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“Good and inexpensive comfort food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Brat House Grill

Brat House Grill
49 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy S, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-8267
608-254-8505
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Ranked #21 of 165 restaurants in Wisconsin Dells
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night
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.
London, United Kingdom
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“Good and inexpensive comfort food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

After a long day travelling to Wisconsin Dells we just wanted to grab something quick and tasty without too much fuss and bother and this place fitted the bill

The restaurant - especially the bar area - was very busy and noisy, but it was football Sunday evening and they have a sports bar kind of atmosphere. The dining room was quieter and had space. They have a lot of choice on their menu in the way of sandwiches, burgers and hot dogs. Our brats were great (we went for Jalapeno and Andouille), and they have lots of flavours and options for relish etc. We also had onion rings which were very good. Beer prices very are reasonable with my soda costing only a buck less than the local beer.

Given they were quite busy service was quick and efficient and all the staff were friendly

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Another great meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

We had the Friday Fish Fry at the Brat House Grill last night. It was excellent again. We always make sure we eat here when in the Dells. I totally recommend going here if you are in the Dells for a drink and or food. The services is always fast and friendly.

Visited August 2012
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USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great Brats, friendly atmosphere!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

We ordered Brats with sauerkraut, home made fry chips and coleslaw to go. Double check your food if their busy. We were missing the 'kraut. They fixed it right up though and the food was great when we ate it back at our motel. If you choose to stay
there to eat they have a big screen tv and a neighborhood bar atmosphere.

Visited August 2012
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Reedsburg, Wisconsin
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“Great place for lunch or an evening drink”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Love the old building and stained glass. Great place for locals during the Dells Summer rush. Food is always very good, especially their homemade chips! Service will vary based on how crowded they are but they have always been good to us. Child friendly with a great atmosphere.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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ROUND LAKE
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“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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