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Brat House Grill

49 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy S, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-8267
608-254-8505
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Ranked #27 of 167 restaurants in Wisconsin Dells
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night
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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

My son said it was the best brat he ever had! They have a beer cheese brat soup that is GREAT! I had the best chicken salad sandwich that I have ever had! The homemade potatoe chips are good too. We loved the mac n cheese too - very cheessssy.

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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Food was great, especially the brat burger. Tons of beers to choose from as well. We got the vibe it's more of a locals place, but that made it even better. We sat at the bar and all the staff was very friendly. Would try it out for a casual meal.

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Racine, Wisconsin, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a cute place. Used to be a church a long time ago. Had many renovations since then. The back of the menu explains the history. The place wasn't terribly busy but there seemed to be only one waitress for the back room and she was running around crazy. She was very nice. The service and food took quite... More

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Ioannina, Greece
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We all had really good meals! I didn't get what I ordered, but it was still good! The bartender was more attentive than our waitress. The homemade chips were really good!

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Oxford, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I bought the Italian beef meal the last time there. Have tasted their burgers and homemade pizzas. Great food and great service. Definitely will recommend it to others.

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Little Falls, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We visited first in March of 2014 and went again last night (June 18, 2014) and both times the food was really good. We were recommended to visit by the owner of Mojo Music because on Wednesday nights they have an open mic jam session. The band is a bunch of older guys playing music from the 70s til now.... More

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Pemberton, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The food was just ok. Over priced for what you get. The service was good though. For a brat, 2 steak sandwhiches, mac and cheese, I was not expecting a $60 meal.

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Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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79 reviews 79 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Easy to find if you are traveling, there is a HUGE sign of a beer stein. The building is actually a converted church and is historic. Good lunch and beer selection.

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Ferguson, Missouri, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Brought my two kids to this restaurant because we had been given some dining dough and this was the only restaurant in the Dells that accepted the money - watch out though, they only accept one 10 dollar gift certificate per visit - barely enough to cover the tip. Average to overpriced, the kids menu only has three items. We... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I always like to try little hidden gems when we travel. I hoped the Brat House was going to be one of those places. We pulled up (easy parking), walked in (cool setting--in an old church), seated ourselves (as directed by the sign), then waited. My wife and I wondered if anyone even noticed we were there. We'd sat in... More

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