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Mark's East Side

1405 E Wisconsin Ave, Appleton, WI 54911-3910
+1 920-733-3600
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish fry” (26 reviews)
“sauerbraten” (12 reviews)
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American, German, Bar, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1405 E Wisconsin Ave, Appleton, WI 54911-3910
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good place to go for fish fry. Friendly waitress and excellent food. Definitely a place to go on Friday nights.

Thank Appleton2004
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While visiting Appleton WI for the first time,I read the reviews on trip advisor and off I went. So glad I did. The beer,appetizers(sausage sampler) and entree (Fresh Fish) were really great. Service was fast and I even had a chance to chat with Mark...More

Thank travelingteacher801
Marks_East_Side, Owner at Mark's East Side, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Andre it was nice to meet you. Have a safe trip back to Seattle and we hope to see you the next time you are in town. Mark

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Friday Fish Fry at Mark's is legendary--and the crowds are evidence of their great reputation. I arrived at 4:45pm on a snowy Friday, and there was already a 30+ minute wait. The restaurant does not take reservations on Friday evenings, so be prepared! Enjoy...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Met my cousin at Mark's East Side for a birthday beer. Then decided to stay for dinner. After a couple beers I noticed the chalk board with specials. What really caught my eye was Mark's German Manhattan. I was so intrigued the bartender showed me...More

Thank Joseph Z
Reviewed 10 April 2018

If you're looking for a great supper club experience, this is the place for you. Awesome food, friendly bartenders and the atmosphere is inviting. Great place to go for date night or just cocktails and conversation. Oh, if you're into German food, simply yummy!!" This...More

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Mark's East Side is the classic dining site for lunch or dinner. Wide variety on menu, classic food choices, and great proportions. Outstanding service as well !

Thank garrsiev
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Mark’s East Side is the current iteration of an Appleton institution. I remember eating here as far back as the 60’s when it was called the Normandy. Later it was Chef Bill’s. It’s always been good. Still is. Good food. Good service. A Wisconsin supper...More

Thank ditto1958
Reviewed 30 March 2018

I enjoy a good wurst plate, and Mark's baked sausage plate now tops my list. Three distinct sausages (Mettwurst, Weisswurst, and Knackwurst) on a bed of kraut with a side of spaetzle with gravy and a salad with hot bacon dressing. Oh my! This is...More

Thank BluegrassBrad
Reviewed 26 March 2018

The first time we visited Mark's East Side it was on a busy Friday night and I was very impressed with our waitress Liz. She took the time to listen as I explained my son's vast food allergies. The chef came out to speak with...More

Thank Crazymite
Marks_East_Side, Owner at Mark's East Side, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Dear Crazymite: The short answer to your post is that you are right and we are sorry we missed the lemons on your son's allergy card. Being a parent myself I can stand your feelings and view point. Thank you for letting us know. We...More

Reviewed 24 March 2018

We had heard many great things about Mark's, so we expected it would be busy on a Friday night....little did we know there would be people waiting in every nook and cranny to get what all described as "the best food in town"! I am...More

Thank grrenbayfan
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Shelly W
21 July 2017|
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Response from Markandjennie | Reviewed this property |
It is very good. I would say they are pretty strict about any sharing compared to other places ive been
Tim D
3 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
2 November 2016|
Response from Jeanne N | Reviewed this property |
Their phone # is 920-733-3600... ask for Mark :)
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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
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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 thru Friday and closed on Sundays. Hope to see you soon. Mark Dougherty Owner
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