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Welcome to 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. For the time being we will be doing our best to protect our staff and community from Covid-19 by continuing to serve takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining. Come join us when the weather cooperates, we can’t wait until we can spend some indoor River Time together!


Open for take-out, delivery, and outdoor dining:

Sunday 9 am-8 pm

Monday 9 am-8 pm

Tuesday Closed

Wednesday 9 am-8 pm

Thursday 9 am-8 pm

Friday 9 am-8 pm

Saturday 9 am-8 pm

The completely refurbished Bistro features:

  • A Multi-Roaster Coffee Bar with coffee from Colectivo and MadCap & 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 & indoor seating for 20, with tables 6 feet apart

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 thru!

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

Yes! We are still open for takeout, delivery and outdoor dining!

No you can’t come in…but, you can order online, by phone, or in-person! Did we mention our outdoor deck is still open?


Don’t forget to ask us about our homemade holiday pies! Made to order, requests welcome!

Make a reservation to dine-out on the patio:

              Reserve Your Table Here!                           

Our Fall Menu!

Our special selection to watch the trees change. Fall brings so many transformations make sure you check for our Daily Dinner Specials! Margarita Monday, Fishy Friday, you can’t go wrong!

Music down by the River

We love live music, especially with great food, drinks, and friends!

Music at a Distance Happy Hour: Local music every Saturday 5PM-7:30 (check our Facebook page for the lineup)

Music by Fernando – Every Margarita Monday! (aka every Monday)


Contact us online using the form below or call 920.903.1415.


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River Tyme Bistro
River Tyme Bistro
SUNDAY FUNDAY! Pickup your to-go cocktails today for tonight’s game (or for day drinking😉🍻🍹). In addition to beer and bottles of wine to go, we also have some of our specialty cocktails available, like our famous River Tyme Pain Killer! Who doesn’t need to kill the pain of 2020?! Order online or give us a call! Cheers! 🍻
River Tyme Bistro
River Tyme Bistro
Fun fact- we deliver breakfast and our full coffee bar starting at 9am every day! How wonderful would an order of breakfast tacos and a latte with our house-made syrup be this morning?! Order online at rivertymebistro.com!
River Tyme Bistro
River Tyme Bistro
Give the gift of summer, of back to normal this holiday season! Buy a gift certificate useable at either The De Pere or Appleton Boat and/or the Bistro! Buy one for your future self and a loved one. They don't expire and are guaranteed to bring a smile when received and when used! If you need help purchasing today, please leave. message and we will call you right back! 920-903-1415.