Reviews of Van Abel's of Hollandtown (Catering)

8108 County Trunk Hwy D, Kaukauna, WI 54130, United States

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Jeff Fallona

My parents have ordered out food here since I was about 8, and I still love the food despite having had it over 100 times. The fried chicken and green beans are amazing. I live in Appleton now and still occasionally make the half hour drive to pick up takeout.

Theresa Porto

Best chicken hands down

i'm wiredsol

Great food and serv6


Very good chicken. I have been going here since I was a kid. I've attended many Wedding receptions here. They go out of there way for their customers.

Justin Meulemans

The best of the best. It never disappoints. Chicken, fish, you can't go wrong!!

Alycia Kirschling

We booked Van Abel's as the food caterer for our September 2018 wedding, as they came recommended by our venue. Patty was great to work with, and was very responsive to any questions or updates I had. They have a good variety of food options, and we selected the broasted chicken and tenderloin tips for our dinner, and several hot and cold options for hors d'oeuvres. The pricing was comparative to the other options we had considered. We had arranged a tasting appointment for four, and they provided many options and in good proportions. We left confidant that the food would be good at our wedding. The hors d'oeuvres went over really well. The meatballs were delicious, and by far, my favorite. We had the dinner served family style for the head and family tables, and then buffet for the other guests. Dinner was very good as well, and many guests went up for seconds of the chicken. They had proportions planned well, as we didn't have too many leftovers. We had a few meals of the leftovers following the wedding, and very little went to waste. We would highly recommend Van Abel's for catering needs.

James Eckerle

This place is large enough that you can always get a seat and get served relatively fast. Their food quality is good - not great, but good. Their chicken is overrated and their Friday fish is underrated. Their bar drinks are also generally good.

Tammy Vandeyacht

BEST chicken and Fish Fry you will find. Nothing beats it.

George Rawson

Great food, great prices. The building is huge with several seating areas. They can accommodate all group sizes for any occasion.

Angie Dreger

The food is great! And is served in a timely manner. Our waitress this night never came back to see if we would like anything else to drink or to see how the food was.

Cele Kuepper

Wait was long. Was disappointed. Went for Turkey dinner, they only had chicken. The family style chicken was extremely good.

Troy Romenesko

We called to make a reservation but when we got here they said that they only put us in line for a table once we get here. So we had to wait an hour for a table that we should of had reserved. Basically they don’t do reservations. Then you wait for the food too.

Tony Langkau

A great steak, a solid old-fashioned, and a wonderful 'supper club' atmosphere. If they gave those scallops a proper sear It would have been out of the park!

Timothy Kopiske

The best chicken you can get

Yon Abel

Nice menu, good service. Very reasonably priced all you can eat chicken dinner on Saturday and Sunday with a wide assortment of sides.

Dana Z

My family has been visiting here for 50+ years. I remember going to many weddings here and all were wonderful. The food, especially the friend chicken, is delicious. The staff is quick and polite. They also really appreciate their history and local history. When I went to a 50th wedding Anniversary there they actually we're able to pull out a book from 50 years ago which talked about the couple's wedding reception that was there.

Duane Murphy

Have been here for weddings, banquets, events. Food has always been good. Fried chicken is legendary.

Judith Tyni

Only one complaint was that somehow someone ruined the all you can eat family style chicken dinner for us lighter eaters who aren't pigs... You better be hungry for you won't be able to take any of your leftovers home. We didn't even order more and had to leave the rest of the food to waste... We won't be back...

John White

Much better than expected. Loved the food. A little pricey.

Josh Ole

Classic banquet hall Wisconsin dining.

Beverly Meyers

Food well seasoned

Sebastian Hanna-Garcia

Awesome "Old-Fashioned" supper club vibes. One of my favorite hangout spots.

Stephanie Wendzicki

Excellent country style restaurant. Food is delicious and plentiful. Beautiful remodel. Overall a favorite place in the area! Best fish fry around!

Bruce Van schyndel

The best fish on the planet

Shannon Mason

The family style chicken dinner was a lot of wonderful food for the price. Well worth it for sure. Very attentive and friendly staff.

Jon Van Abel

The broasted chicken meal was out of this world! I've had better service, but it might have been an off day.

Donna Long

I've eaten here two times now. Very good food. Love the fried chicken and the plentiful sides they have.

Sandy McWilliams

Forgot to order mushrooms and onions with the steak sandwich which would have made it better. Perch was delicious.

John Very Voort

Awesome food the staff is very friendly.


Great food and service for a friend who had a wedding here. Would recommend for future weddings.

Tracy Clay

Perch dinner was excellent!!!!! Jayna was our waitress and was wonderful!!!! Being first timers it was fabulous all the way around

Jamie Dunbar

Food was very plentiful and delicious. I went on a recommendation from a coworker. We had 3 adults and a baby and had way more food brought to our table than we could eat. I LOVED the broasted. Everyone loved the green beans, though they weren't necessarily my cup of tea. However, that didn't ruin my experience at all.

Amy Vande Hey

Absolutely wonderful supper last Friday night!!

Tim Schultz

Very awesome food and great service!

Gary Lau

Waitress gave us great service. Great food as well

Jennifer Fahrenkrug

Overall unimpressed. Bloody Mary was only made with tomato juice and vodka. Too much breading on the perch and shrimp. Pike had no flavor, originally ordered broiled and sent it back for pan fried and still disliked it.

Hugh Mann

Great, family style dinners for a very reasonable price. Love the fish, and the huge dessert plate!

kathy schumann

Love it. Chicken and dressing amazing

Dave W

Cannot beat this place. Been going here 40+ years...chicken just keeps getting better. Anything on that menu is "can't miss"

Pat Clusman

What is not to like about family style broasted chicken on a Sunday evening. Best family style meal around.

Jessica McDonald

Very friendly staff, excellent food and.clean relaxing atmosphere, very accomodating.

Luke Green

Great family style dinning.

Joel O'Connell

Great experience, good food. And hot, as it should be.

Ed Villiesse

Great food, reasonable prices and good service.

Erin Pearson

My husband and I hired Van Abel's to cater our wedding and they exceeded our expectations. The food was delicious, they set everything up beautifully, cleaned up, coordinated with our DJ, and offered food to our photographers. It was one of the few things I did not have to worry about at all on our wedding day. I cant express how much we appreciated being taken care of.


Great family style dinner. Some of the best fried chix I've ever eaten. Their scotcheroos are to die for, better than sex. I've been coming here for years with my grandparents and it's always great!

Joe Coenen

Food was really good!! Chicken and fish at a wedding!! Can't be beat! The green beans were really good also. All the food was really good!

Ronald Brown

Dining room, hallways, and banquet halls required extra cleaning for dampness. You can smell water.

Brad Bosar

We just like this place, last time there food was good. Server was excellent.


Dinner for three, we all got steak which was cooked perfectly. Medium well NY strip was slightly pink and seasoned well. Ample condiments, but no mushrooms on the menu. Waitress seemed friendly but rushed. Forgot my drink and one item off another plate. Otherwise 5 stars. I would recommend getting there early or calling ahead as they get busy fast.

Melissa Heckman

Went here with a large group and service was good. The waitress gave us separate checks which is a rarity where I live. The service is farm style and you get whatever they are serving that day. The fried chicken was delicious and the sides were good. The fish wasn't my favorite but I'm not a fan of deep fried fish anyway.. The desserts are a selection of bars - chocolate and fruit and were my favorite. There is a large full service bar.

David Guillen

Best chicken in town. Great value. Expect to wait for a table

Darek Whiting

Best country style chicken anywhere you can get carry out but you must go in and sit down to get the full supper club experience. If you go on the weekend you may have to park out a little from the entrance due to banquet or a wedding but it is well worth it.

Sue Mullen

Great food and very friendly and helpful staff.

david lecapitaine

Spencer and I at Ducks unlimited banquet.had a great time. Place was packed. Not an empty seat in the place.

Chase Nelson

VA is an awesome place to try the Wisconsin supperclub experience. I had the New York strip as my meat choice and thought it was great. The service was professional as well.

Michael Ross

Service was excellent but things went downhill from there. Broasted chicken was so so, dressing was blah, beans not to my taste. First time there,Last time there.

Brett Ryan

Very nice and very helpful, they put together a great presentation and are great to work with.

Jen Lewis

Went for a large banquet. Service was excellent. Food was also really good, especially the broasted chicken and the fish.

Amy Larson

The food was excellent! The service was better than I expected. Definitely will return.

Nick Jansen

Ordered a meal to go. So darn good. Some of the best chicken around. Always give generous portions at a fair price. Family friendly and good staff. Highly recommended.

Brock Barrington

This place has been around forever. Excellent as always.

Daniel Hebbring

Great food & staff! Sunday brunch is the best!

Kathy Guns

The food and chicken were delicious. They also have the best mashed potatoes and stuffing. All ways look forward to coming to Van Abel's of Holland Town. Love the history involved with this iconic restaurant. They also have a great banquet hall for all kinds of events. They make sure the event runs very smothley. We had no stress during the fundraiser we were at. Thanks Van Abel's for a great experience.

Linda Frederick

Bar needs to declutter. Messy looking.

Tim Younk

Excellent service and food for a busy Friday night. Will definitely be back. Well worth the trip from Green Bay

Nicholas Scherer

AMAZING Chicken and fixings. I cannot stress just how good the food is. I go here when we have a family gathering (35+ people) and they make it a great time. Thank you!

Linda Drumm

I had a short wait for take put order last Friday. I appreciate that.

ted mueller

Very good

Deanna Chadwick-Agen

Always a great place for getting family together when we're all home. Great Food. Great People!

Josh Jeske

Great drinks, great food, great service.

Shelly J

We have eaten here on and off over the years, but when we hired them to cater for our wedding, they made us customers for life! Patty and Diane were so helpful and friendly in the planning process. And at the event, the wait staff and food personnel went above and beyond for us and our guests! Extremely friendly, helpful and courteous. They were attentive to our needs, made a beautiful presentation, and having them cook onsite made the food even more amazing! The food was even better than when we had our taste test, and we heard nothing but compliments from our guests about them! Having them as our caterer made our wedding dinner truly memorable! They made our day special and worry free!

Michele Culligan

Always great food and service. I recommend you stop in for a great meal.

Andrew Fox

Van Abel's is a favorite place for family weddings. My brother not only had his reception there but he had his ceremony there as well. Their food is excellent. They remodeled the reception hall last year and it looks fantastic. I would rate 10 stars if I could.

teresa gleason

Best broasted chicken ever. Old fashioned family stlye dinner in historic banquet hall.

Ron and Phyllis Ronnenberg

Service was okay but the food was really subpar.

henry mckenna

Excellent place to stop for a beavage or dinner. There chicken is 5 stars all day long And have been that way 30 plus years

Melissa Crosby

Great family style chicken!! My family had been going here for years.

Ann Vanidestine

Great food and service. Best fish!

lamers lori

Best chicken and dressing in the world. Sent dressing to my daughter in Seattle because she missed it over the holidays

Larry Gruetzmacher

Excellent food and service.

Dave Sweeney

Excellent food and service,very nice time for 50th anniversary. Nice new alleys remodel.

Nick Leary

Van Abel's family style is the best! They bring you so much food.

Ann Marie Lahti

This was one of the worst restaurant experiences I've had in a long time. It took half an hour to get a waitress to come to the table, another 20 minutes to get salads, and after nearly an hour of waiting for our food (after 2 tables that had come in after us were almost done eating), we went to tell the manager that we were leaving. Her excuse was that a big group had ordered before us and they had to feed them first. When I asked why people who came in after us were almost done eating, she said that's the way Fridays work. The waitress came only twice in an hour and a half, and had quite a bad attitude when I mentioned how long we had been waiting to order. Not going back. Would give them a zero if I could.

Dan Safranski

Great food and they know how to make Old Fashions the right way.

Brad Biggar

Had a great time on Thanksgiving. Very good food and drinks.

Don Kneisler

Great food and spirits. Great wait staff.

Doreen Vroman

Van Abel's catered my son's wedding. I have never had so many people come up to me and say how wonderful the food was! No matter what dish they had, they just raved about it. No one left hungry! If I could give you six stars I would. Keep the smiles coming.

Georgia Rabideau

Best chicken dinner

sandy brittnacher


ty brand

Awesome food

Jef Femal

Family style chicken wonderful

Janice Welhouse

I grew up knowing Van Able's of Hollandtown. My Dad Sylvester Welhouse, was on a bowling league at Van Able's. He did construction work there. When one of my son's comes for a visit from MO. He likes to have a get together with family at Van Able's for their well known chicken. Great food and service was great. Thanks

Michael DeGrand

Great family dining

Robin Snell

Always delicious! Great service, too!


Great Friday Fish dinners!

Kathy Massmann

I would recommend anyone who likes supper clubs to absolutely visit Van Abel's. A piece of Wisconsin history with farm country charm and good cooking. On the walls are black and white photos of the generations that show the story of Van Abel's.

Shawn Vandenberg

awesome country style food at a good price

Kathy Neuman

Wonderful food and comfortable setting for families or singles. Try it soon for great chicken or Friday fish.

Valerie Pompa

Food is good.

Amy Jansen

Ilove it here been caming here for years

Eric Bestul

Van Abels is THE BEST!

Jessica Jacobs

This restaurant has some of the best fried chicken I have ever had! We came here with a large group and ordered several of the chicken dinners - the chicken and sides (including dessert) are served family-style and are all-you-can-eat! They do not let you take any of the food home

King Kane

Best meal I’ve ever had. Broasted chicken and ham country style buffet. Absolutely delicious.

Steve & Jan Wymer

Fantastic food and great service

Tony St John

Best country style chicken dinner in the valley nobody even comes close,Danaca the best server Vanables ever had

Nancy Kangas

Attended a small party at van abels and the menu was chicken and beef. Very surprised to find out they charge $13.95 for a meal for a 4 year old. The beef was tasteless and very dry. The bowls of three bean salad and Cole slaw had about a cup of each in them. The best part of the meal, the green beans. They charge 35 cents to cut each piece of cake.

Lori Schmitz

Great food, nice atmosphere

Thomas Pressel

Best chicken hands down

Master Mike TKD

Very good food.

Brittany Robinson

The wedding venue is beautiful however I am not a hug fan of the food they offer. The chicken isnt very great and neither is the fish.

Ben Bauer

Amazing food,service and drinks! If you have never been here....This is a destination location

Branden Rochon

My 5 year old can cook better food!!!

Jim N

Delicious meals with very friendly service. Christmas party for 23 and food was plentiful hot and not a single complaint from our group. Thank you Van Ables for making our Christmas party a success

Tera Lyons

Great food and service. The best place for a family style dinner in the valleys.

Jed Petrie

Classic "Supper Club" feel for dining in a huge banquet hall. You will be waiting a while, especially for large groups, but the bar service is good and the beer selection is improving every time I go. Get the broasted chicken, you will thank me later.

Chris Zimmerman

Get the family style meal.

Connie Hansen

Awesome family style chicken. Be prepared to go hungry if you want the family style.

Peter Kramer

Best chicken I've ever had

M Stark

Good food

Lynn R. Peters

Van Abels is famous for their all-you-can-eat chicken and fish, and family-style service. Be ready for a table full of side dishes. . .mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn, slaw, rolls, cranberries, green beans and marinated veggies. (Did I miss anything?) It's sort of like an old fashioned Thanksgiving!

Cha Yang

All you can eat chicken and fish! Delicious !

Eric Kobe

Excellent wedding reception dinner + dancing. Its is a 30 minute drive from Appleton WI but worth it. We were guests at a large private reception dinner. Loved the chicken, fish, beans mashed potatoes, gravy. The staff at the 2nd bar in the back were very responsive to drink orders. We then danced the night away on the dance floor with family and friends.

DeAnn Kohlbeck

This place is the best...Love their food and the wonder they've been in business for so long.

Dylan Tomlinson

Great food out in the middle of nowhere...

Brenda McCoy

Food was great! Had the broasted Chicken week-day special. The only negative thing I'd say is that the waitress didn't bring out all the chicken pieces included in meal, upon questioning it, she said it wasn't included - so I grabbed the menu to show her, then she said she forgot and tried to give excuses. But other than that, I'd probably go back soley for the good food.

Pandas 424

If you have any family in the area and you walk in they know who you are. It's crazy, they always treat you like family and feed you that way to. You didn't know how much food you could eat until you went here. Tip: it's not pronounced Van Ables's

Michael Leach

It was very good, a great value and the service was excellent.

Leah Okrueh

Food quality has gone way down.

Lawrence Wismer

Very excellent service and excellent food. Great place for Men's Church fellowship and Dead Chicken.

Mary Kiley

The pan fried walleye is out of this world!!!! The tartare sauce is the same. I am from this area and now live in Minneapolis and for the quality and price could not find a better restaurant!!! Service and cocktails excellent! Do not let the small town fool you,all the food is great!!!

A Hraban

Made reservations, but when you arrive you get put in a line with everyone and they serve you first come first serve. When I made the reservation there was no mention of the hour we would have to wait. The hostess said they always mention that when you make reservations. I said that was never mentioned to me, she then basically called me a lier and said, only she must make mistakes. I agreed. The food was okay, your average WI club food. Service was below average. Acoustics were terrible, too loud for a decent conversation. We will not be going back.

Samantha Koltz

The walleye both broiled and pan fried had a ridiculous number of bones in it. The broiled shrimp and scallops were bland and boring without dipping them in the butter. The baked potato came with no fixings. On the plus side the bloody Mary's were amazing and the hot bacon dressing was perfect on a clean and tasty salad. The cost was extremely high for fish options that I didn't think were worth it. Next time I will get the chicken dinner as that is amazing every time!

Robert Sanchez Perez

Best fried chicken I had in the USA. Crispy skin and juicy inside. The all you can eat is the best option

Kellyn Wilson

Best broasted chicken and all the fixings around. Then a plate of desserts!

Thomas Arkens

Excellent family style chicken dinner. Always great food and service.

John Thibodeau

Great food

James Whitmore

Good food, friendly employees, reasonable prices.

Michelle KW

So, I normally like this place but why bother even taking reservations and then give me some attitude when I’m genuinely confused as to why we have an hour wait when we had a reservation? We have done reservations here before and never had an issue so why would I think this time would be different?? Just don’t bother taking reservations on the weekends. Or tell people when they are making them that reservations are basically useless. “See, you know how to take the reservation, you just don't know how to *hold* the reservation and that's really the most important part of the reservation, the holding. Anybody can just take them.” Yeah, it felt just like that. Weird. But, I digress, food was good as usual and so were the drinks. I’ll be back but not gonna waste time with a reservation and make sure the babysitter knows we may not make it back until the morning (it’s that busy).

Andrew Kazik

The chicken is the best in the state, I believe. The homestyle meal feels just like the ones we got at my grandma's house. And the brandy old fashions are worth the drive too.

Kevin Heindel

Recipe's for the family style meal hasn't changed in 40 years. Eat off the menu.

Stephanie Lynn

It was great until I work consecutively for 6 months and working hard with a great attitude while 16 year old workers try and boss me around and wait the 20 year old Danika who basically talks behind your back and can make it awkward yet uncomfortable for you but also it motivated me until it started messing with my livelihood. As the adult I kept quiet and did my job to perfection plus more. Others boss Others around and make the most money. Amazing comsidering I just moved here from Philadelphua 8 months ago and wasted 6onths working there. The CUSTOMERS ARE AMAZING ! I shpuld of held on to the comments on us employees etc [I do have 2 ] I will share them but honestly the restaurant doesnt care about them so why do we fill thwm out. Oh wait go in early tgen qrite a negative report.... Anything. Lies are always welcomed..... And bring it to a bartender or host or qhoever and guess what dinner is completely on VanAbels plus here's a gift card and server you are fired. Yup ive seen it happen. I left for myself and sanity obviously but also JoanVanAbel, amazing lady, she hired me and showed me some things and after that was always apart of the events and days night .. U call it. She has a fierce way about her which I love. Others don't. Like I say and Joan if u hear me THERE ARE 2 TYPES OF PPL IN THIS WORLD. THE ONES WITH YOU OR AGAINST YOU. The ones against you are either envies you to the ppint they bully you as in misery loves company or the person doesnt know how to take your amazing energy. Joan do something befpre ur energy is sucked dry. I bet a few employees worth in my life for they were real from day one. Amazingly a few customers which are friends qnd qe grab coffee n talk even walks. Thank you VanAbels for the expwrience I will nevwr forget XOXO

Jeff Baumann

One of the best places in the valley for chicken good drinks reasonable prices friendly service

Wes Collier

The steak rivals any high-end restaurant. They cut their own meats and they're generous portions. Fresh from the dairy cheese and cream too. Not a fancy establishment, but service was great. Highly recommended! Going back for the chicken next time.

bob jackels

if you are looking for the best country style chicken in the valley.look no further.

Nick Vanden Heuvel

Its Van Ables. It's a staple. Go. Dont think just go!

Lorenzo Ball

Excellent Sunday family style chicken don't forget the pumpkin bars and assorted desserts

Shannon McCool

Love Vanables! Catered our wedding back in October and everything went smoothly and the food was great - always is! Whenever all of my friends are in town we make this a stop! Visit

Jim Warden

Great food and reasonable prices.

Bonnie Faestel

Disappointed in there chicken it was dry for us, not there usual meal we use to get.

Amber Jensen

Beautiful venue for weddings

Sanjay Jain

Food stale tasting. Not updated looking

Gary Wagner

Excellent food

Levi Penterman

Great supper club with alot of food for reasonable prices!

Nick Jack

Had the fried cod and tenderloin. Cod was awesome, light breading, flaky and good size. Stake was a little over cooked for me. I asked medium rare and it came out medium almost well. It had some pink, but not enough for my liking. It's been a while since my family has been there. We'll be back soon.

Ann Rodgers

Always a great experience and Friday fish in the BEST!

Connie Reif

I was there for a wedding on Oct 26 and everything was set beautifully.

Erica Ritchie

(July 2017) The AUCE chicken and fish meal was fantastic. I simply can't believe how much food you get for the price! Servers were prompt and friendly! UPDATE: (March 2018) Ate there again today with my kiddos and hubby this time. We ate so much. Our server Molly was fantastic! The food AGAIN was delicious. Still 5 stars.


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