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Moosejaw Pizza & Wisconsin Dells Brewing Co.

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Moosejaw Pizza & Wisconsin Dells Brewing Co.Moosejaw Pizza & Wisconsin Dells Brewing Co.
BA SCORE
85
very good

50 Ratings
Ratings: 50
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.44%
Active Beers: 31
Beer Ratings: 239
Beer Avg: 3.51
Taps: 10
Bottles: 7
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

110 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy S
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, 53965
United States
phone: (608) 254-1122

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @dellsmoosejaw

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%

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.

rhoadsrage, Feb 24, 2011
Photo of arboristfish
5/5  rDev +34.4%

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.

arboristfish, Nov 08, 2010
Photo of wiseguywood
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%

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.

wiseguywood, Jul 25, 2010
Photo of dirtylou
3.45/5  rDev -7.3%

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.

dirtylou, Apr 09, 2010
Photo of Bulkman
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%

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.

Bulkman, Mar 10, 2010
Photo of simmons
4.5/5  rDev +21%

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.

simmons, Nov 27, 2009
Photo of drpimento
3.83/5  rDev +3%

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.

drpimento, Sep 03, 2009
Photo of beerwolf77
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%

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.

beerwolf77, Jul 16, 2009
Photo of botham
2.33/5  rDev -37.4%

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.

botham, Jul 03, 2009
Photo of Redrover
3.83/5  rDev +3%

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!

Redrover, Nov 12, 2008
Photo of Tucquan
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%

Just got back from Wisconsin Dells and thought I'd share my impressions of Moosejaw.

For starters, I liked the atmosphere, the food and the beer (reviews to follow in the beer review section).

I was concerned when we got there after work and were told we had to wait 25+ minutes for a table. I was ready to leave but the waitress said we could eat at the bar if we wanted. She then explained there were three bars; one on the main floor, one downstairs with the games and one upstairs at the brewery. Bingo. We walked upstairs and sat right down at the bar.

The bartendress was quite knowledgeable about each and every beer. She could discuss their tastes and how they were brewed. She talked about the brewmistress and her seven-year tenure brewing their beers. She was generous in letting us taste-test some of the beers before putting in our first and second orders for pints.

There was a decent menu. My buddy had the sausage calzone, which was was atypical in that it had a puffy, high crust. I was drawn to the make-your-own pasta and I was able to choose my pasta and sauce types (penne and garlic butter), my meat choice, and three or more vegetables for the pasta. The pasta included a salad and bread and was reasonably priceed.

The food arrived quickly and both of us enjoyed our meals and the beer: So much so that we came back two days later and had the same meals again but with different beers.

The atmosphere upstairs is really nice with huge pine logs making up the walls and rafters. There were 18 brewing and fermenting vessels in the room.

I really enjoyed the experience and with a good tip, the total bill for two was about $47.

I'd go again.

Tucquan, Aug 16, 2008
Photo of Ragingbull
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%

This brewery and pizza place is in the large tourist town of Wisconsin Dells. I had seen signs on the side of the interstate when travelling through before and decided to make the pit stop for dinner with the wife and kids during a long travel day. I was thrilled with the "family friendly" atmosphere as the decor with all of the "moose" stuff and the pizza delivery cars with giant moose on them was entertaining the kids and keeping their behavior in line. There is also an arcade in the basement with video games, pinball and other games that require luck or skill. It is a great place to kill time with the family while enjoying good beer and was an exceptional place to jump out of the car for a few hours. The pizza was "okay" and they had 10 beers on tap when I visited that varied from very good to perhaps slightly below average. Most of the beer was good however. My personal favorite during my visit was the Raspberry cream ale. Dell's Chief Amber ale and Kilbourn Hop Ale were good also. My wife and I shared each other's pints and finished the list with a sampler. The sampler comes on a "slice" of a tree with holes carved in for the flight of samplers. The arcade was handy for folks in our situation to let the beers process through your system. The moose antler chandeliers were neat. I can see some folks thinking its tourisy or "over done" but I thought it was great and unique in its way. They have a little giftshop near the door where you can pick up memorabilia like shirts, stuffed toys, post cards and the like. If I were a vacationer in Wis Dells and had been at the waterparks for the past 4 days this place would be a "must" to get a pie and a few hand crafted beers. It would also be a great place for the adults to enjoy beer while the kids burned through rolls of quarters. There was nothing bad about our experience.

Ragingbull, Jul 12, 2008
Photo of Deuane
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%

Moose Jaw Pizza and Brewing Company is a great big showy lodge-style building with a restaurant and bar area downstairs and the brewing area in the upper loft. It looks very touristy, so our expectations were lowered. It actually turned out to be not that bad!

I ordered the Imperial Winter Warmer (8.5% ABV) which was brewed with peated malt, and aged in oak barrels. It was served in a snifter, and was quite impressive! They have a female brewer (which I found very interesting), and she claims this may be the best beer she's ever made, I couldn't agree more....it was very nice and far beyond what I expected!

C didnt want to commit to a single brew so she went with the Six Point - a sample tray of six 5-oz glasses which she got to choose.

Honey Ale (4% ABV) and made with Wisconsin Honey - this was surprisingly drinkable; light and sweet

Dell's Chief Amber Ale (5% ABV) - could not finish even five ounces...way to sweet and boring.

Raspberry Crème Ale (4% ABV) - brewed with real raspberries - not extract; this was refreshing and tasty, and had a fabulous aroma of fresh fruit!

Kilbourne Hop Ale (5.5% ABV) - brewed with locally grown hops for Brownie Zinke's Hop Farm; her and my favorite of the Six Point; nice hoppy flavor!

Stand Rock Bock (6.8% ABV)..nothing exciting but a solid bock nonetheless.

Milk Stout (5.8% ABV) - a little thin, but otherwise fairly well done stout.

We ordered a little snack - I had the Wisconsin cheese and beer soup, which included nice chunks of vegetable and little chunks of bratwurst; C settled for the lightweight side house salad.

Our bartender was good and overall the place exceeded what I was expecting. If you find yourself in The Dells this place certainly is worth a stop....although I would hate to see it in the middle of the tourist season!!

Deuane, Apr 01, 2008
Photo of wheatyweiss
3.1/5  rDev -16.7%

One of the great Dells tourist traps. You can tell the traps because they all have the same fake log-cabin decor the rest of the town has.

Brew kettles upstairs and visible is kinda cool. Wait-staff is clueless about the beers. When I order a beer by it's name they ask me what number I want. WTF! is it that hard to learn a little bit about the seven beers you offer? They knew a little about the food offered, but not much. I do have to say that the employee pool in the area is reflected in the service you get.

Food however, was good. I had the "moose wings" one time in and they are like a hot buffalo wing with a little bit of honey butter in the sauce instead of regular butter. Sounds funny, but they taste awesome. Have had the pizza and it's acceptable but not great. Coconut shrimp were OK served with an orange ginger sauce. Not too shabby.

Beers I have had are hit and miss, not terrible but...I think they need to expand the horizons a bit. Seeing the sames selections every season gets old. The ones I have had for the most part were pretty tasty.

Worth a stop if you're with the kids, they'll like the HUGE friggin' arcade in the basement.

wheatyweiss, Feb 26, 2008
Photo of brdc
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%

This is one of the few options, if not the only one in the Dells area (Essen Haus closes for the fall and winter) at this time of year.
Nice looking place, a bit touristy but nice. Good service, but don't expect the waiter to discuss beer with you - you have to get your info from the menu.
There are a lot of different beer styles available, with some rotation, but most of them are just average, with a few good exceptions, notably a british style IPA (not described as such on the menu) and a dunkel.

brdc, Oct 22, 2007
Photo of Reneejane
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%

I happen to think this is one of the best restaurants in the Wisconsin Dells. The beers are varied, and plentiful. Get the sampler of beers though, well worth the value. But enough to make you very drunk. (or well, if you're, me, definitely under the table!). The food is good too. I just am not sure that it's the greatest pizza available. I'd almost try something other than the pizza even though it is a pizza company. Maybe it's because I eat pizza enough that I'm picky.

Otherwise the service is quite good, and other menu items are stellar. My husband had the fish and really enjoyed it. The price of food is reasonable.

Reneejane, Oct 14, 2007
Photo of sweethome
3.86/5  rDev +3.8%

This visit ocurred summer of 2006 - the head brewer was Dana Wolle at the time.

Went here on a family trip to The Dells. My wife planned a breakaway and snuck me away from her family for a couple beers here.

As described by others - Moosejaw hits it. Lodge style is pretty darn cool. This place is huge. I didn't try the food other than appetizers, so did not rate. The people next to us at the bar said pizza was good.

The head brewer used to be at Gray Brewing when their stout was great. Now it has slid to below mediocre. They did not have a stout on, so I tried the porter - Dana is still doing great work - excellent. Tried a couple others that also were well made.

If you are stuck in the Dells and want to get away, this is great choice.

sweethome, Sep 07, 2007
Photo of woodychandler
4.6/5  rDev +23.7%

“Hey, Rocky, watch me pull a pizza out of my hat!” “Aw, gee, Bullwinkle, that trick never works.” Believe me, it works here! Not only that, but they also offered delivery service in a most unusual manner. They have a PT Cruiser with a huge plastic moose splayed across the roof. It was highly amusing and I tried to wave the driver down for a ride from my motel, but to no avail.

Arriving on hoof, I quickly noticed just how big this place was: three levels, including a basement, a first floor, and a second story, all of which were jammed with people, especially little kids chowing down on pizza and wearing paper moose horns. Man, was I envious, especially when I could not find a seat for looking. The m.d.s. was directly through the vestibule entryway and as I said, man, were they busy! They could not find a seat for me in either the basement or the first floor bar, so I was left to my own devices. I managed to secure the last seat before the server’s station at the end of the second floor bar, which was fortuitous, as I will soon explain.

Ascending the steps to the left of the entryway, the laminated pine bar was to the extreme right, facing aft. At the bar, now facing forward towards the front windows, the ten serving tanks were to the left, past the bar. The five fermentation vessels were in the left window, still facing forward, and the brightly polished copper brewhouse was in the right window. Now, a note on their décor: rustic. It was mainly pine in various forms like planks, logs, and tongue-in-groove boards and much of it was very rough-hewn. They also had some exposed stone masonry and I spotted a bunch f stuffed and mounted animals. In fact, the chandeliers were fashioned from antlers, a phenomenon that I had experienced only once before, with AutumnalDave, at the Millrose Restaurant and Brewing Company in South Barrington, IL. The atmosphere was like going to my uncle’s hunting cabin in the Northern Tier of PA, except that they had craft beer and good eats, especially pizza, at this place.

As I sat eating pizza, drinking beer, and taking copious notes, I was engaged in a great conversation with an out-of-town couple from Iowa and with my enthusiastic, willing-to-learn server, Calvin. I held forth, as I am often wont to do, about the brewing process, the styles of beer, and what I was doing, both in terms of my travel and my note taking. Calvin imparted to us that their brewer was a female named Jaime McGuire, which is notable since there simply are not that many female brewers at this point in time, while brewing used to be thought of as a “woman’s craft” in the Middle Ages.

After I ate and paid up, I went back downstairs, since the crowd had begun to abate and I wanted to really take in the place. On the first floor, the bar was to the extreme right, facing aft, with the washrooms straight aft from the bar. In the washrooms were some bas-/low-relief tiles of a bear and its cub as well as one of two stags/bucks. Down here, the southwest/hunter/sportsman theme was VERY prevalent. Antler chandeliers – OK. Trophy heads, including a bear with a raccoon hat – OK. Hooves as coat hooks – there I drew the line. That just struck me as really hardcore, which is not intended as a value judgment, but merely as my personal opinion. If you dig it, so be it.

The basement was down another set of stairs and included the Rathskeller and Arcade areas with the bar dead ahead upon entering. The arcade games were off to the right with a shuffleboard game against the far right wall. The far right walls were ringed with displays of vintage cans and some trays for the Breweriana enthusiast, which would include yours truly.

Let’s move onto their beer. They started me with three lagers – Light Lager (4.5%), Dunkel Lager (5.5%), and Pils (5%). We then progressed through their inventory with Honey Ale (4.0%), Weissbier (5.0%), Dells Chief Amber Ale (5.0%), Raspberry Cream Ale (4.0%), Kilbourn Hop Ale (5.5%), Apple Ale (6.2%), and Nitro Stout, on N2 pour, not because it was due to explode (5.5%). I should note that they have growlers for sale, so that should you be taken with one of their offerings, you will be able to get it to-go. I liked everything, but I really liked the Kilbourn Hop Ale.

woodychandler, Jan 07, 2007
Photo of shivtim
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%

This joint is like a giant three-level log cabin with what looks like the remains of a wildlife park on the wall. It was beyond packed when I got there (7PM on a weekday). It had to be a firecode violation; this place was wall-to-wall people including the stairs. I was by myself and still couldn't find a spot at one of the three bars. Eventually I got a seat at the basement bar, surrounded by little kids playing video games. Yikes. I decided just to order quesodillas to expidite the process, and it's a good thing because it still took 45 minutes for those to arrive. The bartenders were working their butts off though, so I'll still give service a 4. The beer was good (I had a kilbourn hop ale), but this place definitely seems more like a family vacation restaurant than a microbrewery. I bet it's much different during the off-season and when you can actually grab a spot at the main bar.

shivtim, Aug 14, 2006
Photo of hero27
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%

Moosejaw Pizza & Brewing Company is located right on the main drag in Wisconsin Dells, and is very popular with the tourists from what I've seen (the place was absolutely packed every night we drove by). The night I was there, we had to wait well over an hour to get a table, which turned out to be no problem because they let us sit at the bar while we were waiting..

Three levels..three nice bar areas. The main level has a huge bar, the bottom has a large game room, while the top level has on display all of their brewing kettles. Not sure how many this place seats, but it's just downright huge. Log cabin/lodge atmosphere. Tons of antlers, hides, wall trophies, bear rugs..you name it, it's here.

My brother and I got a sampler of 10 of their beers for $12. Definitely recommended, as you get very respectable 5oz servings. Their beer rates from pretty good to excellent, and I was very impressed with several of their current offerings (Kilbourn Hop Ale, Nitro Stout, and Dunkel Lager especially). The bartenders were all very friendly and seemed fairly knowledgable.

In the four days I recently spent in the Dells, Moosejaw was the highlight by far. Considering most everything costs $20-30 per person in this town, six of us ate a ton of pizza (and drank here) for under $70. Very reasonable prices for the area, and some good beer to boot.

Lots of potential here for bottling and expansion..it'll be interesting to see how they move forward in the coming years.

hero27, Aug 10, 2006
Photo of Golden2wenty1
3.33/5  rDev -10.5%

Stopped in on the way home from a family get-away to Northern Bay Resort on Castle Rock Lake, about a half-hour North of the Dells.

Atm: A giant log cabin-inspired edifice with multiple bar and seating areas downstairs and the brewing equipment upstairs. Taxidermy abounds. I chose to sit at the big, main U-shaped bar with my GF and family. The place was absolutely packed with your typical Dells crowd of rowdy kids and exasperated parents, but it was pleasant enough at the bar.

Service: attentive and friendly, not the most knowledgable about the beer itself, but eager to fill you back up at least.

Selection/Quality: 8-10 beers on tap including one on nitro (usually the stout). Not sure about the bottle selection, I'm not about to insult a brewpub by not ordering their beer. I tried a 6 beer sampler flight including their nitro stout, a couple APAs, dunkel lager, weissbier and amber. All of them were solid, the Hop Ale, Dunkel Lager and Nitro Stout stood out. Nothing outstanding, but better than I'd have expected from the Dells.

Food: just sampled some appetizers (quesadillas, wings, bruscetta) - standard pub fare, again solid but nothing outstanding.

Overall, not a bad little place to escape to sleezy/cheesy Dells scene for a few brews. Sad to see I missed the recommended Blonde Bock. Worth a stop if you're stuck in the area.

Golden2wenty1, Aug 05, 2006
Photo of orbitalr0x
4.08/5  rDev +9.7%

Saw a sign for this place off the highway on my recent trip up to Devil's Lake and figured we would have to make a stop and check it out. Well, we were camping and when it started to pour we figured we drive around and find Moosejaw. After a couple wrong turns we finally found the restaurant/brewery with the big moose sign and the log cabin exterior. Upon entering there a cool log cabin/outdoorsman feel with carved wood all over the place and enough mounted animals to make most PETA members flip their lids. Big chandiliers made of antlers and coat hangers made of, yes, hooves. Really open with 3 floors, the bottom has an arcade, middle has your typical restaurant seating and bar and the top has the brewery.

Our waitress was extremely nice and always on the ball with drink refills and any questions we had. I started with the 6 style sampler which was reasonably priced at eight bucks. Overall they had 10 of their own brews on tap and there was a style for everyone on the menu. All the brews I had were really quite tasty, the pilsner was especially good with a nice body and strong hoppiness that I didn't expect from a brewpub pilsner. The weiss, nitro stout, kilbourn hop ale and dunkel were all either solid or quite good as well. Growlers were available for $13 new or $10 if ya brought your own jug.

We ordered some personal pizzas for lunch. I got roasted garlic and spinach that ended up being good, but not really unique in any way...just some tasty pizza. The menu is quite diverse though with plenty of options for everyone including vegetarians. Going into this, I must say I wasn't expecting all too much for a brewpub in the Dells, however Moosejaw met and exceeded my expectations. Definetly a place to check if you're in the Dells area, sit down, grab a bite and try some of their tasty brews. I'll definetly be back here again sometime.

orbitalr0x, Jul 16, 2006
Photo of znarf
4.2/5  rDev +12.9%

Three words, BEER CHEESE SOUP. Try it, enjoy and leave happy. This is a fun Wisconsin destination. Always good food and better beer. Look around and sink into the atmosphere of a Northern Wisconsin hunting lodge.

View the large natural log beams that appear to hold the place together. Ignore the kitsch, suspend disbelief and you have a chance to enjoy yourself.

I have never been disappointed by the food or beer. They have one of the best brewpub Pale Ales that I have ever tried. Stop by, take you time, relax and enjoy.

znarf, Jul 04, 2006
Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%

Avoid peak times because this place gets packed! I stopped in midafternoon on a recent Saturday visit to the area and benefited greatly from the subdued atmosphere and readily available service.

Moosejaw is huge. There are three bars and several eating areas. The whole place is decorated in fo-up-north. No less than 47,000 elk, moose, and deer were slaughtered to construct the chandeliers alone. I heard a rumor that Moosejaw was number thirty-six on PETA Wisconsin’s list of places to “liberate.”

Beer selection consists of 9 taps, and one nitro. Bottles appear to be limited to ML and BL. The best beers I’ve had there are the Nut Brown and the Hop Ale, which uses locally grown hops. The Pils is also very good. Growlers are available for $13 or $10 if it’s a refill.

The staff are great but when this place gets busy service slacks quite a bit. Food is above average pub fare and pizza. Prices are pretty good, especially for the Dells.

Family friendly so you can take the kids and fill up your growler to enjoy back at the water park.

DaPeculierDane, Apr 10, 2006
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3.83/5  rDev +3%

Overall this is a place that the time you arrive and the place you sit will determine how you like it. That said, we arrived at entirely the wrong time. We had 12 people in our group and had called to see if they take reservations (they don't) since we saw the crowds on previous days.

I would recommend arriving mid afternoon for a late lunch or early dinner rather than coming at peak times. We had a been quoted 45 min wait (it took over an hour). During the wait, everyone who left said the same thing "...Good thing we got there when we did!...".

We then went to our table in the basement dining room, not much atmosphere down there, but the upstairs areas looked nice. I would try to eat at the bar next time.

I ordered the BBQ pork sandwich, which was definately not pulled pork. The taste was ok, but from what I hear from the rest of our group, the pizzas were very good.

The beer was hit or miss. The alt and the blonde bock were very good for the style, but the Weiss had no traits I normally associate with the style other than being cloudy - no head, no banana/clove esters. On the plus side they had 8 or so on tap, so there was a good selection to choose from.

All in all, it is worth a visit while in the Dells and I do recommend getting a sampler before ordering a pint.

keilerdunkel, Aug 20, 2004
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Moosejaw Pizza & Wisconsin Dells Brewing Co. in Wisconsin Dells, WI
85 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.