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Port Vista Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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1280 E Hiawatha Dr, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-9741
+1 608-254-6084
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Lindstrom, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

We found this place a long time ago and made it our "go to" place to eat. We visit the Dells at least twice a year and never failed to stop for dinner. Only kidding about the best kept secret because we told everyone about it, it was that good. This last summer we arrived with a party of 11... More 

2 Thank Bluecheese13
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Been going to Port Vista for years for their famous giant steak and we were so bummed out to find no steaks on the new menu. Also not as many items as before on the new menu. Brought a group of friends along for their first visit and bragged about the steak they were so disappointed. Bartender told us that... More 

2 Thank Scott T
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

My husband & I stopped in for a quick bite to eat while on vacation and we were VERY impressed! I had the shrimp & pineapple skewers. They were more filling than they looked & tasted amazing! My husband had the ribs, & he said they are in the top 5 ribs he ever had!! (And he knows his ribs!)... More 

Thank Jessica C
Freeport, Illinois
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268 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

I have not been here for a few years. We had the prime rib which was good but the "Browns Steak" is gone and the salad bar is smaller along with the prices went up. I guess that is the way things go. I will still come back. I love the deck overlooking the lake. It is a nice little... More 

Thank Kev521
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

I didn't know what to expect but husband had burger and loved it but I had the prime rib special and it was the biggest best I've had in a long time! There was a bit of a wait but worth it.

1 Thank Cathy N
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Bring back the crab legs and steak! Months ago, it was wonderful. Servers were friendly and have been there for years. This place needs a face lift but has great potential to do so much. Locals would love to menu items you took off.

4 Thank Jexi2013
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

We came here because we were out on a rented pontoon for the day saw their sign. Everyone was starving and sick of boat snacks. The group was made up of a lot of healthy eater and a half the group was allergic to GMO gluten (most bread these days). The menu offered very few options. Mostly breaded fried foods.... More 

Thank NeverStopExplor... X
U.P. of Michigan
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

We loved this place, and made it our #1 must stop food location the 2 times a year we came to the Dell's. Unfortunately, we will probably no longer be coming. The latest owners have decided to take the incredible uniqueness of this once great restaurant and make it just ordinary. No longer do they have the "World famous Tommy... More 

1 Thank FeMaster
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

We arrived and seated by the hostess who came back to take our drink order then dinner. She brought the drinks, we got up to get our salads then waited 1 hour and 20 minutes and did not receive our meal. We were told several times that our food was going to be on plates very soon. We left with... More 

Thank Stuart G
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

We were seated inside and waited 1 1/2 hours and never got our food. No table inside was getting their food. People began to leave. Talked to a co-owner in the parking lot who never said sorry just kept playing with their phone. Not a place to go on the weekend.

Thank Cindy G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?