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Hitching Post

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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2503 W Wisconsin St, Portage, WI 53901-1022
+1 608-742-8208
07:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Wisconsin Dells
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped for Sunday Brunch and left disappointed. Service was literally non existent and terrible. Sat at bar across 3 other gentleman that finally got fed up and left. I overheard well if they don't want our money, let's go. Brunch food was just below ave. at best. Everything lacked flavor. I think my server (bartender) went somewhere else and was... More 

Thank Gerg R
Loveland, Colorado
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We met here for a family get together. The staff was very accommodating for our party of 7. The dining room is rather intimate. They attended to our every need. We had kids with us and the place was fine with that too. The food was fantastic and portions large enough for every appetite. Soup and salad bar was fresh... More 

Thank Randy A
corvallis, United States
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best barbecue ribs I have had all year. And get them with the house sauce and you will know why! Perfectly cooked ribs. Good side choices and wonderful, pleasant staff. Comfortable and casual and a real treat. Don't forget the apple pie made in house!

Thank M R
Iron Mountain, Michigan
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

This place has absolutely wonderful food, busy, great service. I have to say was delightfully surprised. Definite stop for me again when I am in town.

Thank Tricialand
Reading, Pennsylvania
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197 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is another gem we have found in Wisconsin. We sat at the bar while waiting for our table. I had a great Manhattan. Our meal included a 1 trip salad and soup bar. I had Battered Blue Gill and my wife had boiled Walleye. Both dishes were prepared just right. The batter on my Blue Gill was very light... More 

Thank Robert C
South Hero, Vermont
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I had the Denver Omlette and it was very good. Its a casual place great for families. The service was very friendly and efficient. The place wasn't swanky but very comfortable, you could tell it was frequented mostly by locals, and it was very easy to see why.

Thank colettacg
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We enjoyed the soup/salad bar. The beer cheese soup was really good. My husband had fried shrimp that were very large and said they were good. I had a tortellini dish that was just okay. There was too much tomato sauce on it and it was a little too sweet for me. There is a large, varied menu and I... More 

Thank 4jean4
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

It worked out great that the Hitching Post was our lunch spot headed north and home from the Chicago area. Thanks to Tripadvisor! Lisa was an excellent waitress and the food was perfect. The BLT had the freshest tomatoes of the trip, home grown by the staff. The soups, likewise, were freshly made from home grown veggies. The fish sandwich... More 

Thank 815Huntz
Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

I don't typically leave bad reviews but I have to here. Our waitress was SO annoying and fake and obnoxious that we were actually unable to enjoy our meal and were racing to get out. Food was decent though.

Thank Alison O
Portage, Wisconsin
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85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Never been to a restaurant with such a terrible "flow" The front door, the hostess station, the line for the salad bar all in the same spot. So there are people waiting for the table, people trying to pay and leave and customers arriving all in the same 5 x5 spot. Doubling down, they have the line for the salad... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2503 W Wisconsin St, Portage, WI 53901-1022
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Portage
  • Phone Number: +1 608-742-8208

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