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Fratello's Riverfront Restaurant

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501 W Water St, Appleton, WI 54911
+1 920-993-9087
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 21:15
Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The view of the river and the decor make going to this restaurant feel really special. But you don't have to pay "special restaurant" prices. The food is good (not great, but a solid good). Our service was excellent. I was having a hard time deciding on a wine so server suggested a wine flight. Nice option.

Thank Nancy B
Mosinee, Wisconsin
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved their stout beer called I believe in a thing called stout! The food and atmosphere was also very nice. Good menu variety. I would visit again.

Thank live2showski
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service. Loved our wine and food. We had great seats that overlooked the water. Bar was also nice.

Thank Dani G
Stanley, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just moved here a few months ago and we are checking out restaurants. Husband and I went for lunch mid week. Server was great. We were seated next to window with great view of river. Atmosphere is very nice. The bar is beautiful. We had an order of home made chips with cilantro sauce and it was great! Enough... More 

Thank Chrisbee59
Madison, Wisconsin
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286 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch today at Fratello's. It was very good. I'm not sure where all the negative reviews came from. First, the location is beautiful. The fast moving Fox River is right out the window, and the 2 levels of offset seating gives most of the tables a great view of the river. A nice place with white table cloths on... More 

Thank Steve H
Ridgeland, Mississippi
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Whether you are relaxing at the bar or enjoying a fine meal out with special people, Fratello's is the place to go. Be certain to make reservations on the weekends, they do get crowded.

Thank HaleighBear
Waupaca, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent menu. Sat with a great view of the river. Great decor. First time here can't wait to come again.

Thank Lori V
Waupaca, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

My friends from high school meat here for lunch. Absolutely scenery. Or table was by a window and the Fox River was about six feet from the table. Amazing. The food was very good and the wait staff was very accommodating considering we sat and visited for several hours and never felt rushed. I would defiantly recommend to eat at... More 

Thank sandynielson914
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I usually go to Fratello's for business lunches, occasionally dinners. The menu has many interesting options, especially the salads and appetizers. Recently I went for a late brunch with family and friends and we were pleasantly surprised by their special menu. The food was really tasty and well priced, I thought. We will come back!

Thank mxt206
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79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Fratello's is a gem along the Fox River. They have a wall of windows that overlooks the river and the nearby dam. During high water the sound of the rushing water is awesome. You can see eagles too. The food is terrific with a pretty great menu selection and full wine menu and local beers. Service is top-notch and prices... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, View
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
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Appleton
  • Phone Number: +1 920-993-9087

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?