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Welcome to our lively, spacious contemporary steak house. Established in 1939 the Del-Bar was designed by a protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright. Enjoy a unique architectural setting accented with original art, beautifully appointed dining rooms and cocktail lounge. Our casual elegant style makes the Del-Bar a favorite place to relax and meet friends. You'll enjoy exceptional service with generous smiles and the highest quality prime grade beef, aged for flavor & tenderness and the freshest seafood.


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Welcome to our lively, spacious contemporary steak house. Established in 1939 the Del-Bar was designed by a protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright. Enjoy a unique architectural setting accented with original art, beautifully appointed dining rooms and cocktail lounge. Our casual elegant style makes the Del-Bar a favorite place to relax and meet friends. You'll enjoy exceptional service with generous smiles and the highest quality prime grade beef, aged for flavor & tenderness and the freshest seafood.




Convention Overview

Welcome to our lively, spacious contemporary steak house. Established in 1939 the Del-Bar was designed by a protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright. Enjoy a unique architectural setting accented with original art, beautifully appointed dining rooms and cocktail lounge. Our casual elegant style makes the Del-Bar a favorite place to relax and meet friends. You'll enjoy exceptional service with generous smiles and the highest quality prime grade beef, aged for flavor & tenderness and the freshest seafood.

Del-Bar Convention Amenities
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2009-10-21My husband and I visited your established last Sunday, October 18, 2009 and had the most delicious meal. We both ordered your pan fried Walleye. Our waitress was most gracious and attended to us on a timely basis. I didn't catch her name, but when we stated we were on our way to Ho Chunk after dinner, she stated she loves it there too. If you mention this to her, I'm sure she will remember us. With my dinner I ordered the clam chowder soup. IT WAS DELICIOUS!!! Where can I find the recipe? We surely will visit you again next year.
-SharonClarendon Hills,IL
2009-06-27Being a Dells vacationer since childhood, I have had many great experiences and the high point of each trip was always dinner at the Del Bar. I most remember the name being "Jimmy's Dell Bar" and we still refer to it as "Jimmy's". Now that I have children and grandchildren we often come in for dinner in large groups when we're all here. I have been greeted by my favorite "Del Bar" employee. LOIS ! She had always made us feel so special whenever she greeted us at the hostess desk. She had a way of making us feel that we were the most important people in the restaurant and my children and grandchildren think we are personal friends. My 6 yr. old granddaughter once said to us "I'm glad that she is your girlfriend because we get the best seat". We have not been able to visit the Dells in several years but we plan on a visit in Aug. and I sure hope to see LOIS at the "Del Bar". Oh, and the food is the most scrumptious - heavenly delicious food in the Dells.... or anywhere !!! I can't wait or our next "Del Bar" experience and if you notice a woman referring to the place as Jimmy's ..... IT"S ME !
2009-06-1050 years ago we spent our Honeymoon in Wisconsin Dells. The first night we were there we had dinner at Jimmys Del-Bar. We ordered Chateaubriand for 2 and when it came we gasped. It was so huge we said it would feed a whole family. Needless to say we have never forgotten that. We hope to spend our 50th anniversary in September in Wisconsin Dells and will for sure have dinner at the Del-Bar.
-Marie/ChuckSt. Louis,MO

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Just Desserts2010-04-01A culinary tour featuring favorite desserts from area restaurants.Read More
Just Desserts


If you leave without trying the Strawberry Schaum Torte, shame on you. This tower of chewy confectionary clouds with centers the consistency of marshmallow goodness alternating with whipped cream and strawberries, has been on the menu for 50 years, and is divine in its simplicity. As owner Jane Wimmer pointed out, it requires just a few ingredients, but delights on many levels. Close competitors to this top dessert -- the Key Lime Pie and Chocolate Torte.



house-of-embers-wisconsin-dells-18House Of Embers

Here, we recommend Bonnie's Lemon Meringue Ice Cream Pie. It's a mouthful, to be sure. Named after owner's wife, here's an analysis of this Dells pie from the bottom up. The crust is made with toasted pecans, then it's filled with vanilla ice cream, topped with lemon curd, then frozen. Next it's covered with a golden crown of meringue and candied lemon zest. Obois says this pie, which is served year-round, is his personal favorite.




cheese-factory-restaurant-wisconsin-dellsCheese Factory Restaurant

When you walk in this pretty little Wisconsin Dells restaurant -- it's actually housed in a converted cheese factory, thus the name -- your eyes will invariably be drawn to a rotating glass case filled with mouthwatering desserts. There are classic fudge brownies, cute cupcakes piled high with frosting, seasonal pies -- all homemade mind you. But the Princess Cake will call to you. Picture vanilla cake between layers of lemon butter-cream frosting and raspberry filling, then covered with roasted almonds. Enough said.




Other restaurants noteworthy for their desserts include Field's at the Wilderness (Bananas Foster), Kaminski Bros. Chop House (their signature KBC Brownie Sundae) and Ishnala Supper Club (pecan cinnamon rolls, which come with the meal, but are absolutely dessert-worthy).


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Here Are Tonight’s Specials2010-06-24The ultimate meal, from appetizer to dessert.Read More
Here Are Tonight’s Specials

ishnala-mirror-lake-wi-dells-19For starters, let’s sample a favorite appetizer, the cheese spread at Ishnala, here in the Dells. This restaurant is perched on a plot of land overlooking Mirror Lake that was once ceremonial grounds for the Winnebago Indians and later a trading post. The salads and rolls are the perfect next course. Ishnala is open Memorial Day through mid-October, so plan accordingly. For soup, the loaded potato soup at the High Rock Café in Downtown Dells is one of those instant classics worth a stop unto itself. And the view from this second-story restaurant lets you see all the comings and goings while you simply relax with an incredible bowl of homemade goodness. Ask about their soup du jour too.





kaminski-bros-chophouse-wisconsin-dells-steak-19The side dish to order, hands down, is the "fully loaded mashed potatoes" at the Kaminski Bros. Chophouse, a great restaurant in Wisconsin Dells restaurant located inside the Chula Vista Resort. This mountain of potatoes, enough for four or more, is loaded with flavors. Given the taste and the portion size, you’ll be happy to take home leftovers.








house-of-embers-wi-dells-restaurants-19For entrees, we recommend the ribs at House of Embers, the walleye at the Del-Bar, and the burgers at Monk’s Bar & Grill in Downtown Dells. Let’s start with the ribs. In 1959, Wally Obois decided his new restaurant would be famous for hickory smoked BBQ ribs. And so it came to be. Today his son Mike uses the same technique to make these deliciously tender ribs using a specially designed smoke house and a secret BBQ sauce.





del-bar-wisconsin-dells-fine-dining-19Over at the Del-Bar supper club, established in 1943 as a roadside steakhouse and also owned and operated by the original family, the pan-fried walleye is to die for. The staff, some of whom have been there 20 years, will be happy to recommend just the right wine from the restaurant’s extensive wine cellar to accompany the fish. Delish.

On a more casual note, the place to go for burgers is Monk’s. Just ask any local. This place has been serving "World Famous" burgers since 1947. Choose from one of 10 types of burgers on the menu and, while you’re at it, why not ask for a side order of deep fried Wisconsin Dells white cheddar cheese curds too. Monk’s has two locations - the original downtown bar and grill, and an expansive new restaurant at the Wilderness Resort, one of our lovely Wisconsin Dells resorts.


For the sweet tooths in the crowd, this culinary adventure is just not complete without a stop at the Cheese Factory Restaurant. The building was actually a cheese factory for decades, a Wisconsin Dells landmark of sorts, before being converted into an eatery. The desserts here are made the old-fashioned way - hand-made by specific bakers who are responsible only for that particular dessert. There’s Glorious Chocolate Cake and Hazlenut Torte, but our favorite has to be the Princess Cake -- vanilla cake between layers of lemon butter-cream frosting and raspberry filling and covered with roasted almonds. Check please.


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Present Day Personalities: All In The Family 2010-04-01Wisconsin Dells is the kind of place that just seems to nurture original thinkers. Some might label them "characters," but plenty of visitors to the area think of them more as "vacation geniuses." Care to meet a few?Read More
Present Day Personalities: All In The Family

meadowbrook-resort-wisconsin-dellsScott Kalcik and Family

When you think of classic Wisconsin Dells resorts, Meadowbrook Resort has got to be at the top of the list. This tall timber lodge has been run by the Kalcik family, originally from Chicago, for the last 35 years. In fact, Scott Kalcik recounts, "I was just six years old when my parents purchased Meadowbrook and they put me right to work." He said that instilled in him the kind of work ethic Wisconsin Dells business owners are known for. How fitting that this Wisconsin Dells resort, which has grown from the original lodge to now include rows of neatly maintained cabins and indoor and outdoor water activities, hosts more than 150 family reunions each year.


del-bar-wisconsin-dells-22Jane and Jeff Wimmer

With 25 years under their belt as owners of the Dells Del-Bar restaurant, Jane and Jeff Wimmer could write the manual on the finer points of running a classic Wisconsin supper club. Jane explains that, for a supper club experience to be authentic, it should have a leisurely feel to it, with guests starting at the bar for a before-dinner cocktail, then being escorted to their table to enjoy a multiple course meal. "Years ago, after working hard all week, people dressed up and spent the entire evening with us." Remarkably, even with today's travelers being so time-crunched, Del-Bar guests still make it a point to spend the entire evening at the Wisconsin Dells restaurant.


wisconsin-dells-shopping-downtownArnie and Ben Borcher

Ben Borcher is a fourth-generation retailer in the Dells. His great grandparents came from Germany and settled in what was then known as Kilbourn City, now known as Wisconsin Dells. Aside from running some of the Dells' most popular retail outlets downtown, Ben and father Arnie share two other distinctions: Both are former volunteer firemen and both served as mayor of Wisconsin Dells. Today, Ben handles the day-to-day operations for Bailey's Landing and the Winnebago Gift Shop, two establishments known for their selection of fashionable moccasins and turquoise jewelry, and the upscale apparel store Alpha Beta Karma. But father Arnie is always close by for a word of advice or a bit of reminiscence about the early days of tourism in downtown Dells. One other note, Ben's sister Jane Heller is also a local business person running two sweet shops – Swiss Maid Fudge and Wisconsin Dairyland Fudge.


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Recognized For Their Good Taste2010-04-01Food and wine awards, plus a winning Wisconsin breakfast recipe.Read More
Recognized For Their Good Taste

wisconsin-dells-restaurants-cheese-factory-28Restaurant reviews and culinary awards count for a lot with travelers, especially “foodies” who plan their trips around local food finds.  So the Wisconsin Dells Visitor Bureau decided to poll the local restaurants on its roster to see who’s been recognized for their good taste.  Here’s a quick sampling: 

  • Uno Pizzeria & Grill was named America’s #1 Healthiest Chain Restaurant by Health Magazine.
  • Cheese Factory Restaurant made it big on “Everyday with Rachel Ray,” with its Big Cheese sandwich recognized as one of four “Over the Top” grilled cheese sandwiches in the country.
  • Culver’s (two area locations), a Wisconsin original, was voted the #1 Burger Chain in America in the Consumers’ Choice poll from Restaurants & Institutions Magazine.
  • High Rock Café has held the top spot among Wisconsin Dells restaurants for several years running based on consumer reviews.
  • Two area supper clubs - Field’s at the Wilderness and the Del-Bar - have been honored with awards from Wine Spectator Magazine.

The most recent culinary honor, however, goes not to a restaurant in Wisconsin Dells but to a B&B - Bowman’s Oak Hill Bed and Breakfast, LLC.  Innkeeper Nancy Bowman won a recent Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association’s statewide recipe cook-off for her Wild Rice Cran-Apple Breakfast Bake. The judges, who included two Culinary Institute of America-trained chefs, plus a food journalist and author, praised Bowman's winning dish for its contrast of "hearty" with "sweet" and its "tremendous mix of robust flavors with creative extras."  Bowman was pleased to share her recipe.


wisconsin-dells-bed-and-breakfast-28Wild Rice Cran-Apple Breakfast Bake

Number of Servings: 4 generous or 8 side dish-sized portions
Baking Time: 30 minutes
Baking Temperature: 350°F




Ingredient List:
1 ½ c. cooked wild rice
¾ c. raw oatmeal
2 large red apples
¾ c. dried cranberries
½ c. raisins
½ T. cinnamon
½ c. chopped nuts (you can use either walnuts, pecans or a mixture of the two)

2 c. milk
¼ c. brown sugar
¼ tsp salt
2 T of butter
In large bowl mix wild rice, oatmeal, thinly sliced apples (not peeled), cranberries, raisins, cinnamon and nuts.  Set aside.
In separate bowl mix together milk, brown sugar, salt and butter and heat in microwave oven until hot.  Mix hot ingredients into rice and fruit mixture.  Put into buttered 2 qt. casserole dish. Cover and bake at 350°F for 30 minutes.


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Could This Be The Next French Riviera?2010-04-01Wisconsin Dells has an alter ego and it's all about luxury, glamour, glitz and pamperingRead More
Could This Be The Next French Riviera?

There's no denying the Dells is "kid central." Families, extended families, family reunion groups, groups of friends with children in tow -- you get the picture -- have made the Dells their preferred vacation hangout. So could the rumblings be true, that Wisconsin Dells has an alter ego that is high-end and geared towards grown-ups? Here's how the evidence stacks up.


Luxury Wisconsin Dells Resorts

Luxury Digs


Sure, the water park resorts are grand, but try a golf villa at Chula Vista Resort or a private adults-only spa villa at Sundara Inn & Spa, and you'll know you've arrived. These are so sophisticated and so richly appointed, you probably won't want to leave.





Wollersheim Winery - Dells Area WineriesFINE WINE


Not everyone can afford to hop a plane to Italy, or France, or Napa Valley for that matter to indulge their taste for fine wine. But certainly a trip to Prairie du Sac, just a half-hour drive from the Dells, should be manageable. There you'll find the Wollersheim Winery in all its historic splendor. Originally established in the 1840s by Hungarian Count Agoston Haraszthy no less, and nestled in the hills overlooking the Wisconsin River valley, this property features buildings with incredible character, outdoor seating with views to the vineyard, lovely gardens and a new tasting room. There's a new winery in Wisconsin Dells too - it's called Fawn Creek Winery. Or, if you prefer your wine served with a fine meal, ask to see the wine list at Field's at the Wilderness or the Del-Bar. Both restaurants in Wisconsin Dells were designed by a protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright, and both have graced the pages of Wine Spectator Magazine.



Wisconsin Dells Spas - Spa SerenityIndulgent Spa Services


Celebrities insist on it and so must you. It's a spa service to soothe those jangled nerves and make your skin glow. At Spa Serenity (don't you just love the name!), go for the "A Night Out Facial." At Sundara Inn & Spa, the Slimming Body Wrap and Bath Salt treatment seems like something a starlet would have before walking the red carpet. Even if you're vacationing at Wisconsin Dells water park hotels like Chula Vista, the Wilderness or Kalahari, sneak away to their on-site spa for a little pampering that's good for you.


Alpha Beta Karma - Wisconsin DellsDesigner Shopping


Fashionistas never eschew style simply because they're on vacation.  In fact, it's quite the contrary - they're on the look-out for on-trend finds they won't find closer to home.  The Wisconsin Dells shopping itinerary for any self-respecting fashionista must include stops at Artistic Expressions Gift Gallery for artisan jewelry and textiles, Affordable Leather and More for a new handbag, Alpha Beta Karma for designer fashion straight from east and west coast designers and Cranberry Connections for scarves and totes to complete the outfit.




Dells Golf CoursesChampionship Golf


It's almost unimaginable that a community of just 20 square miles could have three championship golf courses. Yet, it does. Reserve a tee time at Wild Rock Golf Club, Trappers Turn Golf Club, Cold Water Canyon Golf Course at Chula Vista Resort or all three and then golf to your heart's content.






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