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About 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.

800 Wisconsin Dells Parkway
Lake Delton, WI 53940
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American, Steak, Shellfish

Hours of Operation:


Dinner: Sunday 4:30pm - 8:15pm, Dinner Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 8:30pm, Friday: 4:30 - 8:45, Saturday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
E Hiawatha Drive

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(608) 253-1861

Website:
http://www.del-bar.com/

Executive Chef:
Mike Uptagraw

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

We welcome groups of five to 105. Book your next business event or relax with associates & friends. Enjoy exceptional service with generous smiles. Three private dining rooms. Customized menu and perfect arrangements for business or pleasure.

The Del-Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (46)
Special Occasion (44)
Good for Anniversaries (42)
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Romantic (40)
Worth the Drive (32)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Cozy (22)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Good for Groups (17)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Happy Hour (15)
Business Meals (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Authentic (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Casual (8)
Fun (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Kid-friendly (3)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
People Watching (3)
Scenic View (3)
Seasonal (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Hostess was great. Food was delicious. Waiter could have been more personable.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 3 days ago

As always the steaks and service never let us down. Best steaks in the area and we highly recommend the Del Bar if you want the high end experience without going to Madison or beyond. Never disappointed here!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined 3 days ago

I thought it was a little prices when I added the shrimp to my steak m eal

Tags: Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Table was ready on time and had enough room between other tables. There is a variety of seating options and staff were both friendly and professional. Food was good; vegetarian options available.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was great! We had a reservation and still had to wait about 30 minutes.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 6 days ago

It was Valentine’s Day and my boyfriend and I had 730 dinner reservations. We got there a few minutes early and they said it’d be a 15 min wait or so. No problem - we said we’d grab a drink and be in the bar. We finished that drink and nothing...ordered another thinking we’d take them to our table. We finished that drink and now it’s 8:15 - 45 min after our reservation.

I go to the host stand and they didn’t acknowledge me for at least 2 minutes when I noticed a couple without a reservation walk in and ask for a table for two and they say right this way. That’s when I interjected and asked why we hadn’t received a table yet, but we had a reservation? They had forgotten about us. They said they’d get us a table right away (I would hope so) and I said I would be in the bar closing my tab.

The hostess then comes to the bar with our menus and says “I will need you to settle up here first.” It was said in a tone as if we were the ones who had made a mistake. I had just said I was doing that and was literally signing the credit card receipt. As if we weren’t going to pay our bar bill or something?

By this point we’re starving and it was an upsetting situation. Our server was nice and in a tough spot because we were obviously not pleased. She offered to give us a free appetizer, which is nice and all, but we didn’t really want that. Also, all of the employees were walking around staring at us like we did something wrong and were the problem table and it was uncomfortable.

This was our first date night in months and it just felt totally ruined by this. It was his first time dining here and my recommendation, so when it went this way, I was really disappointed. It definitely ruined our dinner and gave us a poor start to our Valentine’s Day. Food was average, server was good, experience was poor. We will not be returning unfortunately.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 6 days ago

It was our first time to visit this restaurant. The waitress was fantastic! She did a great job making suggestions and service was top notch. The drinks were very good. The food was in my opinion a little pricey for what you get. However the quality was fantastic on everything but the sea bass. Over all we will go back we will just skip the sea bass.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 6 days ago

Awesome meal and great atmosphere. Service was exceptional even though it was Valentines Day.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, People Watching, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

Celebrated Valentine dinner, service was excellent from beginnning to end. Highly recommend salad with warm bacon dressing. My fillet was cooked to perfection, my wife had surf and turf which she said was also excellent. Highly recommend.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 6 days ago

My husband and I absolutely loved The Del-Bar! We will definitely be going back!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 6 days ago

We have been to many other restaurants in the Dells and the Del Bar is, by far, the best in my opinion.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 13, 2018

We dine in Wisconsin Dells frequently, and the Del Bar is one of our favorites. The supper club experience is classic, and if Bonnie is your server, you will have a truly delightful experience. We always start with a cocktail (Brandy Old Fashioned, Cosmo) and cheese & crackers. The drinks are very good, and bar staff is attentive and friendly.

The steaks are my favorite, done Wisconsin Style. The clam chowder, hash-browns, and warm dinner rolls round out the dinner experience. Oh, and peanut butter pie with excellent coffee :)

We dine probably 6-8 times per year at the Del Bar. We look forward to our visits, and are never disappointed.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Authentic, Happy Hour
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Food was excellent. Scallops and crab cakes for appetizers was delicious. Amazing steaks, cooked perfectly. Shrimp tempura was good, but I wasn't particularly fond of the rice pilaf. Waitress was attentive, gracious and welcoming.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This restaurant is an excellent destination for a romantic evening out. The ambiance and service have always been excellent every visit, and the food is to die for! If you're staying in one of the hotels around the Dells, I highly recommend The Del-Bar!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Good service

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I took my wife to the Del-Bar for her birthday, last weekend and was so impressed from the moment we stepped into the place. The staff/ bartender and our server ALLmade her feel special. They were warm, fun and each GREAT at their jobs. We will definitely make a return trip to the Del-Bar. Food was amazing, ambiance fun and service was seriously the best I’ve had in a long long time. Thank you all for making the night special for us!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Kid-friendly, Live Sports, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

My husband is interested in visiting Supper Clubs. Wisconsin supper clubs are the best and the Del Bar did not disappoint. From service at the bar by Mary and her excellent Old fashions, to the table and the fish fry.... to the owner .... signing our Supper Club book, we were delighted and it was worth the drive from the Twin Cities.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Consistently good. If anything not to your liking service is immediate no questions asked.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

This has been a favorite restaurant of our for years and it has always been great. We stopped for dinner Thursday, 2/8. We were very disappointed with our experience. The service was extremely slow. The worst part is that the staff allowed a table full of loud, obnoxious drunks disrupt the peace and quiet for all of us trying to enjoy our meal in the dining room. Not sure if we'll ever return.

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The best restaurant in town. Great selection of food options and excellent, friendly service.
We going here frequently and are never disappointed. Always perfect.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 7, 2018

I (we) have never been disappointed in the Service and Food at the Del Bar.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our first experience with this excellent supper club and we'd highly recommend it. Great service (thank you, Rene!), fantastic food and simply a terrific dining experience!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Wonderful! We loved it and will eat there again. Great interior.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 27, 2018

What can you say? Absolutely delicious food in a cool setting with great wait staff. We started with cocktails and appetizers (stuffed mushrooms and cheese curds)--fantastic, both. Our table split on salads--some Wedge, some spinach--all delicious. Finally, entrees--most got steaks, one salmon--we could not rave enough. Yes, it's pricey, but not obscene expensive. There was not one thing we were "meh" about, right down to the bread. Everything exceeded expectations. Treat yourself and go to the Del Bar.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I travel extensively, Del bar is one of my favorite restaurants anywhere. Great food with a charming atmosphere. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a great dining experience while in WI.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great steak and loved the bar area which is where we at. Plenty of other dining areas too.
Our server Renee was very nice!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 22, 2018

We have been patrons of the Del-Bar for a few years now, always going there during a winter business conference in the Dells. We go multiple times during our stay because there is nothing else like it anywhere. The interesting mid-century look of the place, the relaxing background music, the great bar to unwind in and of course, the food, keeps us coming back for more. We aren’t the only ones who feel this way as the place is always lively even during our off-season visits. Going to the Del-Bar is definitely a highlight of our trips to the Dells!

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We found the Del-bar ton to be very relaxing and inviting a great atmosphere for one to enjoy a great meal.
Look forward to dining again and telling all our friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Cozy, Late-night Find
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Our server seemed quite uninterested and I don't know if she had a problem with us personally, but our service sucked! She was quite attentive to others around us, but didn't feel the need, explain specials (which we learned of after we ordered from another waiter explaining them to adjacent table), refill water, collect the check or pick up plates from our table. Luckily there was a young woman who was wandering and bussing who came and cleaned the table, went to get water, and even collected the bill, after we sat there for about 15 minutes with it, and got it taken care.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Sat in the bar area because we enjoy ourselves more in that atmosphere. Server was amazing, asked our first names as we ordered and remembered them throughout our experience. Very happy with the traditional Supper Club fare. Just the evening we were looking for.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 2, 2018

It was my husbands birthday.
We all ordered something different.
Everything was excellent !

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Great food and amazing service!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our special occasion place. Always outstanding food, service and ambiance.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This place could be a movie set. It was a wonderful experience and the food was great!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A great experience on New Years Eve with friends and family. There were 10 of us and the service was great and the food was delicious. Our servers Jerry and Renee were outstanding. The host did a wonderful job of getting us seated quickly on a very busy night. This is a great place we dine at when we are in the area.

Tags: Disabled Access, Romantic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went on New Year’s Eve. Great food but not a very good server. Service was very slow. So much that my second drink didn’t come until I was done with dinner.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Spent 15 years working in the Dells until the early 2000s and Jimmy's was the place to go to celebrate a special night out. As we were heading to Minneapolis I thought it would be great to stop off for a trip down memory lane for a50th birthday dinner. Sadly I wish I had kept driving. While my daughter's steak was good, that was about it. It was one of those nights where almost everything went wrong. Our server was either new or just awkward. She made the experience disjointed and not fun. The bread basket had two open packages of crackers... When we mentioned it to her..."oh that's weird" was all she said. My wife's shrimp were small and over done. My steak was fine but had a lot of gristle. And it was expensive on top of that. For my birthday (which they knew it was.)..i got a candle on a plate. Seriously... If you aren't bringing us a desert because you are too cheap to comp one... Don't point it out by melting a candle on a plate by itself. I really wanted this to be a great meal and celebration... Instead I will just have to remember the good old days.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 18, 2017

We were on vacation and was told Del-Bar had the best steak. The cab driver told the truth.
The hostess promptly seated us at our appointment time. The cheese curds are fresh and also are the best you will put in your mouth.
The New York Strip is seasoned 14-21 days and is so juicy and tender. My wife had boneless ribeye and was very pleased. Both were cooked to our satisfaction.

Tags: Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I will not be back. Over priced for what you received. This is the Wisconsin Dells highly rated restaurant? Stop charging Chicago prices for food that isn’t very good.

My steak I ordered was dry as hell and the baked potato with cheese was just that. A baked potato with a slice of American cheese thrown on top with bacon.

In the middle of dinner we had to move our table over about four feet because they were expecting two larger groups at near by tables and it would have been cramped. So we moved our table over. I’ve never had to do that during a meal!

We finished our dinner and when we left, neither of the other tables around us were filled.

Eat some other place cheaper with better food.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The holiday Decor was elegant and beautiful, lit with candles in lanterns. The dining room just glowed, the food was excellent, we had the Tempura shrimp. The service was excellent. Each time we come to the Dells we eat at Del bar.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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