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


Crispy Pork Sandwich served with a side of BBQ on a Pretzel Bun, Choice of Potato

Tuesday, December 7th...more

4 Piece Fried Chicken Dinner, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Vegetable, Dinner Roll

Thursday, December 9th...more


Wendt's on the Lake Hours

  • Sun & Mon:            Closed
    Tues thru Thurs:   11am to 8pm
  • Friday:                    11am to 9pm
    Saturday:               11am to 8pm

AwardsWendt's Awards

Best of Winnebago County (Fish Fry): 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013,
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Readers Choice (Fish Fry): 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012,
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Best of Winnebago County Award 2019
Fond du Lac Reporter Readers Choice Award 2019

Linda Wendt: 2019 WRA Salute to Excellence Restaurateur Award, 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