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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, as well as a large enough indoor space to comfortably distance from others!



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

Coffee, Cocktails, Food & Friends

Music at a Distance Happy Hour


Sept 19 – Greg McMonagle

Sept 25 – Kyle Megna

Sept 26 – Erin Krebs

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

Make a reservation to dine-out on the patio or dine-in while social distancing:

              Reserve Your Table Here!                           

Or Order online for pickup!

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
River Tyme Bistro
We now open on Wednesdays for great coffee, housemade bakery, delicious lunches and dinners - and, of course a nice selection of adult beverages. It's a beautiful day on our patio and we are here from 9-8pm! So jot it on your calendar and see you soon!
River Tyme Bistro
River Tyme Bistro
The weather is looking beautiful this week!
Perfect to sit on our deck and enjoy a bite to eat!
Live music:
Monday: w/ Fernando
Saturday: w/ Erin Krebs
Secure a spot on our deck by making reservations today! (920)903-1415

River Tyme Bistro
River Tyme Bistro
People have been living by the Fox River since the First Nations people settled here around 7000 BCE! Come down to the bistro to clear your mind and see what makes our valley so special.