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“Old-time supper club, Wow for atmosphere and food!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ishnala Supper Club

Ishnala Supper Club
Ranked #1 of 28 Restaurants in Lake Delton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Old-time supper club, Wow for atmosphere and food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

This was our first trip to Ishnala supper club and wow! We made sure to get there before sunset and had excellent drinks in the bar with wraparound glass windows overlooking Mirror Lake. We had been told the wait would be approx. 30-40 minutes (they don't take reservations) but it really was about 20. The staff was extremely good, our waitress was very attentive until the place filled up and then she apologised when it took her a little while to attend to us. Meals started with a small crock of cheese spread and crackers/breadsticks and we also had cheese curds and French Onion soup. The cheese curds were not your usual largish rectangles but were small oddly-shaped puffs. Excellent! The soup was very good as well, steaming hot. My husband had a salad, which he said was nothing special. For our entrees we had (1) prime rib with prawns and drawn butter and (2) a larger cut of prime rib. The meat was incredible, tender and juicy and perfectly done. My husband said he had never had better prawns and with the drawn butter he was in shellfish heaven! Rolls and caramel pecan rolls were also served in a side basket. Although we were full we couldn't resist dessert - a large assortment of treat was brought to our table for display. We had the Death By Chocolate cake, though it was much more a very heavy mousse than cake. Almost too much! The ambience was definitely old-school, with stuffed animals everywhere and lots of wood. Only one complaint - the tables are glass-topped, so plates and utensils slid freely and every time we set our glasses down we were afraid of cracking the glass table top! Would definitely go back, but at their prices for special occasions only.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago, Illinois
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73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Repeat visitor - The BEST”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

We have a nice dinner out every year we are in the Dells. For the past several years we have chosen Ishnala Supper Club. It is great. We go with the whole family from the oldest to the youngest. Service is always impeccable. Food is delicious. And the view is wonderful. I highly recommend it if you want a special, nice dinner out away from the noise of the Wis Dells restaurants.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank B M
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Madison, Wisconsin
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163 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Ishnala - Mirror Lake - Full Moon - Delicious Food - Outstanding Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

Ishnala - Always excellent. One of our favorite supper clubs in the Midwest. Tonight was a full moon on Mirror Lake - the ambiance and scenery were complimented with a Key Lime Martini and the house special, a King's Old Fashioned made with Crown Royal. She dined on a house salad and golden fried shrimp. He had the house special, hand made bleu cheese on a lettuce wedge and tender and "fall off the bone" baby back ribs. Salads were served on chilled plates. Entrees were served piping hot. We always add the sauteed button mushrooms, give them a try - I think you'll be glad you did. Jamie and Michael made the evening fun and memorable. Jamie was energetic and attentive. Michael honored our request to sign our copy of "Wisconsin Supper Clubs" that we picked up on our way out. Great food, superb service, romantic location - all a perfect combination for a casual and fun evening out. Visit Ishnala when you are in Wisconsin Dells, Lake Delton, Baraboo, or Reedsburg - I know you'll love your visit.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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janesville, wi
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172 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Amazing food with breathtaking views.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

While driving down the winding tree-filled road you feel as if you have been transported to a wooded heaven. Beautiful memorable drive. Upon arriving and being seated you are able to enjoy breathtaking views of the lake and forest below. We even had the privilege of having a hummingbird greet us at the window. The food is amazing but almost secondary to the feeling of being in such a beautiful place. Well done Ishnala.

Visited September 2013
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Wisconsin
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“What th'? Why haven't I been here!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

My wife and I finally made it to the Ishnala Supper Club in the Dells. We saw it featured recently on a special on Milwaukee Public TV, and had always said we should go there. We went for a belated birthday dinner for myself, and a special night out to wrap up our vacation. Words are hard to find to describe the experience when you arrive, but it is just that, an experience. A long winding drive takes you to an idyllic setting in the woods, to the restaurant that seems to hang over Mirror Lake itself. We arrived early, being Labor Day weekend, and had a drink at the bar and watched the boats and Kayaks on the lake. The drinks were fantastic (The Brandy Old Fashioned is the best I think we have ever had, a Wisconsin supper club staple!), and the service quick and friendly. We were seated when we asked (they accommodated us with some time to have a drink), and our waitress was fantastic for being such a young girl. (Okay, I'm 45, maybe she wasn't that young...) Knowledgeable, friendly, professional, and knew all the specials and descriptions of them off the top of her head. I had a filet and prawns, and my wife had prime rib and prawns. Not exaggerating, one of the best meals we have ever had! Everything was hot, served correctly, and arrived quickly, considering the amount of people eating. We will definitely go back again, and this will probably be one of those traditions in our marriage. Stop taking time to read the reviews, just go! You will not regret it!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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