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223 Wisconsin Ave, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-1428
+1 608-254-7505
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11:30 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 20:00
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2012

We sat at the counter and enjoyed a decent meal with a friendly host at a decent price. Simple food yet delicious!

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Thank H2OK
Plainield, IL
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2012

We decided to try this after reading reviews on tripadvisor. I didn't tell the kids, we just 'stumbled' upon it. My kids loved it. Said it was the best hot dogs ever. My dh tried the polish taco and said it was great, perfect amount of heat. Tony, the owner let us come inside and he joined us outside as... More 

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2 Thank siczlo
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2012

Rail dog is run out of a cabose thats full of character and is quietly located off the main strip. The food was good, though a little smaller on the portion size, and the owner was entertaining. The place was clean, and we found it relaxing to have lunch away from crowded broadway. We will return here next year.

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Thank Cherrous
Chicagoland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2012

You can spend your life spending money in Vegas, pursuing the vanishing magic of Disney, or any other number of desperate pursuits of happiness. What is funny about life is the unexpected moments, those instances that take you by surprise and you remember forever. Rail Dog is that kind of place and Tony is that kind of owner. Warm and... More 

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1 Thank tbennett76
Jerseyville
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2012

Went by the caboose and picked up lunch, the owner invited us in and entertained us for awhile, made our lunch and just hung out. Super cool guy and very entertaining. Food was great too.

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Thank vmandkm
Deerfield, Wisconsin, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2012

No, I have no investment in this business. My wife and our 3 small children visited this wonderful stand just today. Not only was the owner great fun for the kids, but he was really friendly with us, and the food was fantastic. There is nothing "dangerous" about this stop, nothing negative. It is simply one of those once-in-a-lifetime hotdog... More 

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1 Thank Kevin H
Deerfield, Wisconsin
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2012

Awesome little caboose just a block off the main drag in the dells. The owner is one the coolest, friendliest people you will ever meet. The menu in small, but it is good quality food. I attached some photos from our visit, including the menu. The owner has a thick polish accent, which I loved, he had a few little... More 

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Thank Miranda77
Champaign, Illinois
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2012

We love Rail Dog! A great hot dog stand inside a 1956 Milwaukee caboose! Our kiddos love it!! Our family has been there at least 3 times! Fun for kiddos and good Chicago (Vienna Beef) - style hot dogs! Love it!

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Thank Jeremiah G
York
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99 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2011

Although they probably only have 6 or 7 items to choose from, we ate there twice. 3 Seats inside the caboose, but umbrellas and seating for about 12, outside. I had never had a New York dog...but ended up going back for another. Prices are good, and the french fries that come with it, were not your ordinary fries.

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1 Thank Barbara E
Monroe, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2011

great establishment,clean,friendly service a cabose for a resturant

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Thank sherwoodcamper

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 20:00
Thursday
11:30 - 20:00
Friday
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 223 Wisconsin Ave, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-1428
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Wisconsin Dells
  • Phone Number: +1 608-254-7505

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?