The Best Fish Fry in Appleton and Around the Fox Valley

Wisconsin Fish Fry

Whether you’re observing Lent or it is a Friday night any old time of the year if you are in Wisconsin—it is time for a fish fry. Add a pre-dinner Old Fashioned and a basket of cheese curds, and you’ve achieved peak Wisconsinite.

There are so many great destinations in the Fox Cities area for a fish fry. From the classic supper club experience to a pub-side table to an elevated take on this classic, there is somewhere to go, whatever your mood. 

Fish Fry in Appleton

  • Camelot Bar and Grill, 1700 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Appleton
    • Consistently voted one of the best fish frys in the Valley! The Camelot’s extensive fish fry menu is available for lunch and dinner Wednesday through Saturday. There are multiple fish options from standard haddock and perch to classic Wisco Friday fish menu staple frog legs to nostalgic sunfish. Choose from fries or potato salad along with coleslaw and rye bread on the side. 
    • 920-731-7461
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  • Capitol Centre, 725 W. Capitol Drive, Appleton
    • Fish fry menu is available only on Fridays and includes walleye, salmon, and bluegill, along with fried, baked, or Cajun haddock. Add a loaded baked potato to the side after 4:00 pm.
    • 920-735-9914 
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  • Cinder’s Charcoal Grill
    • Hand-breaded, wild-caught perch and haddock are available daily and Friday adds all-you-can-eat Alaskan whitefish to the menu. 
    • Cinder’s is featured on our Kids Eat FREE (or cheap!) Guide with kids’ meal specials Monday – Thursday.
    • 2369 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Appleton | 920-738-0116
    • 221 S. Kensington Drive, Appleton | 920-739-5969
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  • Dairyland Brew Pub, 1216 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Appleton
    • Friday-only fish fry menu includes bluegill, walleye, haddock, and perch from 4 – 9 pm along with Old Fashioned flights. 
    • 920-903-9708
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  • Dick and Joan’s Supper Club, 220 N. Lynndale Drive, Appleton
    • The traditional supper club serves a fish menu daily.
    • 920-731-8855
    • Reader recommendation: “Dick and Joan’s Supper Club in Appleton, best fish I’ve ever had in my life!”
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  • George’s Steakhouse, 2208 S. Memorial Drive, Appleton
    • In addition to a traditional fish fry menu, the Friday night menu also features elevated fish offerings including Pepper Crusted Haddock. 
    • 920-733-4939
    • Reader recommendation: “Don’t sleep on the clam chowder!”
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  • Mark’s East Side, 1405 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Appleton
    • Friday menu favorites at this Golden Fork winner include all-you-can-eat Icelandic haddock served with coleslaw, fries, homemade tartar sauce, and freshly baked rolls. 
    • 920-733-3600
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  • Mary’s Restaurant, 2312 N. Richmond Street, Appleton
    • This Appleton institution is famous for its dumpling soup and offers a special family bucket of fish (or chicken) with sides daily as well as individual meals with baked haddock, broiled salmon, and all-you-can-eat fish fry on Fridays only for dine-in or takeout. 
    • 920-733-0948
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  • Meade Street Bistro, 2729 N. Meade Street, Appleton
    • Friday Fish Fry menu includes hand-breaded deep-fried perch filets and a Mead Street Fisherman’s Platter with beer-battered haddock, perch, and shrimp.
    • 920-731-8885
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  • Northland Pub and Grill, 340 W. Northland Avenue, Appleton
    • This sports bar and grill has live music on some Fridays. Their Friday specials can be ordered online for delivery or curbside pickup as well as dine-in.
    • 920-364-0016
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  • OB’s Brau Haus, 523 W. College Avenue, Appleton
    • German restaurant Downtown Appleton with a year-round Friday fish menu.
    • 920-730-0202
    • Reader recommendation: “The perch is lightly breaded and flavorful, and their tartar sauce is excellent!”
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  • Rookies Sports Bar & Grill, 325 N. Appleton Street, Appleton
    • Fish fry with deep-fried or baked options is available on Wednesdays and Fridays only.
    • 920-830-1804
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  • Scuba’s Pourhouse, 1309 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Appleton
    • This Wisconsin Ave area favorite has unique Friday menu additions including pan-fried or blackened haddock, ahi tuna, or mahi-mahi,  Burbon Street style haddock with fresh pico and Cajun aioli, and Mardi Gras shrimp. The grill is open for early or late diners from 11 am to 10 pm.
    • 920-364-0488
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  • Spats Food & Spirits, 733 W. College Avenue, Appleton
    • A local favorite and iconic College Avenue landmark featuring a special Friday dinner menu including clam chowder, rosemary salmon, sunfish, and pan-fried pike. There is also a seafood plate with shrimp and scallops alongside fish filets and crabcakes on the appetizer menu. If you’re looking for a spot with a potato pancake side—you’ve found it!
    • 920-738-7171
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  • Wilder’s Cutting Edge Bistro, 2639 S. Oneida Street, Appleton
    • Friday Night Frenzy menu features cornmeal-crusted catfish, and pan-seared or blackened fish choices. Sides include risotto, house-made mac and cheese, and sweet potato tots.  
    • 920-840-6333
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Fish Frys in Combined Locks

  • Kamps Bar & Grill, 303 Williams Street, Combined Locks
  • Chico’s Cafe, 427 S. Washington Street, Combined Locks
  • Mill Town Still & Grill, 101 Darboy Road, Combined Locks
    • (920) 788-1112
    • Perch, haddock, and uniquely crab dip topped haddock.
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  • The Lox Club, 591 State Street, Combined Locks

Fish Frys in De Pere

  • Graystone Ale House, 3711 Monroe Road, De Pere
  • Hilly Haven Golf Course Clubhouse, 5911 County Road PP, De Pere
  • Nicky’s Lionhead Restaurant, 331 Main Avenue, De Pere
  • Nicolet Restaurant, 525 Reid Street, De Pere
  • McGeorge’s Pub & Grill, 415 George Street, De Pere
    • (920) 676-7677
    • “Went for a Friday Fish Fry – it was amazing!” 
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Fish Frys in Door County 

  • Bayside Tavern, 4160 Main Street, Fish Creek
  • Kitty O’Reillys Irish Pub, 59 E. Oak Street, Sturgeon Bay
  • The English Inn, 3713 WI-42, Fish Creek
  • The Fireside Restaurant, 7755 WI-42, Egg Harbor
  • Nightingale Supper Club, 1541 Egg Harbor Road, Sturgeon Bay
  • Waterfront Mary’s, 3662 N. Duluth Avenue, Sturgeon Bay

Fish Frys in Eagle River

  • Blue Heron Restaurant, 1965 Wild Eagle Lane, Eagle River
  • Honey Bear, 5430 State Highway 70 W, Eagle River
  • Tijan’s Twelve Pines, 3635 Town Line Road, Eagle River
  • William’s Pine Gables Supper Club, 1002 W. Pine Street, Eagle River

Fish Frys in Freedom

  • Buzz’s Pub & Grill, W2116 County Rd S, Freedom
  • Leap-In Bobbi & Jeremy’s, N4114 County Rd E, Freedom
    • (920) 788-4491
    • “We frequently get fish at Leap Inn in Freedom and it’s always delicious!”
    • “Leap Inn in Freedom – love their broiled fish.”
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Fish Frys in Fremont

  • Hunters Sports Bar, E9102 WI-96, Fremont
  • The Bridge Bar & Restaurant, 101 W. Main Street, Fremont

Fish Frys in Fond du Lac

  • Schmitty’s Bar & Grill,  N7044 Winnebago Drive, Fond du Lac
  • The Sweet & Salty Pig, 99 W. Pioneer Road, Fond du Lac

Fish Frys in Green Bay

  • Goal Post Bar, 3007 Manitowoc Road, Green Bay
    • (920) 468-1668
    • See Page for Menu Specials 
  • Hilltop Cafe, 2278 Bay Settlement Road, Green Bay
    • (920) 884-0858
    • “Great for carry out.”
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  • Kropp’s Supper Club, 4570 Shawano Avenue, Green Bay
  • Mackinaws Grill & Spirits, 2925 Voyager Drive, Green Bay
  • Maricque’s Bar, 1517 University Avenue, Green Bay
  • R&D House Divided, 2148 University Avenue, Green Bay
  • Redwood Inn, 3230 Main Street, Green Bay
  • The Rite Place, 1580 Bellevue Street, Green Bay

Fish Frys in Hortonville

  • The Black Otter Supper Club, 503 S. Nash Street, Hortonville

Fish Frys in Kaukauna

  • Out-O-Town Supper Club, N2161 Town Club Road, Kaukauna
  • Landreman’s Family Restaurant, 2300 E. Main Street, Kaukauna
    • 902-759-0196
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  • Prime Steer Supper Club, 704 Hyland Avenue, Kaukauna
  • Road Trip Food & Spirits, W1560 County Road KK, Kaukauna
  • Skyview Club, 3108 Green Bay Road, Kaukauna
  • Van Abel’s of Hollandtown, 8108 County Road D, Kaukauna
    • (920) 766-2291
    • Extensive carryout menu and family style all you can eat fish. A Fox Cities family favorite!
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Fish Frys in Kimberly

  • Old Glory Cafe, 104 E. Kimberly Avenue, Kimberly
  • Tanner’s Grill & Bar, 730 S. Railroad Street, Kimberly
    • (920) 788-7275
    • “The Perch and Baby Pike are excellent!”
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Fish Frys in Little Chute

  • Heiting Place, 1101 W. North Avenue, Little Chute
  • Hollander’s Pub & Grill, 1820 E. Main Street, Little Chute
  • Village Limits Supper Club, 1721 E. Main Street, Little Chute

Fish Frys in Manitowoc

  • Courthouse Pub, 1001 S. 8th Street, Manitowoc
  • Green Street Food & Spirits, 1801 S. 10th Street, Manitowoc
  • The Dugout Bar & Grill, 4117 Broadway Street, Manitowoc
  • The Fat Seagull, 807 Quay Street, Manitowoc

Fish Frys in Menasha

  • Lake Park Pub, 8904 Lake Park Road, Menasha
    • (920) 739-1901
    • “Awesome variety of fish available, including bluegill and walleye!”
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  • Michiel’s Bar & Grill, 1100 Appleton Road, Menasha
  • The Old Grog, 546 Broad Street, Menasha
  • Stone Toad Bar & Grill, 1109 Oneida Street, Menasha
  • Waverly Beach, N8770 Fire Lane 1, Menasha
    • (920) 733-9721
    • Right on Lake Winnebago with lots of outdoor seating in warm weather.
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Fish Frys in Neenah

  • Bee Hive Barn & Grill, 2925 County Road G, Neenah
  • Four Seasons, 1104 S. Commercial Street, Neenah
  • Greene’s Pour House, 134 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Neenah
  • Holidays Pub & Grill, 1395 W. American Drive, Neenah
  • Ground Round, 1010 Cameron Way, Neenah
    • (920) 725-1010
    • “All you can eat haddock and traditional rye bread.”
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  • Paynes Point Bar & Grill, 1557 Paynes Point Road, Neenah

Fish Frys in New London

  • Bean City Bar & Grill, N2505 Bean City Road, New London
  • Pine Tree Supper Club, E8095 WI-54, New London
    • (920) 982-5738
    • “They also have fantastic old fashions!”
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  • The Waters Supper Club & Lounge, 815 W. Wolf River Avenue, New London

Fish Frys in Omro

  • Fox Haus Bar & Grill, 720 E. Main Street, Omro

Fish Frys in Oshkosh

  • Andy’s Pub & Grub, 527 W. 9th Avenue, Oshkosh
  • Chester V’s, 2505 Oregon Street, Oshkosh
  • Dublin’s Irish Pub, 2070 W. 9th Ave, Oshkosh
  • Jansen’s Bar & Restaurant, 344 Bowen Street, Oshkosh
  • Jeff’s on Rugby, 1005 Rugby Street, Oshkosh
  • Mike’s Place, 2402 Jackson Street, Oshkosh
  • The Roxy Supper Club, 571 N. Main Street, Oshkosh
  • The Varsity Club, 570 N. Main Street, Oshkosh
    • (920) 651-0806
    • “Cost and quality wise, best fish fry in Oshkosh!”
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Fish Frys in Sherwood

  • The Granary Supper Club, N585 Military Road, County M, Sherwood
  • The Outpost Pub, N606 Knight Drive, Sherwood
    • (920) 989-3300
    • Log cabin atmosphere and Friday Fish Fry menu that includes Baked Haddock Oscar and staples like Haddock and Lake Perch. Sides include potato pancakes and German potato salad.
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Fish Frys in Stockbridge

  • Gobbler’s Knob Supper Club, 101 N. Military Road, Stockbridge

Fish Frys in VanDyne

  • Wendt’s On The Lake, N9699 Lakeshore Drive, VanDyne

Are you a fish fry or supper club super fan? 

We love a good supper club experience as much as the perfect Friday fish fry. If you want to bring some of the staples of a supper club home, try the Wisconsin Supper Club Cookbook. It has recipes from 60 supper clubs around the state. Perfect your supper club Old Fashioned and drink in the nostalgia of this book. 

Blue Moon in Appleton has the best fish fry and supper club merch around! Stop in to check out these items and so many more unique finds for your home or gifts for your favorite people. 

Prefer your fish raw?

When you are looking to forgo a traditional fry, visit one of these spots in the Fox Valley for fresh selections of seafood, hibachi and sushi! 

  • Island Sushi, N162 Eisenhower Drive, Appleton
  • Katsu-Ya of Japan, 338 W. College Avenue, Appleton
  • Koreana, 201 W. Northland Avenue, Appleton
  • Nakashimas of Japan, 4100 W. Pine Street, Appleton
  • Sushi Lover, 527 W. College Avenue, Appleton

What is your favorite place to enjoy a hearty fish fry? Let us know in the comments below! 

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