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

Bennethum's Northern Inn

4.9
4.9
1166 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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Booked 7 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

Popular dishes

Menu

Signature Cocktails

  • Benny's Bees KneesUS$14.00

    Hendrick's Gin, Fresh Lemon Juice, Honey Simple Syrup, Sexy Coupe Glass, Dehydrated Lemon

    • Sparkling Grapefruit MojitoUS$14.00

      Muddled Mint & Limes, Bacardi Rum, Grapefruit Juice & Wedge Garnish, Simple Syrup, Prosecco

      • Midnight ManhattanUS$16.00

        Makers Mark Bourbon, Vya Artisan Vermouth, Luxardo Syrup, Black Cherries

        • Honey Pear MuleUS$14.00

          Absolut Pear Vodka, Pear Purée, Honey Simple Syrup, Ginger Beer, Fresh Mint, Copper Mug

          • Spicy Pineapple MargaritaUS$14.00

            1800 Silver Tequila, Cointreau Orange Liqueur, Pineapple Juice, Pickled Jalapeños, Salted Rim

            • Orange Bourbon SmashUS$16.00

              Muddled Oranges, FKNG Bourbon, Sweet Vermouth, Grand Marnier, Bitters, Dehydrated Orange

              • Coconut Cloud MartiniUS$14.00

                Smirnoff Vanilla Vodka, Cruzan Coconut Rum, Cream Of Coconut, Served Up, Toasted Coconut

                • Apple Elder CosmoUS$14.00

                  FKNG Artisan Vodka, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, Apple Juice, Lemon Juice, Served UP

                  • Cherry Tequila SourUS$16.00

                    Casamigos Reposado, Limoncello, Luxardo Syrup, Lemon Juice, Sexy Coupe Glass, Black Cherries

                    Appetizers

                    • Parmesan Brussels SproutsUS$12.00

                      Fresh Brussels Sprouts, Crispy Flash-Fried, Tossed With Shredded Parmigano Reggiano & Secret Seasonings

                      • Saganaki...Opa!US$14.00

                        Imported Greek Kasseri Cheese, Brandy-Flamed Tableside, Fresh Squeezed Lemon, Famous House Bread

                        • Hot Crab & Artichoke DipUS$16.00

                          House Specialty! Homemade Spinach Artichoke Dip, Lump Crab Meat, Fresh Lemon, Fried Pita Points

                          • Korean Street TacosUS$16.00

                            Asian-Style Braised Pork, Flour Tortillas, Red Brick Remoulade, Korean BBQ, Artisan Kimchi, Spicy Mango Slaw

                            • St. Elmo's Style Shrimp CocktailUS$18.00

                              Not For The Faint Hearted! Six Jumbo Shrimp, SPICY FRESH HORSERADISH Cocktail Sauce, Lemon Garnish

                              • Kung-Pao CalamariUS$18.00

                                Crispy-Fried Calamari, Garlic-Scallion-Soy Reduction, Roasted Cashews, Cilantro, Scallions, Toasted Sesame

                                • *Ahi Tuna DiabloUS$24.00

                                  Fresh Hawaiian Ahi Tuna, Cajun Blackened Rare, Mango Jalapeño Slaw, Spicy Red Brick Remoulade

                                  • *Fresh East Coast OystersUS$24.00

                                    Six Half-Shell Oysters Served Over Crushed Ice w/ BNI Cocktail Sauce, Cucumber Mignonette, Fresh Lemon

                                    Last updated: 6 May 2022

                                    What 1,166 people are saying

                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                    Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

                                    NoiseModerate

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                                      Fit for Foodies

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                                      Neighbourhood Gem

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                                      Notable Wine List

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                                      Vibrant Bar Scene

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                                      Fit for Foodies

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                                    1. KN

                                      KaraN

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined 2 days ago

                                      overall4food4service5ambience3

                                      Food is a way too pricey, steak was good but nothing special. I would recommend the perch, besides that the food was average. Service was very good.

                                    2. M

                                      Mike

                                      Northern MI

                                      10 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      10 reviews

                                      Dined 2 days ago

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Wonderful evening, great steak dinner and our server Alex was fantastic, thank you!

                                    3. K

                                      Kayl

                                      Northern MI

                                      3 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined 3 days ago

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We sat in the dining room this time, and everything was excellent, as always! Friendly, professional server, and excellent food. We also enjoy dining in the bar area, and on the patio….really, you can’t go wrong choosing to dine here…and if it’s happy hour you are in the mood for….they truly do have the best in the north!

                                    4. S

                                      Scottw

                                      Pittsburgh

                                      14 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      14 reviews

                                      Dined 4 days ago

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Theresa made our dinner very enjoyable, she was such a pleasure to be around. We plan to return again, hopefully sooner than later.

                                    5. MW

                                      MarkW

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 7 May 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We always get great food at BNI. Their mushroom bisque is to die for.

                                      Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 4 days ago

                                      So glad you enjoy Bennethum's Northern Inn, Mark W! We appreciate you and will see you next time.

                                    6. JR

                                      JennieR

                                      Detroit

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 7 May 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Mother’s Day dinner with my mom. She got the Perch dinner, I got the whitefish dinner and we split the chop salad with onion rings as an appetizer. The onion rings we delicate and crisp, the salad was delicious and our meals were great. It was really busy because of prom, but our server was kind and attentive. Always a good experience when we come here!!!!!

                                      Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 4 days ago

                                      JennieR - so glad you chose to spend your Mother's Day celebration with us. So glad that the experience was good and we look forward to seeing you and Mom again!

                                    7. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Northern MI

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 7 May 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      As always - everything was on point. Best happy hour in Michigan!!!

                                      Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 4 days ago

                                      Thanks so much! Cheers!

                                    8. MM

                                      MicheleM

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 7 May 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Happy Hour appetizers are amazing and so are the half off drinks! We enjoyed the Buffalo cauliflower and the Asian boneless wings. Dinner is always so good here. The tomahawk pork chop is always so good and the ribs were tender and meaty. We finished off the meal with the Texas sheet cake brownie which was very good and the perfect ending. Looking forward to our next visit.

                                      Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 4 days ago

                                      MicheleM - Thank you for sharing such a wonderful review! It is so appreciated. We appreciate your feedback and will see you again soon - happy hour awaits you! CHEERS!

                                    9. O

                                      Obdoc

                                      Las Vegas

                                      12 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      12 reviews

                                      Dined on 6 May 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Excellent meal. The special was Fabulous! Always a great dining experience!

                                      Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 4 days ago

                                      We appreciate you taking the time to share your review! So glad you enjoyed it and we look forward to having you by again soon! Please keep us posted on your favorites!

                                    10. NS

                                      NancyS

                                      Detroit

                                      5 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      5 reviews

                                      Dined on 6 May 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Excellent food, cocktails and service. Friendly staff and the best Happy Hour in Northern MI

                                      Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 4 days ago

                                      Thanks so much, NancyS! We appreciate you coming by and see you soon!

                                    11. T

                                      Trug61

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 6 May 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      They greet you by your name when you come in after showing up.

                                      Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 4 days ago

                                      Thanks so much, Trug61! We want to provide a great experience for you each and every time. We will see you again next time!

                                    12. H

                                      Hogie

                                      Northern MI

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 5 May 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Always a great experience!! Food was excellent as always. Would refer to friends and family. And We will continue to dine there…

                                      Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 4 days ago

                                      We love your comments - thank you so much, Hogie! We cannot thank you enough and will see you again soon!

                                    13. JK

                                      JaniceK

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 5 May 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Liz did an awesome job!!! Excellent food, very enjoyable!!

                                      Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 4 days ago

                                      Thanks, JaniceK - we will be sure to give Liz your compliments!

                                    14. RV

                                      RitaV

                                      Northern MI

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 3 May 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      My husband took me here for my birthday as it’s my favorite restaurant! The Tomahawk Pork chop was excellent, as was the Wedge Salad! Already planning our next visit!

                                      Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 4 days ago

                                      Happy Birthday, RitaV! We love being the destination for special events and date night (hint, hint!) We look forward to having you come by again - please keep us informed on your favorites!

                                    15. JR

                                      JustinR

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 30 April 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      The atmosphere was very romantic, and tranquil. The service was fabulous, our waitress was very attentive and friendly. Definitely will be in again.

                                      Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 4 days ago

                                      What a wonderful review, JustinR! This made our day. We appreciate you and will see you again next time. Please check out our Facebook or Instagram!

                                    16. JP

                                      JimP

                                      Detroit

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 30 April 2022

                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                      Great food, but a bit on the pricy side! Server could have checked in with us between servings.

                                    17. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Northern MI

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 30 April 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Terrific, inviting, and delicious!

                                      Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 4 days ago

                                      Thank you so much! We appreciate you!

                                    18. DV

                                      DonV

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 30 April 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      Great food and service but a bit pricy. Parking could be improved.

                                      Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 4 days ago

                                      We appreciate your feedback, DonV. Thank you for taking the time and we hope you will come by again.

                                    19. JP

                                      JohnP

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 30 April 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Bennethum’s is our favorite place to dine in northern Michigan. We can always count on outstanding service, excellent food and beautiful atmosphere.

                                      Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 4 days ago

                                      Thank you so much, JohnP! We look forward to your next visit!

                                    20. KP

                                      KristieP

                                      Detroit

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 29 April 2022

                                      overall3food4service4ambience4

                                      Always a favorite but the prices have become very high.

                                      Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 4 days ago

                                      KristieP - thank you for your feedback - we want every aspect of your visit to be a reat one, and we will see you again soon!!

                                    21. JL

                                      JulieL

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 29 April 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Bennethums Northern Inn is a very classy restaurant. They are on the higher end of cost, but the food is fantastic. I enjoy going during their happy hour from 4 to 6. Drinks are 1/2 off and they have select appetizers at a discounted price. Service is always top notch!

                                      Bennethum's Northern InnResponded 4 days ago

                                      JulieL - what a wonderful review - thank you so much!! So glad you enjoy Bennethums, and we will see you next time - Happy hour calls - Cheers!!

                                    22. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Austin

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 23 April 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We love Bennethums! It’s our Saturday night special occasion night out!

                                    23. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Detroit

                                      23 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      23 reviews

                                      Dined on 23 April 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Everything was wonderful! The food, service, wine - all excellent. Bennethums has become a favorite , must eat at place , when we are in northern Michigan. Thank you !

                                    24. KD

                                      KevinD

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 23 April 2022

                                      overall4food3service5ambience4

                                      The ribs were too salty. You couldn't taste the BBQ sauce.

                                    25. BM

                                      BrianM

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 22 April 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Gaylord s best quality for food, service, and atmosphere.

                                    26. MB

                                      MarkB

                                      Charleston

                                      1 review

                                      vip
                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 21 April 2022

                                      overall3food4service5ambience4

                                      The food is tasty but what you get and for where it’s located in the country it’s not a good value.

                                    27. DP

                                      DonP

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 20 April 2022

                                      overall4food4service5ambience3

                                      Food was good. Service was outstanding. Price was pretty high. At least had to go here once.

                                    28. P

                                      Paul

                                      Northern MI

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 20 April 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Always amazing Specials-drinks, wine, apps and mains. Large portions - come hungry, leave happy.

                                    29. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Austin

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 16 April 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Our favorite Friday or Saturday night dinner out! The food is the best in the Gaylord area. Great wines too. It’s not inexpensive but the value is there.

                                    30. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 16 April 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Lovely place with delicious food.

                                    31. JH

                                      JenniferH

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 16 April 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Never disappoints! The food is consistently phenomenal.

                                    32. C

                                      Carol

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 16 April 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      Great food, Wonderfull service, Pleasant & Friendly staff, It was a very enjoyable Restaurant!

                                    33. L

                                      Leroi

                                      Detroit

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 16 April 2022

                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                      Good Happy Hour. Menu has a lot to offer. Never disappointed with food.

                                    34. TT

                                      TomTom

                                      Northern MI

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 15 April 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      I rated the noise level 'moderate',, but it was totally OUR fault. Sorry folks, but we needed a night out, and had lots of FUN. Our server Paige was awesome as usual. Great food, great atmosphere, just an all around great up-north dining experience. See you soon !

                                    35. JS

                                      JamesS

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 15 April 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We had a great meal and the service was excellent.

                                    36. M

                                      Mike

                                      Northern MI

                                      11 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      11 reviews

                                      Dined on 9 April 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We had a lovely dinner, our steaks were prepared perfectly and everything was delicious. Our server Sloan was terrific and she signed us up in the rewards club. Thank you!

                                    37. C

                                      Chet

                                      Grand Rapids

                                      8 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      8 reviews

                                      Dined on 9 April 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Great as usual!

                                    38. LF

                                      LizF

                                      Northern MI

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 9 April 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Our experience was excellent as always!!

                                    39. GF

                                      GinnyF

                                      Chicago

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 8 April 2022

                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                      Our dinners were delicious! I loved shrimp scampi risotto.

                                    40. MM

                                      MarileeM

                                      Denver

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 8 April 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We were agreed it in a friendly manner when we arrived and seated right away. We didn’t have to wait for our waitress at all. She was very attentive and made sure we had everything we needed. The food was delicious and being there during happy hour made the pricing even more affordable for a great food.

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                                    Bennethum's Northern Inn is rated 4.9 stars by 1166 OpenTable diners.

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                                    Booked 7 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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