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Freighthouse Restaurant

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107 Vine St, La Crosse, WI 54601-3243
+1 608-784-6211
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Wayland, IA
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

We chose the Freighthouse to host a celebration. I called a few months in advance and was very pleased with the service I received from John and Tom. They were very accommodating and helped us come up with a location to host 10 families, approximately 30 people. The restaurant does not normally offer a kids menu but they were willing... More 

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

I'm in LaCrosse on a retreat, staying at the Charmant Hotel. Looking for a nice dinner, and there's what is probably a perfectly fine restaurant in the hotel. But I'm always a little intimidated by French restaurants (pommes frites, haricot vert, etc.) so I head on down the street to the Freighthouse, my first visit. This was at 5:30 p.m.... More 

Thank Bruce S
Marion, Iowa
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

We came here on a Saturday night during a local festival, so were surprised at immediate seating around 7pm. Service was wonderful, both from our drink and food servers. My husband and I each ate from the special menu - swordfish and the most tender filet I've ever eaten. Portions were generous and there was an option to use the... More 

Thank trigirl66
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Frequent this place for special occasions or just a Friday night out , have never been disappointed. I do recommend reservations , typically you are on a wait if not . Which is expected in a fine dinning establishment . Servers are always on point and friendly , taking orders, delivering food and drink on time . Food always blows... More 

Thank Alexander R
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

The Freight is a wonderful restaurant with real old train outside. It is right along side the Mississippi River. Inside is gorgeous with old wooden timbers about 30 feet up. The food is absolutely great as is dessert. I had sirloin and it was delicious. My son always has the Prime Rib.. We were there after the rehearsal for my... More 

Thank Linda E
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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91 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

The Freighthouse is a classic restaurant that offers typical midwestern fare. Good steaks and fish. Plenty of other choices. Good beer and wine selection. Great service. Interesting building was a freight depot in it's younger years.

Thank Richard B
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

We decided to have a "nice" dinner in one of La Crosse's better restaurants. I can't say we were surprised because of the great reviews that the Freighthouse had received. We were seated by one of the owners (who, on being asked, gave us a short history of the place). Our waiter knew the menu and ran the day's specials... More 

Thank Greg S
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

This restaurant was recommended and within walking distance of our hotel. It has a beautiful bar and a separate restaurant section. We ate in the bar. We had a very nice server who had just graduated from college. I had a filet mignon which as good but not scrumptious (a bit dry), a great salad, and dessert. My husband ordered... More 

Thank tostrand
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101 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016

I have visited the Freighthouse many times while in LaCrosse. Every visit has been wonderful. We enjoyed cocktails in their lounge before dinner. The service & food was superb! We all ordered the crab & prime rib combination. The servings are so generous I can never finish my entree. They offer a salad bar with their dinner. You will be... More 

Thank SaundraPlover
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130 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

Perfect meal. Me sister and I went to LaCrosse to visit an elderly aunt. Our grandfather worked on the railroad so this seemed right. I had the prime rib, my sister gad salmon, the prime rib was perfect. I had the loaded baked potato. Ideal. My sister had the salmon from the " lite" menu". Both meals included salad bar.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $30
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 Vine St, La Crosse, WI 54601-3243
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  La Crosse
  • Phone Number: +1 608-784-6211
Warm atmosphere highlighted by historic building. A menu built on steaks and seafood, with fresh vegetable salad bar and choice of side dish accompany every entree. Varying daily specials, seasonal vegetables, and seasonal served salads.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?