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Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern

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328 Front St S, La Crosse, WI 54601
+1 608-782-5400
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 142
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Great Food & Service

We have eaten at some of the very best restaurants in the country and The Waterfront is in the league with some of the best. Great Food, Excellent Wine List, very good service & a wonderful view of the river.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
bobandConnielee
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We have eaten at some of the very best restaurants in the country and The Waterfront is in the league with some of the best. Great Food, Excellent Wine List, very good service & a wonderful view of the river.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

You will have a good meal here. The restaurant is very consistent and has the best location in LaCrosse.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have eaten at the Waterfront multiple times, and have NEVER had a bad meal. While this is a higher priced restaurant than most in La Crosse, it is very, very worth it. I have had lunch and supper at the Waterfront, and the food is artfully prepared, and presented. There are multiple selections, so there is something for almost... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Being a local resident, we have the opportunity to visit many fine restaurants in the La Crosse area and we do. We choose the Waterfront Restaurant, for special occasions such as celebrating anniversaries, birthdays or holiday occasions. That is because we believe this restaurant is the best La Crosse has to offer. The food is always delectable. What sets this... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Beautiful dining in a gorgeous setting. In warmer weather be sure to arrive early enough for cocktails and appetizers on under the outdoor gazebo. Some nights you may even choose to have your dinner served outside.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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105 reviews 105 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Went here as a group for lunch. The food was very good. Prices a bit high for lunch. Service was great.

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La Crosse, WI
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

Food is always very good, well-presented, graciously served. Nice wines, great views right on the Mississippi, and sophisticated, New York-style ambience with warm Mid-western touch

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St. George, Utah
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

Six of us gals piled into the spacious bar for cocktails before our 5:30 dinner reservations. Very cozy with rich wood tones channeling old school steak house meets new hip vibes. Nice Happy Hour, chose the Cosmo and Cucumber Martini's. Both well chilled and delicious. Dinner was a delightful experience. Our server was extremely knowledgeable about the menu offerings and... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is hands down my favorite restaurant in the La Crosse area. It is perfect for lunch, more casual, and for dinner. The atmosphere is second to none with the view over the Mighty Mississippi. There is outside dining for nice days. The wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable and the menu is unique and specializes in local ingredients. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went with friends for a birthday celebration . 3 hours later left with smiles on our faces. Although our server was relatively new to Waterfront , she was one of the best we have had there, though all have been great. She got into the spirit of the evening and made it all the more fun... No hurrying but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 328 Front St S, La Crosse, WI 54601
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  La Crosse
  • Phone Number: +1 608-782-5400

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?