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Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern

328 Front St S, La Crosse, WI 54601-4023
608-782-5400
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Ranked #2 of 163 restaurants in La Crosse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Skokie, Illinois
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Stopped for lunch on way west. Very comfortable spot fresh food. Worth time for stop. Service was very good

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Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Fine music, calm river, fantastic wine, helpful waitress Becky, wonderful rare char filet. Special night on the river.

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Wisconsin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We sat on the patio, which overlooks the Mississippi River, for drinks. We'd had a big lunch, so just ordered cheese curds, which were excellent. I would have loved to eat dinner since I checked out the menu and everything sounded really good...hopefully next time we are in town. This is such a nice restaurant that even the bathroom was... More

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Peterson, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My husband and I went here on our honeymoon and we had excellent service and food. I would highly recommend this place if you are looking for an elegant place. There seafood is also very fresh and cooked wonderfully. It is on the higher end for pricing, but you get excellent service all around.

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Oak Park Heights, Minnesota
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Crab cakes were great, the Knuckle Sandwich was good but a little sweet for my taste, too many onions maybe? After I bit into it I wished I would have ordered the 8oz Cheddarburger. The wife really liked her Salmon and thought it was a little sweet too. Everything tasted good. Would definitely go back if in town again.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is one of the premier restaurants in town. The food is excellent. It overlooks the Mississippi River.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Dinner was amazing due to the freshness of the food. We had all manners of seafood- shrimp, oysters, crab legs and the best part- scallops. We could not believe the flavor! Hands down this is one of the best seafood restaurant we have ever visited. We normally have a policy of only eating seafood when on a coast, but this... More

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TheWaterfr0nt, Director of Sales at Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us. It's always nice to learn that we have exceeded expectations. We never lose sight that you, as all consumers, especially now due to the wonders of the web, have a range of options available to them when seeking out a business to meet your needs. Therefore, your praise today means more than ever. We will... More

Duluth, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is one of the best restaurants I've eaten at as the meal was great from beginning to end. The servers are extremely accommodating and flexible as we had a few alterations requested with the orders for our kids. For just a few dollars more per meal than a higher-end chain steakhouse you could eat at, you get a beautiful... More

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

I was very impressed with the overall experience. The hostess was polite, the atmosphere was impressive, the view breathtaking, and the server was superb. Jonathan knew his wine, his food, the area, and went out of his way to ensure everything was outstanding. I'm truly impressed with this restaurant.

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I come here all the time when I'm in La Crosse, and I've never had an experience that was less than excellent. The menu gets better and better, -- the Chicken Marsala is a masterpiece! -- the wine-list, emphasizing the West and South America, is really excellent, the service always exemplary, and those river views......one couldn't ask for more.

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