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

Bennethum's Northern Inn

4.9
4.9
1540 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 21 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 1,540 people are saying

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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

    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

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    Lively

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    American

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

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  • Northern Michigan

    Best Overall

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Food

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Service

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Ambiance

  • 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

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  1. KM

    KathleenM

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, drink and customer service we wonderful as always!
  2. H

    Houligrl60

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the atmosphere & we had a birthday to celebrate & they had a sign on the table. Appetizers were delicious! Our entire group of 7 were very satisfied & it was unanimously decided to return again.

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded todayHappy Birthday!!! So happy you enjoyed your experience - please give us a follow on Facebook or Instagram - we have some great events you may enjoy as well as a wonderful happy hour! Thank you for choosing Bennethum's for your celebration!

  3. LC

    LonnieC

    Northern MI

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was great. Music made dinner conversation difficult.
  4. MM

    MaryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We travel all the way from Saginaw once a year for our anniversary to eat here. This is our favorite restaurant. Best food and experience

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on January 24, 2023Happy Anniversary, MaryM! We appreciate you so much and are honored to have you choose Bennethum's to celebrate your anniversary. We will see you again next time!!

  5. M

    Mike

    Northern MI

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was fantastic, my steak was prepared perfectly and our entire meal was delicious, thank you for everything you do!

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on January 23, 2023Thank you so much, Mike. It is greatly appreciated!

  6. JT

    JohnT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience! It was my wife's birthday, they had a birthday note on the table when we arrived for our reservation, our server Paige was outstanding! The Brussel sprout appetizer, the entries, wine and dessert were great! Thanks for another great night!

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on January 23, 2023Happy Birthday to your bride, John! So happy you enjoyed your celebration with Bennethums, and we can't wait to have you come by again!

  7. DP

    DeniseP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    BNI is an amazing restaurant. The drinks are yummy. We loved the buffalo cauliflower appetizer. The atmosphere with our friends was perfect. Not to loud and not too quiet.

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on January 24, 2023So happy you enjoyed your Bennethum's experience, DeniseP! We appreciate the wonderful feedback and thank you so much for taking the time to share it. We look forward to having you come by again soon! Please be sure to take a peek at our Facebook or Instagram - we have some great events you may enjoy!

  8. KB

    KimB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Dinner was very good. My disappointment was there were no scampi in my entree I ordered
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, dinner was very good!
  10. SR

    SueR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WE HAVE BEEN COMING HERE FOR OVER 10 YEARS AND IT'S ALWAYS EXCELLENT - SERVICE - FOOD - STAFF - THE GREATEST

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on January 23, 2023Sue R - thank you so much for sharing such wonderful feedback. We appreciate you so much and are so happy to have you come by!! Thank you for making our day, and we will see you again soon.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had never been here before. We were skiing nearby and wanted a restaurant we could make a reservation at on OpenTable. This was the only one within 10 minutes. Let’s just say WOW! The food and cocktails were absolutely amazing. We have spent a lot of time in Wisconsin and this is just like the supper clubs that are all over in Wisconsin and we love that supper club feel. We will definitely be back! The menu is quite diverse and unique - there is something for everyone.

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on January 16, 2023So happy you enjoyed your maiden visit to Bennethums! We appreciate you taking the time and for giving us an opportunity. We have a wonderful happy hour as well - and many events! We look forward to having you come by again - Happy Skiing!!

  12. M

    Mike

    Northern MI

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal as always, our steaks were prepared to perfection and service is amazing, can’t thank the staff enough for a great evening.
  13. KZ

    KimberlyZ

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We go to Bennethum’s regularly and we have for several years because of the friendly staff, excellent service, food, and cocktails! Bennethum’s is the best restaurant in the area!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Walleye was good, braised short ribs could’ve swore it was chuck roast and the garlic parmesan risotto was flavorless and unseasoned and way over cooked.
  15. LB

    LauraB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious. We will most definitely be back

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on January 16, 2023LauraB! We are so happy you enjoyed your Bennethum's visit and look forward to having you come by again soon!

  16. PM

    PaulM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    One always receives, at the least, a good meal at Bennethums. Frequently though, one gets a very good to outstanding meal.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date night

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on January 24, 2023We love being the date night destination! Thank you so much :)

  18. B

    Betsy

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Service and food was amazing! Our server was friendly and helpful without lingering too much. Our appetizer came out very quickly!
  19. SH

    SarahH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service is outstanding and food is always consistently tasty. Great beveridge list, and for those on a budget there's a happy hour menu that's a good value.

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on January 12, 2023SarahH - thank you for sharing such wonderful feedback. So happy you enjoy Bennethums and we can't wait to have you come by again. Please be sure to check us out on Facebook or Instagram!

  20. BU

    BoydU

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always awesome
  21. H

    Houligrl60

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious & our waitress was very friendly.

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on January 11, 2023We at Bennethums are so happy that you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to seeing you again - please be sure to check us out on Facebook or Instagram - we have some wonderful events!

  22. CR

    CurtR

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Remarkably consistent excellence - both food and service plus a great wine list including by the glass.

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on January 11, 2023Thank you so much, CurtR! We appreciate you and will see you again soon!

  23. D

    Donna

    Northern MI

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service, perfect for our special occasion.

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on January 11, 2023Thank you so much, Donna - we are so honored that you chose to celebrate your occasion at Bennethums, and look forward to having you by again. Please be sure to give us a follow on Facebook or Instagram as we have some excellent events you may enjoy!

  24. s

    sheron

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    We have always enjoyed our evenings there. The service was impeccable. The atmosphere, of course has never changed, but the food quality and pricing has left us unhappy today. Lobster bisque was served fairly warm the same for the crab meat appetizer dip the tomahawk pork chop was served laying down with everything piled on it. Nothing beautiful like in the past And the short ribs of beef are better at home, unlike many times in the past where it excelled. The cocktails were perfect. The special Manhattan’s are unlike any other and of course we had to have the cream Brulé, and again disappointed top was extremely burnt, and Burleigh was watery no custard texture whatsoever. I certainly hope that someone reads this at the restaurant it is not being sent for publication to the public, but strictly for the management to look into we will be back. How are Bill was over $300 for a dinner for four and my dinner consisted of the lobster bisque and scallop appetizer which was also very poorly done. Thank you for having this opportunity for me to share with you.
  25. AA

    AmandaA

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as usual. This place is a real gem! From appetizers to desert and cocktails. Everything was delicious!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Worth every penny. My kind of restaurant.

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on January 11, 2023What wonderful feedback! Thank you so much for taking the time to share - we will see you next time! Please give us a follow on Facebook or Instagram and keep in the know on our events!

  28. H

    Happy

    Northern MI

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the food and atmosphere at Bennethums. The staff is always so friendly. Best place to unwind and relax!

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on January 11, 2023Happy! We are so happy that you are Happy! We will see you again soon. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful feedback!!

  29. RH

    RobH

    Northern MI

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fantastic experience at Bennethum's!! Food and drinks are top notch!!

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on January 12, 2023Thank you for sharing, RobH! We will see you again next time!

  30. SH

    ScottH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing.....service was top notch we will definitely be back!!!! Was our first time won't be last!!

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on January 12, 2023Scott H! So happy you enjoyed your Bennethums experience and we will see you again soon! Please be sure to check out our Facebook or Instagram. We have some great events and musical guests you may enjoy. Thank you so much!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good food and service. Didn’t feel rushed. Menu selection was diverse, but priced high, for New Year’s. Enjoyed our evening. Plan to return in the near future.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food is always very good… wait staff and team always friendly… service is outstanding

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on January 12, 2023Thank you so much for the kind feedback - we will see you next time!

  33. SM

    SharonM

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an anniversary dinner and it was a pleasure to be at this restaurant
  34. PG

    PattyG

    Northern MI

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    BEST FILET - no one compares!!! Best everything!!!
  35. BH

    BrookeH

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. A perfect way to celebrate our anniversary and NYE!

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on January 12, 2023Happy Anniversary and Happy New Year, BrookeH!

  36. B

    Betsy

    Northern MI

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    We didn’t know it was a limited menu, would of been good to be notified of that when I made reservations. I reserved a table for 3 and none of us really wanted to order off the limited menu, we should of left. Normally the food is amazing but it was limited and way too pricey for what we were served. Server was amazing and did a great job but overall I don’t want to return and might cancel my next reservation that I’ve already made.
  37. J

    John

    Northern MI

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We love the food, we like supporting the local community. I feel that last night’s dinner was way over priced from our drinks to dinner. I received 3 scallops with a 1/3 of a cup of rice with about 3 tablespoons of spinach on top for $50.00. I wish the local owners thought about the local patrons. There has to be some kind of happy middle here that you can get a good meal at a fair price. I would like to find out who was prepping the tables after they were cleaned. She was so loud dropping plates on the tables. If she didn’t want to be there or if she was mad about something don’t take it out on the tables and plates. Be prepared to overpay
  38. AB

    AndrewB

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The very best!
  39. EC

    EmilyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing birthday at Bennethums as usual!!! Thank you all!!!!

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on December 31, 2022Happy Birthday, EmilyC! So happy you enjoyed your celebration and we can't wait to see you again!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eating here is an ABSOLUTE TREAT! The food is pure entertainment! And The staff is Top Notch! Thank you for doing everything to PERFECTION! We appreciate your employees dedication to excellence! Happy New Year see you soon!

FAQs

Bennethum's Northern Inn is rated 4.9 stars by 1540 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 21 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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