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49 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy S, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-8267
608-254-8505
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty Burgers and Homemade Chips!

My husband and I were in the Dells last weekend, and decided to hit up the Brat House Grill for one of our dinners. We were the only patrons in the bar/restaurant...except for a drunk lady hanging out at the slot machines... But it was only 4:00 p.m., and it was off-season, so I am sure that is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
Karen K
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The front of the Brat House grill has been a church, meeting hall, and is now a tavern. In spite of that, it seems very comfortable with children. The food was great. Several variations of the traditional and non-traditional brat sandwiches. One of the dishes that we saw (but didn't order) was at least 6 inches tall. Might need to... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

This place had the best brats, fries, chips and prices for our dinner! They had no problem making our specific requests for the food.There were plenty of indoor and outdoor tables. The waitresses were attentive and able to handle our group of six with ease. This is a must visit at the Dells!

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My husband and I were in the Dells last weekend, and decided to hit up the Brat House Grill for one of our dinners. We were the only patrons in the bar/restaurant...except for a drunk lady hanging out at the slot machines... But it was only 4:00 p.m., and it was off-season, so I am sure that is why there... More 

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Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

No place better to stop on a road trip than Brat House Grill. Cold Beer, tasty Brats, and always a nice bowl of water for my dog on the patio. Thanks for making it an easy choice to stop and visit you!

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Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We took the kids along with us over spring break and sat in the back room. It was really good food and great prices. Would eat here again for sure!

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Sort of has the feeling of a "dive bar" and probably not the greatest place to take children. That being said, the food was awesome! Try the homemade chips!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Excellent food and service! The staff was friendly and the atmosphere was relaxed. When we visit the Dells, this is a favorite of ours.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This place is great - The brat's are fantastic and have many options to choose from and the beer is cold. The brats come with these great home made chips too - What more could you ask for from a place called the Brat House Grill??

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Madison WI
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79 reviews 79 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A group of us stopped in on a Friday night for some drinks and food. Mind you, this is a bar which serves food, not a restaurant which serves drinks. While the atmosphere in the 'dining' room wasn't great and the service was a bit slow and inattentive, the fish fry was an excellent value. Our party of six ordered... More 

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Saint Francis, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My friend and I stopped in and had supper. The food was great and very authentic German cuisine. Prices were good and so was the service. I would definitely go there again.

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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: Bar scene, Local cuisine

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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