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Port Vista Bar & Grill

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1280 E Hiawatha Dr, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-9741
608-254-6084
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 17
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  • 9
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
New smaller menu

I have not been here for a few years. We had the prime rib which was good but the "Browns Steak" is gone and the salad bar is smaller along with the prices went up. I guess that is the way things go. I will still come back. I love the deck overlooking the lake. It is a nice little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2015
Kev521
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Freeport, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been going to Port Vista for years for their famous giant steak and we were so bummed out to find no steaks on the new menu. Also not as many items as before on the new menu. Brought a group of friends along for their first visit and bragged about the steak they were so disappointed. Bartender told us that... More 

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Thank Scott T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

My husband & I stopped in for a quick bite to eat while on vacation and we were VERY impressed! I had the shrimp & pineapple skewers. They were more filling than they looked & tasted amazing! My husband had the ribs, & he said they are in the top 5 ribs he ever had!! (And he knows his ribs!)... More 

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Thank Jessica C
Freeport, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I have not been here for a few years. We had the prime rib which was good but the "Browns Steak" is gone and the salad bar is smaller along with the prices went up. I guess that is the way things go. I will still come back. I love the deck overlooking the lake. It is a nice little... More 

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Thank Kev521
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

I didn't know what to expect but husband had burger and loved it but I had the prime rib special and it was the biggest best I've had in a long time! There was a bit of a wait but worth it.

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Thank Cathy N
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

Bring back the crab legs and steak! Months ago, it was wonderful. Servers were friendly and have been there for years. This place needs a face lift but has great potential to do so much. Locals would love to menu items you took off.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We came here because we were out on a rented pontoon for the day saw their sign. Everyone was starving and sick of boat snacks. The group was made up of a lot of healthy eater and a half the group was allergic to GMO gluten (most bread these days). The menu offered very few options. Mostly breaded fried foods.... More 

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Thank NeverStopExplor... X
U.P. of Michigan
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

We loved this place, and made it our #1 must stop food location the 2 times a year we came to the Dell's. Unfortunately, we will probably no longer be coming. The latest owners have decided to take the incredible uniqueness of this once great restaurant and make it just ordinary. No longer do they have the "World famous Tommy... More 

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Thank FeMaster
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

We arrived and seated by the hostess who came back to take our drink order then dinner. She brought the drinks, we got up to get our salads then waited 1 hour and 20 minutes and did not receive our meal. We were told several times that our food was going to be on plates very soon. We left with... More 

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Thank Stuart G
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

We were seated inside and waited 1 1/2 hours and never got our food. No table inside was getting their food. People began to leave. Talked to a co-owner in the parking lot who never said sorry just kept playing with their phone. Not a place to go on the weekend.

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Thank Cindy G
New Berlin, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Caveat Emptor - This steak in the past was advertised as a dinner for 2. We saw an ad pricing this meal at $27.95. So, we ordered for the 2 of us. The steak was not the greatest, more like a roast. The bill came and the price was $32.95. Turns out it is no longer for 2, but if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1280 E Hiawatha Dr, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-9741
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Wisconsin Dells
  • Phone Number: 608-254-6084

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children

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