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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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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Dessert, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 10
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  • 6
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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 experience every time!

This is one of the few places in La Crosse that makes you feel special. Every time we visit, the service is spectacular. Since my wife and I both work nearby we find ourselves getting lunch here almost one a week. Yes, you will pay more here than other places, but not by a whole lot. And what you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Chuck R
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is one of the few places in La Crosse that makes you feel special. Every time we visit, the service is spectacular. Since my wife and I both work nearby we find ourselves getting lunch here almost one a week. Yes, you will pay more here than other places, but not by a whole lot. And what you get... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

My wife and I eat fairly regularly at Waterfront. We both enjoy the atmosphere and the food is always excellent. We had them cater our wedding which probably says as much as anything.

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Hixton, Wisconsin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Went for the first time for a family birthday. Food and service was superb! Had the pecan crusted snapper, to die for!!! Dine on the patio for a wonderful views of the Mississippi River. I'll be back.

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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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
32 helpful votes 32 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
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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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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, Seafood, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, 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?