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Introducing the Best “Dam” Bistro in Appleton!

Located in the historic Atlas Mill on the Fox River, River Tyme Bistro features a beautiful outdoor seating area on our deck overlooking the dam and the magnificent river!



Sunday 10 am-8 pm

Monday 10 am-10 pm

Thursday 10 am-10 pm

Friday 10 am-10 pm

Saturday 10 am-10 pm

The completely refurbished Bistro features:

  • A Multi-Roaster Coffee Bar with coffee from Colectivo as well as from local roasters—& a wide selection of speciality lattes and drinks! 
  • Homemade bread & bakery items, & a full array of very tasty, personally vetted (oh, what hard work that has been!) menu items, including vegetarian & other special diet offerings
  • Classic & creative cocktails, as well as a nice selection of spirits, wine & beer for those who imbibe
  • A deck overlooking the beautiful Fox River with seating for 36

On top of that, we have:

  • Event space, for up to 120, waiting to be rented for your private parties, work functions, or community meetings
  • Regularly scheduled Bistro-organized happenings to encourage you to come to the River more often
  • Bistro & Boat Packages, for a one-stop-shop type of way to fill up a good portion of a great day

Owned and operated by the people behind Fox River Tours, River Tyme Bistro is the sister to the river boats River Tyme, based in De Pere, and River Tyme Too, based in Appleton.  Boat season in Wisconsin is only six months long, but River Tyme Bistro is our land vessel—allowing guests to enjoy the Fox River all year long!

Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow along with everything we are up to at our Bistro and on our boats!


Special Events

Bistro Happenings

We are doing curbside pick-up only through our reservations system until re-opening. Order online!

With an online reservation and contactless service, we hope that booking a reservation can provide peace of mind— and make spending some River Tyme just a bit easier.

Event Space Rental

What do you do when you have a large room, right on the river, with a stunning view of the Fox cascading over the dam? Add to that a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere: natural tones, hand-made reclaimed wood and metal tables, bespoke pottery dishes, a great many really tasty recipes, and the desire to bring people to the river? Why …. start an event space, of course!! All this can be yours – just ask! The event space can accommodate up to 120 people.

Boat Tours

Let us show you what Wisconsin hospitality and a boat that floats will do to your psyche. Stress? Schedules? Deadlines? None exist when you are on River Tyme, our nicely renovated, 55-foot Riverboat, OR on River Tyme Too, our also newly renovated, 46-foot Canal Boat, just waiting to take you and yours out on the Fox.


Contact us online using the form below or call 920.903.1415.

River Tyme Bistro — Opening Spring 2020!


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River Tyme Bistro was sharing a COVID-19 Update.
Please note that we are suspending reservations and service for the next bit while we wait to find out the results of one employee's COVID test. This employee was coughing at work, thinking it was an asthma attack. We sent the employee home, she called into the nurse and was told to get a test. We want to be very careful during this time, and so have made this difficult decision. We will update as soon as we know anything.

Specifics: Employee last worked the morning of 8/13. She was wearing a mask at all times and washed her hands regularly. She was coughing in the employee break area when asked to go home. She received the test that evening and was told it would take 48 hours to find out the results. No other employees are exhibiting any symptoms.

Starting immediately, we will be questioning each employee daily, prior to work, about their health and taking temperatures. We have, and will continue to be diligent on staff wearing masks and sanitizing tables and menus between uses. We take your safety very seriously, and want you to be so assured of that, that you are able to relax while you are on our patio, feeling like you have had an hour or so of a mini-get away, just watching and listening to the river.

We will keep you updated. Thank you -
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Today we have zucchini, red onion, goat cheese and parmesan quiche. We also have a bacon, red onion, poblano pepper, and Monterey cheese quiche. Available until supplies last. It’s warm out, but the breeze is nice! Come enjoy the last month of summer on our patio. We’re waiting for you 😉