The Del-Bar

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1346 reviews
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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.
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C
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was outstanding. Every little thing was perfect. Lucas our waiter made the evening even better.

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R
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, service and ambiance. Nothing can compare to the old time supper club atmosphere of this restaurant.

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JH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New favorite place to dine! Food was excellent, ambiance was great. Feels like you've traveled by time machine to the era of the high-end supper club. Have been here before, but not visited the bar until this weekend- really added to the positive experience.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Jessie was phenomenal, top shelf in every way. All of her recommendations were spot on, her attentiveness and intuitiveness were exceptional. Three of us had steaks and Jessie made sure the kitchen got them just right, a tough order to be sure, three perfectly charred rare steaks. I only wish I didn’t have travel over two hours to get here, but it’s worth the drive!

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DV
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sister in laws birthday. Great experience as usual! The Dell Bar is our favorite place for dinner.

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B
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Amount of food we got was small for the price. The taste of everything we ordered was very good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vacation!!

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BU
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Server was excellent. I love ribeyes, but mine had a little more fat then usual. $46 is fine for a ribeye, but I thought it was more of a $36 steak. Oysters were excellent. Sashimi was good, but the presentation of that was just ok. Same with the calamari, good flavor, weak presentation. Overall a good experience, just a couple little fixable things that would make it great. Always willing to give constructive criticism that will help out business. Thanks!!

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MM
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at the Del-Bar and I will be back to work my way through the menu. Lovely understated atmosphere - Up North elegant and impeccable but not hovering service. I will drive an hour just for that Cesar Salad!! Extensive wine, cocktail and old-school dessert cocktails like Pink Squirrels and Golden Cadillacs. We ordered one entree and small plates to try multiple items. Seared Ahi was served chilled and amazingly good. We’ll be sure to order the Sea Scallops again, too. Just go!

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GS
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We arrived at the time of our reservation and were seated within one minute. The esgargot appetizer was the best we ever had. The wine suggested by our server was great.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yum!! Our favorite when we’re at the Dells!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Happy Hour and great prices. Service was great and very personable. Love the ambiance and the cozy feeling. We’ll definitely go back.

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RS
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always. Recommend a filet with bone marrow butter! Strawberry Schaum Torte is to die for. Excellent service. Must stop in the Dells!! We go there a couple times a year. Perfect!

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CL
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The scallops, lobster and king crab cakes were awesome. Great local place since the 40's. The cook started out as a dishwasher and is as good as Chefs from Chicago and Vegas which we recently visited. Worth a stop!

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BP
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent food, warm atmosphere and a truly unique experience.

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LH
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

A typical 80s restaurant with crackers and butter to start and no nuance to the food. It's far too expensive for what you get. The "well-done" burger was raw in the middle, my "house special" shrimp was just ... breaded shrimp. The "rice pilaf" was more like thick, sticky risotto, the chocolate torte seemed to have been bought from the frozen section of a grocery store, and the wine list was limited to what you can get at Costco on offer.

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NA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic, classic supper club experience with great service, hospitality and food!

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JO
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful dining experience! Service was excellent. Food was delicious. Would definitely go back.

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JC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I came here for a Valentine's dinner Saturday. Right when we stepped in the door the hostess who greeted us, the woman who took us to our table, and the coat check gal were all so friendly and welcoming. They give us a nice little table for two over by the windows. Our server was fantastic. Very professional and quick with good recommendations. I ordered a filet and my husband ordered a New York strip. We also got mushrooms and we chose hash brown potato. Turns out you get a giant hash brown patty which is pan fried to a golden perfection! It's one of the best meals we have ever eaten. He'll definitely be back and recommend this to others! Thank you Del Bar for a lovely evening!

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SH
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live about 3 hours from the Dells but we try to get there at least 4 to 6 times a year. One of the highlights is always our dinner at The Del Bar! It is truly our favorite restaurant and never disappoints! This past weekend was no exception...it was our anniversary and The Del Bar was again our choice for this special occasion. Can’t wait to go again soon!!

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TE
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We reserved online. We stood in front of the reservation desk and gave them our name. One lady looked at one of the other two standing there and said ‘I don’t know these people’ .
Again, I reserved 4 or 5 days in advance online.
Also put in a note that I wanted a Harvey Wallbanger to be served to my wife as soon as we were seated. Our waiter said she was not aware of that request. Dinner was, nothing special, except the cost $$$

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BR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and my favorite place for special dinners. This was Valentine's Day. Many of our anniversary dinners are at the Del-Bar. So many of the staff have been there SO long--the service is excellent.

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JK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Excellent food. We had reservations and we arrived early had a drink at the bar and was seated at our table at the exact time of our reservations. We were seated at table by the window and before we finished dinner it got cold. Feet were freezing. Waitress was SLOW. I had a ribeye steak that was fantastic. I would recommend Del Bar. Great, great bartenders.

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L
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and amazing service.

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AL
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a work meeting. Great place for an employee appreciation dinner.

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RL
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the Del Bar.
We have been traveling to the Dells for years.
My mother was employed there in 1943.

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MC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every year a large group of us from our marketing conference goes to the Del Bar. Every year it's fantastic. We had bad weather this year, but everyone still wanted to make an effort to be there and after one uber making 3 trips there - we finally all arrived! Thanks for the great service!!!

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DN
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Great service. Very little wait time.

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b
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing supper club ambiance and food. Our dining experience from beginning to end was fabulous. We will return on our next Dells weekend.

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MR
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow everything was so good! Great atmosphere, many window seats in restaurant usually to cold and drafty for a night in February heaters under every window made it feel so warm n comfortable. Jessi our server was OUTSTANDING!!! All the courses were spot on. congratulations to the staff at the
DelBar for a remarkable night of food and drinks.

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R
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A great experience overall , with fantastic service and everything we ordered as amazing and cooked perfectly to our liking. The only complaint we had was the table for two was located near a heavy traffic and server station with people going by all the time. Next time we will have to be in a more secluded and quiet area.

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KV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. The only thing I would change is have heaters by the windows. It was very cold at our table next to the window.

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MB
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a favorite of ours, always love time spent at the Del Bar, the food is outstanding!!!

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AH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the quiet dining atmosphere. Our steaks were amazing. We received complimentary champagne for our anniversary. We will definitely be going back again.

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DR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We never had a bad meal. Food is great and waitstaff very friendly. They make a great old fashioned.

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PB
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The filet mignon steaks were awesome. Done to perfection. Tiramisu was the best I have ever eaten.

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j
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific server but I can’t remember her name. We were passing thru town. Would definitely go back

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SA
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second time here. Just everything was beyond excellent! The boneless ribeye was so good. It was the special. I also had the mashed potatoes, which were also excellent!! We had after dinner drinks, supper club style. Grasshoppers and brandy Alexander’s. They were equally top notch and the whipped cream was real!

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DV
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best old fashioned, great food and great service!

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JK
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

In town for the weekend. Looking to get away from Water park hotel scene, Good food. Good service
Enjoyed it.

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