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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
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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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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Greenville, Wisconsin, United States
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped in on a friday evening for dinner...was told it would be about an hour wait. We were okay with that. Had a seat at bar. Waiting for about 20 minutes, bartenders walked by and did not acknowledge us, even with money in hand. Left. Will never go back. Had a great dinner at Emmetts , another local bar, with... More 

Thank Cindy T
Tega Cay, South Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been here several times with colleagues. The caprese with heirloom tomatoes is a favorite. Good wine selection and great neighborhood vibe.

Thank sjobey
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Whether it's dinner, Sunday brunch, appetizers, or just drinks, the staff at Houdini's are artisans in all respects. I have never had a bad item on the menu and will always go back. They also have a great beer selection :-)

Thank markt00
Appleton, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have always wanted to try this restaurant. We were waiting for our table and told to sit at the bar and order some drinks. We could see a table was open and set for two. I think they were pushing us to spend more money by ordering drinks from the bar. The waitress was very nice. The food was... More 

Thank Carol_2368
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27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food and drinks are always good but it can get loud inside do not ideal for those with hearing issues. Maybe they can do something about the acoustics.

Thank Babettedoll
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237 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some people had raved about the food at Houdini's Escape Gastropub, so the two of us decided to have a late dinner there on a Friday evening. We were told the wait would be about 30 minutes, and it was. We sat at the bar while we waited for our table, and ordered a white soda, and a draft beer.... More 

Thank Frequenttraveler082
Appleton, WI
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94 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Has a good reputation locally as it should be. Lots, I mean lots of beers from which to choose. Small, medium or large plate selections all reasonably priced.

Thank Hiexpectations48
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food, when we finally got it was very good, but my husband's was cold. Our server disappeared for long periods. Forever wait for bill also.

Thank Debra J
Appleton, Minnesota
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67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great find. One of my coworkers recommended it. We stopped by on a Tuesday night and took advantage of the taco Tuesday 1/2 price special. There were for selections of tacos. We ordered all of them. I liked the Korean beef tacos and the Oaxaca tacos. The beer taps were interesting. I sampled a chocolate cookie dough... More 

Thank Derek W
Saint Louis, Missouri
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We were in the area for the weekend and Houdini's was recommended by some of the locals. The food and service was very good. Huge selection of microbrews from Wisconsin and the U.S. Burgers are cooked to order and the servings are huge. Right now there is some street construction in front of the place and this makes it a... More 

Thank stl1126

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Restaurant Details

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