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Mark's East Side

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German, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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1405 E Wisconsin Ave, Appleton, WI 54911-3910
920-733-3600
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Description: Family owned and operated since 1967. Marks is a long time area favorite...
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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  • 136
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    Very good
  • 11
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  • 4
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Food on a Friday early evening

Used a gift card we were given toward our Friday night dinner. Food was good, we went before 5 and were seated right away. The place was already half full and filled quickly. I don't think I would want to wait for a table after 5, but if you like to have a drink or two at the bar first,... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Mary Vandenbush B
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Used a gift card we were given toward our Friday night dinner. Food was good, we went before 5 and were seated right away. The place was already half full and filled quickly. I don't think I would want to wait for a table after 5, but if you like to have a drink or two at the bar first,... More 

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Thank Mary Vandenbush B
Appleton, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, great service! Was my first experience and will be going back! Went with my son and he really enjoyed it, also. Want to try so many things on the menu! Will be bringing my husband.

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Thank Susie S
Appleton, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've eaten here on numerous occasions and it is always a fine meal at a fair price. Fish fry is excellent. German food is terrific and they always have a German beer (such as Spaten Ocktoberfest) on tap.

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Thank markf1955
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with friends for a birthday lunch. Ordered the sauerkraut balls as an appetizer. They are spectacular! Ordered wiener schnitzel, red cabbage, potato dumplings and a salad with hot bacon dressing. I alternate ordering the Jaeger schnitzel and wiener schnitzl. Both are delicious. Their German menu is excellent, but so is the rest of the menu (steaks and prime rib).... More 

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Thank Cocobean-north
Kaukauna, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had not been to Mark's East Side in years. Just out of our way, and not thought of, I guess. Then, we got a gift card for Christmas. We were excited to try them again and soon questioned why we had waited so long!!! The place is beautiful. The staff is friendly and attentive. The food was nothing short... More 

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Thank Ted B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

I have been to this restaurant many times. I think the food and atmosphere is good. The bar can get a little crowded at times but the service is normally very good. Many people refer to this as a German restaurant which I don't know if I would say that. They have some German items on the menu which I... More 

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Thank Brian M
Wisconsin
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171 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

The steaks here are amazing. No, really, amazing. The owner cuts them fresh each day and they are seasoned to perfection. Prices are reasonable for what you get - it's steak so it's pricey, but worth it.

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Thank MissWisc
Madison, Wisconsin
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196 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Ate lunch at Mark's on Wednesday. There were 5 of us, including one person in a wheelchair, so we made a reservation for a late lunch (1:00 p.m.). It's a large restaurant, thus I was very surprised that it was still packed at 1:00. We got right in with our reservation. They have separate lunch and dinner menus, but they... More 

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Thank Steve H
Appleton, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The food at this restaurant is always delicious. And because of that, you can expect to wait for a table, even with a reservation. At noon 'popovers' are served at the extensive salad bar and they're a real treat made daily. Cassie at the bar is super and the waitress are above average. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this restaurant... More 

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Thank 815RaeM
Kaukauna, Wisconsin
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83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I have been here for meetings and family gatherings. The food is very good and the staff is very friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1405 E Wisconsin Ave, Appleton, WI 54911-3910
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Appleton
  • Phone Number: 920-733-3600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 25
  • Cuisine: German, Bar, Seafood, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children

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
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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