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Mark's East Side

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1405 E Wisconsin Ave, Appleton, WI 54911-3910
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We've been coming to Mark's East Side for Friday night fish fry for over 25 years. In that time, the fish fry was always - ALWAYS - consistently good. But now, I'm not sure anymore. We were there recently and had a disagreeable surprise. The haddock was overcooked - so very dry. And this was not only the first batch... More 

Thank Frequenttraveler082
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were in Appleton area last weekend and had the pleasure of dining here on Friday evening. It is a very busy place on Friday and we waited an hour to be seated. The bar area is very busy and bartenders very friendly and fast. I had the fried haddock and my husband the walleye. My fish was excellent and... More 

Thank Mary A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been to Marks many times but only in the evening., and it is one of our favorite places to go. 7 of us went to the restaurant on the Tuesday lunch of restaurant week, our waitress was obviously busy and it took almost half an hour to get her attention to order. Starters were small but ok, 2... More 

Thank DisplacedMenasha
Stanley, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently moved to Appleton but had previously visited many times with my sister who loves this place. The food and service is excellent. The fish fry on Friday is a great bargain...LOTS of food and fish for a reasonable cost. The Old Fashioneds are really good and maybe I should have had just one...but well, did I say they are... More 

Thank Chrisbee59
Appleton, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been there several times. The service and food are always consistently good. It can be very busy on Friday nights. The bar is fun and the drinks are great. They make grasshoppers, which are a refreshing after-dinner treat.

Thank Rachel S
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177 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and another couple from Appleton went to Mark's during their Restaurant week I'm glad we had reservations as the place was packed for lunch. Service was quick, waitress ( Jody ) was friendly and efficient.

Thank tdammen
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tried this restaurant for the 1st time during 2016 restaurant week. We opted for the specilal lunch offer. The three course lunch was excellent. The food was well prepared, abd the service attentive. My wife and I were shown the lunch and dinner menus. The selection of German and American dishes was very broad and the prices were reasonable. We... More 

Thank Michael M
Appleton, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went during restaurant week,to try something different.What a disappointment,I was wondering if there was cook in the kitchen,or the dishwasher took over.The appetizer was too salty to eat,the vegetables were raw and the veal was tough.How do you serve tough veal.I'm lost for words, what a bad experience this has been.Also my partner felt the value of the food wasn't... More 

Thank ron M
Marks_East_Side, Owner at Mark's East Side, responded to this review

Ron thank you for taking time to post your experience while dining at Mark's. Our goal is to meet and exceed our guest expectations and we are sorry that we fell short of that goal with you. I wish you would of communicated your disappointments to your server and we would of done everything in our power to correct the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mark's food is great! I have mostly had the fish on Fridays but steaks are good too. They can be busy on weekends so just prepare for a bit of a wait. We will continue to go here as one of our local favorites.

Thank LeeAnn L
Appleton, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mark's East Side is our favorite place to go out for a nice dinner (lunch is great too)! We've been there dozens and dozens of times over many years - never had a meal that wasn't marvelous and service that wasn't great!

Thank DMF1119

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $25
American, German, Soups, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
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: 920-733-3600
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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