Queen Bee [Garden Salad With Grilled Chicken]


It was almost an Erbert & Gerbert’s type of day, when we noticed that there was a restaurant we have heard about right next door. In the spur of the moment we decided on heading to the Queen Bee in downtown Appleton for lunch on a snow covered Tuesday. We walked into an empty restaurant at right around 11:30 and found a booth on the side of the dining room and we were quickly greeted by a smiling waitress. The daily specials were intriguing. One of them was Chicken Kabob with your choice of side and another daily special was called, I think, the Afghanistan. I was not 100% sure on what that second special entailed, and forgot to ask the waitress when she cam back with drinks.

Small Cafe, Small Prices

The restaurant was not overly sized and had a small home town diner feel. There was a coffee bar towards the back where the cashier machine was and hungry diners could easily see into the kitchen and watch the chefs (well at least their top halves) cook the food. There were maybe two dozen tables and booths combined and while we were in there (at max 45 minutes) only one other table came in for lunch.

Anyways, our food came out to the table after a quick game of trivia. Trivia? There was a book on the table that included random trivia questions (who would have known hippos have pink milk?!). I ordered a salad with grilled chicken and a side of ranch dressing. The salad was average. Nothing over the top and to my disappointment did not come with croutons. The chicken was flavorful and a bit on the peppery side, as you can see. The salad also came with a bread stick which was still warm, as it tasted like it just came out of the deep fryer. Overall, the salad was decent as was the service and the warm bread stick was a nice surprise. And, between the salad and water, it came to right around $8.

- M

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Queen Bee
216 E College Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911

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