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Thanks to all that have been patiently waiting for us to reopen. We have learned this afternoon that our employee has received a NEGATIVE result of the Covid-19 test he was administered last Saturday. Due to the lateness of learning the result, we had already made the decision to close this weekend. WE WILL REOPEN MONDAY 10AM-10PM. We appreciate the many kind words and support we have received from the community and hope to see you soon!


Introducing the Best “Dam” Bistro in Appleton!

Located in the historic Atlas Mill on the Fox River, River Tyme Bistro opened in the Spring of 2020.



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!

We’re Open! Click here for our food menu!


Special Events

Bistro Happenings

We’re officially open! Come down to enjoy some river time with us. Check out our menu below, we think it pairs well with the views.

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!


Follow Along

River Tyme Bistro
River Tyme Bistro
Fernando on the patio until 8pm. Margarita Monday continues!
River Tyme Bistro
River Tyme Bistro
Join us today for Margarita Monday! 9 shaded tables on our outdoor patio. We open at 10am serving our full menu until 10pm.
River Tyme Bistro
River Tyme Bistro
We won’t be open until tomorrow, but you can always check out our boats!