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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 164 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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English first
La Crosse, Wisconsin
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

went for dinner wednesday night before mary poppins....after reading all the reviews i thought this place was going to be incredible...however an appetizer, 3 entrees, 2 martinis and a glass of wine later...and we had to ask the waiter what was taking so long for the entrees....i was not impressed...yeah yeah, i get the part about the ambiance, the river,... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The dinner was delicious, the wine was delicious....the service was great. Can't wait to go back when we visit La Crosse.

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Cleveland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

While in town for a conference, a group of 50 of us were treating to dinner at the Waterfront in a private room. I always drop my expectations a notch when eating a meal catered for a large group but I missed the mark on this one! Group or not, this was one of the finest servings of prime rib... More

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Western PA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

There were six of us getting together for a dinner before our conference started the next day. With the weather being great, we decided to get a table on the patio (can only be requested the day of the visit). When seated, only the restaurant menu was presented at the table. As I had read the information on the restaurant... More

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Lacrosse, wi
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

the food was fresh and so flavorful, loved the whole dining experience there, staff was excellent, manager visited our table after dinner to make sure we had a great experience

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Memphis, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The restaurant is in a relatively new building that is well designed to enjoy nice weather and the River. We got a table along the rail overlooking the Mississippi and several feet above a well- used walking path. The waiter recommended a good local beer and managed our meal efficiently. My sandwich and my wife's salad were both outstanding. I... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Just an awesome night! The patio overlooking the river was gorgeous. The food was spectacular. We had the scallops and salmon and would order them both again. And the best part was the live music that played all night. Great ambiance! Do not miss this restaurant when visiting La Crosse.

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New Hope
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Called ahead and made a reservation. They had our table ready when we arrived. Sat on the patio. What a great venue. This place was put together right. A band started playing and the sound level was perfect for listening as well as if you wanted to just talk. Martinis where fabulous and the food and service spot on. Will... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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84 reviews 84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We ate out on the patio at the Waterfront restaurant and enjoyed great drinks, a wonderful view of the Mississippi River and sunset. I had the appetizer fish tacos which was excellent and filling. Happy hour is fun with 2 for 1 wine, beer, and rail drinks. I will return!

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Brussels, Belgium
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Everything great. Have the dinner in the patio with an amazing view over the river. The caramel toffee scotch something bodino is something to die for!!!

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