Downtown
1. Breakfast
• Bagelicious
◦ Offering a variety of bagels, sandwiches, fresh juices and smoothies, Bagelicious has seating areas, but is also good for a quick breakfast on the go.
◦ 101 E College Ave
◦ Hours: 7 am – 2:30 pm
◦ Price Range: $

• Brewed Awakenings
◦ Eclectic cafe with a variety of foods and drinks, offering a cozy space to spend some time.
◦ 107 E College Ave
◦ Hours: 7 am – 5 pm
◦ Price Range: $

• Copper Rock Coffee Company
◦ Spacious coffeeshop offering egg sandwiches and quiche for breakfast with a full espresso bar and plentiful seating.
◦ 210 W College Ave
◦ Hours: 6:30 am – 10 pm
◦ Price Range: $

• Queen Bee
◦ Longstanding sit-down diner known for its breakfast, including an Afghan omelette – a family-run local favorite.
◦ 216 E College Ave
◦ Hours: 6 am – 2 pm
◦ Price Range: $

2. Lunch
• Antojitos Mexicanos
◦ Chic new Mexican restaurant offering fresh guacamole, street-style tacos, and margaritas. Occasionally a wait at lunch.
◦ 204 E College Ave
◦ Hours: 10:30 am – 9 pm
◦ Price Range: $$

• Appleton Beer Factory
◦ Brewery featuring standard pub fare with a twist, served up in an industrial brew space with a number of house-brewed beers on draft.
◦ 603 W College Ave
◦ Hours: 11 am – 12 am
◦ Price Range: $$

• Erbert's and Gerbert's
◦ Sandwich shop founded in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, with a location on College Avenue for nearly 30 years. Also open late.
◦ 218 E College Ave
◦ Hours: 10:30 am – 2 am
◦ Price Range: $

• Josef's Gyros and Kabobs
◦ A great quick lunch spot with gyros, kebabs, and baklava, tucked away in a small back street, just one block off College Avenue.
◦ 118 Soldiers Square
◦ Hours: 11 am – 7 pm
◦ Price Range: $

• Sal's Pizza
◦ Pizzeria offering a wide variety of New York Style pizza by-the-slice, good for a quick lunch, or a late night meal.
◦ 411 W College Ave
◦ Hours: 11 am – 3 am
◦ Price Range: $

• Queen Bee
◦ Sit-down diner offering standard lunch fare 7 days a week, with an Afghan lunch special on Thursdays.
◦ 216 E College Ave
◦ Hours: 6 am – 2 pm
◦ Price Range: $

• Victoria's
◦ Italian restaurant offering bountiful portions of pasta and other Italian fare in an expansive, multi-section dining room. An Appleton mainstay.
◦ 503 W College Ave
◦ Hours: 11 am – 9 pm
◦ Price Range: $$

• Wooden Nickel Bar & Grill
◦ Cozy sports bar serving up brats, burgers, and brat-burgers with several draft beers and a full bar. Another longstanding local favorite.
◦ 217 E College Ave
◦ Hours: 11 am – 2 am
◦ Price Range: $

3. Dinner
• Antojitos Mexicanos
◦ Chic new Mexican restaurant offering fresh guacamole, street-style tacos, and a variety of margaritas. Often a wait at dinner, but they'll take your phone number so you can settle in elsewhere until a table is ready.
◦ 204 E College Ave
◦ 10:30 am – 9 pm
◦ Price Range: $$

• Appleton Beer Factory
◦ Brewery featuring standard pub fare with a twist, served up in an industrial brew space with a number of house-brewed beers on draft.
◦ 603 W College Ave
◦ Hours: 11 am – 12 am
◦ Price Range: $$

• Apollon
◦ A cozy Greek restaurant that has served up a wealth of Mediterranean dishes to the Appleton community for more than twenty years.
◦ 207 N Appleton St
◦ Hours: 5 pm – 10 pm
◦ Price Range: $$$

• Cena
◦ Modern American bistro serving inventive dishes and cocktails in an attractive space. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, there is often live jazz or blues.
◦ 125 E College Ave
◦ Hours: 5 pm – 9 pm
◦ Price Range: $$$

• Il Angelo Resto-Bar
◦ Upscale, thoughtfully plated Italian and Mediterranean cuisine with a full bar.
◦ 201 N Appleton St
◦ Hours: 5 pm – 10 pm
◦ Price Range: $$$$

• OB's Brau Haus
◦ German restaurant with a Bavarian focus serving Deutsch specialties and beers. The laid-back atmosphere of early evening gives way to a dance bar later at night.
◦ 523 W College Ave
◦ Hours: 4pm – 2 am
◦ Price Range: $$$

• Rye
◦ Copper Leaf Hotel's resident restaurant featuring craft cocktails with a strong whiskey theme, offering modern American cuisine.
◦ 308 W College Ave
◦ Hours: 11 am – 9 pm
◦ Price Range: $$$

• Victoria's
◦ Italian restaurant offering bountiful portions of pasta and other Italian fare in an expansive, multi-section dining room. An Appleton mainstay.
◦ 503 W College Ave
◦ Hours: 11 am – 9 pm
◦ Price Range: $$

• Vince Lombardi's Steakhouse
◦ The Paper Valley Hotel's upscale steakhouse combines upmarket dining with a classic supper club atmosphere, surrounded by tastefully curated football memorabilia. Lombardi's boasts arguably the city's best wine list.
◦ 333 W College Ave
◦ Hours: 4 pm – 10 pm
◦ Price Range: $$$$

• Wooden Nickel Bar & Grill
◦ Cozy sports bar serving up brats, burgers, and brat-patty burgers with several draft beers and a full bar. Another longstanding local favorite.
◦ 217 E College Ave
◦ Hours: 11 am – 2 am
◦ Price Range: $


Outside Downtown, Within the 41 / 441 Loop
1. Breakfast & Lunch
• Tempest Coffee Collective
◦ A new riverfront coffeeshop boasting excellent espresso drinks and simple-yet-well-done breakfast and lunch options.
◦ 181 South RiverHeath Way
◦ Hours: 7 am – 6 pm
◦ Price Range: $

2. Lunch & Dinner
• Fratello's Riverfront Restaurant
◦ New American cuisine served up with riverfront views in a renovated hydroelectric power plant.
◦ 501 W Water St
◦ 11 am – 9 pm

• Houdini's Escape Gastropub
◦ Bar and restaurant offering upscale, creative pub food and cocktails.
◦ 1216 S Oneida St
◦ Hours: 11 am – 10 pm, kitchen closed 3-4 pm
◦ Price Range: $$$

• Koreana
◦ Korean restaurant and sushi bar featuring dishes such as Korean barbecue and serving up arguably the best sushi in the area.
◦ 201 W Northland Ave
◦ Hours: 11 am – 2pm, 4:30 pm – 9 pm
◦ Price Range: $$

• Stone Arch Brewpub
◦ Brewpub with a variety of house-brewed beers, pub fare, and pizzas, served in both a stone-walled basement, and an outdoor beer garden.
◦ 1004 S. Olde Oneida St
◦ Hours: 11 am – 10 pm
◦ Price Range: $$


Appleton West Near Hwy 41
1. Breakfast & Brunch
• SAP
◦ All-day brunch restaurant featuring creative dishes made with local ingredients, alongside a full espresso bar and bakery. A destination breakfast restaurant.
◦ 708 N Casaloma Dr.
◦ Hours: 8 am – 8 pm
◦ Price Range: $$

2. Lunch & Dinner
• Carmella's
◦ Upscale Italian bistro consistently ranked among the city's best restaurants. No reservations accepted, but you can call ahead to say when you will arrive to minimize waiting time. A surprising gem in the Fox River Mall area.
◦ 716 N Casaloma Dr
◦ Hours: 11 am – 9 pm
◦ Price Range: $$$

• Fox River Brewery and Restaurant
◦ Brewpub with large windows and a patio offering classic pub food and house beers within the Fox River Mall.
◦ 4301 Wisconsin Ave
◦ Hours: 11 am – 10 pm
◦ Price Range: $$

3. Dinner
• Nakashima of Japan
◦ Japanese restaurant featuring a sushi bar, hibachi, shabu shabu and yakiniku.
◦ 4100 W Pine St
◦ Hours: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
◦ Price Range: $$$

 

Appleton East Near Hwy 441
1. Breakfast & Lunch
• Chefo's Pancake House
◦ Local breakfast diner serving a large selection of breakfast and lunch options. A cozy local haunt.
◦ 760 W Kimberly Ave, Kimberly WI
◦ Hours: 6 am – 2 pm
◦ Price Range: $

2. Lunch & Dinner
• Cinder's
◦ A meat-focused charcoal grill restaurant offering a variety of foods, including burgers and a Friday fish fry.
◦ 221 S Kensighton Dr
◦ Hours: 10:30 am – 9 pm
◦ Price Range: $$

• El Azteca
◦ Local Mexican restaurant serving a variety of specialties and Margaritas to the Appleton area for nearly two decades.
◦ N474 Eisenhower Dr
◦ Hours: 11 am – 10 pm
◦ Price Range: $$

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