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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
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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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Byron, Minnesota
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I reserved a table for 5 p.m. on a Saturday night. I booked this 2 weeks out to ensure I would get an early seating. I had also requested one of the best tables available since we were on a rare weekend getaway. We arrived by 4:45 and were seated around 5:10. I was not disappointed with the table. We... More 

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TheWaterfr0nt, Director of Sales at Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at The Waterfront! We hope to see you again on your next visit to La Crosse. More 

La Crosse, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Comfortable chairs and quiet. Don't have to talk loudly to be heard. Lovely view of Mississippi River. The wait staff is very well trained , helpful and can easily describe any item on the menu. Always have interesting entree not on the menu. In my opinion the best dining in the La Crosse area. Music on some nights. Also a... More 

Thank dgmret
La Crosse, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want a beautiful view and great food, you can't go wrong with the Waterfront! Have never been disappointed!

Thank Marlis O
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my "go to" restaurant for birthdays, anniversaries or other "celebration " type dinners. Great food and great service with a fantastic view of the Mississippi River

Thank PowerFred
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As always, Waterfront delivers a delicious meal with incredible views of the Mississippi. It's a treat to go there, everyone takes great care of you!

Thank DebHooy
La Crosse, WI
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127 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were only in the Tavern for drinks and appetizers and it was great. The service was excellent from Justin, the drinks were great and the food was stellar. We ordered cheese curds, ahi tuna, and dessert; all of which were delicious. There was a small musical group playing at just the right volume which was very nice. It isn't... More 

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San Marcos, California
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128 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had dinner with a friend's extended family in a private room with an excellent view of the river. I had the house salad and the pork loin entree. It was very good but I also tasted some of the other entrees which were truly excellent like the Walleye and filet mignon. They serve a crispy flat bread with butter... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food. Great service. I would highly recommend the Waterfront if you're in the area. There's plenty of room between the tables and they just remodeled the place.

Thank TomJ02
La Crosse, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

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 January 17, 2017 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

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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, Gluten Free Options
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
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?