Food & Drinks

Are you an exploring foodie craving fine wine and cuisine, or more of an average Joe hankering burgers or pizza? Check out the variety of Ripon restaurants, pizza joints, bars, pubs and brewery! If you aren’t hungry yet, you will be!

Places to Eat

A&W Restaurant

920-748-5769   401 Blackburn Street– Ripon, WI 54971

Remember the days when great-tasting food was made-to-order with quality ingredients and always served up with a frosty mug and a warm smile? Well, those days have never left at your favorite A&W Restaurant. We still make our burgers, hots dogs, french fries, onion rings and, of course, our famous A&W Root Beer the way you like it, the way you remember. So come enjoy the place and the tastes that’ll bring you back.

China One

920-748-6877   821 W Fond Du Lac St


920-748-8099   1086 W. Fond du Lac Street – Ripon, WI 54971

At Culver’s, we put our heart and soul into the food we prepare for our guests. From Midwest-raised beef to dairy produced in Wisconsin, we use only the finest, most wholesome ingredients. Cooked to order and served with a smile, just like you would if it had come out of your kitchen. Just like we have since our first guest nearly 30 years ago when we opened our first restaurant in Sauk City, Wisconsin.

Fox and Crow

920-896-0038   302 Watson Street

Fox and Crow Bistro is an approachable fine dining experience in historic downtown Ripon, Wisconsin.

Providing excellence, embracing community, and bringing food and a setting unlike any other drives us. Join us for an intimate and relaxed meal that offers something different, and ensures a memorable food experience every time.

J's BBQ (The SAUCE Hub & The PIT Stop)

920-748-2232   333 Watson St

Wholesale manufacturers with placements in 15 stores, vendor status with Sysco and much more. J’s Sauce Hub is located on Ripon’s Watson Street and has locally made culinary products, including J’s bottled sauces. Stay tuned for more to come!

KFC \ Taco Bell

920-745-3003   1180 W Fond du Lac Street – Ripon, WI 54971

We use Colonel Harlan Sanders secret recipe to make the best chicken you will ever put in your mouth.

Knuth Brewing Company

920-748-5188   221 Watson Street – Ripon, WI 54971

The Knuth Brewing Company’s mission is to bring joy to people through our passion of serving others craft brews and food made with our own hands with fresh, natural ingredients. We strive to be a good steward of all that He has given us by being a responsible business partner for our community and treating others as we would treat ourselves.

Kristina's Family Restaurant

920-748-5890   317 Watson Street – Ripon, WI 54971

Open for breakfast and lunch. Serving American, Greek, and Mediterranean dishes. Walk ins welcome and take out available.


920-748-9299   Hwy 23 West – Ripon, WI 54971

Quick service restaurant offering indoor and outdoor seating and convenient drive–thru. Breakfast served daily 5 am – 10:30 am. Dollar menu, premium salads and kid Happy Meals are just a few of the offerings. Join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Mr. and Mrs. P's

920-896-0696   1100 W. Fond du Lac Street – Ripon, WI 54971

We focus on scratch made, professionally prepared, Midwestern fare, with an in house bakery; serving breakfast and lunch Wednesday – Monday. Joe and Kathy Plucinski, the owners of Mr. and Mrs. P’s Eatery are committed to serving meals from scratch, using the freshest of ingredients, prepared using proper culinary technique, and providing this to you at a reasonable cost. This, along with our friendly, knowledgeable staff, a clean, inviting environment for you to enjoy your meal is the upmost priority. We invite you to stop in and meet the Plucinski’s, as either Joe or Kathy will always be on site to insure that you receive only the quality food and service that you deserve.

Mugs and More

920-896-0550   307 Watson St

Oakwood Bar & Restaurant

920-807-0300   653 Illinois Avenue

Oakwood Bar & Restaurant offers a upscale dining experience with some of the best views on the lake. Enjoy a drink from Oakwood Bar while perusing the extensive wine list. Partake in seasonal cocktails and appetizers while deciding which delicious main to enjoy. A classic dining experience on the water.

Pastimes Pub and Grille

920-748-8222   120 Scott St

Located in the heart of Ripon, Wisconsin, Pastimes is a great place for lunch, dinner, watching that big sporting event or just plain old relaxing with friends. 

Ripon Family Restaurant

920-748-5444   708 W Fond du Lac St

Ripon Family Restaurant is more than just a restaurant. It's a place where friends and family gather.

Roadhouse Pizza

920-748-3322   102 Watson Street – Ripon, WI 54971

A local dining favorite. Made-from-scratch pizzas and mouth watering sandwiches have kept customers coming back for over 30 years. Dine-in, delivery or take & bake pizzas available. Full bar and large space on the second floor suitable for private parties and events.

Rushford Meadery & Winery

920-468-6323   8389 Liberty School Rd. – Omro, WI 54963

The home of Fine Mead, Wine, and Cider. We began production in 2015 and are open for tasting and sales. We have also planted our vineyard and orchard. The vineyard consists of Petite Pearl, Marquette, Frontenac, St. Pepin, Brianna, and La Crescent vines, while the orchard consists of mostly classic cider apples and some local favorites thrown in for fun like Wolf River and Cortland. Local produce and honey are used when possible.


920-748-7555   1061 W Fond du Lac

Sweet n' Saulty Ice Cream Parlor

920-869-0520   227 Watson St

We carry more than 34 different flavors of Cedar Crest Ice Cream. We also have an amazing candy wall.

SweetER n SaultyER

920-896-0373   719 W Fond du Lac St

Tall Paul's

920-748-2239   318 Watson St

Drinks always cold and fast, music always playing, and friendly, fun staff!

The Public House

920-896-0284   119 Watson St

Eatery and Spirits in downtown Ripon, WI.

Tiger's Bar and Grill

920-748-3357   W12010 Rose-Eld Rd

Vines & Rushes

920-748-3296   410 County Rd E – Ripon, WI 54971

Ripon’s first winery! Our focus is on using cold hardy grape varieties capable of surviving Wisconsin’s frigid winters. Our wines are an expression of the soil, climate, farming and winemaking practices that provide a sense of place to each wine. You’ll taste our commitment to a quality, Wisconsin grown wine with every sip. Come on over and sample our wines in a relaxed environment.

Now serving pizzas! Our brick oven was made in Italy by a father and son oven building team named Artistica Salernitano. It’s designed for making Neapolitan style pizzas baked at a very high temperature. The oven is 100% wood fired and the average temperature of the floor area where the pizza is baked is 750 degrees while the center of the dome ceiling is around 1,000 degrees. This temperature allows us to bake our pizzas in an average of 90 seconds.

Waves Pub & Grill

920-807-0300   653 Illinois Avenue

Waves Pub & Grill offers a casual environment with great food, drinks, and amazing views. Dine at the bar, a booth, a table, or outdoors by the firepit. Dig into appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, and pizzas with family and friends. Order online and take it to-go! Waves Pub & Grill is the place to be for lunch, dinner, afternoon snacks, and late-night drinks.