Can you tell racing season is in full swing because we haven’t updated the blog since May? Craig and I spent a half a week at the camper a few weeks ago and we got to do a lot of fun Dells activities. We have been eating some amazing food, and I’d like to highlight some of our local favorites. We are not paid to endorse any businesses on our site, we just like to share our love of amazing local places.
The Cheesy Tomato
What could be better comfort food than homemade tomato soup and a sandwich? If I am having a bad day, The Cheesy Tomato is where I want to go to eat my feelings. It’s easy to find, just up the road from the Dells Boat Tours ticket office. On a recent visit I had The Munion, which has roast beef, grilled mushrooms and onions on marbled rye. The tomato soup, naturally, is the standout here. It’s so fresh and delicious. The Cheesy Tomato also has some crazy doughnut desserts which I haven’t had room to try.
Edytka’s Polish Restaurant
Speaking of comfort food, I swear it was invented by Polish people. I am a proud American of Polish descent, and I have converted my Scots-Norwegian husband to a lover of Polish food. Craig and I typically shop Polish delis in the Chicago area and smuggle delicious things back to Wisconsin. Our underground pierogi ring is no longer necessary now that the Dells has Edytka’s Polish Restaurant.
Edytka’s is on Broadway and parking is easily accessible behind Wizard Quest. We love the Edith’s Special, which comes with a ton of goodies like Gołąbki, Pierogi, Polish Sausage and more. Craig and I usually split this giant plate and take food home. This dish is a great intro to Polish cuisine.
Do you see how this menu says “large portions only” on the top? God bless the Polish.
High Rock Cafe
When we’re seeking something a little more upscale, the High Rock Cafe is our go-to restaurant. The food is artfully crafted. Our favorite appetizer is the Gilly Goat, which is a baked dish of goat cheese, tapanade and other deliciousness. I do not have a photo because we plow through that thing without speaking to each other. If we ever get divorced, it will be over who gets the last bite of Gilly Goat.
Everything I’ve had here is delicious. My favorite is the Cusabi Wrap, with shrimp and a cucumber-wasabi dressing. Recently Craig had a burger which was bigger than his head. I also appreciate the options available for sides. Vacation had me feeling a little sluggish and took a chance on the Kale Glow Bowl Salad as my side. I have never been one to like kale. Kale is what food eats. This salad shut me up about kale! It had a bright citrus dressing and sweet candied pecans. Kale and I have come to an understanding thanks to the High Rock Cafe.
There you have it! Fresh, fun and local eats in the Dells. We hope you take the time to try some of these great places and support local businesses.