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Portside Bar and Restaurant

34475 Port Superior Rd, Bayfield, WI 54814-4937
+1 715-779-5380
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
34475 Port Superior Rd, Bayfield, WI 54814-4937
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Reviewed August 30, 2018

We ate outside with a view of the Harbor. Great food and the service was superb. There was entertainment inside for the larger crowd.

Thank larrywestrum
Reviewed August 20, 2018

We visited on a Friday night before going to the Big Top on a recommendation from our innkeepers. Beautiful view and a great price on wines. I ordered broiled whitefish and my husband ordered broiled walleye. It is nice that they came with either soup...More

Thank voyageurfoodie
Reviewed August 19, 2018

The Portside Bar and Restaurant is a family restaurant and is located inside of the Port Superior Marina on the shores of Lake Superior (about 2.5 miles southwest of Bayfield, Wisconsin). This place is open for dinner Wednesday thru Sunday from 4:00 PM – 9:00...More

Thank rockyjoe
Reviewed August 16, 2018

Views were amazing. You have to order yourself and staff brings out food. Nice concept to keep staff low. Food was great. My friend had a whitefish sandwich and I had a burger. Both were amazing and reasonably priced for such a nice location.

Thank Tracy E
Reviewed August 16, 2018

Friendly staff with good food. Service was a bit slow, however it was raining so the restaurant may have become more popular than typical due to the weather.

Thank dougk187
Reviewed August 13, 2018

We have always LOVED Portside. We go there yearly in August. However, this year was a disappointment We were told that there was a 'run' on scallops this week, and they couldn't offer them. Our waiter was less than attentive. He said there was an...More

Thank Ruth P
Reviewed July 18, 2018

We stumbled upon the Portside, driving down the road saw a Marina sign, decided to check it out. Stopped for a drink, ok two drinks dinner and a lot of conversation with nice people.

Thank Roger C
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

I’d say the food and service are average at best. The vegetables with the entrees were over cooked. It was hard to flag down the waiter when we needed something. Even though the waiter asked if he could bring ketchup for my fries when he...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed June 24, 2018

We've been to Portside Restaurant twice this year. It is located just above, overlooking the Port Superior Marina with a good view from every table. The service was prompt and courteous both times. The first time I ordered the chicken marsala. It was extremely good!...More

Thank Isi66
Reviewed June 24, 2018

This restaurant has had its ups and downs the last few years. We decided to give it one more try. We were very pleasantly surprised. The place was spotless, waitress pleasant and efficient, and the food was delicious.

Thank Jon G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Brunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34475 Port Superior Rd, Bayfield, WI 54814-4937
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Bayfield
  • Phone Number: +1 715-779-5380
  • E-mail
Portside is located at Port Superior Marina, just two miles south of Bayfield on Highway 13. We're open seasonally - May thru October, when the boats are in the water. We offer casual waterside dining with both indoor and outdoor seating. Our All-American menu features burgers and sandwiches, pasta and salads, fresh fish, seafood and steaks, as well as a special menu just for kids. Join us for our Friday night Fish Fry, and Saturday night Prime Rib special! You'll love our wine list and specialty cocktails, too. Come and enjoy our beautiful marina views Tuesday thru Sunday! We open at 4pm for Happy Hour, and Dinner is served 5-9pm. Catch the Big Top Shuttle right outside our door! Portside's bar is open til 10 pm on Fridays and Midnight on Saturdays. Breakfast is served Saturdays & Sundays, 7 - 11am. Hope to see you soon!
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