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Houdini's Escape Gastropub

) #9 of 282 Restaurants in Appleton €€ - €€€ American, Bar, Pub
1216 S Oneida St, Appleton, WI 54915-1352
+1 920-574-2616
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“panini” (13 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1216 S Oneida St, Appleton, WI 54915-1352
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Stopped in on a friday evening for dinner...was told it would be about an hour wait. We were okay with that. Had a seat at bar. Waiting for about 20 minutes, bartenders walked by and did not acknowledge us, even with money in hand. Left....More

Thank Cindy T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I've been here several times with colleagues. The caprese with heirloom tomatoes is a favorite. Good wine selection and great neighborhood vibe.

Thank sjobey
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Whether it's dinner, Sunday brunch, appetizers, or just drinks, the staff at Houdini's are artisans in all respects. I have never had a bad item on the menu and will always go back. They also have a great beer selection :-)

Thank markt00
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have always wanted to try this restaurant. We were waiting for our table and told to sit at the bar and order some drinks. We could see a table was open and set for two. I think they were pushing us to spend more...More

Thank Carol_2368
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food and drinks are always good but it can get loud inside do not ideal for those with hearing issues. Maybe they can do something about the acoustics.

Thank Babettedoll
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some people had raved about the food at Houdini's Escape Gastropub, so the two of us decided to have a late dinner there on a Friday evening. We were told the wait would be about 30 minutes, and it was. We sat at the bar...More

Thank Frequenttraveler082
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Has a good reputation locally as it should be. Lots, I mean lots of beers from which to choose. Small, medium or large plate selections all reasonably priced.

Thank Hiexpectations48
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food, when we finally got it was very good, but my husband's was cold. Our server disappeared for long periods. Forever wait for bill also.

Thank Debra J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great find. One of my coworkers recommended it. We stopped by on a Tuesday night and took advantage of the taco Tuesday 1/2 price special. There were for selections of tacos. We ordered all of them. I liked the Korean beef tacos...More

Thank Derek W
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We were in the area for the weekend and Houdini's was recommended by some of the locals. The food and service was very good. Huge selection of microbrews from Wisconsin and the U.S. Burgers are cooked to order and the servings are huge. Right now...More

Thank stl1126
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would like to see brunch menu
11 June 2016|
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Response from FoxValleyDiner | Reviewed this property |
They have sample brunch menus on their website and at the restaurant.
Do they offer a gluten free menu, options or substitutes?
23 May 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
What specials do they have for happy hour? Any days for special drinks or wine specials?
3 November 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
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 23:00
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