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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
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A pleasant surprise

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Anamosa
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 25 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 20 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Every time I get a chance to get to the Dells, we make sure to stop here! Awesome food! Low key,kid friendly! Pulled Pork is Awesome! Great Beer specials!

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Fountain City
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Husband and I doing a bar hop with the splash card. Employees friendly, beer cold and best of all music is at a pleasant noise level. No need to yell across table to speak to someone.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We stopped at the Brat House for lunch...and were pleasantly surprised with our experience. In fact, the Brat House provided us with one of the very best meals we had while we were visiting the Dells. My husband and I both had a Wisconsin cheese brat (when in Rome...) with our favorite toppings. We also really liked their parmesan chips... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Food was great and the price was even better. Was nice to have a family meal for 4 and not spend over $30. Mark, our server, was super friendly and helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Food was fabulous!!! Good value for price as well. Service was very slow though I think because today was busier because weather wasn't good to be outside. The food will be the reason we go back.

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Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Stopped for lunch and it ended up being the best food during our stay. The brat burger was very good and I would recommend the beer cheese soup.

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

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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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