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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
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow....the view, drinks & food were fantastic! They even had afternoon food & drink specials that were easy on the budget! We sat on the patio & enjoyed the Mississippi River view, however the indoor restaurant/bar decor was equally nice. Definitely will return when in the area!

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La Crescent, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The service is quite amazing as they will accommodate any request that is within their ability to fulfill. The views from the patio are stunning as they sit right next to the main channel of the Mississippi. If you dine inside of the restaurant there are no televisions blaring. I don't know why that has become popular because it interferes... More 

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Savage, Minnesota
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The waterfront venue was perfect for my daughters wedding reception. They were very professional and responsive. They made our job very easy. Amazing food from the steak to the vegetarian entree. Many compliments on the quality. Timing was perfect. I know it's impossible, however it seemed the plated dinners appeared all at the same time. Beautiful river view made the... More 

Thank Yvonne J
La Crosse, WI
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298 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten here sporadically since my daughter got married and had her reception at the adjacent Cargill Room 3 years ago, and it never disappoints. Service is very attentive and knowledgeable, and food is best in La Crosse, rivaled only by its sister restaurant in the Charmant. 6 of us ate dinner last night, and every one of the... More 

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Clearwater/Tampa Bay Florida
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276 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Waterfront is a popular spot near downtown La Crosse. It has several dining areas, including a bar area, outdoor dining, and a large interior dining room. We did have a drink in the bar and then headed in to an interior table. We started with the Carpaccio, which was done very nicely. For his entrée, my husband ordered the... More 

Thank ClearwaterJen
Spring Grove, Minnesota
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband takes me here for my birthday and any other special occasions. We have many special occasions! The food and service is impeccable and the view is great, no matter what the season.

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Chicago, Illinois
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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by for a work related lunch and was impressed. The prices are so very reasonable for an upscale restaurant and the food so well prepared it is hard to think of when I have had a better experience. The service was as good as the food as well. Most Impressed.

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, United States
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I have a wonderful dinner here. we are both vegetarians and we were accommodated easily. My son had the four cheese mac and cheese and I simply let the chef create something special. I was not disappointed. beautiful view as well.

Thank Amy D
Flemington, New Jersey
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While traveling through the midwest we spent a night in La Crosse WI and it being our last day before the hectic drive back to New Jersey we wanted a special meal to end the vacation -- Waterfront did not disappoint. IT WAS SUPERIOR in every aspect. The wait staff were friendly and professional. They made us feel like we... More 

Thank Paul L
Bloomington, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Due to a rainstorm we had to have Happy Hour in the bar and not on the patio. Only special food item was a very fine burger for $5. Otherwise, $10 for cheese curds, $10 for a medium sized wedge salad. Only go for the view, if available.

Thank John R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Bar, American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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
10:00 am - 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?