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Wild Rice Restaurant

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84860 Old San Rd, Bayfield, WI 54814-6002
+1 715-779-9881
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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

From the excellent staff service, the table settings, quality of food and made to perfection, and even to enjoy the architectural layout and decor. You are greeted with animals on the roof (not real) while the walkway entrance sets your mood while walking through the thoughtful landscape to the entrance. There the staff is professionally cheerful with greetings and will... More 

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Clinton, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Words cannot even describe the amazing dining experience we had at Wild Rice! We began the experience with cocktails in the bar. I had the chocolate coconut macaroon and my husband had an old fashioned. Both drinks were great. With your drinks they give you Asiago puffs - so good! We got to our table and were quickly met by... More 

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Thank Alicia J
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We went here because it offered sandwiches to go. We saw the menu and decided what we wanted. We ordered and was told they would only sell sandwiches on display case made earlier that they needed to get rid of. That was a crock. Oh yes would make a fresh sandwich but not at the menu prices on the menu... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The setting is absolutely beautiful. Looking through the woods to Lake Superior . Had cocktails on the deck and were brought into our window table. The bib lettuce salad was crisp and fresh. Entrees marvelous The service was very attentive . (We had tickets to a performance nearby and got there easily even with a relatively tight time frame.) Prices... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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99 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

One doesn't expect the caliber of architecture or food quality and service that this place delivers. We were totally blown away and were thankful we found this place early in our visit so we could visit it TWO times (!) during our stay. Nestled down a long, winding road from the main highway, one first comes upon this restaurant as... More 

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Patagonia, Arizona
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Shocking that one of the best gourmet restaurants in America isn't rated tops in Bayfield by a wide margin. When you add the stunning architecture to the location in the woods overlooking Lake Superior to the fantastic food to the extensive quality wine list it's worth a very long drive.

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Thank Jim S
Alexandria, Virginia
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant with even better food. First class original menu paired with an excellent wine list. Best stop on a three week foodie trip.

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Thank PvcM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Fantastic food and service! we went there for a birthday dinner and had a fantastic meal with great wine to go with it! Thanks Randy!

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Wild Rice is the best restaurant in the area! Fantastic food, a great wine list and the staff is outstanding!

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Kingston, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Several years ago, my wife and I enjoyed an excellent meal at Wild Rice. On a recent road trip from eastern Ontario to Alberta, we took a route well out of way to return in hopes that it would be just as good. It was. The restaurant occupies a sleek, stark building that is perfectly at home in its north... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 84860 Old San Rd, Bayfield, WI 54814-6002
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Bayfield
  • Phone Number: +1 715-779-9881

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?