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Cinder's Charcoal Grill

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221 S Kensington Dr, Appleton, WI 54915-3360
+1 920-739-5969
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak sandwich” (34 reviews)
“sandwiches” (10 reviews)
“fries” (13 reviews)
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American, Bar
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221 S Kensington Dr, Appleton, WI 54915-3360
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Reviewed January 17, 2018

Only ate here once; I guess that happens when you do not like your first experience. We went late on a Friday night, after normal rush hour for a fish fry. Cinders charges supper club prices and delivers fast food quality fish fries.

Thank Shambeau
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

Stopped in on Saturday evening for dinner. Ordered the BBQ Ribs. Fall off the bone tender with a very good smoke taste and nice sauce. Excellent choice if you want to go somewhere that isn't a chain. Good service and hometown feel

Thank FoxRiverRunner
Reviewed October 20, 2017

Crowded on a Friday night - had to wait 15 minutes or so for a table. Once seated, service was prompt. Waitress knew the menu and answered all of our questions. Meals came promptly. Good food, reasonable price. I would go back.

Thank Katherine M
Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

We'd heard they had a good Friday fish dinner. It was quite busy but we had a place to sit & our wait was only about 20 minutes before being taken to a table. We each ordered a beverage, an appetizer and the Friday fish...More

Thank Cherrie E
Reviewed September 12, 2017

I hope an owner or manager sees this but we have had 3 very bad meals from this location but I will explain. 1) we ordered burgers and it made my wife got sick 2) my daughter and husband came in from California for vacation...More

Thank stevencarlsen2017
Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

I sat at the bar as I was by myself. The bartender was friendly and fast. However, everything else was lacking. My wine was from a box and my boneless wings were far from fresh and almost gross.

Thank Kristi S
Reviewed August 5, 2017

Had a brat meal one night while on holiday from the UK at the W Wisconsin location - very nice, pleasant staff and the brownie delight was lethal to my waistline but lovely. Will definitely go back next visit to the "Valley"

Thank JohnKent40
Reviewed July 24, 2017

They have very good steak sandwiches, tenderloin sandwiches. Also their Fish is excellent. I recommend Haddock, or the seafood platter. Criss cut fries are always good also.

Thank Jim C
Reviewed June 25, 2017

We came here expecting great charcoal grilled flavor on our burger and steak. Instead the steak, which was ordered medium, came gray both inside and out. And the burger, also ordered medium, came gray on the outside and rare on the inside. There was absolutely...More

Thank JazzMusic
Reviewed May 30, 2017 via mobile

We were in a hurry but didn't want fast food! Just driving by Cinders and took a chance! The food was great the service was fantastic and the food came out super fast! We tried our servers recommendations; Cheeseburger, Sweet Potato Fries, then added potato...More

1  Thank Ron W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 S Kensington Dr, Appleton, WI 54915-3360
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Appleton
  • Phone Number: +1 920-739-5969
  • E-mail
Cinders Charcoal Grill – Family owned bar, restaurant and grill. Family friendly restaurant. Hand cut steaks – fresh ground burgers – homemade soups. For 30 years, Cinder's Charcoal Grill has been cookin' your favorite steak sandwiches, gourmet burgers, fish fries, salads and hearty grilled sandwiches. Our meat is cut and ground daily and then grilled to perfection over a real charcoal fire.
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