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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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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 170
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  • 42
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 6
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  • 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
Tremendous Food

Tremendous food, great service and great atmosphere. Macaroni and cheese and tomato soup appetizer were so good. Followed by scallops that were out of this world fantastic accompanied with great shrimp that were the biggest I have seen. My wife had a ribeye steak that was very flavorful. Great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Mngabe
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Rochester
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Rochester
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Tremendous food, great service and great atmosphere. Macaroni and cheese and tomato soup appetizer were so good. Followed by scallops that were out of this world fantastic accompanied with great shrimp that were the biggest I have seen. My wife had a ribeye steak that was very flavorful. Great service often sweeping crumbs from our table and very attentive. We... More 

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Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Very nice restaurant on the Mississippi river bank. I was seated inside and it is very nice but you can dine on the patio for a more casual setting. I had the salmon and it was delicious and my friend had a very large piece of steak that was also very good. Service was also excellent.

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chicago suburbs
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

the food was terrific & all the staff was so pleasant & attentive - my 85 year old mother loved the attention too! we shared the yummy cheese board, had pear & gorgonzola salads, and enjoyed the snapper, shrimp & scallops, & some tender, tasty beef! my husband had the special (mussels) which were good, but he wished he'd ordered... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Waterfront is the main reason I will visit LX. From the decor to the food to the service, it is an excellent experience. Seven friends and family members had a lovely evening, enjoying liquid libations and fabulous food. My fav entree is the shrimp and scallop pasta dish and I will travel hours to have it. A strong selection of... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

A delicious and well thought out menu with friendly, plus helpful staff to advise and enthuse, thank you Brendon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Beautiful view of the Mississippi River with a comfortable outdoor patio and great food! Visited twice so far and definitely plan on bringing more friends there

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

From start to finish wonderful sevice and meal. Our server was Shelia and she was fantastic. Friendly, polite and attentive. The food was super. We both had steaks and they were cooked great. For dessert make sure you save room for s'mores bomb. Excellent

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Storm Lake, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Enjoyed a nice meal with family at this restaurant. It is upscale and a bit pricey, but the food and the service was excellent. We had a variety of seafood and steaks. Preparations were what you would expect for the price. There are extra costs for e Rey extra that you might want to add....salad substitutions, additions to,steaks,eat. Wine list... More 

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Littleton, Co
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Really good food and diverse menu. Eat outside next to the river. BAr is friendly and well stocked. Casual elegant

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is easily the best restaurant in town for my money. The menu is unique, exquisitely prepared and presented, and the waitstaff is well-trained. We eat here as often as the budget will allow, both for dinner and for lunch. Great view of the Mississippi and a decent wine cellar, too. I've never has a meal here that was less... 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, Seafood, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

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