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W11793 State Road 127, Portage, WI 53901
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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DeLand, FL
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Early dinner on a stormy Thursday night. Had potato beer cheese bacon soup, flatiron steak, and a baked potato. First class service and perfect food. I will be back whenever in Portage. Highly recommended!

Thank ifly2
Penfield, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I admit based on the reviews I had very high expectations. No disappointments. The flat iron steak was done to perfection and served sizzling hot. We tried the onion loaf as an appetizer and it was big enough to serve a party of four for just four dollars. Had to order the $2.50 old fashioned cocktail and it was poured... More 

Thank Tony Y
Crystal Lake IL
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91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place in the middle of nowhere. Between Portage and the Wisconsin Dells. Not that we were rushed at all. Sat down at 4:03pm. Paying the check and out the door at 4:28pm. Great waitress. Very personable and outgoing. Got the senior fish fry. They also have an all you can eat. More than enough food. Place was packed but... More 

Thank Trav_LN_now
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for great food you've found it at Cimaroli. Best steak around. Get the flat iron steak.

Thank brendastimetofly
Portage, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has great food, music entertainment and a awesome bar! What's better than a great "old fashioned", some live music and a fish fry or steak? This place has a great vibe, clean, great food and isn't too expensive. It's only downfall is that it's out in the middle of nowhere and not very easy to find if you're... More 

Thank Bob M
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in the Wisconsin Dells area and are looking to get away for a nice dinner at good prices, check them out. They are within 15 minutes of downtown dells. Food is great. Staff is friendly and you can't pass up $2.50 ole fashions!! Be prepared to wait because they are always busy.

Thank southsidesusie
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, United States
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Appreciated the professionalism and competence of our server Courtney. She most sufficiently took care of us. That's not necessarily always the case when dining out, especially in rural Wisconsin--or as my companion and I learned last week in supposedly "cosmopolitan" Wisconsin Dells (see my review of B-Lux). We arrived early for the Friday night fish fry and, relatively surprisingly, were... More 

Thank fishfryaficianado
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

This place is popular with the locals, so expect a bit of a wait....but the cheap drinks ease the pain. There's an outside patio (and a basketball hoop for the kids). The menu is simple - steaks, fishfry (Friday night), pasta etc. My husband prefers the fish fry, with comes with beans, coleslaw, and corn fritters. I prefer the tenderloin... More 

Thank Daisy619
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

First of all, tonight's meal was one of the best out for dinner experiences in a long time. My wife and I went with another couple and we arrived at 4:20, didn't have to wait for a table, and, after ordering, All of our meals were in front of us within five minutes. The other gentleman and I had their... More 

Thank Chris C
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Went with about six friends to have Cimaroli's "legendary flatiron steak" Worst steak I've ever had. My wife had the same thing. Oh yeah, they were both smothered with mushrooms. CANNED MUSHROOMS! Seemly dumped from the can onto the steak. Wife hated it also. You want a good steak go somewhere else.

1 Thank TomandMako

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Seafood, Soups, Steakhouse, Bar
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: W11793 State Road 127, Portage, WI 53901
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Portage
  • Phone Number: 6087422238
Located in the country in a very peaceful setting. Family owned and operated with quality and service that you will love.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?