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“Over Priced Under Flavored Food”
Review of Del-Bar

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Ranked #4 of 27 Restaurants in Lake Delton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: E Hiawatha Drive
Description: Del-Bar is a family-owned and operated, award winning, casual fine dining restaurant known for Prime grade, custom-aged steaks.
Buffalo Grove, IL
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Over Priced Under Flavored Food”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

I give Del Bar 1 star for ambiance and one star for fast, friendly service. The food is way overpriced for the tasteless dishes that are served. I started with the clam chowder which was not the thick creamy soup I had expected but a thin, watery liquid with little flavor. It did contain lots of big pieces of (I assume) clam. Next I had the Caesar salad which tasted like lettuce. I even opted for the anchovies which I thought would add extra flavor. Unfortunately there was nothing there to start with so the anchovies were not enough to save this salad. My main course was Schnitzel with spaetzle. The spaetzle had no flavor. The Schnitzel - which I was told was pork, not veal, was paper thin and breaded. There was actually a nice flavor to the Schnitzel not great, but any flavor that was not bad, was welcome at this point. Unfortunately the Schnitzel was overly salty. Not bad enough to send it back, but enough to detract from what could have been a highlight of an otherwise disappointing meal.

The prices are quite high for this area and the food does not justify that expenditure.

  • Visited July 2014
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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best of the Dells”
Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

This is the absolute best restaurant in the Dells. Best appetizers. Best drinks. Best steaks. Best salads. A service standard that is incomparable. Ambience is incredible. Obvious owners that are connected, involved, and care about every experience. Don't skip this place on any trip to the Dells.

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Thank Chris0623
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Buffalo, NY
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very nice meal...”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Nice upscale steakhouse. The steaks were very good. Also had the Wisconsin cheese curds which were also tasty. Prices were about average for an upscale steakhouse but overall the restaurant has a good feel to it and decent service. The food would bring me back again if I were in the area but I wouldn't make a special trip.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Bmikel13
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Milton, Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
486 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
“Ok, but service was poor...”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

The food was good, but I felt I was given less attention traveling alone. The table near me had 12 people & they had plenty of wait staff. I had to request my check... It is upscale, so be prepared for the price.

Visited August 2013
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Schaumburg, Illinois, United States
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Expensive and deisappointing steak dinner.”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Forth of July Celebration. Ordered Oysters Rockefeller which were fantastic. Excellent salads as were the assortment of crackers. Then came their well known in house aged steaks. Cooked perfect. They were dry, very light on taste and very tough. We were both amazed since our previous visits were always good. For $42 you expect something really good. these were far from it and it was not a cooking issue. It was the supposed aging that was not evident. We did not complain because were were enjoying the evening and didn't care to sit around for another two strip steaks.

  • Visited July 2014
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