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“Cute place, good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Brat House Grill

Brat House Grill
Ranked #22 of 184 Restaurants in Wisconsin Dells
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Description: Originally constructed in 1850, the Delton Academy, was a one room Baptist Boys School House. It continued as such until the time of the Civil War. In 1865, it became the Delton Methodist Church. In 1894, the church was expanded and the entry way and side room additions were built. What was originally the entrance was replaced with the G.A.R. stained glass window and the bell tower was added. During this period it was also used as the G.A.R. Hall. The Grand Army of the Republic was the Civil War version of the V.F.W. for the Union army. In 1868, General Order #11 of the G.A.R. called for May 30th to be designated as the day of memorial for Union veterans; originally called "Decoration Day", it later evolved into the U.S. national Memorial Day holiday. The G.A.R. was also active in pension legislation, establishing retirement homes for soldiers, and many other areas which concerned Union veterans. The influence of the G.A.R. led to the creation of the Old Soldiers' Homes of the late 19th century, which evolved into the current United States Department of Veterans Affairs. The back room, bathroom and kitchen addition was added sometime in the 1950's. In the 1970's, the Methodists built a new building across the lake and vacated this one. It was then purchased by a group of local residents and it became the Old Delton Academy Antique Mall. In January of 2000, the building was aquired by it's present owner and after an extensive remodel, became an internet cafe. In the spring of 2007, the building again underwent a revamping and became what it is today; the oldest public building in the southwest Wisconsin area and home of the Brat House Grill. Given it's age, the building still retains it's original wood floor, waitscotting and window frames. It's remarkable what great shape the building is in after it's extenvise and varied history.
Racine, Wisconsin, United States
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46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Cute place, good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a cute place. Used to be a church a long time ago. Had many renovations since then. The back of the menu explains the history. The place wasn't terribly busy but there seemed to be only one waitress for the back room and she was running around crazy. She was very nice. The service and food took quite a while but maybe that's because there wasn't enough help. The food was good. My son was disappointed because he ordered the grilled cheese on Texas toast and it didn't look like that when it came. The bread was like a multi-grain type which he didn't like and didn't expect. The beer cheese soup was great and our other food was great also. There is a tv and dart board and old arcade game back there. In the other room is the bar area with tables. Just as we were leaving there was some kind of band that was setting up.
Worth going to if you're not in a hurry.

  • Visited June 2014
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Des Moines, Iowa
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We all had really good meals! I didn't get what I ordered, but it was still good! The bartender was more attentive than our waitress. The homemade chips were really good!

Visited June 2014
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Oxford, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Great food, great friendly bartenders.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I bought the Italian beef meal the last time there. Have tasted their burgers and homemade pizzas. Great food and great service. Definitely will recommend it to others.

Visited October 2013
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Shakopee, Minnesota
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Repeat was just as good as the first time!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We visited first in March of 2014 and went again last night (June 18, 2014) and both times the food was really good. We were recommended to visit by the owner of Mojo Music because on Wednesday nights they have an open mic jam session. The band is a bunch of older guys playing music from the 70s til now. They also have other musicians play a variety of other music. We enjoyed listening and dancing to the music. They also have a really nice special of 3 dollar brats and 1 dollar off all taps. We had a lot of fun and will make it a point to come back.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Pemberton, Minnesota
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Not bad, but wouldn't go again”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The food was just ok. Over priced for what you get. The service was good though. For a brat, 2 steak sandwhiches, mac and cheese, I was not expecting a $60 meal.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars
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Thank Stephanie K
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