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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
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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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 NEW

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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I only wanted to eat here if we could sit on the patio! There were 4 of us and at 7PM on a Saturday there were plenty of open tables (but it was also Oktoberfest weekend so not sure that's normal:)) The food was amazing- we tried the escargot, which they de-shelled for us (bonus)! The butternut squash soup they... More

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The Waterfront is a beautiful restaurant and is in an excellent location however, they need to come up with some tastier and healthier lunch choices. They use to serve wonderful big salads but, discontinued them last year. I wish they would bring them back. If they did I would go a lot more often. I give a rating of a... More

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Wonderful food, wonderfully prepared, presented and served in an elegant setting...and the river view is fabulous. Excellent!

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Tomah, Wisconsin
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

After lots of research I decided to take my wife to Waterfront for our anniversary. First impression was it was a nice setting and very professional looking establishment. We were greeted and seated promptly by the hostess. things were looking good. Our waiter John was great, was definitely versed and well rehearsed on the menu and presented everything in a... More

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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

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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