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


Ham & Swiss Croissant with Potato Wedges

Tuesday, December 10th...more

2 Grilled Shrimp Skewers, Choice of Potato, Creamy Cole Slaw, Dinner Roll

Thursday, December 12th...more


Wendt's on the Lake Hours

  • Sunday :  Closed
    Monday : Closed
    Tues thru Thurs : 11am to 9pm
  • Friday: 11am to 10pm
    Saturday: 11am to 9pm


AwardsWendt's Awards

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

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

Best of Winnebago County Award 2017
Fond du Lac Reporter Readers Choice Award 2017

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