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Maggie's

257 Manypenny Ave., Bayfield, WI - (715) 779-5641
Posted By Annette on 11/16/2012 4:02:00 AM
I have been to Maggie's many times and each time it was hit or miss. This experience was a miss. One of the issues is they have no competition in the off-season. When they are good they are good and when they are not... well you get the idea.

Tonight I thought I would keep it simple and have "crispy crab cakes" and a large salad, like one that is a meal. The crab cakes were pretty small for $9.50, in my opinion, and rested on a bed of wet soggy greens. They were served with aioli and, rather than being beautifully adorned, it looked to be dumped on. The aioli also made the crab cake soggy. I scraped most all of it off.

As for the Mediterranean salad, it was also quite small for $9.50, with few greens (approximately what you might expect of a small dinner salad) but a lot of cucumber chunks and a small chunked tomato, and five kalamata olives. I was surprised at the size mostly because I saw the table next to me get a huge dinner salad with their meal, almost twice the amount of the salad I was paying for.

This is sad because Maggie's used to be a must-go-to place. I think it still is, for the pink flamingos decor, but if I had a choice I would go elsewhere. The food can be a crap shoot. I used to love this place.

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Overall: Good - Worth a Return
Sweet Potato Fries
Mediterranean Salad
Crab Cakes
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Milk-white, dense and juicy with a clean, freshwater taste, whitefish is the pride of Lake Superior. It is nowhere fresher than at Maggie's.
"Milk-white, dense and juicy with a clean, freshwater taste, whitefish is the pride of Lake Superior. It is nowhere fresher than at Maggie's."
Michael Stern





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"The pink flamingo inside decor is eye catching, to say the least."
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"The company that runs Maggie's is called Flamingos Up North, hence the eye-aching paint job."
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September 2011: After reading the reviews of Maggie's on Roadfood.com we had to stop, and we were immediately befriended by Mary (the owner in the middle). What a great place, and the hospitality was terrific.  The stories just kept getting better, a great addition to the food.  Thanks Mary!
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Nancy Korber



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