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“Great Find!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Brat House Grill

Brat House Grill
49 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy S, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-8267
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Ranked #36 of 179 Restaurants in Wisconsin Dells
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great Find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

We stopped in here last weekend just to grab a quick brat. My husband had the jalepeno brat, and I ended up having the pulled pork with chilpolte BBQ sauce. OMG! I am a pulled pork snob, and this was fantastic! I asked and they make their own BBQ sauce, and it is great! The sandwhiches are also served with homemade potato chips and a mayo dipping sauce. Hubby loved the brat too. The service was outstanding and friendly. We liked the sports bar feel to it as well. I am sure we will be going back to try some of the other items on the menu. A great find!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Nothing fancy, decent food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

We went in here because my husband thought it looked cool!!! The 4 adults all had the brat burger, and it was delicious. The kids had burgers and one had chicken tenders - they all enjoyed their meals. Stay away from the "boneless wings" They have a great selection of beer. Service leaves a lot to be desired, but overall, we would probably go back

Visited July 2012
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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
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“First stop of the evening equals excellent all around!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

We got into the dells about 10 pm this evening and wanted to have a few cocktails--we are staying at Wilderness and drove by the brat house and thought that maybe a great place to start..we were right:-) Our bartender greeted us so nicely and gave us great recommendations for things to do! He was just fun and friendly and when it got a little busy he had a no stress attitude! This was so pleasant to see as I work in the industry as well I think he said his name was Ryan. We will be back cause of the excellent service!!
The pizza we had was awesome as well.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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202 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Not the place to eat, go elsewhere!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

I am not a review writer but here it goes. The waitress was pretty friendly and did make suggestions for us. The beer cheese soup was almost purely beer flavored with little taste of anything else. The chili was basically a tomato juice poured on top of beans. The cheeseburger had little flavor. The wings did not ever come with a sauce. The sauce was brought out in bottles for use....not very sanitary. The German Brat sandwhich was average and the more you ate the worse it got. The ranch tasted spoiled. The waffle fries with cheese were the best thing and average at best. The waitress struggled with refills. I would never recommend this place. Monks Burgers is the much better choice, maybe even Burger King. Save your money and go somewhere else please! Thank you!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Griffith, Indiana
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Hidden GEM of the Dells (for meat eaters OR vegetarians)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

After receiving a "bo/go brat basket" coupon from our hotel, my husband, 2 little boys and I decided to give this place a shot. We honestly were just looking to save some $, and we figured we would "settle" for some basic hot dogs, fries & brats (or grilled cheese for me). Little did we know, we were about to taste some of the best food we had ever tried in the Dells (this is our 4th annual trip to the dells, so trust me we have tried many less than mediocre restaurants in that time). We loved this place so much that we ate here on Wednesday, and then made this our take out dinner on Saturday as well (the last day of our stay). I am a vegetarian, personally, but my husband & boys are huge meat eaters. I had their homemade black bean burger (even my hub commented on how good it was & he usually laughs at what I eat) & the boys/husband had a beer brat, Wisconsin cheese brat & Chicago style hot dog. While my husband was eating, he was silent ( which never happens unless he is really into his food - haha). He said it was some of the best he had ever tasted! What really sealed the deal for us was the parmesean dusted chips ( also homemade), served with a side of their special homemade dipping sauce. Overall we just can't get enough of this place & look forward to adding this to our "must visit" list, when we make our annual trip to the Dells.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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