For over five decades the Wendt family has proudly owned, operated, and served award-winning lake perch at Wendt's on the Lake. Wendt’s is the go-to Friday Night Fish Fry destination, but if the Friday night crowd isn’t for you, join us any other day because our perch is served daily. Our menu continues to grow, and take out is always available. Of course, we think our food tastes best with a view of beautiful Lake Winnebago.

Wendt's accepts CASH and CHECKS ONLY. We are unable to process credit or debit cards. We DO have an ATM available for your convenience.

A Wisconsin Tradition for over 50 years Est. 1962

News & Events


3 Perch Sliders with Choice of Potato

Tuesday, February 20th...more

Liver & Onions with Bacon served with Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Vegetable, and Roll

Thursday, February 22nd...more


Wendt's on the Lake Hours

  • Monday : CLOSED
  • Tues - Thurs : 11am to 9pm
  • Friday : 11am to 10pm
  • Saturday : 11am to 9pm
  • Sunday: 11am to 4pm
  • Special Sturgeon Spearing Hours: Sunday Feb 18th: 11am to 7pm, Monday Feb 19th: 11am - 6pm

AwardsWendt's Awards

Best of Winnebago County (Fish Fry): 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013,
2014, 2015, 2016

Readers Choice (Fish Fry): 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012,
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

2012 Best of Winnebago County Award 2016
Fond du Lac Reporter Readers Choice Award 2016

Linda Wendt: 2009 Wisconsin Restaurant Association Chairwoman of the Board, WRA Outstanding Restaurateur of the Year, Lake to Lake Chapter 1995 & 2009 Wisconsin Restaurant Association Restaurateur of the Year 2006