Bennethum's Northern Inn

4.9
647 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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RichP
Northern MI
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was GREAT! Waitstaff was courteous, food was EXCELLENT and we received our food very QUICKLY. Would HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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TSimon
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best cream of mushroom soup and bread we ever had. Portions are large. Will definitely be back.

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AshleyB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was OUTSTANDING. The service was great. My only tiny negative comment is that we were sat at a table in the middle of the room so people were staring at us the whole time, it was a little awkward but I know they are doing the best they can with seating during a pandemic. (to avoid this, book a reservation in advance.) The food, drinks and service are amazing.

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JohnH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is not unreasonable to expect the best experience when dining at Bennethum’s .The family has built that expectation. The food is always the best. On this night our server was Teresa. She too was the best. We have never had anything but the best. Josh is always the best host. Finally I would say if you haven’t already dined at Bennethum’s you are in for something very special. If you are a local you already know that. If you are visiting I would simply say Enjoy.

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BonK
Northern MI
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant for Happy Hour. Food is excellent, wine menu and waitstaff outstanding!!!! The owner Josh always stops by the table to ask how the food was and leaves his personal touch..

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RebeccaS
Northern MI
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!! The Oysters we’re so fresh and yummy!!

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StephanieC
Northern MI
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family Birthdays

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vipJoeB
Grand Rapids
20 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try the sheet cake brownie. Delicious!!! Staff is always attentive and the food is the best in Northern Michigan.

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Kayl
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love dining at Bennethum’s! The food is excellent and our server was too! Our party of 6 took advantage of the happy hour and ate a bit earlier than normal. I would recommend making reservations because it is popular!

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your continued support and for the wonderful rating, Kayl.

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MichelleL
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always! Ordered my entire meal off the small plate happy hour menu. It was so delicious and I took food home for lunch.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for joining us and for sharing your feedback, Michelle. We appreciate your support and hope to see you for another great meal soon.

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vipGregL
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in northern Michigan

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AaronN
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent! I appreciated the waitress allowing us to try the wine before ordering. Definitely a wonderful dinner experience!

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the feedback and support, Aaron. We hope to see you for another great meal soon.

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Dbiea01
Northern MI
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always never dissatisfied or disappointed with food or service love this place and everyone there Job well done !!!

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for adding to our wonderful feedback. We are grateful for your support and look forward to serving you again soon.

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TomZ
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful drinks and dinner.

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Gwen
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant to go to meet with friends, have consistently excellent food, drink and conversation. I especially love it in the summer when we can sit out on the lawn and dine. It's like home, only better because someone else cooks and brings the food out. I love the wait staff; they are professional and friendly in a home town way. Five stars to them. I'm so glad they've survived the pandemic!

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Susan
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service, would definitely dine again

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you, Susan. We're grateful for folks like you and hope to have another opportunity to serve you soon.

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viprhondad
Northern MI
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service! Best restaurant in town, ran by an awesome family!

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the feedback and stars. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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ScottM
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic experience. Food is always so good!

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the feedback, Scott. We understand that consistency is key so feedback like this really means the world to us.

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StephanieC
Northern MI
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

60th Birthday - table reserved, amazing meal & dinner experience (not our first with Bennethums’).

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TomM
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We visit Here for nearly all of our special occasions. We are never disappointed with the food, service and ambiance.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the feedback. We're honored to be your go-to when you have a special occasion.

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Delightful
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing night out. The food is unbelievably delicious. I’ve never had even an average experience here. Everything is fantastic.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for joining us and for sharing this wonderful review.

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MelissaG
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect 🤩 Our server was super friendly, and we enjoyed every single bite, we even got lemon blueberry cheesecake to go since we were so full. Josh and his staff are always a pleasure to be around.

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SharlaH
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful service
Always enjoy our dining experience there

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you, Sharla. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you for another wonderful meal soon.

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KimH
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bennethums rarely disaapoints. It's pricey, but worth every bite. Sloan S was an amazing server!

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KerryM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best perch ever! Loved the fingerling potatoes and the bread was delicious.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the feedback, Kerry. We especially love to see which menu items were a big favorite. We appreciate your support and look forward to serving you again soon.

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vipSublime
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous food and libations at Bennethums. So happy to resume our dining experiences there. Love the Coconut Cloud Martinis!

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for joining us and for sharing your feedback. We're glad to be back and truly appreciate your support.

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ShawnR
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch, you will not be disappointed. Everything was excellent.

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MikeB
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, incredible staff, incredible ownership.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your support, Mike. It means the world to see that you enjoy what we do.

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StevenM
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was the best food I’ve had in a long time. The ambiance was nice but there was no lighting above our table. The service was top rate and the food was brought to the table steaming hot! It’s a bit pricey but each plate has enough food for two to split if you desired. I give them 5 stars.

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DanielleK
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Great food, service, ambiance. Best place around!

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you, Danielle. We love to see that things have been consistently great for you.

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LarryJ
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy that Bennethams is open again for great food! The weeks seemed like months but, glad we can get out for a great meal

Thank you everyone at Bennethams for hanging in there. We are in this together.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded 5 days ago

We're so glad to be back! Thank you for the warm welcome, we truly appreciate your support.

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Sammie15
Brighton
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meals at Benethum's never ceases to impress us. The service is always top notch and food fantastic. The servers are always friendly! I highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, excellent service, super experience for a couple of old folks

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for joining us and for sharing your feedback.

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KristiO
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was top notch. Our food was excellent. I had the scallops and hubby had the steak. Both we prepared perfectly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! Food and service is always outstanding!

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the feedback and rating. We love to see that the service was just as wonderful as the food.

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LaurieA
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place, not just in Gaylord but Northern lower Michigan!

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the support and feedback, Laurie. We're honored to be your #1.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the BEST FOOD!

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Gray
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great Service
Ahi Tuna could have been of higher quality

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LauraA
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, excellent service and excellent environment!

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the rating and feedback, Laura.

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ErikaMichelle
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love going to Bennethums! They have the best food and the staff is always amazing! If you're look for a good date night spot or just some awesome food this is the place!

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the feedback and perfect rating. We appreciate your support and look forward to serving you again soon.

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FAQs

Bennethum's Northern Inn is rated 4.9 stars by 647 OpenTable diners.

Bennethum's Northern Inn does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://bennethums.com/shop/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.