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Fratello's Riverfront Restaurant

501 W Water St, Appleton, WI 54911-6054
+1 920-993-9087
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
501 W Water St, Appleton, WI 54911-6054
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The fact that this place does not have 5 stars is crazy. We travel, we eat, we own a restaurant and this place is spectacular! Ambiance, service, menu, food, cleanliness, view: all 5 stars plus.

Thank Tania M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Views of the river were pretty awesome. Food was pretty good too. Everyone cleaned their plates. Service was a little slow and we were waiting around a while for drink orders and food.

Thank Vinny0014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place has a modern clean look to it, overlooking the Fox River, but the food was disappointing. For such a fabulous atmosphere, one would think an excellent chef would be justified. And it was not just one experience… I have been there several times...More

Thank die2tie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice restaurant with scenic views of the Fox River. The food was very good and there was a variety of choices on the menu. Prices reasonable. We would recommend trying it.

Thank J K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We came here for our anniversary dinner and I had been told the food was hit or miss but the ambiance was great. We arrived early for our reservation so we had a drink at the bar. The bartender made a great mojito! We were...More

Thank travelmiamor
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Great view of Fox River at near flood stage. Good beer, wine and liquor selection. Don't bother with sausage and cheese appetiser but cheese curds were a hit. My ribeye was good but not more than that. Cooked properly-just not that tasty with little taste....More

Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

My friend and I grabbed dinner here on a Wednesday night. The atmosphere at this location is just beautiful! It's right on the Fox River and often times you can see eagles flying outside over the river. Our service was absolutely outstanding! She first started...More

Thank MrsLing
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

This was a great find on the river. This area is filled with history and beauty. The restaurant did not at all disappoint. The appetizers were great. The main courses were delicious and flavorful. The service was really quite good as well. The view was...More

Thank rachael1107
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We stopped in for a drink, appetizer and small side salad. Our appetizer was "Bam Bam Shrimp" which is a hand-breaded fried shrimp tossed in a creamy Thai chili sauce. It was excellent and went well with our side salad. The drinks are always good.

Thank sbpiette
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Been there many times, and loved it, but not again on Mother's Day. Buffet is not their forte. Great bar.

Thank Robert W
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Response from NortonsMom12345 | Reviewed this property |
I honestly don't know...we were there in person for an after-event snack/drinks.
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Response from AC8750 | Reviewed this property |
Check there website menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:15
11:00 - 21:15
11:00 - 21:15
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 W Water St, Appleton, WI 54911-6054
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Appleton
  • Phone Number: +1 920-993-9087
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