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Mark's East Side

1405 E Wisconsin Ave, Appleton, WI 54911-3910
920-733-3600
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Ranked #5 of 315 restaurants in Appleton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $25
Cuisines: German, Seafood, Steakhouse, Bar
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: 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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English first
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

Table reserved for 14 at 5:30. Even though menu is smaller on Friday evenings we did not receive food until close to 7:30. My German potato salad was just a little warm. Baked Haddock was served with butter in sauce, but it was over cooked and dry. Annual dinner with relatives coming from an hour way was no fun. After... More

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North Bay, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

We went on the recommendation of family, 6 of us dining. Mark himself came out to our table to chat, he was attempting to pronounce something in German, thankfully, we had a German to help correct him! He offered a sample of Mark's Dark Side Porter, and from a German, it was declared excellent. The meals were fabulous. Service was... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A favorite of ours when we get back to Appleton. I have only had a few items on the menu as I fell in love with the Stuffed Tenderloin, so I have it every time we go! Great service and some of the best drinks in the area. Just remember to get there early or make a reservation, or your... More

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Chicago
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76 reviews 76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

get up this way a couple times a year. always great food. be prepared for a wait but worth it. Hot bacon dressing on the salad is to die for. Best I have had. Fried haddock was lightly breaded, flavorful, and cooked to perfection. Only complaint would be the frozen fries. Not a fan of them. Fresh cut would have... More

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Wisconsin, USA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Friday Perch Plate is very good...although the wait is a little long. Be sure to try out the Sauerkraut Balls (appetizer) YUM!!!

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Very good German food served. Very good red cabbage. Owner Mark is usually there to speak to. Friendly staff. Worth the wait.

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Menasha, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Each time I go to Mark's East Side, there is typically a wait to be seated.... however, the wait is worth it every time. The staff is wonderful, the food is amazing, and the overall atmosphere is very pleasant. (Even when they are super busy.)

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I found the second visit here, less enjoyable than the first. Food and the service was just average.

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Chicago
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The place has a long tradition going back to when it was "Bills" It was great then and it's great now. The experience starts with great drinks. If you're not from the area, ask for an Old Fashion. They make a mean one here. The food here is way beyond the expected "Supper Club" fare. You know from the beginning,... More

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great food, excellent ethnic food such as German and Irish. A great place to socialize with friends. Wonderful service and very friendly staff. Some nights are busy but a large bar area and great service. The food is well worth the wait. A menu with something for everybody.

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