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The Del-Bar

4.6
1014 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, Steak, Shellfish
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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
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Phone number
(608) 253-1861
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AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mike Uptagraw
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
E Hiawatha Drive
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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What 1014 People Are Saying
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

We had a Wonderful family dinner. Celebrating my grand daughters marriage.
Food was absolutely delicious. We had steaks and fish. FRESH and Tender! The staff was very attentive and we could not ask for a better evening! I would highly recommend Del-Bar.

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vipJulie15 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Such great service and high quality food. We love this place.

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined 6 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!

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OpenTable Diner 
2.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 7 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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sarahz (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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Forgotten (Milwaukee)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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