If you’re trying to figure out where to eat in Wisconsin Dells, here are a few suggestions, based on our most recent trip, and a list of a few more places we’re hoping to try next time.
Last month, we went to Wisconsin Dells for a long weekend. After an extra long tax season, we were in need of some major relaxation and family time. We’d been telling Ellie that we were going to the waterpark, and she was majorly looking forward to it – even though she didn’t really know what it was going to be like. I, on the other hand, was looking forward to the food.
We stayed at Bluegreen Odyssey Dells, which is connected to the Mt. Olympus Theme & Waterpark. The hotel included passes to the park, and we had a kitchenette and a two-bedroom suite. We knew we wouldn’t want to leave the hotel/waterpark area during the day, so we brought enough food to eat breakfast and lunch in our room. We also didn’t have to change to go for lunch, and it made our nap schedule a little more feasible.
Dinners were a different story. I was not about to cook for every meal when we were on vacation, so I tried out a few places, and we weren’t disappointed by a single place.
Normally, I like to pick out restaurants before we get to our destination, but that didn’t work out this time, so we tried out B-lux on our first night because it was super close to our hotel, and we were starving. The restaurant had a decent selection of burgers and a really modern atmosphere. It was pretty good, but I wouldn’t rave about it. We didn’t try out they’re dessert menu, but it looked really good – and so did their adult milkshakes.
On our second night, I was really craving Italian food. There were two choices commonly suggested places on Trip Advisor and a few other places online, but one was still closed for the winter, so we chose Sarento’s. It was amazing. Marc had a sausage & pepper pasta that he loved, and I had their lasagna. Ellie shared with us, and we had cannoli for dessert. Every single thing we tried was beyond what I expected (especially for an Italian restaurant in Wisconsin).
On our last night, we tried out High Rock Cafe in downtown Wisconsin Dells. They had a really varied menu, with lots of modern American options. The atmosphere was bright, and the service was great. If there’s a salad with beets/goat cheese on the menu, I always order it, and this didn’t disappoint. Neither did Marc’s fish and chips.
Before leaving, we just had to try one of Wisconsin Dell’s most iconic restaurants. It’s a pretty typical Wisconsin-style bar & grill, with loads of sports memorabilia and retro style decor. The burgers come with homemade pickles and beer-battered fries. I can’t tell you enough how happy I am that we stopped here. I had one of the best burgers I’d had in ages. Ellie’s kids meal was even served on a souvenir frisbee, which she was so excited about.
There were a few places I wanted to try, but we didn’t get the chance. These are the restaurants that are on my list for our next trip.
Where else can we go together?
- Weekend in Chicago
- Girls weekend in Milwaukee
- Afternoon in Nanaimo, British Columbia
- Nashville, Tennessee
- St. Louis, Missouri