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49 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy S, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-8267
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Ranked #30 of 166 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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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Interesting place. The outside looks new and the inside is old and charming. We talked to the owner and he gave us the back story, which is also on the back of the menu. Built in the mid-1800's there is a lot of charm on the inside. The food was great!! My wife had the cheese brat and I had... More 

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Durand, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Stopped for lunch at the Brat House Grill in the Wisc Dells. This place is wonderful! The restaurant is in a restored, old historic building with tons of personality. The menu has lots tasty food to choose from and our meals were perfect! Can't find a thing to complain about at all. Rob the manager was very warm and friendly... More 

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Otsego, Minnesota, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Went here for dinner. The hotel we stayed at had the menu and looked great. They had a great kids menu when we got there there was only 3 things on the kids menu. Kind of disappointing and the mac and cheese we order for my 3 year old son we gross and he would not eat it at all.... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

I really enjoy the food here. It's classic Wisconsin fare, affordable, and it is always tasty! One of my favorites in the Dells.

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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The waitress was like superwoman. I think the poor girl was cooking, busing tables, waiting on people, and running the bar with no help!! Food was a major disappointment. Dry sauerkraut, burnt brats, and the brat we ordered to take home had a nice long hair in the bun. Great waitress though hopefully she got some help

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Plum Grove, TX
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Several different kinds of brats with all the accompaniments. It's basically a bar with food service. Seems to be popular with locals. Service was sparse and seemed to be short-handed. Good food, mediocre service.

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Lombard, Illinois
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My family and I really liked this place. Stayed at the Wilderness park but did not want to pay those prices for an ordinary meal. Found this place and it exceeded our needs. Walking distance to the resort, reasonable prices, a good table for my family of 6 (4 kids at 12 and under) and very good food. Put this... More 

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71 reviews 71 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We went in for a Friday fish fry. It was a disappointment. First off almost no one was in there which should have been our first clue. Especially on a Friday night. We ordered drinks. We never send food or drinks back. Just a policy of ours. But one of the drinks was so awful, we had to send it... More 

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Wisconsin Dells
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

First time visiting and happy we finally did. Was better than ever expected. Casual atmosphere, good food and wonderful customer service. Thank you Jen, as well as I believe the manager who helped to fix a small problem better than could have expected. Food portions generous, as well as tasty. Mushroom swiss was yummy, onion rings good, and Rueben bites... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Enjoyed our lunch here. The food is reasonably priced. The brat burger is excellent as are the homemade chips. We were there during the Packers/Bears game. The waitstaff was handing out gold and green jello shots each time the Packers made a touchdown! Fun!

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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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