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Dino's Restaurant

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2900 New Pinery Rd, Portage, WI 53901-9225
+1 608-742-4111
06:00 - 22:00
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176 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

This is a nice little "Up-North" kind of place. The food was decent and the staff was very hometown friendly. Don't expect any fantastic foods but their basic menu is fine. We found this restaurant to be in much better shape than The Ridge Motel to which it is attached. We had the basic bacon and eggs with bacon and... More 

Thank John C
Grantsburg, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

They had 3 or 4 different kinds of fish to select from for their fish fry - something I've rarely seen and really appreciated. Service was excellent, food was very good. Paid $1 extra for the sweet potato fries - well worth it!

Thank Joanie M
Portage, Wisconsin
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92 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This our latest Friday Fish spot. I think being next to a kind of dowdy motel is a negative for me. But we read the Trip Advisor reviews and decided to give it a try. Most times we try to avoid restaurants with a 6 page menu. We were pleasantly rewarded. My fried cod was ample and nicely beer battered.... More 

Thank sunnydayinwis
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Large portions, all day breakfast, awesome American potatoes and hash browns. Nice atmosphere for families. Easy off and on to Route 39.

Thank Sue K
Manchester, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We ate breakfast here. The staff was helpful and sensitive to our dietary restriction. The meal was good and well priced. We didn't wait long either which was important as we wanted to get started.

Thank Rtrip82016
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

excellant service, great prices, friendly owners, great cook, nice menu items, can do special lunches or dinner parties. great cocktails

Thank Dale B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed the night in Portage for our trip to the Dells and tried this place for breakfast. Initially I was unsure because of our stay at the attached hotel, but this place was fantastic. Our server was super friendly and kept checking up on us to make sure the food was to our liking. The menu has several options... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We have never had a bad meal or bad service here. Love the fish fry and my hubby loves the lasagna. The bar serves a good drink and everyone is more than helpful and friendly!

Thank Dana H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

A storm was coming in on our drive up north so we decided to stop in Portage for an early dinner. We were greeted with a friendly smile and seated immediately. Our waitress was efficient, friendly and attentive. I ordered the shrimp stir fry, which was really good. Also had a bowl of soup. Saw on the menu that they... More 

Thank RetirementTime
Portage, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

This is the most under-rated restaurant in town. I think it gets negative marks for being attached to a motel, but in reality it is a great standalone restaurant. The food is plentiful, and the prices are modest. It is a great place for an American-style breakfast which is too big for a normal person to eat. We go there... More 

Thank Fred F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2900 New Pinery Rd, Portage, WI 53901-9225
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Portage
  • Phone Number: +1 608-742-4111
608) 742-4111 phone number

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