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“Family really liked this food and atmosphere” 4 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 #34 of 179 Restaurants in Wisconsin Dells
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, 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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“Family really liked this food and atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Pulled pork with bourbon BBQ sauce was delicious. German brat burger was excellent. Kids liked the cheeseburger and housedog. Homemade chips very good. More food than we could eat but we tried our best. We were Here onNew Years Eve (8pm). A little under staffed. However, the staff was very friendly and our food came out in a timely fashion.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Thank JoelCheryl
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English first
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Family friendly & reasonably priced”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Old historical church converted into a bar and restaurant. Good home made soup and chili as well as brats. Reasonably priced baked or fried fish special on Fridays.

Visited August 2012
2 Thank Sue S
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Reedsburg, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A local gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012 via mobile

As a resident of the local area I can't believe this isn't rated higher on Trip Advisor! The Brat House has no business being rated below Moosejaw, Paul Bunyon's and Pizza Pub. Those places are crowded tourist traps. My family and I love the Brat House. Although it has a large bar area, the Brat House is very family friendly. (However, my kids are out of the diaper phase so I'm not sure if they have a changing table in their restroom.) Their sandwiches, brats and pizza are all delicious! And if its a brat and a beer you are looking for then look no further! Plus it's open year round so if you're in town on the off season definitely give them a try.

1 Thank LittlewingPhoenix
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Indianapolis, IN
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331 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

It's a bar in what used to be a church. There is quite the history behind it, which was quite interesting. We sat at the bar, and were waited on immediately. Bartender was very friendly and attentive to anything that we needed. I had the jalapeno brat with their homemade Parmesan chips. The flavor of the brat was mediocre. Just OK. It almost had a freezer burnt taste to it. Hubby had a white brat. Again, just a mediocre flavor...almost a real porky taste to it. Too much porky taste. The chips were quite good, and were served with their homemade ranch dip, which was very tasty. It is just an OK place to eat at. Not sure we would return for the brats. Many people have raved about their Friday fish fry, so may want to give them another chance with that. Service was very good.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Thank Janice14
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Huntington, Indiana
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Might be a bar but it was great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

This is a bar, we were fortunate to be there for a late lunch so the crowd was small. The food was excellent!! Especially the hommade Parmeson chips! We had Brats and sat off from the main bar with the huge TV screen. Waitress was fabulous. Would go back many times!

Visited September 2012
1 Thank zogs
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