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“Great restaurant!”
Review of Cimaroli's

Cimaroli's
Ranked #1 of 54 Restaurants in Portage
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Located in the country in a very peaceful setting. Family owned and operated with quality and service that you will love.
Hoffman Estates, Illinois, United States
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great restaurant!”
Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Excellent food and drink at good prices. Only 6 miles from Portage-you must go here if you are anywhere in the area! We heard it got crowded on weekends so we arrived at 4:30 and were seated immediately, though the parking lot was filling up. Don't miss the $2.50 brandy old fashioneds!

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
2 reviews
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“Return Visit”
Reviewed July 27, 2014

Took family and two friends to my #2 rated restaurant. Cimarolies is in the middle of now where but WOW what a place....Bar, 2 plus ounces in an oldfashioned glass for $2.50 have to do.

Dinners around $11.00, Shrimp Scampi $3.50 and REAL wisconsin butter fresh baked rolls.....doesn't get any better.

  • Visited July 2014
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Lake Delton
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Always Awesome”
Reviewed July 25, 2014

We have been going to Cimaroli's for many years. We are snow birds and live in Lake Delton during the summers. We make it to Cimi's at least once a week. Ron, Jo and Randy do a great job in the bar. The rest of the wait staff is very friendly and very accommodating. Ron's has a great voice and sings on Thursday evenings in the bar. Food is always hot and wonderful. Cant say enough good things about Cimaroli's except its a long drive for us but its well worth it. Going tonight for another great fish fry and a few drinks. You "WONT" be disappointed!

  • Visited July 2014
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Markesan, Wisconsin
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135 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“FLAT IRON STEAK IS THE BEST”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

We arrived at Cimaroli's about 4:20 on a Sat. afternoon and the parking lot was already starting to fill up. Their was 10 in our group and we were seated right away. They open at 4:00 p.m. ( they do not take reservations, so plan ahead )

A big draw here is the $2.50 old fashions, very tasty after a day of motorcycle riding in the scenic Wisconsin Dells area.

Our waitress was very pleasant and knew about every item on the menu. She took our drink orders and as soon as they arrived our food orders were taken.
We hardly had our first drink gone and our food arrived. I had the 16 oz. Flat Iron steak with mushrooms and onions. I can't remember the name of the potatoes but they are the baby reds fried. My wife had shrimp and fries and we were both stuffed when we were done. The rest of our party had a variety of items and everyone is ready to go back again.

It was 5:55 and we were back on our motorcycles and going down the road. Their are not many supper clubs that are packed on a Sat. night and get this kind of service.

Cimaroli's is located on Hwy. 127 about half way between The Dells and Portage. VERY WELL WORTH THE DRIVE!!!!!!!

  • Visited July 2014
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Central Wisconsin
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335 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
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“ICONIC!”
Reviewed July 20, 2014

This restaurant/bar has been in the Portage area for years! It's reputation only improves, with the passing of time. If traffic to this "out in the country" setting is any indication of success, you'll know by the crowds, that you'll enjoy meeting friends here, as well as delicious meals. Go early in the evening for dinner, or wait for a later seating. The place is busy, and visitors in the Wis. Dells have discovered this restaurant because of its reasonable prices, tasty food, and off the beaten path.

  • Visited July 2014
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