maybe the majority of the guest like the casual atmosphere, but I think Bennethum’s could spiff up their decor a bit to better reflect their outstanding menu and service!

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on August 9, 2022We appreciate your feedback and thank you for taking the time!

  34. JP

    JohnP

    Northern MI

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, always a great experience.

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on August 9, 2022We appreciate it, JohnP! See you next time!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were so impressed to see that every party continues to be greeted with the same warmth as has always been our experience over a number of years! We especially appreciated recognition of our 25th wedding anniversary with good wishes by all. We have a “special “ table that they remembered and was so unexpected! We very much enjoyed the filet and ribs as our main courses. Everything through dessert was top notch. Will definitely be back!

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on August 9, 2022Happy Anniversary! So happy you chose Bennethums for your celebration and we can't wait to have you by again.

  36. K

    Kayl

    Northern MI

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again an excellent meal at Bennethums! It was a beautiful “up north” day, so we opted to eat outside. We enjoy bringing out of town guests because we know we can count on having a delicious meal, with attentive service, and we have not been disappointed! Thank you one and all!

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on August 4, 2022Kayl: What phenomenal feedback - thank you so much! We look forward to your next "up north" day!

  37. JD

    JimD

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Always spectacular service with fabulous food. If we’d known that there was live music we would’ve sat in the south section because it was very loud. But after 8pm the music stoped and it was perfect.

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on August 4, 2022Thanks so much, JimD! To keep track of our musical guests, please give us a follow on Facebook - one may catch your eye! Happy you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to serving you again!

  38. U

    Upnorthguy

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We made reservations a few days in advance for my wife's birthday. Our table was ready when we arrived and they had a card displayed with a Birthday greeting for my wife. The waitstaff greeted us immediately and took our order for beverages and appetizers. The wine was excellent and appetizers delicious. Our entrees were exquisite filet mignon and ribs. We will be back again!

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on August 4, 2022So happy we were able to be a part of your wife's birthday celebration and that your visit was enjoyable! We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and will see you again next time!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, impeccable service and tasty drinks!
  40. S

    Susan

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s the perfect up north experience. Food and service is excellent.

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on August 4, 2022Susan: We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience! See you again next time! Please give us a follow on Facebook!

FAQs

Bennethum's Northern Inn is rated 4.9 stars by 1326 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 49 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–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 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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