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Houdini's Escape Gastropub

) #8 of 284 Restaurants in Appleton $$ - $$$ American, ,
1216 S Oneida St, Appleton, WI 54915-1352
+1 920-574-2616
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“panini” (16 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1216 S Oneida St, Appleton, WI 54915-1352
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Had the tacos, very spicy but in a good way. We always enjoy eating here. My husband had the jerk chicken and said it was delicious.

Thank Laura K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A business colleague suggested Houdini's and at first I was thinking, great, bar food, again. Wasn't I surprised. I was seated quickly but the place did fill up with groups and a couple Birthday parties. The waitress was friendly and from my area in Ohio...More

Thank Adam M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped in at Houdini's for a quick beer and bite to eat. To my surprise, this restaurant not only features dozens (maybe hundreds) of beers but an amazing food menu as well. The Wisconsin Panini that I ordered (with house made chips) was a...More

Thank Chuck G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

they had gazpacho as a soup on the menu. I really wanted it, but with opening at 11 and here it was almost noon, it was not ready. I had to make another choice. We had the lunch sort of a pick two, wisconsin panini...More

Thank Diane W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Recently expanded with an extensive menu. Food is good and reasonably priced. Nice selection of local craft beer. Staff was friendly and helpful. Indoor and outdoor seating.

Thank beerstl
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The food and service are excellent. Recommend reservations whenever possible. Indoor and outdoor seating available. Good beer selection.

Thank Leanne L
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Went here for some beers and food. Lots of local or regional brews. I had an Ambergeddon beer from Madison Wisconsin. The bartender was eager to let me sample several beers on tap before my cousin forced an Ambergeddon on me. I really couldn't make...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

I have been here a couple of times. The menu is enticing with a good selection of items grouped by small, medium, and large plates. I didn't rate it right away because the first couple of times there the wait for a drink at the...More

Thank MrsLing
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Best Bloody Mary in Appleton! Definitely not disappointed. Lunch in a glass! Came with Brussel Sprout, Olive, Mushroom, Pickle, Cheese, Beefstick, Asparagus, and Green Bean and of course a mini beer chaser..... google led us here.

Thank Jamie S
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

I had the WI panini. Was hoping for more flavor. Beef and cheese was good, but the horseradish was non existent. Mac and cheese was missing salt and was ok. Not what I was expecting. My son had a gastro Burger and thought it was...More

Thank John E
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12 June 2016|
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Response from FoxValleyDiner | Reviewed this property |
They have sample brunch menus on their website and at the restaurant.
23 May 2016|
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Response from R440Richards | Reviewed this property |
Yes the absolutely do! Try their truffle mac and cheese, it's fantastic! Most all of their sandwiches can be made with either a gluten free bun, bread or wrap! They even have gluten free soups! You can order just about... More
4 November 2015|
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Response from go_eat_stay_love | Reviewed this property |
They used to have a great happy hour wine special that they no longer offer. Hopefully they will bring something back.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1216 S Oneida St, Appleton, WI 54915-1352
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Appleton
  • Phone Number: +1 920-574-2616
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