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Review of Sand Bar

Sand Bar
Ranked #33 of 190 Restaurants in Wisconsin Dells
Price range: $4 - $10
Cuisines: American, Bar
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 5, 2012

My wife and I have been going to the Dells area for fun and business for years. We ALWAYS stop at the Sand Bar for a great drink and an even better burgar. The staff is always top notch and friendly. If you are looking to get away for the comercial/national/touristy side of the Dells, Sand Bar is the place. Great for locals and great for out of towners. I can't wait to get back and order my fav...the captain tony!

  • Visited October 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Lawrence R
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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2012

We went to the Sand Bar expecting a bit more, based on other reviews. We walked in, wandered around for a while, wondering if we were to seat ourselves and be waited on, or if we were to order food ourselves at the bar. We finally asked a blonde woman (who had walked past us several times earlier, but ignored us) what we should do, and she said "whatever". Wow. We started to walk out, as I hate an attitude. Then a man from behind the bar saw us leaving and ran after us, offering to take our order. He was sincerely nice, so we stayed. We ordered the steak sandwich, the Nico burger, and fries. We didn't add toppings to the steak sandwich, so what came was a lonely piece of steak in a bun. But, the meat was tender, and the bun was of good quality. The Nico burger was larger, and tasty enough, but not over the top great. The fries were excellent, though. The "secret sauce" we didn't touch, as it just sits in a jar on the table, uncovered, open to the sneezes, coughs, etc. of everyone who sat at that table before us. With two sodas, the bill was about $23.00 plus tip. We really appreciated the younger guy who ended up waiting on us, and he did a great job. He explained he doesn't own the place, but is passionate about it. Because of him we stayed, but we won't be rushing back.

Visited November 2012
Thank Heather H
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Joseph M, Owner at Sand Bar, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Truly sorry your visit to Sand Bar was not up to par. As I personally was working , I remember you and the day perfectly. Large tournament at JAG and completely full, people were standing and eating. My server was delivering trays of food to people waiting, was not being rude, was getting food to the customer while it's hot. I'm not making excuses and really am sorry we didn't make your visit a better one. Please, try us again, nothing bothers me more then people unhappy with Sand Bar.sandbardells.com. Thank You!
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Tourist friendly Very good food!”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

The Sand Bar is definitely on my list of must go to places. The owners and staff are always friendly and there food is very good. We were there in Aug of 2012 for the friday fish fry. Awesome!, and recently we stopped in Oct 2012 for drinks and apps. We had there wings
(recommended by people sitting next to us) some of the best wings i've had. Can't wait to get back in April 2013.

  • Visited October 2012
    • Value
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    • Service
    • Food
Thank jeff w
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Arcadia, Wisconsin
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Bar!”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

Love the Sand Bar - both times we have been there (previously two years ago) the bartender has been extremely friendly. He also gave us tips on where to eat next time since we had a horrible experience at Marleys.

  • Visited October 2012
    • Service
Thank LeleSap
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Huntington, Indiana
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“It is truly "Just a Bar"”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

Nothing special in the fish fry, in fact it was frozen fish, uncomfortable seating, and fodd was just palin nothing.

Visited September 2012
Thank zogs
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