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Port Vista Bar & Grill

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American, Bar
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1280 E Hiawatha Dr, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-9741
608-254-6084
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped to share lunches before checking into Aloha Beach. Food was average. Service wasn't anything special. It was lunch time but not really busy. Seemed to be full of locals so maybe just not the right spot for tourists.

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Thank Wonderwoman513
Madison, Wisconsin
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently moved to the area and some friends of ours who grow up in the dells take us to a new restaurant every Thursday night to get us familiar to our new area. We tried this spot last Thursday and LOVED it! The server was spectacular, friendly, and knowledgeable of the menu. The food was served fast and hot,... More 

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Thank flagman5229
Wisconsin Dells,
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

My kids remember the giant steak from years ago. Having a bit of a family get together with now grown kids and grandkids in July. All we talked about was the 32 oz steak. And I discover NO STEAK!!!!! If it ain't broke, don't fix it. I a super bummed. Ugggg

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1 Thank Don J
Lindstrom, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

We found this place a long time ago and made it our "go to" place to eat. We visit the Dells at least twice a year and never failed to stop for dinner. Only kidding about the best kept secret because we told everyone about it, it was that good. This last summer we arrived with a party of 11... More 

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2 Thank Bluecheese13
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19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

Been going to Port Vista for years for their famous giant steak and we were so bummed out to find no steaks on the new menu. Also not as many items as before on the new menu. Brought a group of friends along for their first visit and bragged about the steak they were so disappointed. Bartender told us that... More 

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2 Thank Scott T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

My husband & I stopped in for a quick bite to eat while on vacation and we were VERY impressed! I had the shrimp & pineapple skewers. They were more filling than they looked & tasted amazing! My husband had the ribs, & he said they are in the top 5 ribs he ever had!! (And he knows his ribs!)... More 

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Thank Jessica C
Freeport, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I have not been here for a few years. We had the prime rib which was good but the "Browns Steak" is gone and the salad bar is smaller along with the prices went up. I guess that is the way things go. I will still come back. I love the deck overlooking the lake. It is a nice little... More 

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Thank Kev521
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

I didn't know what to expect but husband had burger and loved it but I had the prime rib special and it was the biggest best I've had in a long time! There was a bit of a wait but worth it.

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1 Thank Cathy N
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

Bring back the crab legs and steak! Months ago, it was wonderful. Servers were friendly and have been there for years. This place needs a face lift but has great potential to do so much. Locals would love to menu items you took off.

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4 Thank Jexi2013
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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49 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We came here because we were out on a rented pontoon for the day saw their sign. Everyone was starving and sick of boat snacks. The group was made up of a lot of healthy eater and a half the group was allergic to GMO gluten (most bread these days). The menu offered very few options. Mostly breaded fried foods.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1280 E Hiawatha Dr, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-9741
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Wisconsin Dells
  • Phone Number: 608-254-6084

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