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Port Vista Bar & Grill

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American, Bar
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1280 E Hiawatha Dr, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-9741
+1 608-254-6084
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Cudahy
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2014

We stopped for dinner on a Sunday during the Packer game. The bartender did not have a waitress and was busy, all tables full. The 32 oz. steak for two was OK. A little tough and served with a mushy baked potato. There were a couple of really foul mouthed drunks at the bar. I was surprised they would still... More 

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Thank Mary G
Wisconsin, US
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164 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2014 via mobile

We went on a referral from our "Ducks"driver to eat here. We like to eat at the places that are not chain restaurants so this fit. This was nice because it's on the water & it was a nice night. We were here on Wednesday 8/27 at 7pm. It was not crowded at all but looked like only the bartender... More 

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1 Thank Love2Ctheworld1117
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

Hubby, son & myself went yesterday (Friday). We got there at 5 and the place was already filling up. Hubby had the all you can eat fish fry, I had the small steak & son had the patty melt. We all chose french fries for our potato of choice. We also split an apptrz. of mini tacos. (pass on them... More 

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Thank switallawe3fish
Columbus, Indiana
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

If your looking to dine overlooking a lake this place is great, but if your main objective is to eat-Beware! Specifically the steak for 2. So much grissle ran through it that you could hardly cut it. What was more disconcerting was that the waitress asked how our meal was and I told her the steak was extremely tuff. Her... More 

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Thank David L
Roscoe, Illinois
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

This is a hidden gem. Small inside, but plenty of room outside on the deck overlooking the lake. We had the steak and crab for 2. Plenty of leftovers. I imagine it would be tough to cook a 32oz steak so tender and delicious, but they have found a way to do it wonderfully. My son who wasn't interested in... More 

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Thank Toniteoi
Lisa8503, Owner at Port Vista Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We are very glad you had a nice time and enjoyed the food! Hope to see you again soon! More 

chicago
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

Awesome Weds nite crab & steak spl. 5th year family tradition. Great food great nite great deck great family nite. Best dinner value in Dells buy some bread for steak sandwich leftovers 5 stars

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Thank chicagodells
Lisa8503, Owner at Port Vista Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you very much for the nice review. We do take pride in our nightly specials and are glad you notice the value! We hope to see you back for your 6th year next summer. More 

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86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

food = good bar food, although locals rate their steaks and dinners high! We loved being able to canoe cross the lake from our cabin, rent a jet ski, and then sit up on the viewing deck (in our boating clothes) lingering over a staggered lunch as members of our party took turns taking the jet ski out for some... More 

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1 Thank onepassionatemother
Lisa8503, Owner at Port Vista Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. We are definitely one of a kind on Lake Delton with our lake front volleyball court. We plan on opening our tiki bar next summer, so please come back to enjoy music and a drink lake front. More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

I don't know why people go on vacation and go to a normal restaurant. This is on the lake and has good bar-type food. Great place to go that you probably can't go to at home.

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Thank Chris W
Lisa8503, Owner at Port Vista Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Hi Chris- Thank you so much for the nice review. We do take pride in being a local, "mom and pop" type establishment. We rely on word of mouth and Trip Advisor greatly, so thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. We hope to see you again soon! More 

ishpeming
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151 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

The view was great it was nice to eat on the beach but the service was terrible! And the food wasn't that good I won't be back

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Thank kerry s
Lisa8503, Owner at Port Vista Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Hi- We are sorry you did not have a great experience. We are a local establishment and pride ourselves in great service. Please email us, we would like to follow up further to make your experience right: lakedeltonportvista@gmail.com. We apologize again for your experience. More 

Ottawa, Illinois
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

We use to go to Port Vista on a regular basis when we stayed at Aloha Beach. The food was amazing and they had a great deck to eat and enjoy looking over the lake. But, for the last several years, they have had a very large group of people that took over the Bar/Grill and we no longer felt... More 

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2 Thank Kelly P
Lisa8503, Owner at Port Vista Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Hi- Thank you for you reply, we appreciate the feedback. We are sorry that you were bothered by the large crowds in years past. Our establishment is not very large, so it is hard for us to accommodate very large groups (30 or more) and we have made this our policy to not do so. Please come and see us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1280 E Hiawatha Dr, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-9741
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Wisconsin Dells
  • Phone Number: +1 608-254-6084

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?