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“Good food, excellent value” 5 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 #27 of 168 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.
Minneapolis
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Good food, excellent value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The rare value in the Dells. We had cheddar brats and brat burgers, with the excellent homemade chips. It's a nice building with friendly staff. Also, there is a BOGO card called Super Splash Pass, which our hotel gave us, which we used for both brats and beers. Nice!

Visited July 2014
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Madison, Wisconsin
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Nice low key local place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

Great food and not too noisy most of the time. Great servers, always nice to chat with. Pool table in the back room and lots of tvs around the bar.

Visited January 2014
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Portage
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Will be coming back.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The brat burgers we ordered were very good and loved the homemade chips. We did order fries for one of the meals for a extra charge of $2.29. Only negative didn't receive many fries for the price, very sparse compared to the homemade chips. The waiter was very good and liked the atmosphere of the Brat House. We will be coming back.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Really, really good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My son said it was the best brat he ever had! They have a beer cheese brat soup that is GREAT! I had the best chicken salad sandwich that I have ever had! The homemade potatoe chips are good too. We loved the mac n cheese too - very cheessssy.

Visited July 2014
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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Food was great, especially the brat burger. Tons of beers to choose from as well. We got the vibe it's more of a locals place, but that made it even better. We sat at the bar and all the staff was very friendly. Would try it out for a casual meal.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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