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Fratello's Riverfront Restaurant

501 W Water St, Appleton, WI 54911-6054
+1 920-993-9087
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bam bam shrimp” (10 reviews)
“crab cakes” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:15 p.m. Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
501 W Water St, Appleton, WI 54911-6054
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My hubby and I go there for lunch and just relax! The food is always fresh and tasty! Watching the water and eating a great meal is perfect summer day!

Thank annmarie k
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went here for dinner tonight. I had the walleye. Others had the scallops and the pizza All were good would go back

Thank kirt v
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a company work party here. Food was pretty decent. I enjoyed sitting by the river as well. Try it out!

Thank shawnlI7783QZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed everything about this place - the building, the layout, the view, the food, the staff. A very enjoyable evening. Our appetizers were the crunch chicken tenderloins and the spinach & artichoke dip. Both were excellent. We then ordered the filet and the rib...More

Thank jimijoe43
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch on the way out of town. The setting was beautiful, and the staff was great. The food was ok, didn't seem as good as it should've been for the price. I had the steak and sea scallops and the steak...More

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fratello’s has a lovely view but the food was just average for me. I ordered a chicken sandwich which had a not-so-fresh huge roll that overwhelmed the chicken. The menu promised hummus on the chicken but it was scant. My spouse had a burger he...More

Thank Curiosity811403
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service were excellent. The setting right on the river is beautiful. Make sure to have dessert. The Carrot cake was the best we ever had.

Thank Janine M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quality food and service and a great setting to take friends or family who are visiting town. Creative upscale menu with something for everyone

Thank Dennis P
Reviewed September 17, 2018

We ate here as we were passing through town for business. The view of the river is amazing. My wife had the steak salad and i had fish and chips. Both were excellent. It is a great place to meet friends or bring you spouse.

Thank Michael F
Reviewed September 17, 2018

We were part of a group that had their rehearsal dinner here on a Friday night. The service was excellent and friendly. The food was delicious. I chose to have the Caesar Salad with Crab Cakes. That was the best, most flavorful Crab Cake I...More

Thank TLK036
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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
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:15 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:15 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:15 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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