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Houdini's Escape Gastropub

££ - £££American, ,
1216 S Oneida St, Appleton, WI 54915-1352
+1 920-574-2616
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“panini” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 15:00 Hours
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1216 S Oneida St, Appleton, WI 54915-1352
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for a group lunch. Depending what door you enter, the layout is confusing. We had to walk all the way across to get to Hostess table to walk all the way back to get seated. I have the bacon jam burger. It...More

Thank Jody R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends enjoy going here but I think it is overrated. The drinks are expensive but we'll made. They do have homemade chips that are very good but I had Korean tacos as my main and they were pretty gross. The meat was fatty and...More

Thank Kathryn C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not the biggest restaurant, but the food was amazing. Chef's risotto side dish was delicious. I had the Cauliflower Sandwich which was great, and pub chips appetizer hit the spot. Husband had a burger and Mac and Cheese side and said it was the...More

Thank juliek62275
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and service! Minimal Houdini influences and exhibits of any real substance. A bit loud, but nice facility. Busy and active. If you want a quiet night out, this probably isn’t the place. If you don’t mind the noise, you won’t regret the choice....More

Thank duanemoore1961
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Huge menu option and wonderful food! This place is always buzzing with customers! Food is always delicious, service is good.

Thank nifer2317
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Great food - tasty and nice variety, very friendly and professional staff, great selection if beers. BUT very noisy, you can hardly have a conversation.

Thank 4Blizzards
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Very busy when we arrived, got a table right away. Attentive staff and excellent menu and Chef. Awesome atmosphere, little Appleton history and great drink and food menu.

Thank jschlais
Reviewed 11 March 2018

This was the first time I had ever come to Houdini's Escape Gastropub. The bar was packed when we arrived, we had to wait about 35-45 mins so i definitely recommend reservations if you go on a Friday night if you don't want to hang...More

Thank Ashley N
Reviewed 14 February 2018

We have gone to Houdini's for several years now and tonight will be our last meal there. I ordered the Jerk Chicken with red beans and rice along with greens. The jerk chicken that I"m familiar with usually comes as a rub, but this had...More

Thank aromaticdancer
Reviewed 20 January 2018

We were disappointed with our visit. The wait staff was disinterested and food was underwhelming and needed to be seasoned better. Very pricey for what it was. Nothing innovative I was expecting to see some awesome craft cocktails which they did not offer. When I...More

3  Thank Kathy H
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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.
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
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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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