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“Don't get the appetizers here”
Review of Wild Canyon Cafe

Wild Canyon Cafe
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Ranked #96 of 192 Restaurants in Wisconsin Dells
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Wild Canyon Cafe is a beautiful family restaurant located inside The Wilderness Resort.
Reviewed December 30, 2012

We only wanted a little bit to eat and that's what we got, but with a big bill. We ordered the chicken tenders and the mini tacos.....yuck! The chicken tenders (4 small tenders) came with a horrible ranch sauce and the tenders had no taste what so ever. The mini tacos were horrible! Little taco shells with NO filling served with sour cream and something that was supposed to be a taco sauce. The bill was $20.00 ridiculous!

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Reviewed November 23, 2012

We visited the Wild Canyon Cafe on Thanksgiving Day, hoping to enjoy a relaxing and nummy Thanksgiving meal. We were disappointed. The buffet is poorly designed, so people were walking every which way and bumping into each other. It was incredibly busy, whereas everywhere else we've gone today was deserted. Several times we had to wait for food or dishes to get restocked. The floor under our table was incredibly dirty. The food? Think Old Country Buffet. Lots of variety, but very low-quality. I believe the turkey wasn't even fresh turkey but some type of turkey loaf. C'mon! On Thanksgiving you can't manage to cook up a bunch of fresh turkeys? The wild rice soup was more like porridge than soup. The lettuce on the salad bar was brown and limp and there wasn't a lot of variety offered on the salad bar. The seafood was all breaded and frozen -- no fresh seafood was offered at all. Usually at this price point there are at least a few stations where fresh meat is being cut right there and served, but there were no stations at Wild Canyon. Almost everything on the buffet looked processed, frozen, breaded. While there were several kids' choices, they were incredibly unhealthy -- chicken nuggets, hot dogs, cheeseburgers, tator tots, french fries, etc. The hot dogs and cheeseburgers were in foil wrappers. There were quite a few choices on the dessert bar, too, but everything we tried did not taste good. The pies had horrible crusts. The pumpkin pie was soft and mushy. The taste of the cherry, apple and pecan pies was either "off" or tasteless. The buffet was pricey -- our 13yo daughter was charged as an adult. The entire meal for two adults, a 13yo girl and a 10yo girl, including drinks (not included in buffet price), was more than $100 when we added in a tip. For that price -- and on Thanksgiving, no less -- we expected a lot more.

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Not good, not bad. The food is fair with a decent amount of selection on the buffet. The place is clean and the service was good. The catch is that the 'kids eat free' which is great until you get your check and an adult meal is $19.00! I have no problem paying $19 for a meal but come on, for this food. I would pay about $11 or $12 for this buffet. So all in all, it comes out in the wash with the 'kids eat free'. Its definitely no somewhere I would seek to go but it was quick and convenient.

Thank signalten
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

Very nice big buffet, but a little pricey. But you pay for it when it's right there in your hotel. Lots of choices, loved the fresh fruit.

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Thank Mickey178
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Reviewed October 18, 2012 via mobile

We had the buffet. My husband had a sandwich. His sandwich was good but the buffet was nothing to write home about. It was expensive and the food wasn't great by any means.

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