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Fratellos Riverfront Restaurant, Appleton, WI

Fratellos Riverfront Restaurant

4.5
4.5
566 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 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

What 566 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Wisconsin

    Scenic View

  • Appleton

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food
  2. SG

    StevenG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We don't recall ever getting our meals served so quickly. Service was great! Food was great!
  3. JP

    JustinP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came in for a date night dinner with my wife. I had the mushroom and bacon fettuccine which was spectacular! My wife had the crunch chicken salad and she loved it. We both really loved the white chicken chili. The service was excellent. We will definitely be back!
  4. TD

    TylerD

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food. Great atmosphere. To many kids were there making it loud
  5. WS

    WyattS

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food and cocktail were fantastic, cannot wait to come back again!
  6. R

    Rick221

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, although I did take out because the patio was closed. Service was terrific!
  7. WD

    WendyD

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with great food and service!!
  8. JG

    JessicaG

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome view of river and wildlife, delicious food, fast service and wonderful ambience!
  9. E

    Ellie

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pretty outdoor setting. Good food and service. Excellent Appleton experience!
  10. d

    dreamer13

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Amazing location, great service and underwhelming food. I always expect more and I'm always disappointed here. My truffle shrimp pasta LOOKED fantastic but had no salt and I tasted truffle in maybe 2 bites. So disappointing.
  11. PG

    PatriciaG

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely way to spend a beautiful summer afternoon with friends Very very good waitress :)
  12. LB

    LauraB

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place! Exceptional ❤️ We celebrated my husband’s birthday dinner. They surprised him with dessert & huge flaming sparkler! It’s great way to celebrate 🎉at Fratellos!! View of riverfront is beautiful! Very relaxing atmosphere. Highly recommend
  13. VD

    VickiD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We like to save Fratello's for special occasions. We always try something outside of our usual restaurant selections and are never disappointed! The spiced wine pear in the salmon salad was deliciously unexpected as was the sweet chili compound butter for the warm bread!
  14. DL

    DeannaL

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great view, great service! Will return!
  15. MF

    MaripatF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous views! Windows all around overlooking the river & dam. Lots of wildlife to watch and moving water. The food was excellent and both the waitstaff and manager stopped by to check in us. We were on the upper level, which was nice and gave us an excellent view even though we were not right next to a window. The waitress we had gave us some good recommendations and was very attentive. Everything was picture perfect! I highly recommend Fratellos if you are willing to pay a bit more for a better location and food. Our lunch for 2 was $68. For me, well worth it for a special occasion but not on a regular basis.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our Wedding Anniversary. Mentioned to our waitress, and have our dessert complementary. Food was excellent. Had a great experience
  17. MC

    MikeC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very good food and great place to eat. I wish it was a little less expensive, but it is a very nice restaurant .
  18. HE

    HEATHERD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant was clean and classy. It was a little loud but not unbearable. It was hard to carry a conversation over the loudness but overall was a very nice experience. Staff is friendly.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Nice view of the water from the restaurant. Service is casual but everyone was friendly, although a little distracted. It got pretty busy and the noise level was high. We had a nice glass of Prosecco and ordered some cheese curds, which were mediocre with very runny ranch sauce. For main course I ordered the salmon salad, the salmon itself was very tasty but it came with slices of spiced pear, candied walnuts and a dollop of ricotta cheese. Unfortunately these flavors really didn’t go together and the vinaigrette dressing had little flavor, I ate about half and left it. My dining companion ordered the steak & scallops which were tasty but came with an enormous mound of mashed potato a small amount of asparagus and for some reason was served in a bowl! It wasn’t the most attractive looking plate. We also had a nice glass of Sauvignon Blanc and we shared two ice creams for dessert which were served in champagne flutes which was cute and tasty.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lindsay was our server. She knew the menu well. Recommend dishes we did enjoy. She came back to check on us often and we had a nice relaxing meal with a great view.
  21. DE

    DEBBIE

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The wine pours are very skimpy. Glasses are small, and they do not put much in. Very annoying. I got the chicken salad......good, but mostly lettuce. Definitely not enough chicken. My husband's fish had several large bones in it. Always scary. Good, attentive waiter tho.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food! Smoked Salmon Chowder was best I’ve had. Will definitely be back!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We went to celebrate my son’s birthday. It was a very good meal. The views, as usual, were incredible.
  24. ZZ

    ZachZ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    My girlfriend and I both ordered the Salmon, it was not good. I’d expect a meal like that from a diner. The salmon was over cooked, tiny, and the risotto it was sitting on tasted worse than the boxed risotto you get at grocery stores . For $28 a dish, I couldn’t have been more disappointed. When you spend over $100 on dinner for 2 you expect halfway decent food. Unfortunately Fratellos did not deliever.
  25. JP

    JimP

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Combination Father’s Day celebration and wedding anniversary. Food was very good. Service was a bit above average. Paying as much as we were, we really shouldn’t be waiting long for simple things like drink refills. We were somewhat disappointed that we had called in advance to inquire about a Father’s Day brunch. They said they’d be open for brunch. Normally brunch is a combination of breakfast and lunch. While our meal was good, it wasn’t a brunch.
  26. P

    Pablo

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was good.
  27. CK

    CindyK

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Beautiful place service was ok. Food was average for what we paid not great!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    51 reviews

    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very nice meal. Fine service. Generally reasonable prices. Food quality was very good. Two in our party of six had the charred octopus entree - taste was fine but portion was appetizer-sized. Ambience is great with the spectacular view of the raging Fox River. One of our favorite restaurants in Appleton.
  29. PS

    PpSs

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice ambiance, great service, delicious food. Ate the oysters, Bambam shrimp, and steak and scallops.
  30. MD

    MaryD

    Milwaukee

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Amanda was a terrific server! She provided us with input on our decision making, was patient when we weren’t ready to order, and was super fun to interact with. She helped make our evening enjoyable!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent staff Fantastic location Enjoyable meal Go here
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    It was lovely and we got to see a gaggle of pelicans in the window! I wish that next time we get to sit by a window but it was lovely nonetheless!
  33. DS

    DylanS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Wife and I both got really bad indigestion after eating here. The service was great, but the food itself left something to be desired. The desserts and the drinks were fantastic!
  34. JJ

    JanellJ

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was good. Not a great selection and a bit pricey for the portion. Drinks same. A bit pricey and charged more than menu stated. Great location. Friendly service. Loved the atmosphere. Perfect for date night or for a special occasion with or without kids.
  35. MJ

    MarkJ

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect venue for the end of my wife and my anniversary weekend celebration
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    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.
  37. SB

    SunshineBadger

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    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.
  38. K

    Kathyp

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Way over priced for what you receive. Loud with young kids. First time there celebrating 23 yr anniversary... Last time there
  39. j

    josie

    Milwaukee

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    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!!.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waitress was awesome (I think her name was Alyssa, or something similar) 10/10

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 4.5 stars by 566 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 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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