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Moosejaw Pizza & Dells Brewing Co.
Active Beers: 27
Beer Ratings: 201
Beer Avg: 3.44
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
110 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy S
phone: (608) 254-1122
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 40
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$
This is the Dell's after all and this place does market to that audience but it wasn't bad. I was suspecting pint glasses with moose antlers or something but the cherry beer actually had its own glassware, a stemmed flute.
The beer was served a bit too cold so a lot of the flavor was hidden unless you let it warm up a bit. One a Thursday night in Feb. this place was pretty full. With about 1/3 of the people drinking BMC from the bottle, 1/3 drinking Moosejaw beers, and the other 1/3 drinking random neon colored cocktails. They had a decent selection of styles and some home made sodas aswell.
The food was a bit dull and underwhelming pub fare. Mozzarella sticks were rolled in tortillas and fried served with cold marinara sauce. Elk burger was from a frozen patty and fish sandwich was not bad.
When in the dells this is the place to go for craft beer. I guess.
02-24-2011 21:18:48 |
More by rhoadsrage
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
After I heard that there was a brewpub in the Dells I had to check it out. I went in with my girlfriend and it was just a great atmosphere. Had the whole outdoors feel and look to it. Even the delivery cars had moose figures strapped to the top of the car. The food was great. I had an elk burger that was very good! The beer was excellent as well. I remember having a little bit of everything. The two that stand out the most that I remember was a honey beer, that actually had a honey flavor to it. It was a very sweet and drinkable beer. Another awesome beer that stood out was a coffee stout. The beer actually tasted like a cup of coffee, but it was smooth! Even with the dark malts and the coffee taste it was a very drinkable beer! I would love to check out the rest of their beers! They do only offer their growlers. Or to refill growlers.
11-08-2010 20:00:25 |
More by arboristfish
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Went here as a tourist with the family in July 2010 and knew I had to try the brewpub. The place was packed and obviously a tourist haven. Had to wait maybe 15-20 minutes for a table in the evening (a Wednesday). The pizza (deep dish) was a bit doughy, but delicious.
Enjoyed the brewpub options in their 6 variety sampler. Had Sweet Lou's lemongrass ale, dells pilsner, dells chief amber ale, raspberry creme ale, summer wheat and blonde bock. Of the 6 I probably wouldn't try the lemongrass again. If I get back to the Dells, I certainly will stop here again.
07-25-2010 03:09:52 |
More by wiseguywood
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
stopped in Moosejaw on the way back from an eastern excursion about 45 minutes past the dells - had been here once, but only for lunch
Welcome to the Wisconsin Dells - a tourist trap of dynamic proportions. Why my beloved Chicagoans get suckered into draining their paycheck in this playland is beyond me.
The Moosejaw fits the bill of the area - it takes on a northwoods theme, huge log cabin exterior, giant moose out front. There are company cars with massive moose on top. The inside carries on the northwoods motif. The clientele on this given day was almost certainly all tourists - i counted a number of people with multicolored wristbands (often marking your stay at a local indoor waterpark).
Beerlist was rather brief - 8-10 taps. The one that jumped out was a dark coffee stout, which i actually really liked.
Service was fine, but no beer knowledge in the vicinity.
We ordered a thin crust pizza and it was pretty tasty - menu consists primarily of pizza and bar food.
If you get stuck in the Dells, this is probably where you need to end up.
04-09-2010 00:05:32 |
More by dirtylou
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5 | $$
Stopped in on our way home from visiting family in WI.
Decorated in a way you might expect when you hear the name; cut logs, antlers & general "Up North" theme. However, instead of feeling warm & inviting, it comes off as over-commercialized. But hey, this is the Dells, so I can't fault it for that. Everything in town is that way.
Service was very good; the hostess greeted us enthusiastically when we walked in & we were quickly shown to a table near the bar on the 1st floor. Our waitress was there quickly, took our drink order, then gave us just enough time to look at the menu before asking if we were ready to order. She checked back on us several times as well.
The food was just OK. I had the elk burger, and while the flavor was quite good, it would have been excellent had it not been overcooked. It was a bit dry. My wife had the mushroom & swiss burger; it was the same. Good, but not great & over-cooked. They are probably just erring on the side of caution there. The seasoned fries that came with both were pretty tasty.
The beer was very good, we had a pitcher of the Oak Aged Stout. Check out my review of that for more info.
I went upstairs to check out the fermenters & stuff; 3 of them were happily bubbling into buckets from the stainless blowoff pipes on the tops of the fermenters. Cool, wonder what beers those were.
Overall, a worthwhile stop, and I can't believe this was my 1st visit, as I've been going to the Dells since I was a young whipper.
03-10-2010 22:52:29 |
More by Bulkman
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
My father & I stopped in at Moosejaw when we called it quits for the night on journey from Wyoming to Pennsylvania. After a long drive looking at nothing, it was time for a beer!!!
From the outside this place looked like a winner. We walked through the doors & the log cabin looking brewpub was full of stuffed animals, antler chandler, and things you would expect to see at Bass Pro Shop. I found my way (quickly might I add) to the bar & got a sampler. They had a healthy selection of beer, & loving all styles their stout was the one that stud out the most. None of their beers were bad or undrinkable. Next came the food, being a pizza joint they had some pizza but the elk burger is what caught my eye...& it was damn good. We came in near closing and the staff was very kind & the service was great. The price was average, normal for what you would expect at a brewpub. If in Wisconsin Dells Id highly suggest stopping in to grab some grub & a beer. I hope to go back there one day.
11-27-2009 15:29:29 |
More by simmons
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $
Whoa, I have to admit that I was prejudiced against this place for some obtuse reason. However, I was put in my place in the best way possible. Great place! Attention was paid to the smallest detail. Aesthetics have played a crucial role in the design and execution of the building and operation of this place. Should be around for at least 100 years. And, AND - good beer to boot! Only had appetizers to eat and they were tasty. Bit pricey, but on the other hand beer was almost crazy cheap! Looking forward to a return ASAP.
09-03-2009 05:09:45 |
More by drpimento
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
We make sure to hit this place every trip to the dells.
I agree with other reviews that this place is a bit like chuck e cheese but I knew that going in so it's not a knock on the place. The beer is very good. My girlfriend and I polished of a pint of everything they offer and once again we were quite pleased. The bartenders are super fun and know their beer. With 10 taps to choose from you should be able to find something you like.
The food is always good. I suggest the pizza since it's their star. Not to mention it's delicious.
Overall this is a great place to drink a craft brew and get good food in the dells.
07-16-2009 18:32:18 |
More by beerwolf77
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$
Moosejaw is NOT impressive. A previous reviewer said it best when he compared this place to a Chuck E Cheese's that brews its own beer; tons of families and screaming kids, even around the bar area.
The place is huge (typical for the Dells). Three levels of faux log cabin-esque décor with various taxidermy strewn about. It feels like the Leinie's lodge without the canoes. None of the staff are educated regarding the beer, and none seem to even drink beer for themselves (one bartender told this BA that the only 'dark' option on the menu was the amber!).
The beers themselves were all similar in character, which means that either the same yeast strain is being used for all of them, or there is some discrepancy in the brewing process that gives all of them the same, caramel-like character (bad lines, perhaps?). The offerings were all standard, with nothing standing out as good or unique.
The food was decent, but not impressive. It was quite clear that tables should eat and leave in a timely manner in order to maximize turnover and profits. That, coupled with the fact that probably three quarters of the people in the place were under 13 years old makes this a bad stop for beer.
Bottom line: skip this place if you are looking for a good brewpub.
07-03-2009 17:31:32 |
More by botham
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
I was able to stop by Moosejaw on a Saturday for lunch and beers. When walking in, my first impression was how big this place is. Three levels each with their own bar.
It is decorated as a large Northwood's lodge. Massive logs and beams, stuffed animals, old advertisements and newspapers, etc line the walls.
We settled into the bar room on the main floor. The service while friendly is a bit slow. Lots of young servers that would rather chat with each other than check on their customers. We weren't in any hurry, so it didn't bug me to much (except when I needed a refill).
I was impressed with their beer offerings 6 regulars plus four specials. I had a tasty pumpkin ale and a very decent red beer made with rye.
The food was pretty typical pub fare. It was well executed and came out in a decent amount of time. I think most folks will find something they like.
I must admit that the Moosejaw was much better than I thought it would be. Given the extremely touristy nature of the Dells, I expected a few subpar beer offerings, mediocre foods and tacky décor. Glad I was wrong!
11-12-2008 20:01:44 |
More by Redrover
Moosejaw Pizza & Dells Brewing Co. in Wisconsin Dells, WI
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