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Rail Dog

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223 Wisconsin Ave., Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
(608) 254-7505
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Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
O.K. dog

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2014
David N
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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Menasha, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Hotdog are good the staff is friendly can eat out side or there is a couple of spot inside.price of hotdog is $4 come with fries.

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Tried to stop by last year and was closed early in the season, But made sure we stopped by this year on our 9 year anniversary. We sat down outside and enjoyed a couple of hot dogs with the fries wrapped up with them. We enjoyed it when the owner came out and sat with us and had a great... More 

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Dale, WI
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We stopped here because my toddlers love trains. We left with great memories and bellies full of great food. The dells taco and Italian beef are wonderful. The gentleman running the place was extremely friendly. What was originally a stop for the kids is now going to be a regular stop for us anytime we are near the dells!

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Oskaloosa, Iowa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Even if your not a fan of hotdogs or Vienna sausage please make this a stop on your stay in the Dells and buy a soft drink and say HI. This place had very great dogs including the "snap" on the casing. The kids gave the home fries two thumbs up. The biggest part of our experience was the host... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

We heard about this place last summer, but when we got there it was closed. The owner had some health issues. Thankfully he was back at it this summer. I took some family with us and we were not disappointed. Quality hotdogs and a reasonable price. The railroad theme was a plus.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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233 reviews 233 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

If I was rating purely on the hot dogs it would be "good", but this place is more of an experience...Friendly older gentleman working out of an old boxcar. I had a great conversation with him while I waited for him to make my Chicago dogs which were served with mustard, relish, a sport pepper and celery salt with a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My family has stopped at the Rail Dog twice in the past and had great experiences. The owner is a very friendly man. Today we stopped by for lunch and was waited on by a rather rude woman. I was very surprised how she acted towards her customers. We stepped up to give her our order and she snapped back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you want a good place to eat just off the beaten path this is the place. Quiet but with still a contemporary appeal then this is definitely the place to stop at for a quick bite to eat.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?