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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 #4 of 162 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
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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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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Another week in La Crosse, and more great meals at the Waterfront. Everything about it is first-rate, whether it's dinner, lunch or late-night in the lounge. I look forward to returning.

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

My cousin held her wedding reception at the Waterfront and it was absolutely stunning. The overall decor of the restaurant itself was so beautiful that very little additional decor was needed and the area was spacious allowing for a comfortable seating option. The view of the river in both the afternoon and the evening was absolutely stunning and provided for... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We had not been to the waterfront for about a year. My husband had ordered the scallops and shrimp. when his meal came it was one shrimp and two scallops on linguine. we ordered an hoerdeurve platter so we could share and the platter was very skimpy with 3 pieces of toast and about 7 pieces of meat. although the... More

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Peachtree City
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Good stuff. Burgers good and reasonably priced. Wine 2 for the price of 1!!! Warm with heaters riverside. Great comfy sofa.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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84 reviews 84 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Great view for anyone. Right on the river. Great steaks. Very good service. Expensive but worth it. steaks are aged and prime.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

When we arrived the hostess told us the patio was full even though there were clearly many open spots. When we got our menus we were supprised to find that there was no longer a happy hour food menu, only the TWF burger. The burger is great but we also used to enjoy the other ever changing happy hour food... More

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Colerain Belmont County, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We were all 'wowed' when we walked into the Waterfront. Gee, there are a lot of word starting with 'w' so far in this! On to the food- I can't stress how this is more a dining experience than a place to go grab a bite. You don't have to be all dressed up, we saw diners very casually dressed.... More

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La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The Waterfront is a refreshing change for the typical La Crosse restaurants. It does have a higher price point, but the quality of food that you will experience is reflected in the price. I highly recommend this for large groups as well. I have been to events, fundraisers and luncheons at the Waterfront which have all been handled with class... More

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Columbia South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

My husband and I had lunch on the patio, great service, view and one of the best sandwiches I have ever eaten. The knuckle sandwich on a pretzel roll, shaved prime rib, cheese and caramelized onions. Judith was our waitress and she almost talked me into dessert but we were too full.

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Sarasota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Food and service was outstanding. We were seated on the patio on a cool September evening and were very comfortable thanks to the overhead heating elements. Would definitely recommend the Scallops and linguini.

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