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“The best of La Crosse” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Freight House

Freight House
107 Vine St, La Crosse, WI 54601
608-784-6211
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Ranked #12 of 164 Restaurants in La Crosse
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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87 reviews 87 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“The best of La Crosse”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

The Freighthouse is simply the best in the area. Historic building, excellent food, outstanding service. It can't be beat!

Visited July 2012
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English first
Madison, Wisconsin
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104 reviews 104 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Great food for 34 years at this historic downtown location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

I was there when it opened in 1978. This past week we drove 2.5 hours to celebrate my birthday at the Freighthouse. The food has always been great, the service is excellent, and the best of all - The Freighthouse is still the same after 34 years - a comforting consistentcy in a world that seems to reward a trail of constant change. I loved the atmosphere the first time I visited during my undergrad and it's charming mix of atmosphere, great food, friendly wait staff, and casual location overlooking Riverside Park and the confluence of the Mississippi, The Black River, and the LaCrosse River is what keeps me coming back time and time again. Try the Freighthouse and experience one of LaCrosse's stalwart restaurants - casual dining, fine dining - what ever you want it to be - be charmed in one of LaCrosse's historic locations - Freighthouse - enjoy!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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eastman, wi
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96 reviews 96 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Awesome Steak!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

We love the salad bar and steak!! It's one of the best places we've ever been for steak. The service is top knotch and the food is outstanding. I got the lighter far and my husband got the engineer's cut and we had so much leftover food!! Awesome place, great times for sure!!

Visited December 2011
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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Great supper club!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

This restaurant is like the classic supper clubs we love in Wisconsin. The food was delicious. I had the tenderloin kabob and my husband had the halibut special. We both had the salad special rather than the salad bar, which we enjoyed. For dessert we had a Brandy Alexander which was a bit of a disappointment in that it was mainly mounds of ice cream with barely a taste of brandy. Still tasty, but more like plain ice cream rather than a classic Brandy Alexander. The building is historic with wood beams and old train memorabilia. It's very dark so don't forget your reading glasses if needed for the menu! The food and drinks were reasonably priced.

Visited July 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Best Restaurant in La Crosse”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

Quaint restaurant and a great bar area. The food was terrific for this somewhat tiny town. Dined with three other couples and we all enjoyed our meal. It is a little "pricer," than the other restaurants in town. Opt for the salad of the day. I enjoyed a delicious fresh strawberry and tangerine salad with house dressing. The offer specials and they are usually all good.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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