Dining, Services

Healthy Eating Options

This blog post was published on January 8, 2014 and may contain outdated information.

It can be difficult to make nutritious meal choices, especially while on vacation and even more so in Wisconsin, the land of cheese and beer. However, there are actually quite a few healthy restaurants and dining options in Wisconsin Dells to help you stick to your 2014 meal plan.

High Rock Café

From the Season’s Freshest Menu to their freshly made salads, wraps and soups, High Rock Café has endless, incredibly delicious and healthy options! High Rock is known for their unique twists on classic dishes and what could be better than a salad that’s actually different? The Chicken Waldorf and Esmeralda Salad are definite favorites, along with The Gateway and Rio Grande wraps. You really can’t go wrong at High Rock Café. Conveniently located Downtown Dells, it’s the perfect spot for a healthy lunch, dinner or snack!

The Cheese Factory Restaurant

Recently re-opened in December, The Cheese Factory Restaurant now features a fully vegan and non-GMO menu. From light snacks to satisfying entrees, you will leave feeling full and guilt free! We recommend the Asian Medley or Stacked Burger Duo. Kids will love the children’s menu and delectable homemade desserts for a family meal everyone will enjoy! Located right across the street from the Wilderness Resort, swing on over for a tasty and nutritious meal or a quick pick me up at their espresso bar.

Sub Shops

For a fast yet healthy meal ideal for picnics or an energy booster after the waterparks, stop at one of the many sub shops around The Dells. With three locations, Subway’s Fresh Fit Choices menu and Fresh Fit For Kids ensures the whole family will have a meal packed with all the required nutrients. New to the area is Milio’s, where the ingredients are always fresh and you can pair your made-to-order sub with a homemade soup of the week! If you’re counting calories, make any sub a skinny for a sauce and veggie free sensation. Jimmy Johns slims and “thinny” chips make it easy to order a reduced fat and calorie meal that’s also tasty and satisfying. They deliver too for a made-to-order meal brought right to your hotel room. Subs are the perfect meal for families with a wide variety of preferences!

Pizza Pub

 Did you say a 50-item soup and salad bar? Jackpot! Included in Pizza Pub’s buffet, this salad bar gives you endless options of fresh veggies, dressings and other yummy toppings to pile high for a healthy all-you-can-eat meal. Add a cup of homemade soup on those chilly winter days and you have a perfect lunch. Located right across from Noah’s Ark, head on over in between waterslides for a little mid-day fuel full of nutrients and vitamins!

Noodles & Company

Noodles are healthy? That can’t be right. Well thanks to Noodles & Company’s 500 calories or less cheat sheet it is!  Choose from salads, soups and noodle dishes from around the world, all 500 calories or less. Made quickly with all fresh ingredients, Noodles & Company is a wonderful mealtime spot. The veggies bring you the nutrients and the noodles have the carbohydrates for the energy you need to keep going during your busy days at the waterparks, strolling Downtown Dells or shopping ‘til you drop at Tanger Outlet Mall!


A favorite from Chicago, UNO might be well known for its pizzas but the savory soups, crisp salads and gluten-free menu are all super delicious as well; and healthy! Come during lunch Monday through Friday and enjoy their unlimited soup and salad lunch combos. With an extensive gluten-free menu, UNO has something for everyone no matter what his or her dietary restrictions or preferences are. Did we mention the kid’s menu has make your own pizzas? Like we said, something for everyone!


With an under 550 calories menu and several weight watchers options, Applebee’s is always a fantastic choice for a great tasting and healthy meal. With options on those menus like the Roma Pepper Steak and Creamy Parmesan Chicken it’s hard to believe eating right can be so delicious! Applebee’s also has a lunch combo menu for perfectly sized mid-day portioned meals. Now you can have an unbelievable meal without sacrificing taste or satisfaction!

It’s easier than you think to stick to eating healthy while on vacation! Appetizing and gratifying, each of these dining locations is guaranteed to be a hit. Bon appètit!