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“Unexpected - best bar in Dells” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sand Bar

Sand Bar
130 Washington Ave, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-1596
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Ranked #18 of 171 Restaurants in Wisconsin Dells
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $10
Cuisines: American, Bar, Sandwiches
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Schaumburg, Illinois
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Unexpected - best bar in Dells”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Went to Sand Bar because my friend knows some staff. I would never have found it on my own - it is set back from the Dells strip by about a block. Extensive selection of specialty beers and a wall full of top-shelf bottles. Recommended!

Visited May 2013
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Joseph M, Owner at Sand Bar, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Thank you for your review of Sand Bar, very happy you enjoyed yourself! As you saw, we love beer! Eighty new craft beers have been added this month! I would love any comments you might have, always looking to improve,contact us at sandbardells.com. Again, thank you and please come see us again!
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English first
Bloomington, Illinois
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Dive bar”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Seeing this place in the top 10 list of places to eat in the Dells, the last thing I expected was a dingy dive bar. In hindsight, we probably should have gone elsewhere after walking in and seeing the joint but it wasn't a horrible experience. Friday lunchtime the place was empty aside from 2 locals sitting at the bar. The place could use a good cleaning and the bathrooms were scary. On the good side, the gentleman working was extremely polite and the food was decent. I'm not sure how it is ranked in the top 10 and I doubt we'd head back unless it underwent a bit of an overhaul.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Joseph M, Owner at Sand Bar, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Thank you for your honest review, we do take to heart what each review has to offer and do our best to always improve! Our building is eighty years old and we have kept the original flooring,some at first look believe it's dirty, it's not, we love the nostalgia! I will pass your comments to our cleaning staff, thank you! I would love to hear any other comments, contact me at sandbardells.com. Thank you!
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lake delton wis
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“a little piece of key west”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Where else in the Dells can you hear Radio Margaritaville at lunch, brought me right back to key west with Jimmy singing in the background. Great atmosphere, great food, great owners. I'm a local and don't get out that much but the Sandbar is the place I really love to be!

  • 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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Joseph M, Owner at Sand Bar, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Always great meeting and talking with a fellow lover of the Keys! Hopefully we can have further talks over a cold beer and some oysters in Key West itself! Thanks for your kind thoughts and words!
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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
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“Back Home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

If you want some place to go and feel like home and family try the Sand Bar. I hadn't been in for awhile and treated me just great. The food is still great and all the staff where outstanding.
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  • 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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Joseph M, Owner at Sand Bar, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Thanks so much, glad to have you back! Hope to have the pleasure of seeing you soon!
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Been going to the Sand Bar for 25 years”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Great people own the place. Been stopping here since college. Any trips from Chicago to Minn, this is a regular stop. GREAT steak sandwiches. I have had nothing but here, but alcohol. If your nursing hang over, one of the best bloody mary you will ever have.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Joseph M, Owner at Sand Bar, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Thank you! The best compliment a restaurant can have is when customers/friends return and tell others they enjoyed your place. You've been returning and spreading the Sand Bar name for many years, thank you! We truly appreciate you!
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