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49 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy S, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-8267
608-254-8505
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Description: Originally constructed in 1850, the Delton Academy, was a one room Baptist...
Originally constructed in 1850, the Delton Academy, was a one room Baptist Boys School House. It continued as such until the time of the Civil War. In 1865, it became the Delton Methodist Church. In 1894, the church was expanded and the entry way and side room additions were built. What was originally the entrance was replaced with the G.A.R. stained glass window and the bell tower was added. During this period it was also used as the G.A.R. Hall. The Grand Army of the Republic was the Civil War version of the V.F.W. for the Union army. In 1868, General Order #11 of the G.A.R. called for May 30th to be designated as the day of memorial for Union veterans; originally called "Decoration Day", it later evolved into the U.S. national Memorial Day holiday. The G.A.R. was also active in pension legislation, establishing retirement homes for soldiers, and many other areas which concerned Union veterans. The influence of the G.A.R. led to the creation of the Old Soldiers' Homes of the late 19th century, which evolved into the current United States Department of Veterans Affairs. The back room, bathroom and kitchen addition was added sometime in the 1950's. In the 1970's, the Methodists built a new building across the lake and vacated this one. It was then purchased by a group of local residents and it became the Old Delton Academy Antique Mall. In January of 2000, the building was aquired by it's present owner and after an extensive remodel, became an internet cafe. In the spring of 2007, the building again underwent a revamping and became what it is today; the oldest public building in the southwest Wisconsin area and home of the Brat House Grill. Given it's age, the building still retains it's original wood floor, waitscotting and window frames. It's remarkable what great shape the building is in after it's extenvise and varied history.
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  • 68
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  • 51
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The Brat House

Great menu with many interesting brat choices. Super nice staff. Awesome dipping sauce. Also away from the business of The Dells but yet close enough.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
Kathy B
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Bensenville, Illinois
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Who serves children soda in the bottle with no straws, (too short anyway) or glasses? There were children's plastic cups at the bar which I had to retrieve. Could not find a handicap entrance, restrooms were down some steps. Food was just okay. It is a bar not a restaurant so expect interesting clientele at the bar not suited for... More 

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Bensenville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great menu with many interesting brat choices. Super nice staff. Awesome dipping sauce. Also away from the business of The Dells but yet close enough.

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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Stopped here for lunch and had the jalapeño burger it was good but not how I asked for it. I like a little pink in my burger and this one was definitely well done. They did have the best cheese curds in the area tough and we tried them from a lot of places! Services was also kind of slow... More 

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Savannah, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The food was terrific!!! The service was great!!! The atmosphere was just what we needed after a long drive.

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Princeton, Wisconsin
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

How can you not stop when there's a giant beer mug greeting you? Every flavor of delicious sausage known to man. Lunch was tasty, service was good and staff was friendly. Keep up the great work!

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Middleton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Fun/fantastic food and drink/fabulous staff-Debbie is the the best! Renovated church into an unique bar and grill. Great place!

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Anamosa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This is just an ordinary kind of bar food pub and restaurant but it is set in a beautiful old church. Not the highlight of our trip but definitely an okay stop.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We visited at lunch time on weekday. Not busy. Food was fine. Brats are small....thought for a place calling themselves a brat place they would be larger. Pizza fries were good....just pizza though. Simple and easy place. Nothing great.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We stopped at the Brat House Grill as a spur of the moment thing and we were pleasantly surprised. There is an eating area out front which looked nice and well kept up. When you enter the building you walk past the bar to the dining room in the back. It’s kind of small and probably gets pretty packed during... More 

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chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We stopped here once we reached the Dells after driving from Chicago. The food was good but it wasn't a restaurant. It's a bar with a small add-on room in the back for families to eat. The walls look like a standard bar: beer signs, big screen TV, drink specials and random articles of clothes for sale. There was an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 49 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy S, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-8267
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Wisconsin Dells
  • Phone Number: 608-254-8505

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene

Description

Originally constructed in 1850, the Delton Academy, was a one room Baptist Boys School House. It continued as such until the time of the Civil War. In 1865, it became the Delton Methodist Church. In 1894, the church was expanded and the entry way and side room additions were built. What was originally the entrance was replaced with the G.A.R. stained glass window and the bell tower was added. During this period it was also used as the G.A.R. Hall. The Grand Army of the Republic was the Civil War version of the V.F.W. for the Union army. In 1868, General Order #11 of the G.A.R. called for May 30th to be designated as the day of memorial for Union veterans; originally called "Decoration Day", it later evolved into the U.S. national Memorial Day holiday. The G.A.R. was also active in pension legislation, establishing retirement homes for soldiers, and many other areas which concerned Union veterans. The influence of the G.A.R. led to the creation of the Old Soldiers' Homes of the late 19th century, which evolved into the current United States Department of Veterans Affairs. The back room, bathroom and kitchen addition was added sometime in the 1950's. In the 1970's, the Methodists built a new building across the lake and vacated this one. It was then purchased by a group of local residents and it became the Old Delton Academy Antique Mall. In January of 2000, the building was aquired by it's present owner and after an extensive remodel, became an internet cafe. In the spring of 2007, the building again underwent a revamping and became what it is today; the oldest public building in the southwest Wisconsin area and home of the Brat House Grill. Given it's age, the building still retains it's original wood floor, waitscotting and window frames. It's remarkable what great shape the building is in after it's extenvise and varied history.

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