Manderfield’s Home Bakery

W3176 Springfield Dr
Appleton, 54915
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Oh my God, where do I start with Manderfield's! I live in Michigan, but I grew up with this as a household name; my Dad was born and raised in Appleton during the 1940's-50's, and HE grew up with Manderfield's as a part of his family. Without fail, Manderfield's is the one spot that we always, always, always stop by when we travel into Northern WI. Generally the hard rolls are ordered ahead of time to make sure we'll get them; more recently my parents have started calling ahead to order the cinnamon chips (holy hell, I could eat those all day long) and cherry chip cookies (a childhood favorite of my sister). The bagels are great, and the various coffee cakes are to die for. Thinking of the butter streusel makes my mouth water! And their breads, oh wow, I'd buy from them exclusively if I lived in Appleton! The only thing I've never tried are their donuts; generally they're sold out by the time we make it in to pick up our orders and browse, plus we're kind of spoiled from the local Sweetwater's Donut Mill here in Kalamazoo. (Stop through there if you're ever in the area, you won't regret it!) I don't know if people in the area realize how lucky they are to have a bakery like Manderfield's; such a wide variety of delicious items, and all at great prices. I'm so jealous of you, Appleton!
We had only occasionally stopped at Manderfield's when we were looking for something specific; however, we have now discovered their delightful artisan breads...we stopped in there the day before our very large family Christmas celebration looking for a loaf of round bread that we could core out for a warm dip we would be serving. While purchasing a Peasant Loaf, there were samples of an artisan bread made with corn and (I think) jalapenos...well, needless to say we ended up having them pack up a loaf of that, as well!! SO good. As it's winter, we make a lot of homemade soups at our house and now I force my girlfriend to stop on her way home from work in New London to pick up a loaf of that wonderful bread as the side to a piping hot bowl of whatever creation is on the menu for the night. There's only one problem with that bread...it never lasts more than one meal!! And I love the artisan bread punch card! Their artisan loaves are super soft on the inside with a wonderful, chewy crust on the outside. Might I recommend purchasing one of their round loaves (any flavor) and coring it out for a warm dip or spread...that went over gangbusters at our holiday party and we will definitely be doing that again...just amps up the presentation without spending a lot of time being in tedious, super fancy work...plus there's the added bonus that when the dip is gone you can tear up the bread bowl and eat that with the flavor of the dip, too!! Just go and try it, you most definitely won't be disappointed, that's all I can say!! Oooo...forgot one thing...they have MASSIVE chocolate eclaires. I mean, they are like 8" long and almost 4" wide for less than 3 bucks! Who needs to buy dad a birthday cake when you can get him this and he'd by WAY happier!!
Our favorite bakery! They have amazing pastries and we get all of our birthday cakes here! Even the discount baked goods are excellent. The customer service has improved exponentially, which I was delighted to find out! Manderfield's is closed on Sundays, which is slightly disappointing, but as long as we can get in there on Saturday, we are good to go!

(920) 731-2181

Bakeries

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Simple Simon Bakery

218 E Wisconsin Ave
Appleton, 54911
Reviews:
Everything I've gotten here has been great!
Really. Really. Good. I used to go here as a child through my teenage years and I went back recently and it was just as good as I remembered. The staff was very friendly and the donuts, cookies, and carrot cake cupcake was amazing.
An eclair that makes my heart pound. Danishes that impose a perma-grin on my face. But the customer service was unbelievable. I'm on an overnight in a hotel downtown and upon check-in decided to succumb to my craving for something sweet. After I Yelped my options I laced up my shoes and headed out just over a mile to this little gem of a bakery. Well, first I called to find out what time they closed. Marion answered the phone and said, "in about 12 minutes but we'll be here for hours -- I'll leave the door open for ya!" Sure enough the door was open and Marion met me from behind the counter with a smile. I asked for her recommendation (everything looked seriously good) so she started pointing out her favorites. I finally decided on a chocolate-covered brownie and a caramel apple cupcake. But she was putting together a box! "Oh, no, Marion!" I said. "I just need something sweet for tonight!" "But you have to try this one and one of these! And they're our treat since you walked all this way!" Bit by gloriously sweet bit she filled up that bakery box. I had no hope of getting out of there with less than 10 lbs of sugary goodness once I divulged that I was an airline pilot on a 5-day trip -- she packed even more goodies into the box! "Share them with your crew!" she said. And then she came out from behind the counter to give me a genuine grandmotherly hug "since I'd been away from my own family for so long". I know these Wisconsinites are some of the friendliest folks on the planet, but Marion gets a gold star. As I was slowly backing out of the shoppe another customer entered. She took one look at me and my laden-down arms and said, "Oh, what did she get you addicted to this time? A long time ago I came in for one cupcake and I've been coming back weekly for years, every time she sends me home with something equally addicting!" I was nearly at the door when she told me that I really should take that package of about 2 dozen cookies "because they're ugly and no one will buy them anyway and you can share them with your crew". Unbelievable. Surely they don't make any money if they give all their yummies away....? Some of the best home-baked goodies I've ever eaten, and far and away the most sincere, loving customer service I've ever received. Thank you, Marion. Next time I layover in ATW I promise I'll be back to give my pancreas a workout! (And get my hug).

(920) 733-4351

Bakeries, Donuts

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Corner Pub the

1123 N Mason St
Appleton, 54914
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Gotta know I stopped in on a Sunday and got one of my favorite draft beers for a buck! Shocktop! Really... A buck!

(920) 730-1097

Bars

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Silver Spur Saloon

W5779 County Road Kk
Appleton, 54915
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They poor their drinks heavy, and they have a great sound system. Friendly staff and we had fun playing shuffle board.

(920) 733-0762

Bars

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McDonald’s

3301 W College Ave
Appleton, 54914
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Rating 5 stars...obviously not a 5 star restaurant, but definitely one of the best McDonald's out. Recently remodeled in a contemporary style, seating is very comfortable. The restaurant is always clean. The drive thru is always efficient and has never made a mistake on my orders. Best of all, the management obviously focuses on making sure their employees focus on customer service and politeness.

(920) 731-7792

Fast Food, Burgers

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McDonald’s

2001 S Kensington Dr
Appleton, 54915
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The many times I have been to this location I have been pleased. Their employees are very polite and friendly. The food has always been fresh tasting and never cold.

(920) 739-0501

Fast Food, Burgers

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Cold Stone Creamery

3420 E. Calumet Street,Suite D
Appleton, 54914
Reviews:
Awesome ice cream creations and frozen yogurt options. Very entertaining crew also!

(920) 954-9865

Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

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Luigi’s

1835 E Edgewood Dr,Ste 104
Appleton, 54913
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I love Luigi's! The staff is very nice and they do a great job. The service is quick and the food is delicious! We enjoyed a yummy dinner last night with cheesy garlic bread and a sausage pizza. My daughter loves that they have pink lemonade! The pizza is outstanding!

(920) 997-0001

Italian, Pizza

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Qdoba Mexican Grill

3813 E Calument St
Appleton, 54915
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All of the these restaurants are the same, which is a good thing here. They are advertising this mango burrito, which sounds a little odd. Got dinner (small nachos and two tacos) for $6.99. They have one of those fun digital drink blend machines, but unfortunately the simple cherry+coke was "empty". Huge burritos. Salads looked fresh. Good healthy-style Mexican!

(920) 968-0077

Mexican

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Little Diner Express

1939 N Richmond St
Appleton, 54911
Reviews:
When back in the hometown after being away three years we decided to try some other places than we used to go. The little diner is a great 24/7 diner with excellent diner food and great service for very reasonable prices. The service was efficient and friendly. They cared to get you what you wanted and how. I like it when they care enough to make sure it is just how you wanted it. The food was great for the price. Don't take that as meaning it was not simply great food, it is, but coming here form California the value is amazing. I had he corned beef has Benedict which cost around $9, in CA that is a $13-14 breakfast. So it is a great value. From what I can tell it is a great value locally as well. Highly recommend this little hometown diner for great inexpensive eats.
Wow! Super friendly little diner. Food is great, service is great. The place is super clean and has a really cute salt water fish take that's fun to watch. I ordered the stuffed French toast - it was amazing! More food than I could eat at great prices. If I lived in Appleton I'd be a regular here (and probably 10 pounds heavier cuz the food is so good!).
It's a good-old fashioned diner with delicious, well-priced food. I can't really think of a stronger recommendation.

(920) 734-9962

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