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Brat House Grill

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49 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy S, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-8267
608-254-8505
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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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Good for:
Bar scene
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Favorite place to eat when in the Dells!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Lisa S
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Late Night
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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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77 reviews 77 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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

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
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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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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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