Bennethum's Northern Inn
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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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More
Celebrate Valentine's Day with us at Bennethum's! We will be serving our full regular menu, along with our monthly themed 'Amore' menu. Reservations required.
Friday, February 14, 2020
Great choices on the menu with Asian “month” plus their prime rib special and regular menu items. Drinks are always great (best wine, mixed drinks, and large beer selection). Service including visit by chef was exceptional. Nice message waiting at table for my wife’s birthday
As usual the food and service was outstanding. Paige was attentive but non-rushing. Was a very pleasant evening.
John - Thanks so much for sharing such an awesome review. It is so appreciated. We look forward to having you by again soon!
Wonderful evening with Josh and his staff. Great meal, great service, great time! Simply your best choice in north woods dining!
JohnP: Thank you for taking the time to share such a wonderful review. We appreciate you and am so glad you enjoy Bennethums! We will see you again soon.
Great happy hour, which lead into a great meal!
Thank you for the fantastic feedback, it is most appreciated!
It is always great. It never disappoints
Kath - thank you so much! So glad you enjoy it and we will see you again soon!
Food was very good as always. The waitress Stephanie was EXCELLENT. The evening was very nice.
KimW - Thank you for taking the time to share such a wonderful review- it is most appreciated. Looking forward to having you by again soon - we will be sure to give Stephanie your compliments!
New Years eve
We went with a group of 8, adults & kids. The place was quite busy so we were happy for our reservation. The service was prompt and our food arrived equally as quickly. The price point is surprisingly high for the area, but as they say, you get what you pay for. We ordered a variety of appetizers and entrees and everyone left full and happy.
So glad you all enjoyed your visit, and we appreciate you taking the time to share your review. Looking forward to having you by again!
Great food. Love the theme menu. We continue to come back and bring our friends. Thus is our favorite restaurant.
Thanks so much, AndrewT! Please give us a follow on Facebook to keep up with our events.
Always an excellent choice for flavorful and high quality food and drinks. It's great to have a new theme menu each month that keeps it exciting!
We appreciate your support and your review, Michael J!
Our first time there, food and service were outstanding, Holly, our server did a great job!! The live music was very nice as well. We will return!!
So glad you enjoyed it! We look forward to having you by again - please give us a follow on Facebook to keep up with our events and musical guests!
Consistent high quality food and service. I think it is the best restaurant within the area.
Always fantastic!! Our favorite date night place!!
We love being the go to date night place! Thanks, Melissan21!
Love, love, love this gem of a restaurant in Gaylord. Fantastic menu, great service, wonderful northern Michigan vibe. I put the noise level on the high side because we continue to time our dinners when there is live music. Otherwise, when there is no music, it is normal noise level for dining....but the music nights are so much fun!
I loved what I ordered, a German dish, but my wife doesn't think she got what she ordered. She ordered a Weiner Schnitzle, but received a Jaeger Schnitzle. We will likely go back; I would love to, but my wife said this could be here last time.
Always great food and drinks. Service is helpful and friendly. A great dining experience always!
Thanks so much, Kath! We appreciate your review and continued patronage! We will see you again soon!
Love the food here and I am very hard to impress. I have not had a bad meal/ appetizer or service here I highly recommend eating here !!!
Dbiea01! We are so happy that you enjoy Bennethum's! We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback, and look forward to your next visit! I am hopeful you are a member of the VIP Club - if not, please check out the link on our website. We will see you again soon!
Our favorite place for dinner in Northern Michigan!!
Love the feedback, JoeB - we appreciate it and look forward to your next visit. Please be sure to like us on Facebook to keep up with our promotions and events.
Always an excellent experience!!! Can’t wait for next month date night!
Thanks so much!
We try to get to Gaylord every month so we can check out Bennethum’s theme menu. Really enjoyed the Italian menu, the rigatoni and Super Tuscan were great! Food, service and wine are always excellent.
Thank you so much for sharing your review! Please be sure to check out our VIP Club (the link is on our website) to provide some nice perks for you! We look forward to seeing you again, and so glad you enjoy it!
Always delicious and excellent service. We love this restaurant.
Thanks for taking the time to share your review, ChrisB. It is most appreciated! If you aren't yet a member of our VIP club, please be sure to check it out - the link is on our website and there are great perks for members!
The food was outstanding and service was great very much enjoyed the evening. Would recommend to anyone who enjoyed a good time
What a fantastic review, TomL. So happy you enjoyed the evening. Please like us on Facebook to keep in the know on our events and menu themes. See you again soon!
This was the first stop on our trip from the Detroit area to Petoskey. We were celebrating my husbands birthday. It was just his style. Non pretentious, bar food.
Susan: Thank you for sharing your feedback, and for choosing Bennethum's for the Birthday celebration! We are hopeful you will come by again next time you are in the area. Thanks again!
Great food!! Service is fantastic. Love specials of the month
So happy you enjoy our menu themes, LynnR. Can't wait to have you come by again soon.
We have yet to be disappointed with our meal selections. The staff is well versed on the menu. Food is warm. Service not rushed . Very nice place to dine and will always bring guests.
HelenW - thank you for such a wonderful review. We are so happy to have you as a customer, and look forward to your next visit!
Delightful find. Great food and wine. The service was excellent. I will be back.
I love it - Lakewood 1 - "delightful find"! So glad you found us, please follow us on Facebook to keep up on our events and our monthly menu themes. We will see you again soon!
Love the up north environment and the great food choices. Everything about this place is great/
Love your feedback, barbaraS. We look forward to having you by again soon!
Food was very good and the place was packed, which affected the service a little. My fiancé had their Parmesan Crusted Walleye, which was fantastic. I had the chef’s special, which was Lobster and Shrimp Fettuccine that was also great. We will definitely come here again in the future when we are in town.
So glad that you enjoyed your visit - we appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback, and look forward to your next visit to town!
Fantastic food. Great service. Lovely atmosphere! Would definitely recommend
Thank you so much, LynnR. We appreciate your recommendation. We look forward to your next visit!
Always wonderful. Just disappointed that the almond chicken is not on the menu anymore.
RebeccaT. Thank you so much for your feedback - we do have a wonderful new menu every month, and we take all comments to heart. We appreciate you and hope that you will come by again soon!
Another wonderful meal from Josh and company
What a fantastic review, it is so appreciated, Bob, and we look forward to you coming by again soon.
Great food and wonderful service. Cozy atmosphere with friendly staff from start to finish!
So happy you enjoyed your visit, Starr! Please follow us on Facebook to keep up with our events.
Always the best ambiance and the specific "themed" food was very good. The mushroom flatbread for appitizer was outstanding.
Thanks a million, Scott - what phenomenal feedback. Please give us a follow on Facebook to keep up with our events!
Bennethum's is the gold standard for dining in our neck of the woods! Great staff, great service, great food!
John P: Now, that is one gold standard review! Thank you for sharing, and we will see you again soon!
This has to be at the top of your list of favorite restaurants
ChrisB: Now that's a compliment - thank you so much! Please give us a follow on Facebook to keep up with our events and promotions!
We loved this place. We will be going back very soon. One thing, I tried to sign up for anniversary and birthday specials. However, because I used my email for our first visit to reserve a table, I am not able to complete the application. It keeps telling me that the email is already in the system. Catch 22. Can you help?
Thank you for the wonderful rating, Barbara! We will be in touch shortly with respect to your enrollment, and am so glad you enjoyed your visit!
Food came very fast, very delicious, friendly wait staff - thumbs up all around.
TracyB: I appreciate you taking the time to share your wonderful feedback. Looking forward to seeing you again! Please be sure to check out our VIP club (the link is on our Yelp profile) for members only "treats"! See you again soon.
Excellent service. Great food and large portions.
Thank you very much for the wonderful review. Please give us a follow on Facebook to keep in the know on our events!
Very courteous service. The food was truly exceptional.
So glad the service was on point and that you enjoyed your meal, RichardW. We look forward to having you back again!
Amazing as always!! Our favorite northern Michigan restaurant!
Love the feedback, and we appreciate you sharing! We look forward to your next visit!