Best of Bayfield County

The results are in for the "Best of Bayfield County" Contest. More than 200 people took the survey - here are the winners:

Best Burger

1st place- Patsy’s Bar and Grill

Runner up- Maggie’s

Best Pizza

 1st place- DaLou’s Bistro

Runner up- Hugo’s Pizza

Best Ice Cream

1st place- The Candy Shoppe

Runner up- Tetzner’s Dairy

Best Coffee

1st place- Big Water Coffee Roasters

Runner up- North Coast Coffee

Best Fish Fry

1st place- Pier Plaza

Runner up- Patsy’s Bar and Grill

Best Casual Dining

1st place- Maggie’s

Runner up- Café Coco

Best Fine Dining

1st place- Wild Rice Restaurant

Runner up- Good Thyme Restaurant

Best Marina

1st place - Washburn Marina

Runner up- Apostle Islands Marina

Best Guided Tour

1st place- Apostle Islands Cruises

Runner up- Bayfield Ghost Walk

Best Waterfall

1st place- Houghton Falls

Runner up- Siskiwit Falls

Best Museum or Historical Site

1st place- Washburn Museum (located in the Washburn Cultural Center)

Runner up- Tie:

Bayfield Heritage Museum

Cable Natural History Museum


Best Golf Course

1st place- Apostle Highlands Golf Course

Runner up- Lake Superior View Golf Course

Best Beach

1st place- Bayview/Friendly Valley Beach

Runner up- Cornucopia Beach

Best Picnic Spot

1st place- Thompson’s West End Park

Runner up- Memorial Park

Best Orchard or Farm

1st place- Erickson’s Orchard and Country Store

Runner up- Hauser’s Superior View Farm

Best Lodging

1st place- Old Rittenhouse Inn

Runner up- The Bayfield Inn

Best Campground

Tie - Top O’ the Morn Resort and Campground

& Memorial Park

Best Fishing Spot

“Lake Superior” was the most common response - no one wanted to give away their secret fishing holes!

Best Music Venue

1st place- Big Top Chautauqua

Best Mountain Biking

1st place- CAMBA

Runner up- Mt. Valhalla Recreation Area

Best Road Biking

1st place- County Hwy C

Runner up- Brinks Road (FR 236)

Best Hiking Trail

1st place- Houghton Falls

Runner up- North Country Trail

Best Nordic Ski Trail

1st place- Mt. Ashwabay Ski & Recreation Area

Runner up- Mt. Valhalla Recreation Area

Best ATV Trail

1st place- Tri County Corridor

Runner up- Mt. Valhalla Recreation Area

Best Snowmobile Trail

1st place- Tri County Corridor

Runner up- Mt. Valhalla Recreation Area

Best Souvenir Shop

1st place- Stone’s Throw

Runner up- Sweet Sailing

Best Art Gallery

1st place- Karlyn’s Gallery

Runner up- Stone’s Throw

Best View

1st place-Top of Mt. Ashwabay

Runner up- Apostle Highlands Golf Course

Best Bakery

1st place- Café Coco

Runner up- The Candy Shoppe

Best Fresh/Smoked Fish

1st place- Bodin Fisheries

Runner up- Halvorson Fisheries


Best Festival/Event



1st place- Bayfield Apple Festival

Runner up-
Iron River Blueberry Festival


Favorite Anything



Most popular response- "the friendly people"

Next most popular- "the beauty of the area"



Here is a printable version of the list.