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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 #2 of 163 restaurants in La Crosse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Peterson, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My husband and I went here on our honeymoon and we had excellent service and food. I would highly recommend this place if you are looking for an elegant place. There seafood is also very fresh and cooked wonderfully. It is on the higher end for pricing, but you get excellent service all around.

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Oak Park Heights, Minnesota
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Crab cakes were great, the Knuckle Sandwich was good but a little sweet for my taste, too many onions maybe? After I bit into it I wished I would have ordered the 8oz Cheddarburger. The wife really liked her Salmon and thought it was a little sweet too. Everything tasted good. Would definitely go back if in town again.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is one of the premier restaurants in town. The food is excellent. It overlooks the Mississippi River.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Dinner was amazing due to the freshness of the food. We had all manners of seafood- shrimp, oysters, crab legs and the best part- scallops. We could not believe the flavor! Hands down this is one of the best seafood restaurant we have ever visited. We normally have a policy of only eating seafood when on a coast, but this... More

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

Thank you for visiting us. It's always nice to learn that we have exceeded expectations. We never lose sight that you, as all consumers, especially now due to the wonders of the web, have a range of options available to them when seeking out a business to meet your needs. Therefore, your praise today means more than ever. We will... More

Duluth, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is one of the best restaurants I've eaten at as the meal was great from beginning to end. The servers are extremely accommodating and flexible as we had a few alterations requested with the orders for our kids. For just a few dollars more per meal than a higher-end chain steakhouse you could eat at, you get a beautiful... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

I was very impressed with the overall experience. The hostess was polite, the atmosphere was impressive, the view breathtaking, and the server was superb. Jonathan knew his wine, his food, the area, and went out of his way to ensure everything was outstanding. I'm truly impressed with this restaurant.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I come here all the time when I'm in La Crosse, and I've never had an experience that was less than excellent. The menu gets better and better, -- the Chicken Marsala is a masterpiece! -- the wine-list, emphasizing the West and South America, is really excellent, the service always exemplary, and those river views......one couldn't ask for more.

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Chicago, IL
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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Dined at the outdoor terrace at the Waterfront and I was very happy with the service, food and atmosphere. It felt as good as any expensive place in Chicago. The beet salad was just perfect and the organic chicken was so good I ate every morsel. Nick and Derek behind the bar were friendly and attentive. Nick and I share... More

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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Stopped by for a glass of wine after work and wasn't disappointed. Nice happy hour options for appetizers and the wine was great.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Waterfront has great food, a great view, and a pricey bill. I have ate at the Waterfront for dinner several times. I don't forsee myself doing it again anytime soon. You will easily break $100 for two people. Again, great food and a perfect view being on the Mississippi River. I have gone for lunch frequently and that is... More

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