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Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern

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328 Front St S, 328 Front St S, 54601, La Crosse, Wisconsin, La Crosse, WI 54601-4023
(608) 782-5400
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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La Crosse, United States
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Service is very professional and attentive. Have never had a bad meal or bad service. Patio is perfect in the summer and sitting by the window looking out at the Mississippi in the winter makes for a beautiful evening.

Thank Deb K
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the most overpriced restaurants in LA Crosse. The food was good, it was well prepared and presented but so little of it that the men both went home hungry. At over 200$ for 4 people we could have eaten plenty of places in la crosse and been satisfied for a lot less money. It was however an experience.

Thank Themissinglink1998
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed my time at the Waterfront. We went there on a romantic date, and I was truly impressed by the quality and creativeness of the food. I was pleasantly surprised to find something like this in La Crosse. No complaints. It is a bit expensive, but I feel like it was justified by the quality.

Thank tatertot729
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

The Waterfront restaurant is as its name implies is on the magnificent Mississippi River. It is a gourmet class restaurant featuring world class st

Thank Tim M
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Our waitress knew more about the menu than the chefs. They have a vast selection on a small, easy to decide menu. Be prepared to pay a lot. This is not for budget minded individuals, however there isn't a dress code, you may consider business casual or better dress. It takes a very long time from ordering to food served... More 

Thank Paul R
Melrose, WI, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Look no farther if you want to go to the best restaurant in La Crosse. My wife and I come here often. Our latest dinner with friends was exceptional once again. Waterfront has a wonderful seasonal menu, a fine wine list, and most impressive of all, the best trained wait staff in Wisconsin. I am certain the former Marine Corps... More 

Thank DanandKay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

If you want an excellent steak or some fine seafood or fish, please have a meal at the Waterfront. This restaurant is elegant, yet so inviting. All will feel welcome, as the wait staff are most gracious. The food is superb from the soup to the dessert! I had the fish and my friend had a filet. Both were superb!... More 

Thank LMarie1950
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

If you want a top of the line restaurant, this is a great choice. I have not dined at many other locations in La Crosse, but I enjoyed the Waterfront. The food selection was excellent in the range of standard American fine dining. I think there is something excellent for everyone in your group at the Waterfront.

Thank Markrsrs
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

We were part of a large group dining at this restaurant, and everything went perfectly. The food and drinks were terrific, the service was professional, well-paced, and yet friendly.

Thank mplstravel
Trempealeau, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

We picked the Waterfront for a cozy anniversary dinner for the two of us. Service was outstanding and the food was excellent. In addition our waitress did a nice job snapping a photo of us and the complimentary dessert they offered in celebration of our 35 years.

Thank Joe-1175

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 328 Front St S, 328 Front St S, 54601, La Crosse, Wisconsin, La Crosse, WI 54601-4023
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  La Crosse
  • Phone Number: (608) 782-5400
The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern features seasonal American cuisine in a casual fine-dining setting. Full service outdoor patio is open three seasons with roofing system that allows enjoyment rain or shine. Happy Hour Monday through Friday and live entertainment weekly.

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