Moosejaw Pizza & Dells Brewing Co.
Active Beers: 27
Beer Ratings: 218
Beer Avg: 3.42
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Ratings: 45 | Reviews: 39 | Display Reviews Only:
3.73/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped in here while on vacation with my girlfriends family. I knew we'd be stopping in the Dells for the weekend and decided to look up good places to eat and grab a beer.
The decor is definitely unique and inviting. Everything fits together very well and looks pretty good. The service was good, we got everything we ordered very quickly, and it was all as ordered. We must have walked in at just the right time, because they sat us down immediately, but when driving by later, the line was way out the door.
The beer is decent, nothing to drool over, but still nice to get a locally brewed beer when on vacation. They had a decent selection to choose from, but besides their beers all I saw was Miller Lite. We all ordered pizza and enjoyed it all, but the personal pizzas were smaller than expected.
Overall, definitely a good place to stop if you're looking for a local brew and some decent pizza.
09-04-2011 02:37:45 | More by zimm421
2.85/5 rDev -23.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$
The food was OK here. Not much of a Pub atmosphere, as it is very family friendly. The beer was lacking...seemed lifeless, and flat. We had a the flight to start. The summer wheat, and mixed berry were the best, of the lame bunch IMHO.
The place is very big, so if the parking lot looks pretty full, you still may not have much of a wait. The food selection was large, but quality was just OK. I think the place is trying to hard to be everything, for everybody, and is coming across as just so so to people. I would give it another chance at some point.
08-31-2011 14:50:59 | More by TCMike
3.94/5 rDev +5.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Stopped on a Saturday night, the place moderately packed. It has the family place feel with pizza seemingly the dominant food. Had a flight of beers and the IPA and Stout were very good, and the others were solid. Architecturally the building has a rustic cabin theme, with nice tiles on the ceiling. Server seemed to know a bit about beer, and also seemed to enjoy talking about it. Selection of brews may have been slightly above a place of the sort. In retrospect, I find this to be a nice place to visit in the Dells. I thought prices were decent, considering it is probably in the tourist mecca of Wisconsin.
05-05-2011 08:43:52 | More by MilwaukeeCrusher
3.98/5 rDev +6.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped by here while on vacation in the Dells in Sring 2011.
MooseJaw obviously specializes in Pizza and Beer. They do have lots of other choices but are rather minimal in the burger/steak category. The decor is well done in a log cabin/up north hunting theme. Food was great and the place was hopping for an early Tuesday dinner. Seems they always have at least 10 different store brews to try for $4 or you can get the sampler which is all 10 draft beers in a 5oz. glass. Or you can take home a growler for $14. Really neat place and interesting brews!
04-27-2011 04:19:45 | More by Lemke10
2.78/5 rDev -25.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | food: 2.5 | $$$
I'm gonna give this a half point boost in atmosphere because its the Dells! Being there for the first time on a bachelor party doesn't hurt either. Had to lay down some food and drinks before the trip to Cruisin' Chubbies.
Anyways, log cabin exterior, massive place inside. Tons of seating area, multiple rooms etc. . . shit ton of misbehaved kids with single mothers and grandmothers it seemed. Git rid of the kids and the atmosphere is almost perfect.
Beers all have the same taste, bland feel, same yeast strain. Nothing hoppy, nothing thick, nothing over the top, all middle of the road easy access beers. Staff tries to sound educated, but comes off extremely lacking. The pale is not super bitter nor hoppy. The stout is not super high in alcohol etc. . .
Food is pretty bland, overcooked. Have had the elk burger and pizza before.
04-26-2011 21:52:09 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.55/5 rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$
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
5/5 rDev +34%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
After I heard that there was a brewpub in the Dells I had to check it out. I went in with my girlfriend and it was just a great atmosphere. Had the whole outdoors feel and look to it. Even the delivery cars had moose figures strapped to the top of the car. The food was great. I had an elk burger that was very good! The beer was excellent as well. I remember having a little bit of everything. The two that stand out the most that I remember was a honey beer, that actually had a honey flavor to it. It was a very sweet and drinkable beer. Another awesome beer that stood out was a coffee stout. The beer actually tasted like a cup of coffee, but it was smooth! Even with the dark malts and the coffee taste it was a very drinkable beer! I would love to check out the rest of their beers! They do only offer their growlers. Or to refill growlers.
11-08-2010 20:00:25 | More by arboristfish
3.88/5 rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$$
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
3.45/5 rDev -7.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
stopped in Moosejaw on the way back from an eastern excursion about 45 minutes past the dells - had been here once, but only for lunch
Welcome to the Wisconsin Dells - a tourist trap of dynamic proportions. Why my beloved Chicagoans get suckered into draining their paycheck in this playland is beyond me.
The Moosejaw fits the bill of the area - it takes on a northwoods theme, huge log cabin exterior, giant moose out front. There are company cars with massive moose on top. The inside carries on the northwoods motif. The clientele on this given day was almost certainly all tourists - i counted a number of people with multicolored wristbands (often marking your stay at a local indoor waterpark).
Beerlist was rather brief - 8-10 taps. The one that jumped out was a dark coffee stout, which i actually really liked.
Service was fine, but no beer knowledge in the vicinity.
We ordered a thin crust pizza and it was pretty tasty - menu consists primarily of pizza and bar food.
If you get stuck in the Dells, this is probably where you need to end up.
04-09-2010 00:05:32 | More by dirtylou
3.78/5 rDev +1.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5 | $$
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
Moosejaw Pizza & Dells Brewing Co. in Wisconsin Dells, WI
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