Wisconsin Dells Restaurants: 9 Local Picks Visitors Must Try
Wisconsin Dells may be best known for waterpark attractions, however vacationers also flock to the area for its diverse dining scene. Home to 100-plus restaurants — many of which are locally owned and operated — Dells knows how to serve succulent flavors. Whether looking for a quick, kid-friendly lunch between shops or a romantic dinner for two, here’s a guide to the top Wisconsin Dells restaurants.
Top 9 Wisconsin Dells Restaurants: A Local’s Guide
Wisconsin Dells Restaurants: Fine Dining
Kaminski’s Chop House at Chula Vista Resort
Enjoy a quiet, candlelight dinner after a busy day in the Dells. At Kaminski’s Chop House, treat taste buds to the best dry-aged steak in town and a well paired glass of wine. This cozy restaurant in the woods allows for a quality evening with views of Wisconsin River and a variety of steak and seafood delights. Kids enjoy their own menu as well.
Enjoy an upscale dining experience with an extensive wine list, Wisconsin craft beer and cocktail lounge at The Del-Bar. Conveniently located near Tommy Bartlett, The Del-Bar wows guests with top-of-the-line service and steakhouse entrees. Looking to plan a date night or a night with adults only? This lively and spacious eatery will not disappoint.
Ishnala Supper Club
Overlooking Mirror Lake, Ishnala’s setting includes trees growing throughout the dining area. This log-cabin restaurant makes a special addition to any Wisconsin Dells trip. Enjoy this local favorite while relaxing with an evening of delicious selections. Come early, as Ishnala Supper Club does not accept reservations, and enjoy a cocktail at the bar or on the deck during summer months. After dinner, walk down to the lake.
House of Embers
From live music in the lounge to nightly dinner specials, House of Embers welcomes all. Enjoy a supper-club experience that has been a Wisconsin Dells favorite since 1959. Not only do they offer top-of-the-line food and drink options, but they have themed rooms. A few choices are: Ben Franklin, Valentino and Omar Shariff. The restaurant also houses a main dining area, bar, lounge, and outside deck.
Casual Dining in Wisconsin Dells
Either at Monk’s Bar on the strip or Monk’s Restaurant in Lake Delton, take the family to taste the best burgers in town! Monk’s has delighted burger lovers since 1947 and won several accolades for the best burgers in Wisconsin. In addition, diners can order salads, sandwiches and other classic pub food.
High Rock Café
High Rock Café overlooks downtown Wisconsin Dells and has a variety of American cuisines. The restaurant is owned by Wisconsin Dells natives who have transformed this quaint corner cafe into a local favorite. High Rock has everything from swordfish to meatloaf with gluten-free options, all in a pleasant dining atmosphere.
Sarento’s Italian Restaurant
Sarento’s Italian Restaurant ranks among the top Wisconsin Dells restaurants for Italian food. This Wilderness Resort restaurant has favorites the whole family will enjoy, as well as a Friday night fish fry and fresh seafood. Eat out for casual dining and nightly entertainment, or have it delivered for a night in with loved ones.
Paul Bunyan’s is an all-you-can-eat breakfast, lunch and dinner, lumberjack experience visitors will never forget. While dining, try their famous buttermilk donuts, and don’t miss the action-packed Dells Lumberjack show outside the restaurant.
A Mexican dining experience Chicago Tribune describes as an “absolute must visit!” From enchiladas, burritos and seafood to an extensive Tequila menu list – the authentic cuisine and views of Wisconsin River spice up any trip to the Dells. Enjoy chips and salsa on the patio, or book a private room to bring more friends and family. See what’s on the Mexicali Rose menu.
Post by: Mariah Ring
Mariah Ring is a graduate of University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and Wisconsin resident. In her free time, she enjoys running outside, boating and skiing on the water in the summer months, and spending time with friends and family. Growing up near Wisconsin Dells and frequently visiting family members in the area has allowed her to experience many of the best restaurants in Wisconsin Dells.