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The Del-Bar
The Del-Bar

The Del-Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.del-bar.com
  • Phone: (608) 253-1861
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Sunday - Friday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Mike Uptagraw
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Copper Room maximum100 guests for sit down dinner.
    70 for private meeting w/presentation Screen, projector, microphone & wifi.
    Garden Room maximum 30 guests for sit down dinner.
    18 guests for meeting w/presentation. Screen projector & wifi.
    Wine room maximum 24 for sit down dinner.
    Patio maximum 20 for sit down dinner.

  • Private Party Contact: Jane or Jeanette (608) 253-1861

Getting there

  • Cross Street: E Hiawatha Drive
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from The Del-Bar
Del-Bar “the best steaks in town since 1943.” Passionate, fairly priced wine list. Cocktail lounge. Prime Steaks, Jumbo seafood, Fresh fish, Sandwiches and more. The perfect place to hold small meetings, casual affairs, and great dinner parties.

The Del-Bar was establish in 1943 as a Roadside Steakhouse by Jim and Alice Wimmer and today is still family owned and operated by Jeff and Jane Wimmer. The "Prairie style" ambiance, renovations and expansions are by James Dresser, an important protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Very romantic and exceptional dining experience. Top notch service and food that is to die for. Ambience is suitable for any occasion. Our server was very prompt and helpful. Would highly recommend to anyone seeking a high end dining experience."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We have dined at the Del Bar manyu times in the past and have never been dissapointed. The happy hour special with apps and discounted drinks AWESOME! Dinner and service always "A" plus! Thanks to everyone at the Del Bar for a wonderul anniversary dinner."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Great steak and wine list. Prices are similar to other well known, non-chain steakhouses we have been to so it was not a shock to us. Be sure to check it out online if you are looking for a "cheap" meal. We are willing to pay for good food and drink, and the Del-Bar was well worth it to us. Our server was very professional and experienced. Would make it a must to go back if in that area again."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Good meal at Del Bar. Was our first time despite many trips to WD in the past 40 years. Steak was very good. Walleye was very good. Service was excellent. Prices are quite high."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I love this place! Old style supper club. Great food, steaks, seafood and the rest. If you go to the Dells and don't want to eat chain store dining, or gimmicky theme park food then the Dell Bar is for you."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We were celebrating our friends' 50th anniversary by treating them to dinner. Our young waiter, Jerry, paid close attention to this and brought a complimentary champagne toast and a candle in our dessert. He joined in our conversation a few times and was amazed at the idea of achieving 50 years of marriage! Jerry added a welcome "extra touch" to our celebration."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "For the last 4 years we close our family vacation at this establishment. The hostesses this year, two elderly women did NOT greet us as we entered as they greeted other diners who entered after us. Upon being seated I sent my 11 y/o grandson to request sugar due to none being on our table. One of the hostesess brought a dish and when I and my daughter said, "thank you," she walked away without a response. Our waitress from last year, "Renee," was VERY NICE and ATTENTIVE" although she was not waiting our table."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We dressed for the occasion but everyone else you can tell was on vacation as so were we. It seems to be set for both. We arrived at 500 which was not busy at all and they have a lower price menu for early birds. We ate the Pan fried walleye, cold water lobster, oysters on the half shell, crab cakes and for the kiddies they had the chicken fingers. Every single food item was prepared perfect. The walleye flaked perfectly the lobster was at the right temp and not over/under done. One thing we got that we were not happy with was one of the drinks that we got. It was a mojito. So if this is the only complaint is it really one? ;)"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • " We've been making the drive from Madison just to go to the Del Bar for over 30 years now. Previous to this visit, my husband brought me up to celebrate my birthday. Always fabulous food and great service. Miss the piano in the main dining room."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Best spinach salad you'll ever have in Wisconsin. Came on the early side and took part in the early bird special!!!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Excellent food. Knowledgeable wait staff. Flexible menu. A true throw-back find."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "One of the best steaks i have ever had in my life!!! The filet was oh so tender and very flavorful. We also ordered a side of pan seared scallops which were equally as wonderful. Would drive the distance just to enjoy another one of those fabulous steaks."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We had reservations for a party of 7 on 6-21 -2014. We arrived and once the hostess saw we had 3 children with us they quickly scrambled to set up at table in the back room, so 15 min later we were sat. Once at our table the waitress was slow. The food was poor and in fact one of our people had to send back his pork chop because they were still raw and frozen on the inside. We have eaten at del-bar for years. But because they shoved us into the back room and the quality of the food was bad, we will not eat or drink at the del bar!!!!!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "On our arrival, the hostess greeted us with Happy Anniversary. We were seated at an excellent table and served with a complimentary glass of champagne. The food was excellent , the service superb and we were presented with a complimentary dessert. What a special evening. Thank you."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We started out with a drink at the bar which was a very nice atmosphere. Did not have to wait long for our tabke. The staff was very nice. Even received a glass of champagne to help us celebrate our anniversery which we enjoyed. Nice touch. Would definitely go back again. H2ROD"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "When my wife and I arrived at the restaurant they had no knowledge of our confirmed “Open Table” reservation. I showed them my reservation on my smartphone but they seem to have an indifferent attitude. Fortunately they were not that busy and could accommodate us."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The hostess was unaware of my reservation made online but luckily She was able to get my group a table"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We have talked about visiting the Del Bar each time we are in town and am glad we finally did! The atmosphere was quiet with a mixed crowd dressed casually and others more dressed up. The restaurant is beautiful inside! We had steak, each prepared in a different way, and the cooks had it spot on. The food was amazing! I would definitely come back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This is a white-tablecloth fine-dining experience for adults. The Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired architecture is very nice, with a large bar and multiple dining areas. The menu included daily chef specials, including numerous steak and seafood dishes and really-fresh oysters (which we especially enjoyed). All dinners come with a spinach or house salad and fresh rolls. On the night we dined, I had four jumbo scallops oin a butter sauce and my wife had the seafood bow-tie pasta, both of which were excellent. Our waiter was very young and not that well-versed on the menu, but we had a nice dining experience nonetheless. Yes, we highly recommend Del Bar as the best restaurant we have found in the Dells."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The Del-Bar remains our favorite in the Wisconsin Dells area."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "CONSISTANTLY AWESOME IN ALL AREAS. WOULD EAT THERE EVERY NIGHT FOR A WEEK!! FOOD, SERVICE OUTSTANDING!!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Food and service were very good. If there is any downside, it was a little pricey for what we got. The noise level was very high as they had some groups in who were having a very good time. All in all, it is still a wonderful restaurant"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Alaskan crab legs were mediocre however everything else was great"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We live in Chicago and go to visit relatives in Lacrosse, stopping in Wisconsin Dells. The last few times we have eaten at Del-Bar. It is a true Wisconsin supper club. The menu is great. The food is high quality and well prepared. We have had the steaks and the crab. This time I had the Copper River Salmon. The service is friendly and efficient. Our waiter this time was Jerry and he was terrific. We will certainly continue to stop there when in the area"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "There were 14 of us for dinner on Saturday night. I made reservations through their online site, which worked great. I had requested seating in the main mezzanine. When we all arrived we were led to the best seat(s) in the house. All of our meals were beyond expectations. They were delicious, the cocktails were great and the service was wonderful. Everyone raved about our experience and will be back again, SOON."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Food is always good, but is showing its age inside and could use updates. Smelled a little musty in the entrance."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Ambiance, elegant, - a great place for fine dining, and also good for a late night sandwich."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "We enjoyed the entire evening. The food is of the highest quality. The service was great and enjoyable."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Go here each time we visit the Dell's. Food is very good ."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Excellent service and food; come here every year for Memorial Day weekend and never disappointed. Do not change anything! It's hard to fine great supper club restaurants anymore!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Food was excellent for Wisconsin Dells. Drinks were well made! Service was wonderful !!!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My husband and I took our kids (19 and married 25 yr. olds)to automation weekend and requested a table by the front windows. My son-in-law was in heaven having a perfectly done Wisconsin style ribeye and watching the cars cruise the strip. What a night to remember. The Del Bar also has hands down the best drinks- especially the Lemon Drop martini just can't be beat."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My husband, myself and our 3 year old had dinner at the Del Bar on Mother's Day. My main focus, however, was the delicious scallops I'd seen on the menu. They were just as I imagined them...sweet and perfectly seared. Wine was 20% off and all mom's received a free dessert (discounted and free pleased my husband). My daughter enjoyed views of the pond with koi swimming about. There was something for everyone! Cant wait to return!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Second time here. didn't have my reservation. Don't know if that was their fault or open table. Had a confirmation. The wait wasn't very long. Noisy bar area. A lot of swearing by a group in the lounge. Ordered my steak med.rare. came out a little too rare, but I ate it.My girl friend loved their Schaum torte last time, this time not so much. It must have sat too long or something, the crust was chewy. Not as good as last time. We did visit the first time in the off season. Will go again if in the area."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We eat here a few times a year and have brought our kids here. Now they beg for us to eat here. The food is amazing. The staff is fabulous. Love being able to make or change a reservation on line."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We haven't been to the Del Bar in years, but it is still as good as it ever was. Definitely recommend for dinner."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Brought a party of 8 for a special occasion dinner this past weekend. Service was excellent, wine list was plentiful and the food was outstanding. Everyone in our party had a wonderful dinner and time and were very pleased with the staff and overall experience. Plus the restaurant has a cool vibe and eccentric layout to it. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Had steak, it was delicious, friendly bar and wait staff. Nice atmosphere. My only complaint was it's a bit pricey, bar and food."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We made the reservation on this site. In special occasions box I listed 65th wedding anniversary for my in-laws. I reminded the hostess and she said she had seen that. Not enough room to write every thing that was wrong. Never received any acknowledgement about the anniversary Steak was not "Prime Whole meal was bad. $225.00 wasted""
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We've been coming to The Del-Bar during our trips to the Wisconsin Dells area for over 20 years...and my in-laws had been going there for years before sharing it with us. It is always a pleasure to dine there. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014