Bennethum's Northern Inn

4.9
911 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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What 911 people are saying
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AllyB
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful eating at bennys! Kim was great, as always. Food was so amazing…as always! Best everything in town!

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CherylH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite places to eat. We love the mushroom bisque and roasted brussel sprouts. Our son raved about the oysters. Wait staff are very friendly and helpful.

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MikeW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been coming here for years. Best food in town, great value!

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the feedback, Mike. We appreciate your continued support and look forward to providing many more wonderful meals for you.

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vipPZETGE
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious fish and chips dinner tonight and as usual, the mushroom bisque was perfection!

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LorrieS
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was superb and the service was excellent. A classy menu in a “feels-like-home” atmosphere. Our fave!

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for joining us for the special occasion, Lorrie! We appreciate your support and look forward to serving you again soon.

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vipLynnR
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always an outstanding meal and service!! Josh recommended the pork shank and it did not disappoint. My wife had the salmon which was fantastic!!!

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you, Lynn! So glad to see you enjoyed your meals. We appreciate your support and look forward to serving you again soon.

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EileenR
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Delicious. Great menu. Great service. Love this place and can’t wait to eat here again!!!

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you, Eileen. We love to see that you enjoyed everything and we are looking forward to serving you again soon.

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Cindy
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was very good. Love the Appetizer mussels.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your stars and support, Cindy. We hope to see you for another wonderful meal experience soon.

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vipChrisB
Northern MI
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect place to go!! We always experience excellence in staff, service, and food.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for joining us and for sharing your feedback, Chris. We are grateful for your patronage and look forward to serving you again.

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Jane
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great spot for happy hour! The food and cocktails are excellent.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you, Jane for sharing your feedback. We hope to see you for another tasty happy hour experience soon.

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Kath
Northern MI
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We regularly dine at bennethums and enjoy it always.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the continued support and for sharing your feedback, Kath. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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Melissan21
Northern MI
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!! Can’t wait to come back again!! Thanks for a great evening!!

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the rating and feedback, we love to see that you enjoyed your time with us.

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KimH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bennethums never disappoints. Brought 4 newcomers with us this time, they were impressed and anxiously talked about bringing others back! Food was excellent in flavor and presentation, cocktails were delish! Service was excellent

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for joining us and for bringing some new folks for us to wow, Kim! We love to see that your guests enjoyed everything and we look forward to serving you all again soon.

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RobH
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best!! Fantastic food and service. You can't go wrong here.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the stars and feedback, Rob. We are grateful for your support and look forward to serving you again soon.

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MattC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bennethum's never disappoints, great food, great service!

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the feedback, Matt. It's wonderful to see that things have been consistently great for you. We appreciate your support and look forward to serving you again.

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KimberlyW
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food always. Staff is pleasant and knowledgeable of menu items and their ingredients. Reservations definitely recommended. We prefer the bar side for seating just for ambiance but the food is outstanding no matter where you sit.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your continued patronage and for sharing this wonderful review, Kimberly. We are grateful to have support from folks like you.

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JeffB
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Historic and very comfortable atmosphere. Solid always over many years. Ribeye, Planked whitefish, and legendary Pork Chops are outstanding. Recommend 4-6 PM "Happy Hour" for reduced prices.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for sharing your stars and feedback, Jeff. It's wonderful to see that you enjoyed your BNI experience.

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JimP
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside on the patio and had Desaree as our waitress, terrific on all counts!

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the rating, Jim. I'll be sure to pass your praise along- we are incredibly proud of our team!

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ThomasM
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate there two nights in a row with our party of five golfers. Everyone raved about their meals. We didn’t expect this quality in asmall up north city. And the staff were friendly an very competent

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for joining us and for sharing your feedback, Thomas. It's wonderful to see that we exceeded your expectations.

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vipskpw
Northern MI
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great time, great food, great entertainment, and great service tonight at Bennethum's Northern Inn.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for joining us and for sharing your feedback. We appreciate your support and look forward to serving you again soon.

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LynnM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful service and food! Noise level kinda high

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the feedback, Lynn. We look forward to seeing you for another wonderful meal soon.

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LibbyW
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the top restaurant in the area. The service and food quality always is superb. It is a bonus that you can make reservations to ensure a great dining experience awaits you.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for this wonderful feedback, Libby. We want you to truly have a wonderful experience with us and this review means the world for us to see.

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Gray
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Desiree was efficient, and charming

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the feedback, Gray. We are so proud of our team and I will be sure to pass your praise along.

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Tater
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitting outside on a Fall evening, sipping a cocktail and enjoying attentive service and excellent food makes Bennethum’s Northern Inn a “must visit” northern Michigan restaurant.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded 2 days ago

Sounds like heaven to us! Thank you for your feedback and patronage.

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barbarab
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Great Food, Great Service, Great drinks!

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for sharing your feedback, it's wonderful to see that things have been consistently amazing for you.

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doreena
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend this place. Food is always outstanding.

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DebbieNP
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Surprised that hostess, servers, & diners walking to tables did not wear masks.

Price is higher than many Metro Detroit restaurants with food and ambiance of same quality.

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vipGregL
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have the best happy hour, food and wait staff in all of Gaylord

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HelenW
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never disappointed with the service or the quality of the meal.

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GaylanB
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner

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vipTomZ
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best fish I have eaten anywhere. The chicken piccata was amazing.

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A2Foodie
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, farm to table, seasonable as available. Menu favorites that remain stable. Great cocktails, extensive wine list. Friendly staff and service.

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Optimom4810
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our server was very attentive pacing the meal to our needs. Appetizers of parmesean brussel sprouts and buffalo sliders were exceptional. Appreciated the chef's suggestions on menu for wine pairing with entrees. Overall a very pleasant dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service would definitely go back 😀

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on September 3, 2021

Thank you for the feedback and rating. We are grateful for your support and look forward to serving you again.

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DonandMaryDesautelsLoveB
Northern MI
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We frequently dine at Bennethums because we enjoy their many great choices of appetizers and entrees and an extensive wine list.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on September 3, 2021

Thank you for your continued support, Don and Mary. We appreciate you and look forward to seeing you for another wonderful meal experience soon.

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KayC
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Desiree was the best server ever! We love this restsurant--always reliably excellent.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on September 3, 2021

Thank you for the rating and feedback, Kay. We appreciate hearing from you and look forward to serving you again soon.

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there was served by Carrie who took great care of us and the food was awesome. The Old Fashioned' s were very refreshing. It was a great experience would definitely go back.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on September 3, 2021

Thank you for this wonderful feedback, John. I will be sure to send your praise along to the team. We look forward to seeing you for another great experience soon.

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JILLA
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outdoors on the back patio in the garden area, it was very nice. Was there for Happy Hour, so drinks and selected small plates were 1/2 off which was nice. Always excellent service and food is exceptional.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on September 3, 2021

Thank you for joining us and for sharing your feedback, Jilla. We truly appreciate your support and look forward to serving you again soon.

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GaylordGem
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in Gaylord to eat!! Food is always delectable and affordable:)

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on September 3, 2021

Thank you for the feedback and rating. It means the world to see that you appreciate what we do.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were at BNI for appetizers and drinks only this afternoon. The drinks were very good our appetizers this time we’re not the best. My steamed oysters were cold and my wife’s crab dip was very salty. Normally BNI is above average this was just an off day for them I feel. I hope the next time we go back it will be back up to the standards we have come accustomed to.

Bennethum's Northern Inn
Responded on September 3, 2021

Thank you for the feedback, I'm glad to see that you usually love what we do. We look forward to having another opportunity to show you a 5 star experience soon.

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FAQs

Bennethum's Northern Inn is rated 4.9 stars by 911 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.