The Del-Bar - Wisconsin Dells & Lake Delton

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$31 to $50
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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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BradJ
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Waitress was not overly nice not helpful. Food was fabulous as always

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WendyW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Really liked their ingenious way of wearing face shields.

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Disnerd5571
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had only visited The Del-Bar on one previous occasion, but when I planned out a week-long road trip for my partner's birthday, it was the first and only choice for me when he asked for "a nice dinner somewhere" to celebrate. He loved the classic architecture and quiet atmosphere; I appreciated the wonderful service and genuine hospitality. We BOTH adored the tasty and well-prepared food (we both had perfectly-prepared steaks with potato sides). Also of note is a well-curated wine list that will appease any taste and budget; we chose a delightful (yet reasonably priced) Riesling from Wollersheim from just 45 minutes south of the restaurant. A decadent dessert capped off the evening perfectly and again, the waitstaff couldn't have been more lovely. This supper club is classic Wisconsin, yet a nudge above the rest of the family-fare of the Dells. Looking forward to our next trip out!

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vipEMac
Milwaukee
35 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was a little crazy! Walking in people were not wearing masks, people sitting inside waiting were not wearing masks. While waiting for the hostess my husband was confronted by another patron who asked rudely "if his mask was really necessary?" 🙄 Um ya!
Dining room was packed to the gills as much as you could with somewhat distanced tables. Waiters masks were thin flimsy clear plastic and didn't cover their mouth and nose...
We live in North Madison and I'd rather go to Rare or stay here in Dane County now knowing and seeing the difference in dining.
Now would I come back if it was in "Normal dining"?....Possibly. The food was good, our waiter was very nice, and the wine list was good and well priced (although young vintages).
Although it was nice to try something different walking through the packed dining room to use the bathroom was anxiety inducing with nasty looks from patrons while I wore my mask. I felt like I was in an alternate universe and not in a good way...

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MichaelJ
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening celebrating our anniversary. The staff were very pleasant and all wearing masks. Our food was great and the key lime pie was awesome. Thanks for a great evening.

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vipjoek
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

service was great !! Food was very good! will go again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love it at the Del-bar!! Best food in town

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BradJ
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

If you can, go for a few happy hour drinks and apps. Our fillet was spot on and we finished it offbl with creme brulee and millionaire coffee. Hands down the best coffee ever

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TimC
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent, couldn’t ask anything better, on our anniversary.

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GaryJ
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Disappointed in lack of dress code. Everything else was excellent. At this price range I don't expect to see jeans and t-shirts.

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philb
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Would recommend to everyone excellent We went on a recommendation. The food was great. Supper Club atmosphere so warm and relaxing

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining experience was amazing we Celebrated a birthday service was outstanding very friendly

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vipRochelleS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love to go here every time we are in town! Reminds me of an old school supper club and the food and drinks are great.

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jimbob
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Del bar did not enforce facemask requirement and too crowded

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vipGaryB
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve dined at the Del-Bar countless times through the years. Always consistently great!

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vipGeriH
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined here many times and we’re not disappointed. Service was great, food hot and delicious. Perfect Friday date night!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Service!
Fantastic Food!

Hands down the best Filet around....

Don’t ever leave Del Bar without having the Peanut Butter Pie....

The Del-Bar - Wisconsin Dells & Lake Delton
Responded on September 15, 2020

Thank you for your feedback, we are so happy you had a great time with us!

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vickyg
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tables were spread out nicely, waitstaff was very attentive & wore masks - which was greatly appreciated! Meal was excellent!

The Del-Bar - Wisconsin Dells & Lake Delton
Responded on September 15, 2020

Thank you Vicky, we appreciate your feedback. We are very happy you felt comfortable with the measures we have taken.

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maryk
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place the food always great and the staff always accommodating and very professional. Great value for the money always make a special event that much more special.

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catherinel
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another incredible meal. Steak and lobster was amazing. They never disappoint. Just as I remember when I dined at the restaurant with my parents long ago. Definitely worth the money.

The Del-Bar - Wisconsin Dells & Lake Delton
Responded on September 15, 2020

Thank you Catherine, we love to hear about your past visits. Glad you enjoyed!

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BryanG
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good service, decent ambience, salad and side items were good but the filet mignon was a bit disappointing for the price. I wish there were more options for wine by the glass as well.

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Peggyw
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Their social distancing set up and masks are ridiculous. There is not an ounce of benefit from the masks they are using. Realize if you are going there, they don't care to protect you or their employees.

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MarkS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal with great ambiance. The selection is incredible and the service is spot on.

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SherieP
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always outstanding service by our favorite server, Jesi

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ScottF
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We always love the food and service at the Del Bar. We were placed in a different area back and to the left this time, which we never were in before and there were 2 tables of families there with kids and it was definitely not as relaxing or intimate because of how loud the kids were at the tables. Next time I will request to be placed on the right side where we have sat in the past with no issues what so ever. The bar service is always top notch!

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Gunny
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic home made Ranch dressing. Very good hash browns and the New York strip steak was cooked to perfection. The wait staff is very friendly and timed the service to the T. The Scallops were excellent and not over cooked which is easy to do. We will definitely be returning for another dinner experience that was 1st rate.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and the service was great. Will definitely be back and recommend to family and friends

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SquireP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a good time - went with family for a short vacation and the ladies there went out of their way to make sure that they gave us all of the attention that we needed! thank you all for the help!

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vipBillyG
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caught up with some old friends at the Del-Bar. As always, the food and service was top notch. We all ordered filet and every steak was cooked perfectly as ordered. Tables are nicely spaced apart, and all employees were masked. We felt very safe, and left extremely satisfied.

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NancyH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had scallops and salmon. Both were excellent. We visit whenever we're in Wisconsin Dells.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and food!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server was a younger girl and she was perfectly prompt, timely, and kind. The food was awesome too and reasonably priced. We just loved it!

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vipTimothyO
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

This is a difficult review. My overall rating is "average." But actually nothing was average. It's a combination of excellent and terrible.

First the excellent -- outstanding food, top-flight in every way. Perfectly made cocktails, wonderful steaks, great salads and veggies! And the wait staff was cordial, and professional. In terms of our experience at our table, it was a wonderful experience.

On the other hand....their website says they are taking COVID-19 seriously. They list initiatives around staff cleanliness; I cannot confirm those behind-the-scene procedures. But in relating to customers, it was not good. All of the staff wore matching "masks." I put this term in quotes because these were clear face coverings, leaning on the chin at the bottom, going half-way up the face, and open at the top -- which, depending on the size of the wearer, was either just at or below the nose. My point is that I don't think those masks provided any protection at all for the staff. And if one of the staff was infectious, they would not have protected the customers either.

We were at a table that had reasonable distance from others. But then each of us went to the rest room to wash our hands. And that meant walking through a bar that was wall-to-wall people within inches of each other. No one was wearing masks. Perhaps it wasn't possible since they were drinking or eating But in that case, the seating arrangements created by management were completely irresponsible. It reminded me of those photos of crazy college parties: a paragon of potential infection! Their website says they have hired a health consultant. I cannot believe the consultant approves of the arrangement in their bar.

So my bottom line: outstanding food presented by very nice staff. But all taking place in a setting that, for the moment, is downright dangerous. Until we have a vaccine -- or until management makes some significant changes to the space -- this is a place to avoid.

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Limf
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent meal! The server was friendly and accommodating! We appreciate the extra precautions you are taking for COVID 19.

The Del-Bar - Wisconsin Dells & Lake Delton
Responded on September 3, 2020

Thank you, we appreciate the feedback!

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ScottB
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Del Bar was as great, just as I had hoped! The food and atmosphere is fabulous, a great supper club experience!

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LaurenM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing! The service was also friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend the Dell bar and can’t wait to go back again!

The Del-Bar - Wisconsin Dells & Lake Delton
Responded on September 3, 2020

Thank you Lauren, so glad you enjoyed!

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KatieF
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great experience and will be back for sure!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place !!!! Food was good

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vipDanielM
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had four adults and a baby in the high chair. We were taken care of very well. The appetizers were amazingly tasty and a great lead in to a perfect meal.

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BonnieN
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing took are 21 year old there, they loved it from the bar to the host to the server, we were here in July for my are anniversary and went back with the kids loved it, my dad was there 40 years ago and highly recommend it to us so we went

The Del-Bar - Wisconsin Dells & Lake Delton
Responded on August 28, 2020

Hi Bonnie, thank you for the note and the repeat visit! Love to hear the history of your Father coming 40 years ago as well. We hope to see you again soon!

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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 1953 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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