Wisconsin Dells is one of the Midwest's top tourist destinations, known for vibrant theme parks and entertainment attractions like the Mt. Olympus Water and Theme Park and Noah's Ark Water Park. Though the region is best known as a family-friendly vacation spot throughout the summer months, it also offers much for couples to enjoy throughout the year, including opportunities for outdoor recreation and romantic scenery at lovely Mirror Lake State Park. After a full day of exploration and entertainment, couples can enjoy fine dining at some of the region's best restaurants, ranging from classic Wisconsin-style supper clubs and steakhouses to modern American dining destinations featuring live music performances during the summer months.
1.Copper Oak Steak House and Lounge
Copper Oak Steak House and Lounge is the premiere dining experience of Wisconsin Dells' Ho-Chunk Gaming casino, which also offers world-class slot and card game experiences and more than 300 luxurious guest rooms and suites for overnight stay. Diners at the restaurant can enjoy a fine selection of gourmet steaks and game, including signature 18-ounce bone-in ribeye steaks, bison T-bone steaks, and Frenched rack of lamb platters. All selections are charbroiled over Wisconsin hickory and Texas mesquite woods on an open-flame grill to bring out complex, rich flavor profiles. Seafood selections like cold water lobster tails and fried jumbo shrimp are also served up, alongside shareable appetizers like petite Maryland crab cakes with roasted red pepper aioli. A curated menu of imported wines is offered to complement all meals, along with a selection of homemade desserts crafted by the casino's bakery.
S3214 County Hwy BD, Baraboo, WI 53913, Phone: 800-746-2486
Del-Bar is one of Wisconsin Dells' longest-operating restaurants, originally founded in 1943 by married duo Alice and Jim Wimmer. The restaurant, which is operated by third-generation family members today, serves as an intimate, relaxed alternative to some of the Dells' liveliest tourist experiences, offering full decadent supper club dining experiences throughout the week. Guests are treated to luxury dining touches like Wisconsin cheese platters and brandy old-fashioneds at the club's bar before being seated at white-linen tables served by elegant wait staff. Prime aged steaks like six-ounce filet mignon and 14-ounce New York strip steaks are complemented by land and sea favorites like pork schnitzel, chicken cordon bleu, and chargrilled Scottish salmon. A carefully-curated wine list is complemented by fine appetizer selections like tempura asparagus and seared sashimi-style tuna.
800 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965, Phone: 608-253-1861
3.Double Cut Charcoal Grill and Liquor Bar
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Double Cut Charcoal Grill and Liquor Bar is a contemporary-style steakhouse operated by Kalahari Resorts and Conventions in cooperation with popular Twin Cities dining destination Parasole Restaurant. The restaurant, which was opened in 2013, is named for the culinary term for larger cuts of meat, referring to the facility's extended operations as a bar and casual dining destination. Sophisticated decor abounds in the restaurant's tavern-style bar and private dining areas, which can be booked for small groups. Inventive fare on the menu includes charcoal grilled selections like filet mignon and Porterhouse, complemented by elegant sauce choices such as chimichurri or Bordelaise sauce. Diners can also enjoy raw bar selections like chilled seafood towers or oysters Rockefeller, served up alongside a diverse, creative wine and cocktail list.
1305 Kalahari Dr, Double Cut Grill, Baraboo, WI 53913, Phone: 608-253-7637
4.Field's at the Wilderness
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Field's at the Wilderness is one of Wisconsin Dells' liveliest dining destinations, presenting live music performances by local artists on its spacious tri-level patio each Thursday evening throughout the summer months. All of diners' senses are engaged at the elegant restaurant, which is known for its gourmet land and sea entree selections. Diners can select from house favorites like chicken Florentine, homestyle barbecue baby back ribs, French-cut Colorado lamb chops with chambord and mint Bordelaise sauce, or baked day-boat diver scallops drenched in Chardonnay and scallions. Elegant shareables range from cocktail prawns to artisanal flatbread selections with fine toppings like kalamata olives, Mascarpone cheese, and smoked Atlantic salmon.
511 E Adams St, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965, Phone: 608-253-1400
5.High Rock Cafe
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High Rock Cafe is a modern American dining destination opened in 2004 by restaurateur duo Wade Bernander and Justin Draper, located in the heart of Wisconsin Dells' lively downtown district. The restaurant, which serves up lunch and dinner daily, offers casual dining experiences with a modern twist, highlighting menu offerings with fresh ingredients and bold flavors. For starters, diners can share inventive appetizers like Korean pork nachos with five-spice queso, house-pickled cabbage, edamame, and firecracker sauce. Clever wraps and sandwiches take center stage on the main menu, along with global fusion entrees like Cuban mojo braised pork, Jamaican-influenced Rasta Pasta, and tuna poke surfboard platters. A full selection of local microbrews is complemented by a fine wine and specialty craft cocktail list.
232 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965, Phone: 608-254-5677
6.House Of Embers
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House Of Embers offers one of the Wisconsin Dells' most authentic supper club experiences, operated as a family-run restaurant endeavor since 1959. The restaurant has been voted as the home of the Dells' best ribs, known for their delicious hickory-smoked barbecue rib platters. Diners can enjoy fine dining experiences in the restaurant's elegant main dining room or reserve private tables in an ambient romantic private dining space. Hand-cut USDA steak selections, fresh fish entrees, and fine pastas and pizzas feature on the menu, including selections like surf and turf tournedos, three-cheese ravioli with housemade marinara sauce, and pan-seared walleye pike with toasted pecans and Wisconsin maple compound butter. During the summer months, the restaurant's patio showcases live music performances.
935 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965, Phone: 608-253-6411
7.Ishnala Supper Club
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Ishnala Supper Club is named in honor of a traditional ceremonial ground once used by the Wisconsin region's Winnebago indigenous people. The ceremonial lands, which were purchased by pioneer settlers in the early 19th century, have housed an historic log cabin since the mid-19th century, which formerly served as both a trading post and private residence. Since 1953, the cabin has been the home of the Ishnala Supper Club, retaining its original stone fireplace, staircase, and rustic log walls. Couples can enjoy elegant dining experiences overlooking the shores of beautiful Mirror Lake in a dining room showcasing indoor Norway pine growth on its roof. Fine main courses include shrimp de Jonghe, chicken Oscar, and 40-day-aged USDA Choice hand-seasoned prime rib. The restaurant's Arrowhead Bar, constructed in the shape of its namesake, serves up specialty cocktails and spirits throughout the night.
S2011 Ishnala Rd, Lake Delton, WI 53940, Phone: 608-253-1771
8.Kaminski's Chop House
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Kaminski's Chop House has been voted as one of America's top 10 chophouses, operated by the Kaminski family since 1951. The delicious chophouse is one of the Wisconsin Dells' most intimate dining experiences, showcasing stunning views of the nearby Wisconsin River from its beautiful dining space. High-quality steaks and seafood take center stage on the restaurant's fine menu, including gourmet selections like filet mignon, Norwegian salmon, and signature Mama Kaminski's Butter Chicken platters. Diners can also enjoy fine pasta selections like seafood alfredo, complemented by a list of fine shareables such as oysters Rockefeller, Nueskes bacon, or fried calamari. Each Friday night, the restaurant offers delicious seafood specials for couples to enjoy. A full kids' menu is offered for couples dining with children in tow, offering more casual kid-friendly selections.
1000 Chula Vista Pkwy, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965, Phone: 608-254-2001
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Rubbs Steakhouse is the central dining experience of the brand-new Silver Spruce Resort, located just minutes from the lovely historic district of downtown Wisconsin Dells. The restaurant, is open to the public year-round, is known for its high-quality steak and seafood selections, which are available on both lunch and dinner menus throughout the week. Diners can select from favorites like New York strip steaks, baby back rib racks, or captain's seafood assortment platters, all available prepared with a choice of 10 different rub and spice selections. Entrees like chicken cordon bleu and beef stroganoff also feature on the menu, served up alongside shareables like hand-breaded mushrooms and cream cheese poppers. Walk-in seating is available throughout the week for couples looking for last-minute dining without reservations.
4124 River Rd, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965, Phone: 608-253-1818
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10.Sarento's Italian Restaurant
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Sarento's Italian Restaurant offers authentic Italian dining in the lovely Wisconsin Dells, showcasing live music each evening within its intimate romantic lounge. The restaurant is known for its excellent takes on traditional Italian favorites, including pasta favorites like linguine and clams, tagliatelle Bolognese, and scampi oreganata. Land and sea favorites like veal picatta are also highlighted, along with vegetarian selections like vegetable fettuccine with prepared broccoli, asparagus, roasted peppers, and onions. Artisanal pizza selections range from classics with ingredients like Italian sausage and basil to a unique macaroni-and-cheese-topped variant. The restaurant offers one of the region's most extensive wine menus, available for pairing with all entrees.
441 S Wisconsin Dells Pkwy S, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965, Phone: 608-253-3300
10 Best Restaurants in Wisconsin Dells
- Copper Oak Steak House and Lounge, Photo: Nestor/stock.adobe.com
- Del-Bar, Photo: Del-Bar
- Double Cut Charcoal Grill and Liquor Bar, Photo: Double Cut Charcoal Grill and Liquor Bar
- Field's at the Wilderness, Photo: Field's at the Wilderness
- High Rock Cafe, Photo: High Rock Cafe
- House Of Embers, Photo: House Of Embers
- Ishnala Supper Club, Photo: Ishnala Supper Club
- Kaminski's Chop House, Photo: Kaminski's Chop House
- Rubbs Steakhouse, Photo: Rubbs Steakhouse
- Sarento's Italian Restaurant, Photo: Sarento's Italian Restaurant
- Cover Photo: New Africa/stock.adobe.com