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“a must eat!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rail Dog

Rail Dog
223 Wisconsin Ave., Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
(608) 254-7505
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Rockford, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“a must eat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Just a block off the main drag. You can get a full tummy for a couple of bucks and have a great conversation with an interesting owner. If you have young ones with he will let them ring the bell on the caboose and he'll blow his horn. I'd stop again even if we are just passing through the area

Visited October 2012
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  • English first
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English first
South Central Wisconsin
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great Chicago Dogs Friendly Owner Eclectic Decor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Great place to get a real Chicago dog, the owner is super nice, good place to take children, nice that it isn't a chain and has a lot charm. The hot dog stand is an actual rail road caboose. Outdoor seating only, or take your dogs back to the main drag (about 1 block away), sit on a bench and watch the people go by while you eat.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rockford, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Affordable and efficient”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

The owner obviously takes great care of his investment. We arrived prior to opening, and he was very busy cleaning every part of the exterior, blowing any leaves away, and assuring everything looked perfect. The food was good--my wife wouldn't stop raving about the Dells taco's beef--and affordable. It is difficult on the strip in the Dells to find inexpensive fare, but this is an excellent option. The theme of the rail car made it even more interesting.

Visited August 2012
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Dayton
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“rail dog”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Good food for a reasonable price. Hard to find in a tourist town.
The polish sausage is awesome. Fries looked and tasted like homemade, but weren't. Great service.

Visited August 2012
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Portage, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Good, But "come on Man" it's just a Hot Dog Stand”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Good Dog, Out door seating only. Dogs served out of a Cabose the thing that pushes it a little above your average Hot Dog Stand. If you want a Dog and your down town stop by.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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