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“Surprise, surprise!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Red Ox Seafood & Steakhouse

Red Ox Seafood & Steakhouse
Ranked #23 of 366 Restaurants in Appleton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Serving the Valley for over 40 years. Serving lunch & dinner 7 days a week. Gourmet Sandwiches, "Big" Salads, Baked Stuffed Potatoes, Aged Steaks, Seafood, Veal, Chicken, Ribs, Duck, Veal & More.
Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States
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298 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Surprise, surprise!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

We reviewed TripAdvisor while visiting Appleton to find a great place to eat and decided to visit the Red Ox after seeing the positive reviews. When we drove up, we thought surely we had the wrong place. From the outside, the restaurant doesn't look all that impressive, and the outside dining area looked like it was in some stage of remodeling. We almost left. Thankfully, we decided to give it a chance, because from the moment we opened the door, our dining experience was delightful. We were greeted warmly and led to our table in a dining room that was much fancier than I imagined. Our waitress was friendly and pointed out the early specials, including the famous haddock--all 15 varieties. My husband had a melt-in-your-mouth prime rib, while I went for the haddock trio--haddock prepared in my choice of 3 ways. I had haddock Benedict with asparagus and crab, haddock with a cherry sauce, and haddock with a crab cake and lemon-butter. Marvelous! Add in your choice or soup or salad, and several interesting potato choices. We were stuffed! Needless to say, we will be back on our next visit to Appleton. So nice to have those early bird specials, too.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Judy C
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English first
New London, Wisconsin, United States
Level Contributor
26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Anniversary Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

We were able to get in without a reservation which is unusual. We felt welcome from the first person to greet us to the last person. Our waitress was wonderful and very helpful.
The food was delicious. I had the 8oz. fillet and 10 oz. lobster tail. My wife had haddock prepared three different ways. While my meal was pricey, we thought the value matched the service and quality of the food. We will go back for "special" occasions. Anniversary #37 was memorable. Thank you, Red Ox!!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Vaughn G
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

The Red Ox for years has had great food. Friday night brings many choices of fish done in a variety of ways. Steaks are also always excellent. I love this place.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Walter L
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great choice for parties”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

The drinks are good, the food is excellent. There is a wide variety of appetizer/menu options. The staff is well-trained and seem to handle large groups with ease.

Visited September 2012
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Thank Mary R
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Appleton, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
94 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Fun wine/dinner parties”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013 via mobile

I've been to the Red Ox many times, but my favorite time was the Mardi Gras 5-course meal and wine tasting. The food was awesome, as usual. The wine and wine distributor were amazing. The old fashioneds are always good. I would love to go to another event there. Sometimes the service is slow and the servers seem stressed, but that won't hold us back from going again.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JLHeiny
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