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“Wildlife Paradise” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bretz Wildlife Lodge & Winery Restaurant

Bretz Wildlife Lodge & Winery Restaurant
15469 State Route 127, Carlyle, IL
618-594-8830
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Ranked #4 of 21 Restaurants in Carlyle
Cuisines: American
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2 reviews
“Wildlife Paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

Setting north of Carlyle this winery and restaurant has tons to offer from amazing African Wildlife, great food, top shelf wines, a beautiful banquet hall for weddings and events, mini golf, great service, to the recently opened outdoor air bar where beautiful sunsets can be captured! So if you are in the need of a relaxing evening, quality food, a wedding hall or just good company - Bretz Wildlife Lodge And Winery is your place!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Unique place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

In searching for area wineries, we discovered Bretz Wildlife Lodge & Winery in Carlyle, IL. I have to admit that we were puzzled but intrigued when we read about the place, but curious enough to convince us to pay it a visit. "Unique" best describes it! Who would have guessed that a restaurant and winery in a rather remote area of downstate Illinois would have walls filled with African wildlife? Strange! Yet I have to say that it was interesting, and the food was good. It really didn't feel at all odd having a giraffe overlooking us as we had lunch, believe it or not! When we finished with lunch, we bellied up to the bar and enjoyed a free wine tasting. They make their own wines which were okay, and we took a few bottled home with us. The whole experience probably left us scratching our heads a bit, but we did so with a smile. :)

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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