Preferred Restaurants

Make a night of it with a visit to a local restaurant before or after a performance at the Center. The Center partners with a number of local establishments that provide a high-quality dining experience that will add to your enjoyment of a visit to the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center.

Show nights can be very busy and reservations are suggested where available.

Acoca Café and Roastery

ACOCA Coffee
Acoca Café and Roastery
500 W. College Ave., Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 993-1458

ACOCA is downtown Appleton’s original small, craft coffee roaster and coffee shop, now expanded with a full kitchen! We’ve been roasting our own coffee beans since 1997 in Appleton’s Theater District. Our focus is on the customer and we strive to make each person feel a little better after a visit to our welcoming and inclusive shop. Our baristas are as eclectic as our music playlist or Artist’s Wall, and we have free high speed WiFi. Whether it’s a great cup of one of our Fair Trade Organic coffees, a tasty bite to eat, or outstanding conversation, ACOCA has a seat for you.

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Appleton Beer Factory

Appleton Beer Factory
Appleton Beer Factory
603 W. College Ave., Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 364-9931

From the self-performed renovation to the custom-fabricated brewing system, Appleton Beer Factory was built to immerse patrons in beer cultuer and display the brewing process. We’re proud of our beer and want you to witness its journey from tun to tongue. Our seasonal menu reflects the exploration of a new, “beer-centric” way of doing things. Focusing on natural, sustainable foods that are sourced locally and house-made, the menu features the best produce, fish and meats to ensure great flavor and experience for guests.

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The Bar

The Bar
The Bar
427 W. College Ave., Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 882-0690

Downtown Appleton’s best sports bar and happy hour, The Bar on the Avenue is your stop for a great night on the town. Featuring a full menu including salads, pizzas, burgers, and much more…and don’t forget to try our famous chicken wings! Many Celiac Friendly options available as well. The Bar has 18 HDTVs to catch all of your favorite sports, and a friendly staff with a great downtown atmosphere, located directly across from the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. The second story above The Bar boasts an atmosphere unlike any other. Based off of the holiday movie “A Christmas Story” the Leg Lamp Lodge is the place to be on Friday and Saturday nights. Bring your friends and dance the night away with our live DJ, playing your favorite hits from all genres. The Leg Lamp is open to the public on weekends starting at 7 p.m.

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Batley's Grill & Bar

Ground Round Grill & Bar
Batley’s Grill & Bar
1010 Cameron Way
Neenah, WI 54956
(920) 725-1010

Discover everything that Batley’s Grill & Bar, a locally owned and operated establishment, has in store for you.  Delicious food in a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy daily specials or unwind during Happy Hour.  With three distinct dining areas to choose from—the dining room, sports lounge, or our spacious patio equipped with a playground and family-centric activities—there’s an experience tailored to every preference. Gather around our firepits for cocktails and engaging conversations.  Take advantage of our private party room for special occasions.  Join our Loyalty Program today and start reaping the rewards.

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Copper Rock Coffee

Copper Rock Coffee Company
Copper Rock Coffee
210 W. College Ave., Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 882-9462

Copper Rock Coffee is a family-owned business in its 20th year in the Fox Cities. Copper Rock serves deli-style breakfast, lunch and dinner, coffee and espresso drinks, smoothies, bakery, desserts and homemade gelato. We roast our own coffee, have a rentable Gallery and boardroom area, and provide catering.

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D2 Sports Pub

D2 Sports Pub
D2 Sports Pub
403 W. College Ave., Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 257-2582

D2 Sports Pub of Appleton is a unique yet casual “sports centered” dining atmosphere. Our menu includes a variety of choices from burgers to wraps to Mexican, steak and full dinner entrees. Enjoy a meal before the show or stop in for a cocktail afterward.

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Fox River Brewing Company

Fox River Brewing Company
Fox River Brewing Company
4301 W. Wisconsin Ave., Appleton, WI 54913
(920) 991-0000

Open concept restaurant and fully operating brewery with Woodstone pizza oven serving American classic fare and full liquor and wine menu. Seasonal Patio and easy mall access.

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Fratellos Riverfront Restaurant

Fratellos Riverfront Restaurant
Fratellos Riverfront Restaurant
501 W. Water Street., Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 993-9087

With one of the best riverfront views in the Fox Cities, Fratellos Waterfront Restaurant is the place for wonderful service and amazing food. The contemporary atmosphere is built in an old hydrolectric plant with beautiful architecture. Serving a full menu for lunch and dinner with a variety of chef inspired unique dishes as well as our own Fox River Brewing Co. handcrafted beer, wine and craft cocktails.

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George's Steak House

George's Steakhouse
George’s Steak House
2208 S. Memorial Ave., Appleton, WI 54914
(920) 733-4939

George’s Steak House – Appleton’s “Award Winning Steakhouse”, consistent winner Fox Cities Magazine Golden Fork Award and Appleton Post Crescent Best of the Valley reader’s polls for best steaks. Also serving a tempting array of seafood, chicken, lamb and veal. Join in the sing-a-long at the piano bar on weekends.

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Good Company

Good Company
Good Company
110 N. Richmond St., Appleton, WI 54914
(920) 735-9500

Located in a century-old building in downtown Appleton, Good Company is filled with antiques, memorabilia, and artifacts. Whether having a cozy dinner in a balcony booth, a business lunch in the garden room, a get together in the library or dining in our French Quarter Sidewalk Cafe area, you will always find a good time at Good Company Restaurant. Our menu includes burgers, sandwiches, Italian, Seafood, Mexican, salads, steaks and much more.

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Katsu-Ya of Japan

Katsu-Ya of Japan
Katsu-Ya of Japan
338 W. College Ave., Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 882-4183

Katsu-Ya of Japan would love to have you as their guest to experience the excitement and fun of Japanese style dining. Relax and enjoy our wide selection of sushi, hibachi tables or try a new experience with Yakiniku (Grill Your Own).

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The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot
The Melting Pot
2295 W. College Ave., Appleton, WI 54914
(920) 739-3533

Unplug, relax, and be social with friends and family over fondue at The Melting Pot of Appleton, Wisconsin. Take a seat in our intimate dining room with private, comfortable booth seating, soft lighting, and original artworks, or choose our exclusive Lovers’ Lane for more romantic evenings. We’ll start your meal with a savory cheese fondue prepared tableside, complete with artisan breads and seasonal fruits and vegetables. If you choose to indulge in the 4-Course Experience, the next course is a crisp salad with house-made dressing. Then comes the entrée, which is prepared in your preferred cooking style and complemented with flavorful dipping sauces. Lastly, and most importantly, is dessert—creamy chocolate fondue with decadent dippers to satisfy your sweet craving.

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Pullman's at Trolley Square

hamburger and french fries on a plate

Pullman’s at Trolley Square
2295 W. College Ave., Appleton, WI 54914
(920) 830-7855

For more than a decade, Pullmans has been home to the perfect combination of natural beauty and culinary comfort. Visit for a special occasion or an everyday celebration! There’s nothing we love more than serving our city.

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Stone Arch Brewpub, Inc.

seafood platter

Stone Arch Brewpub, Inc.
1004 South Olde Oneida Street, Appleton, WI 54914
(920) 731-3322

Welcome to Stone Arch Brewpub, proudly located just south of College Avenue, off Oneida Street on Olde Oneida. We operate out of the historic “Between the Locks” building, originally built in 1858 as a brewery, preserving the rich brewing history of Appleton. As Wisconsin’s oldest continually operating brewpub, we are deeply rooted in tradition. At Stone Arch, we offer a full bar featuring 15 rotating fresh and natural, hand-crafted beers, alongside 7 small batch gourmet sodas. Our Travel Channel-recognized “Pub Fair with Flair” includes a variety of shareable appetizers, German-style entrees, local and organic-focused options, and award-winning pizzas, catering to all palates and preferences.

Our unique field stone atmosphere enhances your dining experience in our full menu restaurant and relaxing pub. Enjoy our outdoor beer garden, weather permitting, or visit our taproom with 24 additional beers on tap. Join us for Stone Arch Sessions every Tuesday night for a delightful evening of live music. As proud supporters of our community and the arts in Appleton, we welcome guests from the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center to embrace the legacy and taste the craft at Stone Arch Brewpub.

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Vince Lombardi's Steakhouse

steak on a plate over mashed potatoes

Vince Lombardi’s Steakhouse
333 W. College Avenue, Appleton, WI 54911

Enjoy one-of-a-kind, world class dining set among Coach Lombardi’s personal memorabilia and classic photos. Showcasing over 400 items in all, Vince Lombardi’s Steakhouse features a Brunswick-style bar and lounge plus two private dining areas for parties of eight to ten. Experience a commitment to excellence in food, beverage, and service that is commensurate with the standards of our namesake. Our menu includes generous sides, mouth-watering desserts, and the area’s most extensive wine list.

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Van Abel's of Hollandtown

Van Abel’s of Hollandtown
8108 County Trunk Hwy D, Kaukauna, WI 54130

 

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Whisk & Arrow Sugar Studio

Whisk & Arrow Sugar Studio
1915 N Richmond St Ave, Appleton, WI 54914

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Zuppas

Zuppas
1540 S Commercial St, Neenah, WI 54956

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