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Fratello's Riverfront Restaurant

501 W Water St, Appleton, WI 54911-6054
+1 920-993-9087
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“bam bam shrimp” (10 reviews)
“crab cakes” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:15 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
501 W Water St, Appleton, WI 54911-6054
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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

We ate at frattello’s as a last meal before we left our son to start his sophomore year at Lawrence University. We had a great selection of salads that we ordered, all were very large and very fresh. We also ordered an amazing order of...More

Thank Ben G
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Decided to eat at this restaurant after seeing the picture looking out on the river. Was thrilled to see the old building repurposed for an eating establishment, the friendly faces when we walked in, the amazing view of the river that included herons, ducks and...More

Thank Jan D
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The restaurant is very beautiful, great location. The food is always arranged beautifully and is very tasty. I was a bit shocked however when I ordered just the scallops dinner instead of steak and scallops (which they are each the same price) and my dinner...More

Thank Bailey S
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I was there for a work lunch. I had the Geren Goddess Hogie and the deep fried cheese curds. Both were excellent, and the service was great.

Thank AlyssaC44
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February 1, 2017|
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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.
October 26, 2016|
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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, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:15 PM
11:00 AM - 9:15 PM
11:00 AM - 9:15 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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