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Dorf Haus

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8931 County Road Y, Sauk City, WI 53583-9509
Sun 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Oxford, Connecticut
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306 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed with friends and went here for dinner.. we arrived when opened and still had to wait 20 min. to be seated so I would suggest a reservation as super busy.. and can understand why as the food and service is great! The bread basket outstanding! I would of just eaten that! The fish fry was great... really cool... More 

Thank CTCouple310
Madison, Wisconsin
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Although I've enjoyed the fish fry here several times, this visit was after a paddling trip on nearby Fish Lake on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. My partner tried the Schweinhaxen and I had the Rahmschnitzel (with an excellent lemon caper dill sauce). Both were very good, and the Spatzle side is always a treat. Our server was friendly and helpful.

Thank MadTownAdventurer
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Coming to the Dorf Haus is as much sentimental to me as it is good food. I grew up going to the Friday night fish fries with my parents and grandparents once every couple of months and always looked forward to it. 40 year later and I am taking my friends, wife and own daughter because it is still good.... More 

Thank Mike L
Aurora, Illinois
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was very good, wish that we lived closer to be able to sample more items. We had the chicken and ham Sunday specials was very good. We had no complaints from the coleslaw to the chicken and ham every thing was delicious. Will go back for the German food when we can.

Thank Linda32714
Middleton, Wisconsin
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83 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went there with two other couples on a Monday night for the German smorgasbord, The place was packed and we soon learned why -- the choices of food was almost unlimited and it was very good. And then we could choose a desert from the desert table ....... and then the waitress came around with an irresistible tray of... More 

Thank retirees2011
Elmwood Park, Illinois
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260 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Went on Friday night for fish fry. Waited over an hour, but TOTALLY worth it. Brandy old-fashioneds are to die for. Terrific bar staff. Food is very good and waitstaff superior. Looking forward to going back to try other food.

1 Thank Abenture
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

My daughters love this restaurant and the fish fry here. There favorite is the salad bar and the funky outfits the wait staff have to wear. Definitely a must try!!

Thank Jerry N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

The Dorf Haus is one of my favorite places to go. You might have to wait because they are always busy, but for good reason. The staff there is very friendly. They accommodate large groups with fresh, hot food that is always good. I love their fish fry and their fritters are awesome.

Thank Lori B
Lodi, Wisconsin
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

We had read about this Fish Fry for years...lots of kudos in Madison BEST surveys. So we tried it.....fish was chewy, dry and batter was only OK...not outstanding. Ordered beer was flat. Certainly had better. They do have good German food! Been to the monthly Buffett...very good. sad about the fish though!

Thank chucksue13
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Best spätzle I've ever had! Nice light crisp to it and flavor is amazing! Owner and staff are professional, attentive and friendly. A must dine experience.

Thank Blake S

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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
American, German
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8931 County Road Y, Sauk City, WI 53583-9509
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Sauk City
  • Phone Number: 16086433980

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?