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


Sorry! No Specials Week of July 25th thru July 31st due to EAA

Thursday, July 29th...more

Sorry! No Liver & Onions today due to EAA. We hope to see you for Liver & Onions on August 29th.

Thursday, July 29th...more


Wendt's on the Lake Hours

  • Special EAA Hours:

  • Sat - Thurs:  11am to 9pm

    Friday:          11am to 10pm


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