Article by: Pat Dillon
The Wisconsin Dells may be a quagmire of kitsch, but the Del-Bar, set along the busy Wisconsin Dells Parkway strip, is a true out-of-town treat-an upgrade of classic Wisconsin supper-club fare. Sound fishy? It is (but won’t taste it) if you order the sashimi tuna with wasabi and ginger. And I recommend you do.
Established in 1943 as a log cabin bar, it has morphed over the years into a James Dresser-designed, Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired Prairie-style establishment. Second-generation owners Jeff and Jane Wimmer’s appreciation for simplicity and elegance come through in the food as well as the décor-the bottom-lit stone women’s room counters and sink basins made me want to rush home and rip out my 1950s green Florida tile. Instead I stayed and feasted on the silver dollar crab cakes that were worth their weight in gold. Also the French onion soup was a perfect prelude to my filet mignon-king crab combo accompanied by diced squash and rutabaga ($48.95). Pricey, I know, but excellent as the recommendations had promised. Entrees range from $20-$48.95.
Contact info: www.del-bar.com;
800 Wisconsin Dells Parkway, Lake Delton,
608-253-1861 or 866-888-1861
Posted on 12/01/2011 at 12:00:00 AM