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Houdini's Escape Gastropub

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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1216 S Oneida St, Appleton, WI 54915-1352
+1 920-574-2616
09:00 - 15:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 23:00
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The clan chowder was great. Enjoyed the fish tacos. My husband had the mahi mahi special that he really enjoyed. We called ahead and were told there was no wait but when we arrived they told us it would be over an hour. We ended up eating at the bar. Surprised the bartenders weren't more familiar with the tap beers... More 

Thank GBgal1
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading the reviews, I had some high hopes of this place. The waitress was wonderful, but the food was just ok. The pub chips were great, although it's a pretty hard dish to mess up. I got the Wisconsin Panini and mac n cheese and it was good, but nothing special. The ambiance was ok, I expected more as... More 

Thank Holly J
Appleton, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I cannot tell you how impressed I was with the food at Houdini's Escape Gastropub!! The menu is not your normal "bar food" but actually the opposite! From it's small, medium and large plates to cocktail and beer menu, it does not disappoint. The one thing I would be sure to point out is you REALLY should make a reservation.... More 

Thank Jlh1021
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I've been here a couple times with friends on Sunday around brunchtime prior to the Packer games. Great breakfast/brunch food! I had some type of skillet, the potatoes were excellent and bacon superb. The best part of the meal, though, had to be the Bloody Mary...amazing! This place is definitely worth the visit in the am!

Thank Ben A
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Gasropub is a great description for this bar/resturant. Visited with a group of 9 adult family members. They have real bar tenders, cocktails were fantastic. The soup and vegetable of the day, a spicy black bean soup and brocolini (w/garlic and olive oil) were outstanding. Everyone was very happy with their mains. Next time I'll go straight with the specials... More 

Thank HoustonTex56
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The food was great, as were the bloody mary's. The food and drinks took quite awhile even though the restaurant was somewhat dead. The ambiance is great and the patio outside looks like it would be a lot of fun in the summer. Definitely worth returning for the food, hopefully the slow service was a fluke.

Thank ColdBeverage87
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

The food was OK. I wouldn't rave about it. They are a bit on the pricy side. The atmosphere was that of a bar and grill. They gave a dining room in the back that isn't anything special. The waitstaff was fine. The overall experience was average. I expected more for what we paid.

Thank Sue B
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This was our first visit to this restaurant and was very pleased with the food and service. Our waitress was awesome and I believe her name is Ally. She was so friendly and helpful. The beet salad was one of the best I have ever eaten and the fish tacos were great. I had them made the original way. Everyone... More 

Thank cbrauer22
Appleton, Wisconsin
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for a couple drinks and ordered food to go. The staff is always very efficient and friendly. Great selection of wine and other beverages. We ordered smothered chicken and the blackened mai he mai he tacos. There was plenty of food and it was delicious. The only reason I didn't give the top rating is because the... More 

Thank Askiola
Appleton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Had brunch @ Houdini's Escape today - fun options for food. Food and service were both very good! Know that if you order the Wisconsin Bloody Mary you get both a drink and an appetizer complete with half a hard boiled egg with a half piece of candied bacon, piece of string cheese and beef stick, skewer with mushroom, brussel... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?