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Fratellos Riverfront Restaurant, Appleton, WI

Fratellos Riverfront Restaurant

4.4
4.4
532 Reviews
$30 and under
American

YES WE ARE OPEN. IT'S NOT BUSINESS AS USUAL, IT'S BUSINESS, BUT SAFER.
Appleton RiverDome reservation can be made online by visiting the RiverDome page at FratellosWaterfront.com
We are sorry, we can not take reservations for patio seating during the patio season.

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Uncork the fun at Fratellos Riverfront Restaurant. The award-winning wines are perfect for getting the party started or a quiet nightcap after a delicious Fratellos meal. The casual, spacious dining room has magnificent views on the Fox River, or surround yourself with the sights and sounds of a cascading waterfall while you and your friends party on the quaint patio. Go with the flow at Fratellos Riverfront Restaurant.

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Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (920) 993-9087

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jeff Reischl

  • Private party facilities

    Private room adjacent to bar with stunning views of the Fox River.

  • Private party contact

    Tom Folks: (920) 993-9087

  • Neighborhood

    Appleton

  • Cross street

    Jackman

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 532 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Wisconsin

    Scenic View

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  1. MJ

    MarkJ

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect venue for the end of my wife and my anniversary weekend celebration

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience5

    Been here many times for the atmosphere. ALWAYS booked with the OPENTABLE app. Checked in with host and asked to wait at bar as they were very busy and behind schedule. Three different bartenders came by over a half hour period to update us on our table. We then walked to ask host seating status and told they texted and no response and our table was cancelled. Anyway they made it “right” with us and hopefully this provided Fratellos with a learning moment. As I work in business and depend on human interaction for my success I know that the customer is always right. Fratellos management clearly made missteps however recovered and all were happy once a table was provided to us. Just remember, checking in with the host does nothing if you are asked to wait. Make sure to clarify the number that they text to alert you to the seating availability. Good experience regardless of the complications.

  3. SB

    SunshineBadger

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    The hostesses were not friendly. Our table was not ready for our 6pm reservation. They told us to wait in the bar. Did NOT offer a complementary drink while we waited. After waiting 13 mins, checked back in at at desk and our table was ready. Realized later I was sent a text when the table was ready but the hostess never told me to watch for a text. I was excited to see their cocktail menu. Ordered the spicy watermelon margarita and my companion ordered the blueberry basil margarita. Both were watered down so had no flavor. Very disappointing. I ordered the shrimp pasta dish which was lacking flavor. No salt and pepper shakers on the table. My companion ordered the butternut squash ravioli. It was good. Our server was very nice.

  4. K

    Kathyp

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience2

    Way over priced for what you receive. Loud with young kids. First time there celebrating 23 yr anniversary... Last time there

  5. j

    josie

    Milwaukee

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have been eating at fratellos since it opened many years ago. It has had its ups and downs over the years as far as menu, service and other changes. That said, my husband and I had the best meal we have ever had at this restaurant. They changed the chairs and tables, so much more comfortable, added carpet in different areas and that seems to help absorb the noise. The waitress was outstanding. I think her new was Alicia, she knew her menu and was personable and efficient. I had the scallops over pesto risotto. The scallops were done perfectly. My husband had the perch fish fry special and the perch was perfectly cooked light and flaky. The slaw was awesome, light and not laden down with mayo. The fries were soo good! Everything from the new chairs to the noise level, staffing and most importantly the food...I would recommend this restaurant to anyone!!.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Waitress was awesome (I think her name was Alyssa, or something similar) 10/10

  7. MD

    MikeD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    We went here for our 25th wedding anniversary. Our server was very pleasant and answered any questions we had. The girl who brought us our food to the table was not as pleasant. We got Truffle Fries for an appetizer and she set them on the table we said thank you and she rudely said yeah. When she brought out our main course she gave us each other’s dishes, which isn’t a big deal, however she seamed put off that we were fixing it. Other than those two incidents we enjoyed our stay. I know we should have told someone when we were there but like I said most of the experience was well.

  8. T

    Taylor

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience5

    Everything was great for the most part. If I had to nit pick at something is the food wasn’t worth the price. But the atmosphere was great and service was decent.

  9. SM

    SadieM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    This is one of the best places to eat in Appleton. The view can't be beat, especially if you like outdoor dining in the summer. This is where my husband and I had our first date, and if we're in town, we eat here for our anniversaries. Haven't been disappointed yet.

  10. J

    Jason

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The atmosphere is excellent, and the food was great. The portions are a little small; however, you are paying for the quality, location, and atmosphere.

  11. TC

    ThomasC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5

    Food was dry, over cooked. Went for mothers day brunch...they only had 6 items and said to accommodate kitchen no variation on items...they were unwilling to even leave the cheese out of one of the omelets...manager did give us a free meal but will not eat there again...should accommodate the customer...not the kitchen.

  12. w

    walters

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1

    Our food was brought out cold as it seemed to be precooked and just plated when we ordered. Not that portion size mattered given that disappointment, but it would have been an issue if the food was good. $35pp for this type of single item brunch was disappointingly expensive (2 of the three folks had a mimosa and no-one had dessert). It was Mother’s Day, but still….. we won’t be back - ever.

  13. KW

    KonradW

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    We got a window seat overlooking the river, very nice. Our waitress, Allysa, was excellent. She took good care of us and was fun to boot. The food was good and the dessert (fruit flute) was very nice. An overall nice experience.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    I wish we were seated by the windows and not tucked all the way to the back on the balcony area, close to all the kitchen noise and commotion. I’ve seen bigger parties get the round table by the windows.

  15. E

    Evkenni

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful atmosphere, great service, very good food.

  16. DD

    DonzD

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for any occasion, excellent service and quality.

  17. MS

    MarkS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent place to eat. Loved the view of the river. They were really busy as it is Prom season and the waitress was very attentive. We had a minor issue with the temperature of a steak but they fixed right away. The manager was fantastic. He came to our table and made sure we were satisfied. Loved the place. We will come again.

  18. KE

    KristinE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always food was fantastic and service was even better!

  19. I

    Its23

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    By the water, good atmosphere, good food, and good prices. What more do you want

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3

    Way to much butter, hurried service dinner was brought right after salad came. Great view, food not as great.

  21. E

    Easterdinner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Stay away from fish/seafood, overcooked. But the pasta was above average. Service was excellent!

  22. K

    Kenzee

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    The food isn't very good (it's just nothing special) but the space is lovely and the service is great. The cocktails are good.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous environment. Good food with quality service!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience2

    To be honest I was disappointed, I’ve been bring family,friends, & business associates to Fratellos for years and have never been disappointed. Normally the food, service, & ambiance are outstanding. However yesterday I was very disappointed! When we arrived we asked for a window table but we’re told they were all reserved even though all but 3 remained empty during our entire brunch. The menu had very limited brunch choices and mostly consisted of their normal lunch menu. I expected more for Easter brunch. Fratellos normally has a very nice ambiance but yesterday the table service was very bare, no table cloths and the wait service was Very casual. Finally though the food was good it was very over priced. The bill for brunch for my wife and myself came to $110 with tip and we each only had one drink.

  25. D

    Disappointed

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    Highly disappointed in extremely limited plated brunch items as well as the fact that even minor alterations could not be made (i.e. omelet w/out bruschetta on top).

  26. M

    Michael

    Milwaukee

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great views, beers, and meals. Nice to see octopus on the menu.

  27. BM

    BobbiM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Waitress was very good and always making sure we had what we needed. Very nice atmosphere

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent and we had amazing service!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Terrific dinner and our server Ryan was terrific as well.

  30. J

    Johnson

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Everything was run of the mill. Decent food, higher than average prices and medium portion sizes.

  31. JC

    JamesC

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Never had a bad experience.

  32. M

    Michael

    Milwaukee

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My date and I had a lovely afternoon and meal at Fratello's on the Fox River. The view is wonderful. She had the butternut squash ravioli which she liked a lot. I had one of the salads which was very tasty indeed. Service was great. Not rushed which is what we wanted.

  33. SB

    ShaneB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The service was really good but the drinks were really strong! Overall very happy with restaurant

  34. H

    Happymeal

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Cecilia was absolutely wonderful !!!! Made our dinning experience memorable.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    I specifically asked for a bottle of wine to be ready. I understand I did not choose a selection. I did state though if needed to reach out to me if needed and that never happened.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Our waitstaff was very good and kind. I wish we got seated by the window as we requested when I made the reservation but the front of the house didn’t even if I mentioned it when we were getting seated. The food was okay. I liked my seafood pasta but my daughter’s walleye was bland. The table by us was so loud (like two ladies with very high pitched laughters). But this cannot be held against the restaurant, just customers without care for others.

  37. DJ

    DanJ

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a table next to the window and could see the rushing waters of the Fox River. The food was tasty and the waitress was outstanding. Would go back

  38. SD

    SaraD

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter Jacob was very knowledgeable about the menu items. Good food. Great view! Overall an amazing night!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrated our 24th Anniversary. Flavorful and well prepared dishes. Great wine selection. Excellent waiter Jake.

  40. R

    Roberts

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Food was very good, service was excellent and it's a very nice place.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Fratellos Riverfront Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Fratellos Riverfront Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (920) 993-9087.

Fratellos Riverfront Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 532 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Fratellos Riverfront Restaurant

501 West Water Street Appleton, WI 54911

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Jackman

  • Neighborhood

    Appleton

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jeff Reischl

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (920) 993-9087

  • Private party facilities

    Private room adjacent to bar with stunning views of the Fox River.

  • Private party contact

    Tom Folks: (920) 993-9087

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