unique places to eat in Wisconsin Dells: photo featuring hot rock cooking steak

With nearly 100 places to get food in Wisconsin Dells, deciding where to eat in the Waterpark Capital of the World can be challenging. Today, Sand County Vacation Rentals will share our favorite unique places to eat in Wisconsin Dells to get your taste buds off the beaten path. From food delivered by a miniature train to primitive cooking in a tiki dining experience, there is a unique eatery for every palate! 

1. The Grateful Shed

The Grateful Shed offers a one-of-a-kind eating, drinking, and socializing experience in the Dells! Inside, they offer several food trucks offering tastes from around the Midwest, like delicious chicken, tacos, pizza, and grilled cheese. They also offer locally brewed beers on tap, specialty drinks, and live entertainment. Try Wisconsin’s newest indoor food truck experience for yourself!

2. Buffalo Phil’s Pizza & Grille

If you are looking for unique places to eat in Wisconsin Dells the whole family will love, we recommend Buffalo Phil’s! All food and drinks are delivered to your table by miniature train through the custom-created LEGO Brick City in the restaurant. Choose from food like rotisserie chicken, BBQ, pizza, pasta, burgers, and kids’ meals delivered to your table by train. 

3. Hot Rocks

Hot Rocks offers one of the most unique dining experiences in the Dells, using one of the oldest cooking styles that dates back to 7,000 BC. Hot rock cooking is a primitive cooking method where a hot lava rock is delivered to your table with raw ingredients so you can prepare your food to your desired liking! 

4. Paul Bunyan’s Cook Shanty

Paul Bunyan’s Cook Shanty has been a local tradition for over 65 years, known for their family-style all-you-can-eat meals. The building itself is reminiscent of an 1890s logging camp, with artifacts, fixtures, tools, and historical photographs lining the dining room. Try their world-famous buttermilk donuts and all-you-can-eat breakfast menu!

5. Ishnala Supper Club

If you want a unique date night spot, we recommend Ishnala Supper Club, located within Mirror Lake State Park! Enjoy dining surrounded by picturesque views of Mirror Lake, the bluffs, and Norway pines. Choose from delectable entrees like naturally aged meats, sensational seafood, or traditional favorites like roast Wisconsin duck. 

Halloween Activities in Wisconsin Dells

Plan your getaway during the fall and enjoy all the Halloween happenings in the Dells:

-Sign up for a spine-tingling ghost tour and learn all about the creepy tales and haunted history of the Dells!

-Walk through a classic haunted house attraction at The Haunted Mansion and Ghost Out-Post Haunted House this Halloween season.

-Our waterparks also participate in the Halloween fun. Visit Mt. Olympus for their Halloween Town event, including exhilarating rides, trick-or-treating, hands-on activities, and photo ops! 

Stay in Wisconsin Dells Vacation Rentals

Delight your taste buds and experience the unique places to eat in Wisconsin Dells during your upcoming getaway. Stay with Sand County Vacation Rentals and choose one of our condos, cottages, or vacation homes in the Dells. On days you want to save money eating out, our fully-equipped kitchens offer everything you need to prepare meals from the comfort of your rental home. Book your Wisconsin Dells getaway today!