we went there on a Saturday night around 6:30. THEY were PACKED. we did not have a reservation and we are not bar drinkers...we asked how long of a wait and they got us seated within 5 minutes!! salad bar was good and they have the BEST tenderloin I have ever tasted!
217 E College AveAppleton, WI 54911
From Business: Downtown Appleton's first sports bar & grill is still the best! Since 1989, The Wooden Nickel has been the perfect destination for great food and drinks, all your…
loved amazing food all taste fresh. mojitos so good and great services !!!!!
HORRIBLE FOOD-HORRIBLE SERVICE-HORRIBLE MANAGEMENTWorst fish I ever ate, ordered perch and got greasy & oiled down Pike. Server was very rude. Server spilled hot oil/fake butter for haddock on a near 90 year old woman and never apologized or assisted. She walked away and could have cared less. Salad bar was extra and had wilted lettuce and old vegetables. Clam chowder was milk and potatoes with no clams. All vegetables were old, and basically there was no selection. Server waited on 6 tables who sat down after us and intentionally held food back--waited forever. Server did not offer any specials and would not accommodate anything unless asked several times. Had to get up 3 times and go and find her to get some napkins. She never brought a clean fork and stated "We don't do that". It was horrible. Manager stated he appreciated comments, and that "server has her days'. He did nothing to reduce bill or offer any kind of apology. Sorry, but I took my future booking of 40 people for dinner to another restaurant where management and staff appreciate their clientele. DO NOT EAT HERE. FOOD, SERVICE, AND QUALITY HAVE ALL GONE DOWN OVER THE YEARS.
Good drinks at great prices.
It has great fresh unique food that is just absolutely delicious that you can't stop eating. The service was wonderful, they went above and beyond. The atmosphere is fantastic and relaxing. It's all around a great place to eat and has won me over to be a returning customer. I left completely satisfied!!!
All of the food is made from scratch, and you can taste the difference. The ingredients are fresh, the flavors are creatively merged and balanced, and the service is wonderful.
The food here is soooo good! The menu is different than any place else in town & very well thought-out. You have to try the tequila cream sauce -- so good! I would eat that on anything!
Great service disgusting food. The meat tasted old and the rice tasted rancid. No doubt the worst meal I have ever had. I give them until Christmas to shut down. It is obvious nobody in the kitchen is tasting the food!
For a restaurant that never seems to be crowded when I drive by, you would certainly think that they would have been extremely excited to host my group of 25+ when I called. When I called to give advance notice of our arrival, I was met by a crabby lady who seemed more concerned with the fact that a group of 35 prior to us had eaten all their chicken. I thought to myself, isn't that the purpose of a restaurant? To sell out of food, hopefully? I told her that was ok, that I was sure not all of us would be ordering chicken anyway. She snapped at me, we are known for our chicken dinners on Sunday. I said, ok, but confirmed again that I was sure we wouldn't all be ordering chicken anyway. She told me that she could run to another supplier to get more chicken. I said, OK (still wondering why she was so concerned with us and chicken?), that she could take her time...we would get there, eat salad bar, chat amongst ourselves and do whatever to pass the time that she needed to get prepared, not a problem at all. My group consisted of family and friends from all over the country so we were content just being together. Wouldn't you think they would be happy to receive us? Apparently not...of the two waitresses for our table, one was pleasant, the other rude and snide. We brushed it off assuming she may have felt a bit overwhelmed with our group size and, again, we were just happy to be together (keep in mind, there were two other tables in the entire place with people at them...total of maybe 10 people other than us). Turns out, the entire dinner, they paid little attention to us and when they did, it wasn't nice at all. Including handing us the bills for dinner (we split into 4 groups, BUT they tacked on their 18% gratuity so they should have been happy). One couple at our dinner ordered the steak (yes, it wasn't the chicken!) and it was awful. Sent it back and it came back to cook more and it came back worse then it went in. The waitress snapped and agreed to take it off their bill...HOWEVER, because salad bar was included with the steak and they had a plate, they were now charged the $10.95 cost of the salad bar??? When they questioned this at the bar when paying, they were ATTACKED by the manager and waitress. The rude lady went off about us eating all their chicken (not quite sure what the deal with chicken was but OMG, enough already) and told us that we should have been happy with the steak. When we commented that we weren't likely to be back any time soon, she commented, and I quote, "we don't need your business anyway." I have never been so insulted in my life. If you could have seen this woman making a scene in the bar amongst all her apparent "regular" customers (who were not eating, by the way; should have been our first clue), I just shook my head and walked out. Unbelievable. I will shout it from the mountain tops to everyone I know NEVER to patronize that dump again. On top of all of it...the food was less than fantastic and we would have been better off at McDonald's, as she hinted to our group anyway. Guessing we spent in the range of $700 on our group PLUS that 18% gratutity for the less than stellar service. I'm sure McDonald's would have been glad to serve us. NEVER again...