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Simpson's Restaurant

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222 S Main St, Waupaca, WI 54981-1577
+1 715-258-2330
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 16:00 - 23:00
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Plover, WI
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is dark and dated. The clientele is older and the menu reflects this with "liver & onions" and a salad boasting "imitation crabmeat". There is no drink list (probably depending upon the older clientele to order "Old Fashioneds" or "Manhattans"). We ordered spinach & artichoke dip which was mediocre. The fish fry was fairly tasteless and came with... More 

2 Thank TRS
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77 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Good, well presented portions of food. It was always the place to go with my grandparents for a hearty meal and a special meal out.

Thank P. Joby P
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

Simpson's is a great restaurant in Waupaca. I enjoy the fireplace near the bar in the Winter. It is a nice cozy spot to enjoy a cocktail with a friend. Food here is excellent. The menu changes, so there are always new items to enjoy.

Thank Vicki P
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

Great lunch try the blackened salmon Blt so yummy Not always on the menu do inquire within Nice beer selection and very accommodating owners

Thank ToToTravels
Seymour, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

My wife an and I dined at Simpson's last night. We were pleasantly surprised to find this little gem in Waupaca. I had the baby back ribs and my wife had the haddock in a wonderful sauce. Both meals were excellent and the waiter, Matthew, was top notch. We will definitely be back. You won't regret stopping at Simpson's..

1 Thank BILL S
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

Simpson's is a family-run business where everyone knows your name and treats you like a friend. The food is fresh, hot and delicious. The wait staff, bartenders and cocktail waitstaff are top-notch as well. We try not to miss the Friday fish fry. I/we love the homemade salad dressings. Simpson's is our families favorite spot!

Thank Debby D
Rockford, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

Traveling from Door County, the day before, and enjoying Fish Creek's notable Old English Inn and their highly acclaimed Beef Wellington; I thought any other restaurant would be anti-climatic during the remainder of our vacation. However, I was proven wrong and we were more than pleasantly impressed with our exceptional dining experience at Simpson's Restaurant in Waupaca, Wisconsin. The hypnotic,... More 

Thank john s
Naples, FL
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

My wife and I decided to dine out on a Wednesday night. We had not been to Simpson's in awhile, despite always having good experiences there. Tonight did not disappoint. To start things off, they had a special offering of a Murphy Goode red blend wine called Homefront Red. It was full bodied, flavorful and smooth. Our server was very... More 

1 Thank Wayne F
Marion, Illinois
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

My first visit was 1959 so I've seen the decor, menu, staff changes but the one thing that has never changed was the top quality of their food, be it steak, seafood or other. And the few times there has been a misstep all was made well with aplomb, graciousness and sincere apologies. Bravo Simpson's.

Thank R J Mike N
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

From the Prime Rib to the Scallops, everyone enjoyed the food. Great waitress, reasonable prices and good beer and wine selections......

Thank hodo1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$27
American, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 222 S Main St, Waupaca, WI 54981-1577
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Waupaca
  • Phone Number: +1 715-258-2330

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