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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: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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    Very good
  • 11
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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
Great night with friends

The Waterfront is a nice place to go whether you are with friends or out for dinner with your significant other. We really enjoy the bar side when they have live music. The drinks and food are always consistently good. Be sure to sit outside if you can get a table. It's a really fun time on a nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
ShannonRucinskiT
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The Waterfront is a nice place to go whether you are with friends or out for dinner with your significant other. We really enjoy the bar side when they have live music. The drinks and food are always consistently good. Be sure to sit outside if you can get a table. It's a really fun time on a nice day... More 

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Elmhurst, Illinois
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65 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

It was a beautiful summer evening, and we were looking for a place to sit by the river and have dinner. Luckily the hostess at our B&B recommended the Waterfront, and it was everything we were hoping for. The patio has a lovely view of the Mississippi, and a pleasant, casual atmosphere. Our waitress, Bridget, was very well-informed about the... More 

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Midwest
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The building, the ambiance, the decor, the location right on the river -- all very classy. You feel like you're not even in La Crosse. The food is good too. I've eaten there many times, and I've never had anything bad. One of the best things I ever had there was salmon on couscous. I'm not sure if that's still... More 

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La Crosse WI
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We wanted to eat dinner with old friends on the large patio so we picked a Friday night with nice weather and we were not disappointed. Our waitress Becka seated us and was very personable and never rushed us. We had a drinks and an excellent meal. The view of the river was enhanced when six large barges came by... More 

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Palm Beach Shores, Florida
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Each time we have been at the Waterfront we have had superior service and great food. Not this time however. We valet our car and upon entering the restaurant we were not acknowledged by the hostess. The our server brought the wrong wine glasses and then the wrong bottle of wine even after we had already had one bottle of... More 

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Mulvane, Kansas
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Had time for a lunch away from hospital, so we decided to go here. The service was fair, somewhat slow but friendly. In today's awareness of dietary restrictions it was very disappointing for my lunch mate to be served her NON-gluten free salad after specifically being told it was gluten free. I would give it another try, but I do... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

La Crosse is lucky the Weber's brought such a nice place to the City. You can come dressed up or casual. Eat in or out. We ate out, nice day, called ahead. It is not cheap, cost over $125 but that includes drinks. Filet and Rib-eye were very good, prepared as ordered. We got cheese curds for a app, disappointed... More 

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Madison, Alabama
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Hendy helped us pick local brews. We had the Knuckle sandwich and Fish tacos. Yum! Can't believe how reasonably priced this place is... They could charge for the view alone!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Went there for dinner with the lady friend and it didn't disappoint. I had the tenderloin and she ordered the special (salmon). Both dishes were just short of amazing. Sat outside on a couch on the patio which was unique. Great view overlooking Riverside Park. Absolutely will go back again when in La Crosse.

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TheWaterfr0nt, Director of Sales at Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this review

We are happy that you chose The Waterfront Restaurant while you were in LaCrosse out of the many great choices in restaurants. We look forward to serving you in the future. More 

Crystal Lake, Illinois
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Love the outdoor patio, and that they will shell your h-u-g-e prawns tableside for you. I recommend the shrimp and scallop pasta dish. The pork dish was okay, but next time I'd order it a little more done that the

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Additional Information about Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern

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

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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: Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Doing business, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?