We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Greunke's First Street Inn & Dining

Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
17 Rittenhouse Avenue, Bayfield, WI 54814
+1 715-779-5480
06:00 - 21:00
Open now
All hours
Sun - Thu 06:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

351 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 348: English reviews
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

The staff is absolutely amazing! Traveling with a 1 year old can be tough, but Greunke's is one of the only places in town that offers high chairs. The food is great whether you're stopping in for breakfast, dinner, or having a beer waiting for take out cheese curds. On top of all that, the place is filled with classic... More 

Thank Karl D
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

While visiting the quaint, picturesque Wisconsin town of Bayfield, we decided to stay at Greunke's Restaurant and First Street Inn on the advice of a friend. That friend is now my travel adviser for all future travel. From the outside, Greunke's appears to be a small, unassuming place. As you approach the door from the parking lot, the smells from... More 

Thank Rachael L
Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

This was a quirky place. The wait staff was polite and quick to remove my mother's totally inedible ribeye from the bill. The pies were served at room temperature and no a la mode was offered. It's very convenient in location and prices were above average but I would not recommend it for dinner.

Thank Hollyday B
Osceola, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We have enjoyed breakfast, lunch and supper here many times. The food is great and the servers are too ! all the photos and history in the place make it a definite stop in Bayfield.....crowded during Applefest, but pick the right time and you will enjoy it.

Thank 656brucej
Onalaska, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

we ordered the special which was steak and shrimp. the steak was so spicy and overcooked we couldn't eat it. the waitress never came back to ask how our food was or if we needed another drink. unfortunately would not go back or recommend.

2 Thank Donna H
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Had dinner here tonight and they seemed short on staff and heavy on customers. Don't know if this was an unusual volume they got. However, after several waiting times, between seating drinks and ordering, we did get our food and overall it was good but they ran out of different ingredients. Wait staff was friendly and as attentive as they... More 

Thank 813wendy
Owatonna, Minnesota
Level Contributor
144 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Have visited Bayfield several times but never tried Greunke's...until today! It was noon and wanted lunch but they also serve breakfast until 1. We got in right away. Not too busy. My husband had a bowl of soup...beef vegetable wild rice with bacon...he loved it. I opted for the whitefish blt...great! Fries were a tad bit crispy, should have had... More 

Thank scooterpieMinnesota
Level Contributor
23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

I enjoyed grilled whitefish with eggs for a late breakfast...hoped to go back for a fish boil, but didn't make it. Thanksgiving Wrap, Smoked Whitefish Salad were other favorite entrees. Eclectic decor - fun to identify old movie star pictures, magazine covers, etc. that are on the walls. No two chairs match - some were church pews & park benches.... More 

Thank Nancy L
Level Contributor
46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

What a great atmosphere here, very laid back. Good size menu all different sorts. We enjoyed the entree of portobellos which was more then enough and the steak sandwich which was enjoyable. As Europeans we are not used to the big sized meal you get in general in the US so this was good enough for us.

Thank TrailerTrashCamper
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

If you are looking for something unique, a fun dining experience that captures both Bayfield & Lake Superior, make sure to get reservations at Greunke's for the fish boil. It isn't cheap but you will leave filled up, with a veggie, potato, fresh boiled fish, coleslaw, roll, tea & lemonade, you will have a great time eating outside and watching... More 

Thank T0adL0ver

Travellers who viewed Greunke's First Street Inn & Dining also viewed


Been to Greunke's First Street Inn & Dining? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 26
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Rittenhouse Avenue, Bayfield, WI 54814
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Bayfield
  • Phone Number: +1 715-779-5480
Located in the heart of Bayfield, Greunke's has been serving food to locals and visitors alike since 1940. Our fun, funky, and eclectic décor sparks memories for all generations and we are family friendly! Our fabulous staff makes your experience even more memorable. The menu offers a variety of burgers, sandwiches, salads, steak, pasta, and of course, FRESH fish from Lake Superior. Be sure to try the "Greunke's Original"--Whitefish Livers!

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Greunke's First Street Inn & Dining staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?