When you walk into Becket’s in Oshkosh you’re greeted by eclectic art from local artisans, and a very modern and chic vibe. They have booths adorned with bright orange pigs, pretty light fixtures, and of course that river front view. If the Wisconsin weather is cooperating, sitting outside is a treat you can watch the bridge raise and lower and boats lazily cruise through, some might even dock for a bite to eat. I love how inviting the colorful chairs and umbrellas are.
The patio is the perfect place to enjoy some cocktails, beers or wine with lunch or dinner. This was on one of the first nice nights of the season, so it was busy, but we were still seated immediately. It was even busier inside, all night happy hour might have been partially to blame as well. Becket’s has some seriously great daily specials; half priced burgers on Mondays, $3 specialty tacos on Tuesdays, $13 wine bottles and $9 Wisconsin artisan cheese boards alongside live jazz on Wednesdays, all night happy hour with half priced apps and drink specials on Thursdays, fish frys on Fridays, and prime rib on Saturdays. That’s a lot of specials.
I love how the bright pops of color makes Becket’s look so approachable and modern, those little piggies are begging to be featured in a selfie.
We’ve enjoyed Becket’s on many occasions, and have never been disappointed with their menu.
The pork belly ($10 – pork belly with hoisin glaze, pickled cucumber, and sesame seeds) delivered an incredibly unique flavor, the combination of the hoisin and pickled cucumbers brought the perfect amount of acid to compliment the pork.
Coconut shrimp ($10- served with an orange marmalade) was perfectly balanced and the coconut really complimented the shrimp. I’ve never been a fan of coconut shrimp in the past, because normally the coconut flavor is really overpowering, but Becket’s nailed it with this dish.
Oddly enough, my favorite part about Becket’s will probably always be the artichoke & spinach dip ($9- served with chips, carrots, and broccoli). I had never thought to eat broccoli with spinach artichoke dip before being served this, but now it’s one of my favorite weekend staples. At home we always get a head of broccoli and serve it with artichoke & spinach dip, and it basically tastes like the best cheesy broccoli you’ll ever have. I could eat Becket’s artichoke & spinach with a spoon, and while they serve you a very generous portion, it’s normally gone in record time and we’re always scraping at the bowl in hopes of finding more. I don’t know what the secret is, but it’s the best artichoke & spinach dip I have ever tasted.
Becket’s everyday menu is great, but where they really shine is their beer and wine dinners. In fall through spring Becket’s has a monthly 5 course dinner, either paired with beer or wine. Watch for their events on Becket’s Facebook page to snag a seat to one of these dinners. The last time I went we were served 5 amazing courses, including a course of skate (which is a type of stingray that was flown in just for this event.) The rest of the courses weren’t quite as adventurous (only because I consider eating stingray incredibly adventurous), and included the delicious shrimp below. The portions were very generous too, I’m not a fan of beer dinners with a lot of beer and not a lot of food. This was the perfect amount of food, and the courses were timed perfectly.
The courses were all gorgeous, and they all paired beautifully with the beer. If I had drank a little less, I might have taken more photos. Instead, I’ll take that as an excuse to go to another beer dinner next fall. Whether you’re interested in taking selfies with bright orange piggies, sitting outside on the gorgeous riverwalk, or attending a beer dinner you should definitely put Becket’s on your list of restaurants that you need to visit. You can find Becket’s at 2 Jackson St, Oshkosh, WI 54901. What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve eaten at a beer or wine dinner?