If you have ever watched "Diners. Drive-Ins and Dives" on the Food Network, then you will appreciate Denny's Diner in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. There are plenty of good restaurants in the Dells, to be sure, and plenty of familiar chains as well. I've been going to the Dells for years and the one place I somehow missed was Denny's Diner. Perhaps it is the location (on the corner of of Rt. 12 and Rt. 23) that made me miss it, but boy have I been missing out.
Denny's Diner (not to be confused with the national "Denny's" chain) is a hidden gem of a restaurant. The decor is similar to a 50's diner, but with a hodge-podge of oddities thrown in. From Beatles poster on the walls, to a Tasmanian devil hanging from the ceiling to a train going by overhead, it is hard to describe the wild menagerie of collectables found in the restaurant.
But that is just the beginning of the enjoyment at Denny's Diner. We went for breakfast. I had the Spanish omele (which could feed a small army), my wife had the Eggs Benedict, my oldest daughter the standard two eggs and bacon, and my youngest daughter the biscuits and gravy. All were very good and well worth a return trip on their own. But the hash browns, for me, were the star of the show. I would go back just for those. But my wife and youngest daughter liked the home-made cinnamon rolls the best.
Of course the toast on home-made bread was quite a treat. Yes, that's right...home-made bread.
We wound up at Denny's Diner by chance this time. On our next trip to the Dells, you can rest assured that our next visit to Denny's will be high on the itinerary of things to do while we are there.