Comfort foods make us warm and happy inside, have smells that linger cozy and comfortable in the air, and are flavorful dishes that stick with us both in mind and gut. We’re talking about the meals that remind us of grandma, mom herself, or a treasured relative.
We’ve done the memory lane walking for you, and have returned with nostalgic comfort meals for you to try- an ode to what was and what is:
At the top of the list of comfort foods with most families is the ever-delicious dish of mac & cheese. MACS, a restaurant started by a Wisconsin Dells local who truly fit in “America’s Dairyland”, has taken this popular dish to the extreme. With more than 18 varieties to choose from, MACS has everything from chipotle to veggie options for you to choose from. A winter local favorite is the Chili Mac & Cheese: topped with breadcrumbs and served with a side of homemade toasties (little bread babies).
At Sarento’s you will experience the ultimate Italian cuisine while dining in true Italy fashion. Start your meal off with a resident’s choice- the Sarento’s Salad: romaine, bacon, gorgonzola, avocado, tomato, onion, and egg, topped with chili shallot dressing and potato threads. Next, for your main entrée, you can count on a plate of traditional (but oh so scrumptious) spaghetti, fettuccini alfredo, homemade pizza, or delicious Friday fish fry. The locals go back month after month- and you should too!
Comfort foods with an ever-changing, trendy twist. High Rock’s menu items are crafted carefully for uniqueness and presentation, and the ingredients are chosen with great care. Which meal will tempt your taste-buds and become your next to-die-for meal? Will it be the Potato Crusted Walleye- pan fried, served with garlic mashed potatoes, and sautéed veggies with a corn & bacon crème sauce? Or perhaps the savory Root Beer Beef Short Ribs- covered in root beer demi glaze, served with garlic mashed potatoes, sautéed veggies and topped with and sunny-side up egg? Take just one bite and you’ll have a comforting new favorite for life.
Step right up to a tried and true Dells restaurant with the most raved about salad bar – their huge soup and salad bar has plenty of combinations to make any salad lover’s dreams come true. Save room for the Pub House special lasagna- homemade with layers of meat, cheese, pasta, and mozzarella cheese, served with fresh garlic bread. This meal is sure to give you that warm & fuzzy feeling all over, especially when you meet the family who owns and operates the place – they are just as much of a delight as the food is!
Winner, winner: the VUE has the best Fried Chicken Dinner. Honey-butter, whipped potatoes & gravy, mac & cheese, collard greens and coleslaw, it simply cannot be beat. There is nothing like fried chicken and mashed potatoes for the ultimate comfort food. Hint: start with an appetizer of hand battered Wisconsin white cheddar cheese curds- served with ranch dressing and wash it all down with a cold Wisco brew.
How about a hearty meal including a hefty helping of ooey-gooey tater tots? Check out the Philly Tots: a pile of crispy taters covered in oven roasted prime rib with grilled onions, green peppers, onions and mushrooms- all covered with swiss cheese piled high. Other great options include: buffalo chicken, cheeseburger or Cajun Shrimp tots. Chase your favorite tots down the hatch with one of the Distillery’s very own handcrafted adult beverages!
In Wisconsin Dells we have such a wide selection great dining options, each with their own flair and flavor. From elegant to casual, let us take care of the cooking (and recommending) for you!