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Houdini's Escape Gastropub

$$ - $$$American, ,
1216 S Oneida St, Appleton, WI 54915-1352
+1 920-574-2616
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1216 S Oneida St, Appleton, WI 54915-1352
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here twice now. Again, as with other establishments that I have reviewed, please get here early otherwise you will have a long wait. Really cool ambiance here, the staff are quick and ready to answer any questions regarding the menu. Good selection...More

Thank Travelr_73
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Better than average pub food. We had basic burgers and beers. Bill was a little steep compared to other places in town, but it's OK.

Thank MissWisc
Reviewed December 12, 2017

We knew that we would have to wait for a while to get a table for dinner so that was not bad at all. We got a table and ordered and within 10-15 min we had our soup/salads. Nice, is what we thought. It was...More

Thank Honesty1977
Reviewed December 4, 2017

It is hard to compare Houdini's to other restaurants or bars that serve food. It is a nice environment and menu is not the usual fare for the area. We went on a week-day at about noon. It was busy but not packed. We were...More

Thank allez2008
Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I have enjoyed this restaurant on many occasions, in fact it was my favorite. This evening we stopped there for a Bloody Mary and it was unacceptable. The bartender explained that they had put the mix away for the night and she...More

Thank Amy S
Reviewed November 11, 2017

We stopped here for lunch and sat at the bar. We were just going to have a drink but looked at the menu and ordered food. We had a fish sandwich which was very good and the tomato bisque soup was very good as well....More

Thank sulyn64
Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

What a great discovery for a dreary Saturday afternoon. The atmosphere here is a modern pub that is clean and roomy. The food was Wow!! Chicken enchilada soup from scratch made by a chef not the average Joe was delicious!! My Ahi tuna tostada was...More

Thank Von W
Reviewed October 31, 2017

We have been here before and liked it so much we went back for our anniversary with our kids. I do get somewhat picky on what I eat. Our waitress Jaclyn (spelling might be wrong) understood what I like and suggested the vodka shrimp. It...More

Thank David R
Reviewed October 19, 2017 via mobile

Cute decor, friendly staff. I can honestly say my fish taco was fabulous, as was the side of truffle mac & cheese. My husband had barbecued wings and fries and he loved them. Our granddaughter also got the fish taco but chose the risotto which...More

Thank bunnyyoop
Reviewed October 16, 2017

We stopped in here for lunch before the craft brew walk. There were 4 of us in our party. We opted to sit at the bar vs. sitting by the main door, which is off in a room by itself. The bartender/server was going through...More

Thank Donna0829
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June 11, 2016|
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Response from FoxValleyDiner | Reviewed this property |
They have sample brunch menus on their website and at the restaurant.
May 22, 2016|
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Response from R440Richards | Reviewed this property |
Yes the absolutely do! Try their truffle mac and cheese, it's fantastic! Most all of their sandwiches can be made with either a gluten free bun, bread or wrap! They even have gluten free soups! You can order just about... More
November 3, 2015|
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Response from go_eat_stay_love | Reviewed this property |
They used to have a great happy hour wine special that they no longer offer. Hopefully they will bring something back.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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