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

Bennethum's Northern Inn

4.9
4.9
1477 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 9 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
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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

    Best Value

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Good for groups

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Neighborhood gem

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Great for fine wines

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Good for special occasions

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Lively

  • 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

    Neighborhood gem

  • Northern Michigan

    Great for fine wines

  • Northern Michigan

    Good for special occasions

  • Northern Michigan

    Lively

  • Northern Michigan

    American

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  1. M

    Mike

    Northern MI

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and service, they are fantastic every time!

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 2 days agoWe appreciate you, Mike. thank you so much - see you soon!

  2. n

    northernbee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We choose Bennethum's when we have a special occasion. The food is wonderful and the staff is friendly and attentive. It is a bit pricey, but all the menu items are delicious.
  3. LM

    LeeM

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Paige was our server and did an excellent job! She was on top of everything. Timing of courses was perfect.

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 2 days agoWe will be sure to give Paige your compliments, LeeM! See you next time!

  4. DS

    DavidS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came back because we had such a good meal when we were there several months ago. Good decision! Lovely relaxed atmosphere, attentive and pleasant service, and excellent food. We had the filet and the perch, both as good as we have had anywhere. And the cocktails were perfect.

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 2 days agoWhat wonderful feedback, DavidS! Thank you so much! So happy you came by again and we look forward to your next visit! Please give us a follow on Facebook or Instagram - we have some pretty nice events that may be of interest to you!

  5. BB

    BruceB

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great meal. Thank you
  6. PG

    PaulG

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    There was a group of guys sitting at the bar talking loud about what's wrong with the judicial system.
  7. MM

    MelanieM

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Never disappoints! My favorite restaurant. The quality is always wonderful and the service is top notch.

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 7 days agoMelanieM! We love being your favorite restaurant. Thank you so much for sharing such an amazing compliment and we will see you again soon!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kait was an amazing waitress - clone her!
  9. T

    Tomoski

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was fast and accurate. We got what we ordered (not a given in this region). The staff was friendly, the food excellent (as always at Benethum's). We use them for going-away dinners for family members that were visiting.

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 7 days agoTomoski - thank you so much. We love having you by and appreciate your wonderful review. We will see you next time!

  10. F

    Fast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had another great dinner. Love the food. The service is always great. Best in Gaylord for sure.

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 7 days agoThank you for the amazing review, Fast! We appreciate you and will see you soon!

  11. ST

    SuzanneT

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place to eat. Service was great. Food delicious

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 7 days agoSuzanneT - thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback. We will see you again soon!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service great as always
  13. ML

    MarilynL

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always a great meal and a great experience here.

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 7 days agoMarilyn: We appreciate your feedback and look forward to having you come by again. Thank you so much!!

  14. SS

    SaraS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    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.
  15. KZ

    KimberlyZ

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    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!

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 7 days agoKimberlyZ! Thank you for such wonderful compliments! We appreciate you and will see you again soon!

  16. AS

    AmberS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    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!
  17. AB

    AndrewB

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

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

    A2Foodie

    Grand Rapids

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    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.

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 7 days agoA2Foodie: We appreciate you taking the time to share such wonderful feedback. So happy you enjoy Bennethums and we can't wait to have you come by again. Please keep us posted on your favorites!

  19. 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

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 7 days agoThank you for the feedback, Barry! Glad you enjoyed your Bennethums experience, and we will see you again soon.

  20. M

    Mike

    Northern MI

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 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!
  21. 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…
  22. MP

    MaureenP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bennethum's is consistently good. You will never be disappointed.
  23. 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!!

  24. 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!

  25. 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.
  26. 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!!

  27. BB

    BruceB

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    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.
  28. 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!

  29. 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
  30. 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!

  31. 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!

  32. 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.
  33. 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!!

  34. M

    Mike

    Northern MI

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 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.

  35. 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!

  36. 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
  37. A

    Anne

    Savannah

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and service. Never disappointing.
  38. 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!

  39. KZ

    KimberlyZ

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! We highly recommend Bennethum’s.
  40. 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.

FAQs

Bennethum's Northern Inn is rated 4.9 stars by 1477 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 9 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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