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Fratello's Riverfront Restaurant

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501 W Water St, Appleton, WI 54911-6054
+1 920-993-9087
11:00 - 23:00
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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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Kaukauna, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for a drink, appetizer and small side salad. Our appetizer was "Bam Bam Shrimp" which is a hand-breaded fried shrimp tossed in a creamy Thai chili sauce. It was excellent and went well with our side salad. The drinks are always good.

Thank sbpiette
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been there many times, and loved it, but not again on Mother's Day. Buffet is not their forte. Great bar.

Thank Robert W
Appleton, Wisconsin
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I decided to stop here to celebrate our birthday's (we have them all in the same month). We went for drinks and appetizers, and the appetizers were very scrumpeous. We ordered the flatbread of the day and I was quite surprised (as with the other appetizers) the portion! Quite generous, which was nice as three of us... More 

Thank Rowing_Queen
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food but a bit noisy great view of the river complimentary dessert and felt slightly rushed with our meal over all a good place to have a nice dinner

Thank James H
Appleton, WI
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94 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sit at the bar or at a widow table in the dining area for a great view of the Fox River rushing past. A varied menu, but with average results.

Thank Hiexpectations48
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27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have a great happy hour but I don't think I've ever had a Fabulous meal there. I don't eat beef so can't say what that food is like there. Service is always good. The outside seating is great in the summer, I'm just not crazy about the food.

Thank Babettedoll
Appleton, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have dined here a half dozen times with customers. The location on the river is great, but I feel the food is only so so. I struggle to find a great steak and the sea food is only ok. The outdoor seating is great for a quiet date night, but parking can be difficult at times.

Thank chrisbasslake
Appleton, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The food is consistently below average here, and it's not worth dealing with the inattentive service staff to get your drinks and dinner. Cocktails are also quite weak here. The view is pretty, but there are much better places to eat in Appleton.

Thank Lynne F
Appleton, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017

lovely setting by the river. Food is usually pretty good. We've eaten here lots of times through the years of living here and it's usually pretty good.

Thank john e
Wittenberg, Wisconsin
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66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Enjoyed a very nice lunch of chicken marsala and friend walleye while we watched the rushing water outside (it looked angry, maybe wanting spring as much as I do)

Thank dred1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
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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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?