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“Overpriced entrees, small meat portions”
Review of High Rock Cafe

High Rock Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $26
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Modern American cuisine with a sense of adventure, High Rock stands out with bold flavors and fresh ingredients. Serving lunch and dinner you can enjoy this local's favorite restaurant, located in the heart of downtown Wisconsin Dells. High Rock Cafe offers casual dining in a contemporary atmosphere. Unique salads, wraps, sandwiches, delicious crab cakes, pastas, steaks, and so much more. Great local micro-brews and wine list, and new specialty craft cocktails. Open daily at 11 am. Visit us during your next vacation or conference!
Reviewed January 30, 2013

I have dined at High Rock on several occasions and feel that each time I go I will have a better experience...but I am always disappointed! Ordering an entree means you get lots of sautéed veggies...which are the same on each entree and a meager sized portion of meat. With an entree around $20, I expect a good portion of meat, and maybe a small garden salad, but that's extra. You will pay $24 for an reheated piece of meatloaf, oily macaroni and of course with the mushy veggies. If you sit downstairs, it is freezing with the door opening all the time. The staff do not seem very attentive as they are goofing off and have vulgar mouths. Bill came to almost $85 with appetizer, two entrees, drinks, and a tiny dessert. They have "pop-rock" cheesecake. Cheap tiny piece of cheesecake with gas station pop rocks on it. I'd probably let my kids eat this at dessert, but not worth the time for us. They just seem to be lacking in value here and service.

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2  Thank Linda A
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

We just celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary in the Dells and ate at the High Rock to try something new. It did not disappoint us! You must try garlic tator tots...they are very good. All of our sandwiches and pasta were very good and the atmostphere is very fun....ask to sit upstairs!

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1  Thank Melissa H
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

We were in a group of 8 and had requested to be seated upstairs. Was told there was nothing available so we ended up being seated downstairs in the front corner of the bar area. It was really a table that should of not been there for a big party as all the foot traffic was rubbing up against the people who were seated on the inside. Had all the bar traffic right behind us and was really noisy.

Our group had a variety of differant items and everybody agreed that it was not great, but was good. The only bad issue was one person ordered the 12 ounce Prime Rib Special, 1/2 of it was fat. He ate all the meat and cut away the fat. We all know that Prime Rib has some fat, but this was insane. When mentioned to our waiter Darren, all he said he was sorry. Being that they charge higher then normal prices, the owners should not be putting Prime Rib like this out.

As far as the service, our waiter was ok, but not spectacular.

We are local people living in the area, but we were disappointed in this place more so for the downstairs atmosphere. This restaurant is on the main street in the WI Dells and probably better left to the tourists.

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1  Thank Bill K
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Reviewed January 16, 2013 via mobile

We will eat here EVERY time we go to the Dells. Great atmosphere, very modern and welcoming. The food is to die for.... Beautiful presentation and delicious! Cocktials and wine list are spot on. The price was surprising - in a good way - we expected to pay double what we did. I am craving their food now just writing this review. We will be back!

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2  Thank Caryn G
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

When I made a trip to the High Rock Cafe I was absolutely stunned at how nice it was. From the outside, it doesn't appear nice, but once you get inside it is great! There's a bottom level, and a top level where people could eat. We asked to eat on the top floor and it was really decorated and you could sense the good vibe from everyone. The service was great, the food was somewhat unusual but that doesn't mean it wasn't delicious! It was amazing food!

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2  Thank Jacob B
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