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“NICE CLEAN RESTURANT - GREAT FOOD” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Houghtons' Fine Food-Cocktails

Houghtons' Fine Food-Cocktails
1002 Jackson St, La Crosse, WI 54601-5528
6087849770
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Ranked #58 of 169 Restaurants in La Crosse
Price range: $6 - $27
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner
Minnesota, USA
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“NICE CLEAN RESTURANT - GREAT FOOD”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We live about 30 miles from LaCrosse and go there for medical care. My wife had some tests at the Mayo Clinic in LaCrosse. After they were done, we decided to check out Houghton's. I had read an article in the paper about the owner retiring or at least cutting back on the time he spent at this restaurant .... The building is new ... we found out their had been a fire and they had rebuilt. The atmosphere is nice and clean. We were seated and after ordering, the meal followed in short order. I had the friday special - beer battered fried cod and fries with cole slaw and a roll .... it was served hot. I had ordered the same thing a week before in another long time favorite restaurant and paid TWICE as much for essentially the same meal. The only difference was the other place offered a cup of soup. My wife had a blt ... and she has more then should could eat. We asked for and received a took home evening menu ...... and we WILL BE GOING BACK to Houghtons' again.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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176 reviews 176 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Nice dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

My husband and I went with another couple while visiting LaCrosse. The decor could use a little updating, but over the atmosphere is cozy. The service was friendly. The cheese curds and onion rings were fantastic. We heard this place had great ribs, but the guys were a bit disappointed that the meat was completely drowned in sauce. But I suppose that is personal preference. My reuben was very tasty. I would probably return here after we have tried some of the other dinner spots in LaCrosse.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Loved the decor of the place but it was kind of loud. The food was average with large portions for the price. It was extremely busy the day we were there (Friday lunch) but the staff was right there to make sure we were seated in a timely manner. Service was good but not great. I would give it a try again in the future.....maybe.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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East Troy
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“A nice place for dinner with long distance relatives”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We have been referred to this restaurant before, but hadn't the opportunity to visit until now. With cousins visiting from Texas, it was a good place that allowed conversation, had a nice selection on the menu and reasonable prices. Food was tasty and plentiful. Service very good!

Had to try the Balsamic over ice cream! 18 yr aged balsamic vinegar drizzled over vanilla ice cream....it was sweet, with a little bit of a sour finish. Looked like chocolate sauce, but was a different taste. Not for everyone, but a nice change!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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HoughtonsB, Manager at Houghtons' Fine Food-Cocktails, responded to this review, September 22, 2013
Thank you for your input. Glad you tried our Balsamic Glazed ice cream! . Next time try a Homemade Guinness Float!-management
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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91 reviews 91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Weekday lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

I am not sure why TripAdvisor says closed due to fire damage. The restaurant is open and there is no evidence of any damage. We visited with family for a Monday lunch. Menu has a good variety, prices are inexpensive and servings are large. All meals in our party looked and tasted good. Three serving sizes are available and small is still plentiful. Dining area is a bit noisy due to tin ceilings. Service was good and quick.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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HoughtonsB, Manager at Houghtons' Fine Food-Cocktails, responded to this review, September 22, 2013
Our original restaurant burned down March 2007. We have rebuilt and have been operational since July 2008. Thank you for taking the time to write a review!
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