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Rail Dog

American, Hot Dogs
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223 Wisconsin Ave., Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
(608) 254-7505
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
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Antoni "our favorite hot dog slinger" passed away recently and it was very difficult for him to keep himself going AND the restaurant too! The family will regain composure and try to fill in where they can when ready. Tony was a great guy and did a great business. He will definetly be missed by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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English first
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Owner was stingy and food was pretty poor. The polish tasted like it sat in hotdog water. Fries, although free, were tasteless and soggy. Ended up with a bad case if heartburn and indigestion afterward. The way they wrapped the fries up with my polish smashed and most of my condiments came off with the wrapping.... Such a shame as... More 

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North Chicago, Illinois
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Loved going there, they were the first to offer Chicago Vienna hot dogs. The owner recently died so now it is hit and miss for them to be open. I want to thank the family for bringing this innovative attraction to the Dells.

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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Antoni "our favorite hot dog slinger" passed away recently and it was very difficult for him to keep himself going AND the restaurant too! The family will regain composure and try to fill in where they can when ready. Tony was a great guy and did a great business. He will definetly be missed by all. Please be loyal and... More 

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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

very good hotdogs, fast service, polite owner, have eaten there several times and will continue to do so.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We stopped on a whim, the place is eclectly decorated but has excellent hotdogs, highly recommended.

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Found this little hem on accident. And I do not regret it for a second. It is cash only (only draw back) They have a dine in area and a take out window. The dog was awesome. Got it Chicago style and it was better than most I get here in Chicago! Definitely going back and you should put it... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Antoni the owner reminded me of my dad. Want mustard? He had a dummy mustard bottle with yellow string in it and when he pointed the mustard bottle squeezed it at you everyone jumped when it looked like mustard but all it was was yellow string and the owner laughed. Chicago Style Dogs were delicious and the fresh cut fries... More 

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We parked at Rail Dog, Ordered 4 dogs, all came with delicious fries, and then wanted to take a short 5 minute walk. The lady in the train car yelled at us to move our car across the street if we were going on a short walk. It was embarrassing.

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Nothing to get excited about. There was nothing wrong with the Hot Dog but there are better dogs to be had in Wisconsin Dells. There is something to be said for the nostalgia though.

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Roscoe, Illinois
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Great "Chicago Style" hot dogs and fries! Adorable, train caboose... you can sit inside at small counter or outside at picnic tables. Really nice owners! Not a huge selection and that's what makes it so perfect. I'll go here again!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 223 Wisconsin Ave., Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Wisconsin Dells
  • Phone Number: (608) 254-7505

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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