The Del-Bar - Wisconsin Dells & Lake Delton

4.8
2662 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
The year was 1943, and Jim and Alice Wimmer decided to take a big risk, buying a small existing roadside restaurant known for its char-broiled steaks. How fitting that in 2018, the restaurant’s 75th anniversary year, the third generation of Wimmers, Amy Wimmer, takes the helm from her father Jeff and his wife Jane, bringing her own adventurous spirit to the Del-Bar, the same kind of spirit she so admired in her grandparents. Rich History • 75 Years & 3 Generations • Award Winning Cuisine While flattering comparisons to steakhouses in Chicago and New York are regularly made by visitors, Amy Wimmer still cherishes this restaurant, her family restaurant, as one-of-a-kind.
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wisdellsfoodie0987
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you’re looking for a fine dining restaurant, this is the place to go. Very great service, moderate noise level, and amazing food/cocktails.

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Kayla
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice staff, we got sat right away with a reservation. The food was hot and waitress checked in often :)

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JulieT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We enjoyed returning to the Del Bar and will likely be back. I was a bit surprised by how crowded it was considering COVID and none of the staff wore masks. And there was not any social distancing encouraged or set up between tables. Bar was packed and we sat next to the bar.

I would recommend this to a friend who wasn't concerned about COVID. I stayed because I have been vaccinated and booster shot. but may wait to recommend when we are more out of danger.

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WiBadger
Louisville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservations are a must! Outstanding service, food and atmosphere. Worth every penny.

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SarahB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fillet was perfectly done when requested medium and the crust on the hash browns couldn’t have been better! The spinach salad with hot bacon dressing is a must-try. Our server was attentive and helpful without being at all intrusive, she was very sweet!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing but the best every time we are there!

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cfa48
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a fantastic experience at Del Bar. The service was friendly and fast; the food could not be better! Steak is ALWAYS a great choice. Wine selection is extensive. All around cannot see how it could be better.

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RonnieB
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a very good meal at the BEST restaurant in Wisconsin

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AbbeyP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was very kind and very easy to talk to. The food came out fairly quickly and was delicious. The atmosphere was very enjoyable and easy to enjoy our anniversary. Overall, a great place to eat with great employees.

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DAVIDC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Del-Bar several times and the food is always the best!

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BrittanyR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I decided to go here for our anniversary dinner. The food was phenomenal. The service was very attentive. The whole experience is why we keep coming back.

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JeffK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The Del-Bar was where my wife and I had our first date on 11-30-02.
It was a wonderful experience and we’ve always had 5 star food and service since. A go to restaurant in our minds.
Had our 19th anniversary reservations for 6pm on 11-30-21 and arrived 1/2 hour early. Our reservation request was for a fireplace table for two.
The hostess informed us there were no fireside tables available as there were many large groups there. They got us close as they could. However that particular table is right next to the main thoroughfare and looks right into the men’s room. Not exactly great ambiance.
Our waitress was very accommodating and did a great job.
We had calamari and shrimp tempura as appetizers. Excellent!
My wife had a very good Brandy Old Fashioned & I had a Sprecher Root Beer. They served her champagne in honor of our anniversary. Very nice.
The salads, bread, crackers and butter were superb.
She ordered a pink in the center 10oz filet mignon with mushrooms and butter.
Also a baked potato. When the plate arrived the steak was butterflied flat.
Never have seen that type of preparation on a filet in my 62 years.
The waitress told me that sometimes the chef might do that in order to get the done ness request correct. Highly questionable in my opinion. The mushrooms were canned. That is a major no-no for a fine dining restaurant. You get charged extra for that and one would expect fresh mushrooms. Both the steak and mushrooms were over salty also.
My pan fried walleye was a huge disappointment. I’ve had it before and it was outstanding. Encrusted and moist on the inside with terrific flavor.
This version was dried out, over cooked and palatable for an alley cat.
Maybe......
Two pieces of asparagus as a side is very weak. Sliced potatoes were good but not exactly numerous.
Bottom line is both main courses were prepared by an amateur. When I spend $165 for two I expect quality.
Some chef oversight control would go a long way. Return there? Questionable

The Del-Bar - Wisconsin Dells & Lake Delton
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Jeff, We truly appreciate your continued patronage over the years. We are so sorry this last visit was not what you have experienced in the past. Our fireplace seating is highly requested, we do our best to meet requests, they are not always guaranteed. I do have to ensure you we would NEVER use canned mushrooms, everything is fresh in our kitchen and prepared to order. We will address your feedback right away with our Chef. Thank you

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DawnW
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Consistently great food.
Friendly staff.

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KarenS
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Del-Bar never disappoints! It was everything that we always expect there-- great environment, great service, outstanding cocktails, and amazing food! The spinach salad with the hot bacon dressing is worth the drive. The Scottish Salmon "oscared" is my favorite entree'! Thank you to The Del-Bar for continuing the history, tradition, and excellence of this great place.

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vipDanetteM
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Del bar never disappoints. Best restaurant and cocktails in the area. Servers are professional and friendly. Highly recommend.

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StevenF
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Have enjoyed The Del Bar several times. Always enjoy dining there. A bit pricey for the value but a wonderful experience each time. Nice for a special occasion.

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vipChefJim51
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here several times and always experienced a great time. The martinis are made with shaved ice and are like snow-cones for adults LOL. Apps and entrees are served on time and always prepared to perfection. This is a classic Wisconsin supper club first class!

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seano
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

When we walked in we were met by the hostess, and there were a couple of them, We had reservations so they seated us immediately. All the servers we interacted with were very pleasant and attentive. The special was Prime rib so we both ordered that. It was possibly the toughest Prime Rib I have ever eaten.To wrap up, Front of the house was excellent, The food was very disappointing for the price and honestly I have gotten better prime rib at half that cost.

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CandiC
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Walleye and steak perfect. Spaetzle wasn’t the best. Overall very good

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PhilC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We have had much better meals for much less money. I had the Brick Chicken, which I would rate as a 2 out of 5. My husband had a 20 oz. ribeye steak that was well-prepared. The service was good, although there was confusion with our bill. We were given 10% off and a free dessert because of it. We would not go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 39th anniversary. They gave us a special table and champagne! Service and food was outstanding as usual!

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AnneE
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Charlie was very friendly and she was helpful with menu. She gets 5 stars. It would be nice if the people did dress with ball caps, old jeans, & sweatpants. They may consider a dress code? Our overall experience was wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new wife and I went for dinner on our honeymoon and we were blown away by the quality of food and the staff helping to make our evening special. A must stop in the dells for us in the future. Highly recommend for any special occasion or just looking for a delicious and quiet meal at a nice supper club. Bonus points for an excellent brandy old fashioned!

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Trvlgurl
Minneapolis
30 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Server greeted us with “Happy Anniversary” as we had entered in OT. This doesn’t happen often. Service was ok. Oysters raw and Rockefeller were great. Wedge salad was poor they served the “core” of the lettuce head. She did credit, but we still could not enjoy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was tasty and the service was

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JeanB
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to Del Bar. The food, service and special attention are always enjoyed. We always have an excellent meal and lovely time.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, perfectly cooked. Attentive staff.

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JudyF
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Potatoes and soup not hot enough. The atmosphere was beautiful

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the minute we walked in, staff was amazing and the food delicious!! A must try for all!!

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JackieJ
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My dinner was awesome. my boyfriend ordered the hash browns and they had onions .. the menu did not say onions so he did not eat them. He was offered a free beer for the inconvenience which he declined he would have rather been offered new hash browns less the onions

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foodlover
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Using Open Table to book this reservation was excellent. My wife and I have been coming to the Dell Bar for 44 years have never been disappointed!! The ambiance, the service, the food, and friendly atmosphere is outstanding!!

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vipKarlaB
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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vipJillH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steaks were awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great. Service was very good.

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vipDebV
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are amazing! Best food ever and consistently great! We have been going there for about 39 years and have always experienced great food and service.

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vipJimA
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a must stop when in the dells excellent food, friendly service

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Heathery
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating 3 birthdays! Amazing food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The area has a lot of supper club choices. Our next time in the area we most likely choose a different establishment

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ConnieA
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Other than a noisy baby behind us, which was cute but LOUD, everything was terrific!

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DianneL
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience ~ we celebrated our anniversary and they provided complementary champagne to help us celebrate. I had the Scottish salmon and my husband had the filet mignon and both were delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant!!

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The Del-Bar - Wisconsin Dells & Lake Delton offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (608) 253-1861.

The Del-Bar - Wisconsin Dells & Lake Delton is rated 4.8 stars by 2662 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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