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Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern

328 Front St S, La Crosse, WI 54601-4023
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Ranked #4 of 164 Restaurants in La Crosse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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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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English first
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Gotta say I tried this restaurant last Thursday for happy hour Then came back Sunday, Monday, and now Tuesday. Does this mean I am stalking it but it feels so good. Everytime great food and service has been spot on. Gotta say I have been eating in the bar area and why wouldn't I. 2 for 1 house wine and... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The restaurant is beautiful... But overpriced...the tab has an automatic fee that goes to the restaurant, not the staff...hmmm..the appetizers are half the size as they were a year ago but price is the same...not going again

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We had not been there for a while. We were very surprised at the increase in prices. We had the shrimp and scallops. The shrimp were very tough...probably over cooked. The drink prices were very high. Service was okay. We were not seated where we could see the water. It was getting dark out anyway. So many places to eat... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Waterfront restaurant has been one of our favorite restaurants in Lacrosse since it opened. We were there last week-the food was over priced, average, service was good. The view was still great, but I was really surprised what they have done with prices over last year. One entrée cost more than any entrees at restaurants such as Michels, Orchids at... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Another week in La Crosse, and more great meals at the Waterfront. Everything about it is first-rate, whether it's dinner, lunch or late-night in the lounge. I look forward to returning.

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Wausau, Wisconsin
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My cousin held her wedding reception at the Waterfront and it was absolutely stunning. The overall decor of the restaurant itself was so beautiful that very little additional decor was needed and the area was spacious allowing for a comfortable seating option. The view of the river in both the afternoon and the evening was absolutely stunning and provided for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We had not been to the waterfront for about a year. My husband had ordered the scallops and shrimp. when his meal came it was one shrimp and two scallops on linguine. we ordered an hoerdeurve platter so we could share and the platter was very skimpy with 3 pieces of toast and about 7 pieces of meat. although the... More 

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Peachtree City
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Good stuff. Burgers good and reasonably priced. Wine 2 for the price of 1!!! Warm with heaters riverside. Great comfy sofa.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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91 reviews 91 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Great view for anyone. Right on the river. Great steaks. Very good service. Expensive but worth it. steaks are aged and prime.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

When we arrived the hostess told us the patio was full even though there were clearly many open spots. When we got our menus we were supprised to find that there was no longer a happy hour food menu, only the TWF burger. The burger is great but we also used to enjoy the other ever changing happy hour food... More 

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Additional Information about Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern

Address: 328 Front St S, La Crosse, WI 54601-4023
Phone Number: 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

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