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“Great atmosphere and food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fratello's Riverfront Restaurant

Fratello's Riverfront Restaurant
501 W Water St, Appleton, WI 54911
920-993-9087
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Ranked #31 of 316 Restaurants in Appleton
Price range: $0 - $30
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Reisterstown, Maryland
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81 reviews 81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Took the trolley here from our hotel- our frontdesk receommened it. Had a table at a window overlooking the river - this place was once a papermill and powered by the river. Great views, service and food! Some of the best Risotto I've had in a while!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Jackson, Mississippi
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Good food, unique view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

We had spinach artichoke dip, seafood, and desert, everything was just great. The waiter had an understudy tagging along, both were quite entertaining and very helpful. It was also fun watching the pelicans. Overall, we had a great experience at a moderate price.

Visited September 2013
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IL
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65 reviews 65 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“good food and good selection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

It was not all that busy and service was a tiny bit slow, but the food was good.

Try the "crunch" chicken tenders. The coating is a nice surprise.

Visited August 2013
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Greer, South Carolina
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81 reviews 81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Great Views,Average Food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Giving a rating was a little tough untill I decided most folks want their money spent on food to be worth it. That is why I rated the restaurant average. The view is great and entertaining. The diversity of wildlife is fascinating and atmosphere is electric, but that is not why you are here. One expects the food to be over the top at this location, but you will be dissapointed. The food is average. I guess the best part was the tuna lollipops. The fried calamari was breaded incorrectly. Salad is a wedge with slight additions.The grouper entre was good, but nothing special. Key lime pie did not have the bite expected for the real deal.Service is fine. Prices are mostly fair.If one is here for the view then all is well,the food will leave you wanting.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Excellent location and food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

This is one of a couple riverfront restaurants in Appleton Wisconsin (both equally good). We sat outside by the river and although you could smell the paper mills downstream (something common in fox valley), the view was nice, waiter excellent, and food very tasty. We did not order drinks this time but had two excellent salads (my husband the strawberry spinach salad and I had the smoked salmon salad), and two incredible cupcake desserts and with tip it was all only $36 (20 percent tip). ... We would certainly go back!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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