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Mark's East Side

) #3 of 284 Restaurants in Appleton $$ - $$$ American, German,
1405 E Wisconsin Ave, Appleton, WI 54911-3910
+1 920-733-3600
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish fry” (22 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, German, Bar, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1405 E Wisconsin Ave, Appleton, WI 54911-3910
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11 - 20 of 341 reviews

Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Mark does a great job insuring every guest feels important. His staff is very attentive of your needs. Good cocktails at bar, good food, total nice dinning experience.

Thank garybE4144YL
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

This local favorite offers a fantastic fish fry! The German fare is definitely worth taking a chance on. The scotch egg and sauerkraut balls are unique and definitely a favorite. Tell them you are a 1st time visitor for free samples of their unique items...More

Thank Cherry A
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Went to Mark's on a Friday night. Had their perch dinner. Fish was lightly breaded; not greasy. Taste was excellent. For a change, had their garlic mashed tators. Excellent choice!

Thank Kim K
Marks_East_Side, Owner at Mark's East Side, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Kim thank you for the nice review. We do use fresh perch when available and hand bread them with our special bread crumb mixture Friday morning. Hope to see you soon. Mark

Reviewed 17 April 2017

Went with a larger group (7) and arrived at 5pm. Had about a 50 minute wait as its quite a popular place. The cocktails and conversation made the time go quickly. Ordered a couple plates of cheese curds - very good! Everyone had fish for...More

Thank TrukTravler
Reviewed 15 April 2017

It just doesn't get any better than this! A true super club that's held their own thru the ages by updating their building, atmosphere, service and menu. Don't worry, the steak and fish fry is still the same, even better! Oh, and did I mention...More

Thank cindya662
Reviewed 13 April 2017

My review is predicated on the fact that I have eaten at great German restaurants in Germany and in America, I was in town for business The Service was great. The decor is good. The food was hot. Now on to the not so good...More

Thank alanf479
Marks_East_Side, Owner at Mark's East Side, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Alan sorry we fell short on your dining experience at Mark's. I would love to talk to you more about this. Could you please give me a call or email me at Markseastside@aol.com. Thank you for your post. Mark. 920-733-3600

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great atmosphere! Wonderful food and beverages! Staff is always friendly and knowledgeable. Food is always hot and menu selections are many.

Thank csunshine66
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

You will not be disappointed in the quality and quantity of your meal, if you choose Mark's Eastside for lunch or dinner. Try the "all you can eat" Fish Fry on a Friday. It is an excellent example of how the staff prepares and serves...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I tried this iconic restaurant with a friend and was truly impressed! Mark even checked on us! And, as first time customers, we each received a coupon to use on our next visit. It was very busy on a Friday night - highly suggest going...More

Thank Senorapm
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Always great food, spirits and camaraderie can be found at Mark's East Side and don't be surprised to experience a visit from Mark himself. He takes great pride in his establishment and mingles freely among visitors.

Thank Hiexpectations48
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Tim D
What's on the gluten free menue?
2 December 2016|
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Response from Marks_East_Side | Property representative |
We have many things on the Gluten free menu. We have a deep fryer just for fried items and have researched all the sub items that are NOT gluten free. So just about the entire menus is available to you. Thanks Mark
WE live in Fla. now but would love their Pork Hock reciepe. PLEASE.
1 November 2016|
Response from Jeanne N | Reviewed this property |
Their phone # is 920-733-3600... ask for Mark :)
Guessing locals stand by the business. That is great for them but that does not change the review. Sorry, it upsets everyone in the area and we are entitled to opinions that may not agree. You cannot tell me how it was or blame me for being honest. Mark's has a cheering section and locals eat at the restaurant more. If it is your standard great it's not mine. Toast to Mark's for having fans in the area. Why does everyone need to agree with the local vote?
9 July 2015|
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Response from Keith S | Reviewed this property |
You don't have to agree with the local vote. Many of us like it, and if you don't that's OK. Frankly, all that means is that it will be a little less crowded, which is a good thing for the rest of us.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1405 E Wisconsin Ave, Appleton, WI 54911-3910
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Appleton
  • Phone Number: +1 920-733-3600
  • E-mail
Family owned and operated since 1967. Marks is a long time area favorite for lunch and dinner serving hand cut steaks, fresh seafood and award winning German fare. Come and relax in our well stock bar featuring a wide selection of liquor, beer and wine. Open 6 day a week, lunch Monday thur Friday and closed on Sundays. Hope to see you soon. Mark DoughertyOwner
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