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Private Dining - Bennethum's Northern Inn, Gaylord, MI

Bennethum's Northern Inn

4.9
4.9
1224 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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2 people

19:00


Booked 34 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (989) 732-9288

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Joshua Bennethum

  • Area

    Gaylord

  • Cross Street

    Michigan Ave

  • Parking Details

    Large private parking lot.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,224 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Best Overall

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Best Food

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Best Service

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Best Ambience

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Best Value

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

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  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Notable Wine List

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    American

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Most Booked

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Overall

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Food

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Service

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Ambience

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Value

  • Northern Michigan

    Group Bookings

  • Northern Michigan

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Northern Michigan

    Notable Wine List

  • Northern Michigan

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. BK

    BKMath

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alex did a great job! Very personable. ( I hope I got his name right) Great food, staff and atmosphere as always!
  2. LW

    LaurieW

    Northern MI

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite restaurant! The staff is very friendly and the food out of this world! You can't go wrong with the Perch or Walleye. You will not be disappointed!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service is great! And the food, always excellent. Love this place!
  4. MB

    MBrown

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    To us, the water tasted weird - very metallic. We point this out because we chose Bennethum's to celebrate completing a 43 mile backpacking trip and we were very thirsty - we couldn't drink our waters. That is our main complaint. All of our food was fantastic, though I thought the spinach was going to be incorporated into the shrimp scampi risotto. Instead, the spinach just came as a wilted lump on top of the risotto. Our ceasar salads, french onion soups were delicious. Our waitress Heather was much chattier with other tables than ours, but her service was quick. With the open table reservation we were seated as soon as we walked in to the restaurant.
  5. MA

    MikeA

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual everything was fantastic! Page our waitress was also wonderful. We always enjoy our trips in Bennethum’s‘s and it never let us down.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall very pleased with service and food. Would definitely go back. King Pao Calamari was fantastic as were the Mu Shu duck breast egg rolls.

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 4 days agoThank you so much for your feedback - we are so happy you enjoyed your Bennethum's experience and we will see you again soon!

  7. DC

    DavidC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite place for a special occasion. Recommend trying

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 4 days agoDavidC - thank you so much for the feedback - we love being a part of special occasions and memories made! We look forward to seeing you again!

  8. BR

    BobR

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best choice for Gaylord area dining, hands down.
  9. BE

    BobbiE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favorite place to eat when in Gaylord. The black cherry margarita is refreshing and they have delicious happy hour apps. The filet sliders our one of our favorite dinners.

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 4 days agoCheers to the Black Cherry Margarita, BobbiE! We look forward to seeing you again soon - please keep us informed on your favorites!

  10. SD

    SeanD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've been to Bennethum's many times, it's been excellent everytime. 5 stars

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 4 days agoThank you so much, SeanD. So glad you enjoy coming to Bennethum's and we can't wait to have you come by again. Please keep us posted on your favorites!

  11. ML

    MarkL

    Northern MI

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous staff and the food is outstanding. Our service was first rate. The meal courses were well spaced and no rush to finish anything before the next course arrived. The Korean BBQ Duck Breast was perfectly done, crispy and not dry. The lemon cheesecake with blueberry topping was not overpowering with the lemon. Just the perfect ending to an excellent meal.

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 4 days agoMarkL - thank you so much - so happy that your visit was so much to your liking and we appreciate your feedack - we strive to provide a great experience! We hope to see you again!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal and great service! The tomahawk pork chop was fantastic, the martini perfect and the shrimp cocktail had massive shrimp.

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 4 days agoThank you for the phenomenal feedback! We appreciate it and will see you again!

  13. KH

    KathyH

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall everything great. A little noisy. We sat on bar side. Next time on other side.
  14. RP

    RobertP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and exceptional service. Food was excellent
  15. BX

    BruceX

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I enjoyed Bennethum's Northern even more than anticipated. Reasonable pricing for terrific food and service. Nice atmosphere. Very good Wine list. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone in the area. You shouldn't be disappointed.

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 4 days agoBruce - thank you so much for sharing such wonderful feedback. It is so appreciated. So happy you enjoyed your Bennethum's experience and we look forward to having you by again soon!

  16. MD

    MarkDonnaB

    Detroit

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Evening with the family - very good but no longer exceptional- Even steak taco’s (always my favorite) was light on beef tenderloin and lacking normal robust flavor. We like the staff and always good for a night out. Just not the same level of extended menu, specials (all way too expensive), and inclusiveness. MB
  17. TG

    TracyG

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food and drinks are always excellent. Prices have increased substantially.But, its the best food in the area.
  18. r

    rhondad

    Northern MI

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Gaylord by far! Great happy hour drinks and snacks! Wonderful meal and service!
  19. SH

    SharlaH

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service, we really enjoy our experiences at Bennethums
  20. YV

    YvonneV

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my husband and grandson for dinner. It was my husbands birthday. We all enjoyed our meals and dessert. Service was very good and did not have to wait long for our meals.

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 4 days agoThank you for choosing Bennethum's for the birthday celebration! We appreciate it and look forward to seeing you again!

  21. JZ

    JayZeig

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bennethums is always a delightful experience! The food is delicious, service is friendly, and the meal is quick. Paige was our waitress (have had her a few times) and she was excellent as always! Kudos!
  22. MJ

    MichaelJ

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a treat and delivers the food, drink and service from your staff I have come to expect in dinning out. Bennethums is our go to restaurant to have high quality food and service and to enjoy those with friends!

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 4 days agoWe love being the go-to restaurant, MichaelJ! Thank you so much for sharing your experience and we look forward to seeing you again.

  23. p

    prairiepastor

    Northern MI

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is northern Michigan's best restaurant. Innovative starters, magnificent entrees, happy hour specials, excellent, friendly service. I don't come that often, but they know me and where I like to sit. What more can one ask?

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 4 days agoYour feedback truly made our day - thank you so much, Prairiepastor! We appreciate it and look forward to your next visit!!

  24. LH

    LauraH

    Northern MI

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The prices have gone up considerably since the last time we visited. I don't know how often we'll be able to visit, unfortunately. Additionally, I was glad to see the "Texas Sheetcake Brownie" back, but it is not the sheetcake texture I remember. It was my very favorite dessert ANYWHERE, so I'm sad to see it changed.
  25. GW

    GaryW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was outstanding, service was great, ambiance nice

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 4 days agoSo glad you enjoyed Bennethum's, GaryW!!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal, great service, ambiance is the best. Always enjoy an excellent experience.
  27. EJ

    ElizabethJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great place! Live music was awesome. Thanks. 🙂

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 4 days agoThank you, ElzabethJ! Please give us a follow on Facebook to stay in the know on our live music performances!

  28. SG

    SueG

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love going to Bennethum’s! The food is always delicious! Happy hour is great! The atmosphere is pleasant. The staff is awesome! We are greeted with smiling faces. We will be back soon!

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 4 days agoSueG! And we love having you come by Bennethum's! We appreciate you and will see you next time!!!

  29. JH

    JimH

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the consistently best restaurant in the Gaylord area, though there are others almost as good. They always have a wide range of choices on their menu, and I’d you want to have lighter fare, they have a wonderful happy hour with some menu items and drinks at half price.

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 4 days agoThank you so much, JimH! We appreciate you sharing your experiences and we look forward to having you by again soon!

  30. DP

    DavidP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Impressive food presentation, deliciously executed!, Excellent service! I was surprised at how casual other patrons dressed, considering the price and that it's gourmet level dining. I guess I'm old school; if I'm going to a nice restaurant, I dress accordingly. In any event Bennethum's is on our list of " Must Stops" when we're in Gaylord!
  31. J

    7025Jack

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Disappointed. Last time I was there it was very good across the board. This time? Disappointed..in the food and in the service. I suppose they are having staffing issues but the food was just OK. For the price? Totally unacceptable. What did they do well? A great Manhattan. Hope they improve and I will go again but any repeat beyond that is to be determined by my next experience.
  32. AF

    A2Foodie

    Grand Rapids

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the Chicken Piccata and my wife had the Walleye. Both were excellent!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were traveling to upper Michigan and stopped in Gaylord for the night and wanted a decent place to eat. It did not disappoint, the food and service were excellent. In fact my daughter said we have to come back here when we drive back at the end of the summer!

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on 8 June 2022That is wonderful! So glad you and your family enjoyed it and we will see you on your way back! Enjoy your vacation!!!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    I ordered a martini with a brand name- $9.50. I requested a blue cheese olive. They gave me one and charged a dollar for it. I have never been charged for any martini with a special olive. I have traveled many countries and most of the United State. Soured my opinion of the restaurant. It is expensive but good food and they rush you through your meal.
  35. EI

    ElizabethI

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Thanks so much for making our 50th anniversary special! We appreciated the extra attention given to us by our cute waitress!
  36. GB

    GaylanB

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and desserts. Great experience and in my opinion the best place to have an A++ dinner in Gaylord

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on 8 June 2022Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback, GaylanB! We appreciate you and will see you again soon!!

  37. LW

    LaurieW

    Northern MI

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love celebrating our anniversary here every year (and come many other times too!) We usually have the Perch and Walleye but decided to try something different and went with Shrimp scampi which was very good. I have to have a Coconut Cloud martini because they are fabulous! And then, of course, we had to sample the Chocolate Cheesecake with Strawberries... You have to try that! Yum! Bennethums never disappoints!!!

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on 8 June 2022Happy Aniversary, LaurieW! Thank you for making Bennethum's your go to place!! We look forward to seeing you again soon - Cheers to you!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly exquisite, comfortable dining. We are from a metro area, but we have a cottage nearby. We come to Bennethum’s most every time that we visit Northern Michigan. Every meal has been wonderful. Every waitress has been warm and efficient. The owners are charming and welcoming. If you visit this restaurant, it will be one of your new favorites. JFC
  39. SO

    SandyO

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love coming here for happy hour. Prices and selections are great. Non-happy hour meals are amazing too, but a little on the pricey side.
  40. MA

    MalcolmA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place to eat in Gaylord. Great menu and great service.

    Bennethum's Northern InnResponded on 8 June 2022Malcolm A - now, that is some wondeful praise that makes us very happy! We appreciate you and will see you next time!

FAQs

Bennethum's Northern Inn is rated 4.9 stars by 1224 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 34 times today
Google Map for Bennethum's Northern Inn

3917 Old US Highway 27 S Gaylord, MI 49735

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Michigan Ave

  • Area

    Gaylord

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Large private parking lot.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Joshua Bennethum

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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