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Fratello's Riverfront Restaurant

501 W Water St, Appleton, WI 54911-6054
+1 920-993-9087
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
501 W Water St, Appleton, WI 54911-6054
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I tried the Sashimi grilled tuna, and the "world-famous" white chicken chili. First piece of tuna tasted fishy, the rest of it was delicious. I asked how fresh the tuna was… The waiter was very candid and said as fresh as it can be in...More

Thank clintbo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fratello's restaurant has some of the best outdoor seating in the Valley. Good shade and a water view. There, sometimes, can be black flies and mosquitoes. We have had hit-or-miss quality of service. Reasonable prices and better than average food round out my experience at...More

Thank russelll765
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With the best view in Appleton, this restaurant continues to not be impressive food wise. The waiter we had didn't know a lot about the selections on the menu, and did not add a lot to the experience. The food is just okay which is...More

1  Thank Scott J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sunday brunch enjoyed at Fratello's was a true culinary treat! The atmosphere, service and food were amazing. Will return ASAP!

Thank grannianni2107
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Appleton for the music festival and were starving. We happened upon Fratello's. We were in a rush to get to the next concert. They happily let us order in the bar and we sat and ate looking out the windows at the...More

Thank amofreecycle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

EXCELLENT!! Most delightful and professional waitress ever. Taylor was the reason we visited a second time, as she made our first visit exceptional. Her recommendation for food choice was so helpful, and she was correct. The outdoor patio setting was perfect and this place will...More

Thank skydivevkc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the last night of our Appleton trip in this restaurant. Nice ambiance and great waterfront view. I also loved the food and the service. I recommend this to be in your list when you visit Appleton.

Thank Dprudenc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks 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 10 July 2017 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
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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
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
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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