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Brat House Grill

49 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy S, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-8267
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Ranked #23 of 169 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
South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

As soon as we walked up my son's started saying how the place looked like a school or something :) It is an interesting place. In 1849 I believe it said the place was a church. In side it was simple looking roomy and had a good seating plan for the bar area for people to eat, including families. They... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Good service, away from the hustle of the tourist trap places. We were there on Taco Tuesday, so had that instead of brats. Good food, not fancy. Nice on the wallet. Friendly staff.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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126 reviews 126 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Service was good-but there were only a few people here. Food took awhile to get to us-but was all excellent and we tried six different things. Flavors were good, temps were right on and cooked just right. Beers on tap good. Kids liked the root beer. Prices were what we expected for a theme park area. We would probabaly return... More

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aurora, il
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Only one waiter on duty but it was later in the evening and there were only two other tables in addition to ours in the outside area. Good food, a little pricey for what it is but in the Dell's that expected. Service was a little slow but in the Dell's that is expected. We will probably be back on... More

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Racine, Wisconsin
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We were planning to go to Moose Jaw for dinner, but the line was out the door and it was an hour and twenty minute wait. We looked across the street and saw this restaurant and figured we would give it a shot. Definitely worth while! There was no wait, the staff was great, and there was something for everyone.... More

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

When you think of Wisconsin, what foods and drinks come to mind? Well, of course, cheese, brats and beer. So, while visiting the Wisconsin Dells, taste these state favorites at the Brat House Grill. The menu offers a number of brat options. We selected a brat, especially made for this restaurant, filled with Wisconsin-made cheddar cheese. We asked for fried... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The rare value in the Dells. We had cheddar brats and brat burgers, with the excellent homemade chips. It's a nice building with friendly staff. Also, there is a BOGO card called Super Splash Pass, which our hotel gave us, which we used for both brats and beers. Nice!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great food and not too noisy most of the time. Great servers, always nice to chat with. Pool table in the back room and lots of tvs around the bar.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The brat burgers we ordered were very good and loved the homemade chips. We did order fries for one of the meals for a extra charge of $2.29. Only negative didn't receive many fries for the price, very sparse compared to the homemade chips. The waiter was very good and liked the atmosphere of the Brat House. We will be... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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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